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College-Wide Initiative on Anti-Racism

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.

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Discover Your Particular Brand of Strength
At Meredith, students discover what makes them uniquely strong and then learn how to use their strengths to prepare for the life they want to lead. Find out what makes you strong.

At Meredith, students discover what makes them uniquely strong and then learn how to use their strengths to prepare for the life they want to lead.

Natalya Brown

Inspired by a study abroad experience and with guidance from her faculty mentor, honors student Natalya Brown, ’21, chose to pursue three majors: Spanish, criminology, and sociology.

Casey Corpening

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.

Sarah Powell

As a first-year student at Meredith College, Business & Economics major Sarah Powell learned that she had the power to advocate for change.

Meredith News

Teacher gifts including pennant, pen, and badge holder

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement graphic

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. 

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.

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.