Strong Stories Blog

Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.

Avary Briggs sitting behind a microscrope

Caring for the Environment – Avary Briggs »

As an environmental sustainability major, Avary Briggs, ’23, was able to explore her passion for nature and prepare for a career that allows her to have a positive impact on the environment.

Casey Corpening

Applying Strengths to the Classroom – Casey Corpening »

Class president and environmental sustainability major Casey Corpening, ’22, is a Meredith College and NC Teaching Fellow. After graduation, Casey is applying her strengths to the classroom as a middle school teacher in the Wake County Public School System.

Profile photo of Berekia Divanga

Building Resilience – Berekia Divanga »

When Berekia Divanga, ’19, moved from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, to Raleigh in 2012, she brought her ambition and determination.

Meredith college student Matilda Odera wearing a Meredith sweatshirt in front of the Meredith College seal

Finding Strength in Adaptability – Matilda Odera »

When Matilda Odera, ’18, talks about her Meredith experience, she lights up. Whether she’s describing the friends she’s made across campus, her undergraduate research, or her involvement in A4E, Meredith’s student environmental organization, it’s clear that she has made the most of her time in Raleigh.

Andrea Braswell

Andrea Braswell »

Andrea Braswell always had a passion for stewardship and a desire to make a difference on campus and in her community.

Meredith Hovis

Gaining Confidence – Meredith Hovis »

As a Spanish and environmental sustainability major, Meredith Hovis’s decision to study abroad was life-changing.

Holly Mills

Holly Mills »

Holly has used her strengths during her time at Meredith to encourage others to make sustainable choices.

Andie Stuber



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