POWER OF STRONG
College-Wide Initiative on Anti-Racism
Meredith College is working to cultivate an inclusive and pluralistic campus environment where diverse identities are welcomed into our living, learning, and working community. The anti-racism initiative reflects our commitment to strength, integrity, and the power of education to bring about real and lasting change across Meredith’s campus.
Historically, women have been underrepresented in STEM fields. At Meredith, we help women succeed and thrive with faculty mentors, powerful internships, opportunities to build a professional network, and more.
Transfer student Aspen Degler, ’22, earned a double major in criminology and sociology with a minor in forensics. Meredith’s StrongPoints® program, an internship, and faculty mentors helped her determine her strengths and explore her career interests.
After sharpening her skills in the United States Marine Corps, Tylena Brown, ’22, chose to attend Meredith College as a Wings — Adult Education student studying business administration with a concentration in human resources.
On May 16, 2022, Meredith College’s Interior Design program officially received reaccreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
Meredith College celebrated the Class of 2022 with two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, 2022. The ceremonies were held in the College’s courtyard. President Jo Allen, ’80, and Senior Class President Casey Corpening, ’22, were the featured speakers.
Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies Steven A. Benko is the editor of a recently published book that explores ethical concepts through popular television shows. Better Living Through TV: Contemporary TV and Moral Identity Formation addresses the moral meanings that audiences might take from television shows of the last 20 years.
Meredith College held a special commencement ceremony in Johnson Hall for its USA South Championship Lacrosse team members at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2022. The team qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament and round one will occur on May 14, the same day as Meredith’s regular commencement exercises.
Meredith College mourns the loss of Elizabeth Grimes Droessler, who served on the education faculty from 2010-22 as part of her long career in arts education. Droessler passed away on May 4, 2022. She also served as Wake County Public Schools’ senior administrator for the arts for more than 30 years.
More than 110 Meredith College students will be studying abroad this summer, with enrollment numbers matching record highs not seen since 2009.