Meredith College Mourns Longtime Trustee Jo Ellen Ammons

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Longtime Meredith College Trustee Jo Ellen Ammons, of Raleigh, N.C., passed away on February 21, 2014. She served four terms on Meredith's Board of Trustees, including terms on the Board's Executive Committee.

Ammons is survived by her husband, Jud, and their four children.

In 1957, Ammons earned her bachelor's degree in religion from Meredith College, and she maintained a strong commitment to Meredith throughout her life. She was a member of the College's Heritage Society, Stringfield Society, and Thomas Meredith Society. She supported the Class of 1957 Scholarship, the Kresge Challenge, the Library Expansion Project, the Park-Cate Center renovation, the Maddrey Parlor project, and the Meredith Fund. Ammons, along with her aunt and her sister, established The James G. Faulk First Family Scholarship at Meredith. She also served as the Tri-Chair of the Campaign Steering Committee for The Campaign for Meredith.

Ammons received the Meredith College Alumnae Philanthropist Award and was a class agent for the Class of 1957. In 2008, Meredith was proud to nominate her for the North Carolina Baptist Heritage Award.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25 at Greystone Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Meredith Fund.

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