Strong Stories Blog

Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.

Hunter Peden in a white lab coat sitting in a Biology lab

Gaining a New Perspective on Health – Hunter Peden »

Through Meredith College’s Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program Hunter Peden came to understand health studies from a new perspective and learned he could achieve more than he thought possible.

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Making a Career Change – Ashlee Little »

After working in the technology industry for ten years, Ashlee Little, ’18, M.A. in Teaching, decided it was time for a change.

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Working With AIG Students – Jennifer Miske »

At Meredith College, Jennifer Miske, ’16, M.Ed., found role models among Meredith’s faculty as well as her passion for working with academically and intellectually gifted (AIG) students.

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Developing a Passion for Education – Zipporah Whiteman »

After working as a teaching assistant in a kindergarten class, Zipporah Whiteman, ’18, M.A. in Teaching, came to Meredith College to develop her passion for education.

Liz Herrman

Switching to Healthcare – Liz Herrman »

Liz Herrman left her job as a local police officer to pursue a career in medicine and is headed to UNC School of Medicine.

Chris Doi

Becoming an Elementary School Teacher – Chris Doi »

Chris Doi, ’16, M.A. in Teaching (M.A.T.), turned his pastime of working with children into a profession and is now an English language arts teacher.

Chris Dunham

A Passion for Sustainable Food – Chris Dunham »

Chris Dunham,’16, earned his M.S. in Nutrition to pursue his passion for sustainable food and nutrition.

Richa Kulkarni

Richa Kulkarni »

Richa Kulkarni, ’17, was a strong student in Meredith’s MBA Program who helped other students find success while expanding her own skillset.

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Kacie Fore

Kacie Fore »

Kacie Fore, ’14, was promoted before she even finished the Meredith MBA. A “40 Under 40” award recipient, she continues to thrive in her career.

Larissa Bryant

Shaping the Classroom – Larissa Bryant »

Larissa Bryant, ’13, earned her M.A. in Teaching at Meredith in order to have a positive impact on her students’ future.



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