Meredith Class of 2016 to Move In on Saturday

Meredith College’s Class of 2016 will move in on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.

Approximately 425 students make up the Class of 2016. Students in this class come from 15 states and 12 countries, including Brazil, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Togo.

The Class of 2016 also includes 60 honors scholars, the largest incoming class of Honors Program participants in Meredith history. This is a 40% increase over the number of honors students who entered in the previous class.

Meredith is also welcoming 29 students who will be in the first class of Meredith College Teaching Fellows. Since 1987, Meredith participated in the prestigious North Carolina Teaching Fellows program, which is designed to attract motivated, high achieving N.C. high school seniors who are interested in teaching. The College launched its own Teaching Fellows program after the North Carolina Legislature voted to phase out the statewide program. Meredith students who have participated in the N.C. Teaching Fellows Program have been well-prepared for success. Of N.C. Teaching Fellows who have graduated from Meredith College in the last three years, 100% have passed PRAXIS II, and over 95 percent are currently employed or in graduate school.

Another successful new initiative is Meredith’s Impact Raleigh Program, which will have 111 participants in 2012-13. This initiative highlights the impact Meredith students have on the local community and enhances each participant’s college education through service, learning and academic opportunities. The program, which includes a renewable $1,000 grant, selected participants from Wake County high school graduates.

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