Meredith College Accolades and Awards for 2010
In 2010, Meredith College and its faculty, staff and students received recognition from numerous national and regional organizations.
Some highlights include the following:
• Meredith College Senior Vice President for Academic Administration Denise Rotondo and Board of Trustees member Andrea Bazan are both members of the YWCA of the Greater Triangle Academy of Women’s Class of 2010. Rotondo and Bazan were among the 11 women honored by The YWCA of the Greater Triangle during its 28th annual Academy of Women Awards in November 2010.
•The Oaks, Meredith’s student apartments, earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The Oaks opened in August 2009.
•Meredith College President Maureen Hartford was one of five women leaders chosen by Cary Magazine for its 2010 Women of Western Wake issue.
•Jack Huber, professor of psychology, completed a translation of a best-selling self-help book from German into English. The book is called “Encouragement Makes Good Things Happen” and it focuses on the effects of negativity, and teaches readers to encourage themselves and others by focusing on the positive. It was published by Routledge Press in December 2010.
•Meredith’s School of Business earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), becoming one of only two women’s colleges in the world with this distinction. The accomplishment was featured in Business Week magazine.
•Meredith College was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. During the timeframe covered by the honor roll, more than 1,500 Meredith students were engaged in community service, either through service-learning programs or other service efforts. These students performed nearly 12,000 hours of service.