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Dana Oliver »

Wings student Dana Oliver, ’19, has strengthened her communication skills, confidence, and leadership abilities while earning her degree as an adult student at Meredith.


Jennifer Orellana

Jennifer Orellana »

Jennifer Orellana, ’19, has always enjoyed working with children, which sparked her interest in becoming a teacher. That was partially why she came to Meredith. But she discovered a new passion.


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Emily Wilkinson »

Emily Wilkinson, ’19, has always had a passion for children and individuals with special needs. Her Meredith experience has grown that passion and her own personal experiences have inspired her to become a special education teacher.


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Helina Biru »

When Helina Biru, ’18, arrived on the Meredith College campus in 2014 from Ethiopia, she couldn’t anticipate just how much she would achieve in four years.


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Patricia Kalevas »

Patricia Kalevas, ’18, has made the most of her Meredith experience through close relationships with her faculty advisers, studying abroad, and participating in undergraduate research.


Interior design major Abbey Fogt

Abbey Fogt »

After moving to Wilmington, spending three years at a community college, and testing many different avenues, Abbey Fogt, ’18, realized she was pursuing the wrong career path.


Senior Marissa Hurtado

Marissa Hurtado »

Marissa Hurtado, ’17, found a way to merge two passions: learning French and exploring her interests in the fashion industry.


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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.


Laura Lavigne

Laura Lavigne »

Interior design major and Wings student Laura Lavigne, ’17, was determined to succeed and kept pushing toward the finish line.


Asia Taylor

Asia Taylor »

Interior design major Asia Taylor, ’17, has made connections at Meredith that will help her throughout her career.


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