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Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.

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Rachel Hefner »

Building her legacy of kindness at Meredith College, Rachel Hefner, ’21, dedicates most of her time volunteering to improve the lives of those who live within her local community.


Lindsey Norris »

Social work major Lindsey Norris, ’20, was accepted into the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Advanced Standing Master of Social Work Program. She was also chosen to participate in the highly selective UNC PrimeCare program

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Henley Peatross »

Henley Peatross, ’20, found that her strengths align perfectly with her majors: social work and criminology. She’ll continue to use her strengths while earning her Master of Social Work degree at NC State University,


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Sandra Taranhike »

At Meredith, psychology and social work major Sandra Taranhike, ’19, built on her strengths and prepared for a post-grad role as a research assistant for a national non-profit.


Sheila Thomas

Sheila Thomas »

As a United States Marine Corps veteran Sheila Thomas, ’19, knows what it means to be strong. Through StrongPoints and a supportive Meredith community, she grew even stronger and more determined.


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Caroline Garrett »

Caroline Garrett, ’19, aims to change the world through advocacy. With a passion for helping others, she is pursuing degrees in social work and psychology with a minor in sociology.


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Elizabeth Leon Evans »

After earning a bachelor’s degree in social work, Elizabeth Leon Evans, ’18, plans to work for an organization that advocates, educates, and fights for social justice.


Tina Salmon

Tina Salmon »

Wings student and triple major Tina Salmon, ’17, discovered a talent for leadership and advocacy at Meredith.


Dielle McMillan

Dielle McMillan »

Social work major Dielle McMillan, ’17, used her strengths as a leader to benefit the campus community.

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leadership social work

Marianna Chriscoe

Marianna Chriscoe »

Social work major and Wings student Marianna Chriscoe, ’17, will go on to earn her Master of Social Work after graduation.


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