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Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.


Lauren Grodi
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Exercise and Sports Science major Lauren Grodi, ’20, used her strengths at Meredith as volleyball team captain, student researcher, and intern. Next she’ll apply them while earning her doctorate in physical therapy at East Carolina University.

Story tags:

class of 2020   exercise and sports science   study abroad   undergraduate research  


Laura Jenkins
Laura Jenkins »

Internships, leadership opportunities, and the Meredith Autism Program have prepared Laura Jenkins,’20, to take on an occupational therapy program after graduation.

Story tags:

honors program   meredith autism program   psychology  


Cinthia Arreola
Cinthia Arreola »

After Spanish and biology major Cinthia Arreola, ‘21, took a course in Spanish translation during her junior year, she found new ways to support her community.

Story tags:

biology   class of 2021   spanish  


Eleanor Jones
Ellie Jones »

Religious and ethical studies major Ellie Jones, ’20, will continue her studies at the University of Montana in Missoula, where she will pursue an M.A. in environmental philosophy with full funding and a teaching assistant position.

Story tags:

class of 2020   religious and ethical studies   study abroad   undergraduate research  


Barbara Diamond
Barbara Diamond »

Barbara Diamond, '20, discovered a passion for chemistry at Meredith. Now she's headed to the University of Texas, Arlington, to earn her Ph.D. 

Story tags:

chemistry   class of 2020   wings-adult education  


Vaune Blalock
Vaune Blalock »

Wings student Vaune Blalock, ’20, came to Meredith with over 30 years of dance experience and a host of accolades, to which she has added a Bachelor of Arts with a major in dance from Meredith College.

Story tags:

dance   wings-adult education  


Parimala Prahalad »

Parimala (Pari) Prahalad, ’20, a biology major, is looking forward to entering her next phase of education in the School of Dental Medicine at East Carolina University.

Story tags:

biology   class of 2020   wings-adult education  


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