Strong Stories Blog

Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.

Erica Battles

Erica Battles »

Attending Meredith College has shaped Erica Battles, ’16, into a musician who isn’t afraid to take risks.

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arts honors program

Nicole Lawson

Using Dance to Educate and Transform – Nicole Lawson »

Spanish and dance studies major Nicole Lawson found a way to combine her love of dance and language.

Katelyn Smith

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Education – Katelyn Smith »

A love of learning about other cultures prompted Katelyn Smith to apply for the Fulbright Program.

Naba Khan

A Passion for STEM – Naba Khan »

Naba Khan, ’15, came to Meredith loving science. Determined to leave her mark in the community, Khan earned a degree in biochemistry while being actively involved in undergraduate research, campus traditions, and student organizations.

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biology honors program

Christa Allen

Christa Allen »

Through determination and perseverance, Christa Allen secured two ideal internships that opened post-grad opportunities.

Julia Dent

Julia Dent »

Julia Dent, an aspiring photojournalist, chose to create her own major in media writing.

Emily Hawkins

Emily Hawkins »

Emily Hawkins, ’15, is on a mission to elect the first female U.S. President.

Hannah Palko

A Commitment to Strength – Hannah Palko »

Biology major Hannah Palko found direction for her own life by helping others.

Allison Pappas

A Powerful Work Ethic – Allison Pappas »

Allison Pappas, ’14, came to Meredith with a powerful work ethic and a desire to make a difference. A social work major and an honors student, she’s used that sense of purpose to have a positive impact on her surroundings.

Briana Landis

Finding a Cure – Briana Landis »

Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at the age of four, Briana Landis, ’19, has never wanted her disease to define her. Instead, she wants to use her diagnosis to help others.



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