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Designing Her Own Major – Jean Hinton »

Jean Hinton, ’25, discovered a passion for data science through her classes at Meredith. By designing her own major, she will be the first Meredith student to earn a B.S. in statistical and data sciences.

elena blackwelder

Defining Her Own Path – Elena Blackwelder »

Honors scholar Elena Blackwelder, ’23, worked with her advisor to develop a unique major to fully explore her interests. Find out how she designed her own contract major and why she values a personalized approach to education.

Aminah Jenkins

Advocating for Change – Aminah Jenkins »

Aminah Jenkins, ’23, knew she wanted to work in education. At Meredith, she designed her own major to focus specifically on resource distribution in schools and advocating for policy change.

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Nabiha Khan »

Determined to leave her mark in the community, Nabiha Khan, ’20, is working toward a degree in biochemistry while being actively involved in undergraduate research, campus traditions, and student organizations.

Annie Poslusny

Annie Poslusny »

Annie Poslusny, ’19, dreamed of going back to school to study art history. With an undergraduate degree in French, she chose to earn a second undergraduate degree with a self-designed contract major in art history.

Nicole Benjamin

Nicole Benjamin »

Nicole Benjamin created her own path at Meredith by taking advantage of a unique option to design her own major.



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