POWER OF STRONG
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.
In 1972, Meredith College established an adult education program specifically for women. Since then, thousands of women have earned college degrees through this powerful program. As we celebrate Wings’ 50th anniversary we look forward to helping many more achieve their goal of earning a college degree.
Thanks to a competitive scholarship opportunity, Communication major Mariana Alvarez Gonzalez, ’22, built on her strengths at Meredith College.
Fashion merchandising and design major Celeste Herrera, ’22, gained valuable skills and experience through a powerful design internship, her involvement with a professional association, and a faculty mentor.
Meredith’s Office of International Programs will hold its annual Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, September 27 in the courtyard of Belk Dining Hall from 5 – 7 p.m. Find out more about the opportunities available to Meredith students.
Through the Summer Reading Program (SRP), the Class of 2026 and other Meredith community members explored one of the most pressing issues of our time: climate change. SRP discussion groups were held on September 19.
Efforts to connect students, staff, and faculty in need of food and other basic needs resources are expanding on campus after the opening of the new Martin Market. New kiosks containing food and books have also been added on campus.
Meredith College celebrated 50 years of its adult education program, Wings, with an anniversary event on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Alumnae, past directors, current students, faculty, and staff attended the event in Jones Auditorium that reflected on the program’s history, celebrated alumnae and current students, and recognized leaders who helped create and sustain adult education at Meredith.
Professor of Finance Bing Yu will deliver Meredith College’s Faculty Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 7 p.m., in Jones Auditorium. The topic of his lecture is “Impact Investing: Driving Capitalists to Do Good While Doing Well.”
National Public Radio reporter Anne Garrels, author of the 2004 Meredith Summer Reading Program (SRP) selection, passed away on September 7, 2022. Garrels, who was 71, had a more than 30-year career as a foreign correspondent for NPR, ABC, and NBC. Members of the Meredith community who were involved in bringing Garrels to campus shared remembrances of her visit.
The Capital City Girls Choir (CCGC), a program associated with Meredith College’s Community School of Music, has recently named Cameron Bolin as its new artistic director.