Strong Stories Blog

Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.

Photo of Emily Chilton outside on campus

A Dedication to Academic Excellence – Emily Chilton »

From the moment Emily Chilton, ’18, stepped foot on campus she knew she wanted to connect with as many people as possible and leave a lasting impact.

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Growing Strong – Erica Occena »

As a four-year starter on the Meredith softball team and a double major in biology and chemistry, Erica Occena, ’18, has challenged herself to grow and succeed in the future.

Ann Cox

Unique and Transformative Experiences – Ann Cox »

International studies major, Meredith Votes participant, and president of the History and Politics Club Ann Cox, ’18, said her love of politics was encouraged at Meredith.

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Learning the Power of Perseverance – Julia Allsbrook »

As a communication major with aspirations of being a sports broadcaster, Julia Allsbrook, ’18, challenged herself in the classroom and on the softball diamond.

Lara Pantlin

Funneling Creativity Into Research – Lara Pantlin »

During her time at Meredith College, student-athlete Lara Pantlin, ’14, funneled her creativity into undergraduate research, which is now a big part of her life as a Ph.D. candidate.

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Transforming Challenges Into Change – Madison Burton »

Turning her challenges into incentives for action and change, Madison Burton, ’18, has adapted to difficulties in her life in order to discover her calling.

Mercy Rialem

A Passion For Tech – Mercy Rialem »

Mercy Rialem, ’17, took full advantage of the Office of Career Planning to help shape her career journey and gain valuable experience.

Hannah Gerding

Becoming a Physical Therapist – Hannah Gerding »

Hannah Gerding, ’17, knew when she arrived at Meredith College that she wanted to be a physical therapist.

Arielle Boland

Creating Bonds That Last a Lifetime – Arielle Boland »

History major Arielle Boland, ’17, made the most of her experiences as an honors student.

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Child life specialist, Meghan Brooks, sitting in front of Meredith College's fountain.

Becoming a Child Life Specialist – Meghan Brooks »

Meghan Brooks used her experience in the undergraduate research program to help land a job as a child life specialist.



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