Meredith College is working to address the racism that is affecting BIPOC students, faculty, staff, and alumnae who are valued and respected members of our community. This effort is multi-faceted, action oriented, and root focused.
Environmental sustainability major Casey Corpening, ’22, plans to be a science teacher. As both a Meredith College and NC Teaching Fellow, she’s learned to apply her strengths in the classroom.
In August, the Office of Alumnae Relations wanted to celebrate alumnae educators, administrators, and school personnel whether they were part of a year-round program or heading back to work for the start of a new school year. Alumnae were asked to self identify to receive Meredith College swag for their office or classroom. It was a way for the Alumnae Office to say thank you for all they do to educate the hearts and minds of students.
Meredith College will require students and employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the College announced on September 16, 2021. The new requirement will go into effect at the beginning of the Spring 2022 semester in order to provide those who are not yet vaccinated time to become fully vaccinated.
Meredith College’s Carlyle Campbell Library has received a grant that expands the number of laptops available to support student needs. The “Digital Inclusion for High Need Students” grant from the State Library of North Carolina funded the purchase of 17 laptops that were added to the library’s pool of computers available to loan to students in need.
Meredith College is one of the 143 best colleges in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review. The education services company lists Meredith in the Best in the Southeast section of its “2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website feature.
Jenny Blazing and Carin Walsh: Turning Point, a compelling art exhibit calling for action to quell the climate crisis, is on view in the Frankie G. Weems Gallery September 2 – October 1, 2021. This collaborative multimedia and video/sound installation weaves a powerful personal story, urging viewers and their families to reflect on their own relationships with the climate crisis.
Meredith College sponsored a virtual panel discussion, “Viruses and Vaccines: The History, Science, and Impacts of COVID-19,” on August 31, 2021. The session provided a layperson’s overview of what we know about viruses and vaccines, specific applications to COVID and North Carolina statistics, and concluded with an audience Q&A.
Two Meredith College faculty members have received a $350,000 multi-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to fund research examining the benefit of support systems on maternal mental health. Assistant Professor of Psychology Betty-Shannon Prevatt, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Child Development Pamela Norcross, Ph.D., are the co-primary investigators (PIs) on this project.