Strong Stories Blog

Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.

Kelsey McCleave, '20

Kelsey McCleave »

As a nontraditional male student, Kelsey McCleave, ’20, was afraid he’d feel out of place in the pre-health, post-baccalaurate program. Instead, he found a welcoming community that prepared him to successfully apply to a physician assistant school.

Sammie Duerring

Embracing Learning Opportunities – Samantha Duerring »

Samantha Duerring, ’20, conducted undergraduate research on the perceptions of GMOs on Meredith’s campus.

Profile photo of Nina Didner in the SMB atrium

Preparing for Medical School – Nina Didner »

Teaching Gyrotonic exercise inspired Nina Didner to enroll in the Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program at Meredith.

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.

Kim Mournighan

Pursuing the Dream of Medical School – Kim Mournighan »

Kim Mournighan, ’14, earned her Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate to help pursue her dream of being a doctor.

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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.

Susan Jackson Mellette

Leading the Way for Women in Medicine – Susan Jackson Mellette »

When Susan Jackson Mellette, ’42, decided to pursue a career in medicine, female physicians were practically unheard of.

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Whitney Hicks

Becoming a Physician Assistant – Whitney Hicks »

Whitney Hicks took advantage of the Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program and is headed to her PA school of choice.

Olivia Pann

Finding a Home in Dentistry – Olivia Pan »

From an early age, Olivia Pan knew she wanted to be a dentist, which is why she earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Imperial College London before moving to the U.S. to pursue her dream.



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