Meredith's sense of community is one of the first qualities students mention when they're asked to describe the College. That feeling of connectedness is both grounding and uplifting—students have the security they need to try new things and go beyond their comfort zones. Our sense of community extends beyond the campus, too, with many of our classes involving service learning components that allow students to give back to the community. Sherri Alston has a passion for engaging in the Meredith community, but she has also worked to improve the larger community, from tutoring at a local elementary school to working on a project designed to encourage healthy dialogue around race and social justice.
"Cornhuskin' shows the fun, edgy side of Meredith that most people don't see. We are a very strong educational institution, which is why I'm here. But we know how to have a good time in our own way. Our traditions are unique to us. Being a member of Bathtub Ring is a highlight of my life.
I've definitely seen an increase in both student diversity and involvement by all kinds of students during my time at Meredith— that's one thing that makes me happy. As a member of the Meredith community, I make sure that students who aren't involved know how to find a place that's right for them. It's all about making connections."
-Sherri Alston, '10