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Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.

Psychology major and Wings student, Veronica Harrison, discusses her time at Meredith.

Becoming a Supportive Mentor – Veronica Harrison »

Psychology major Veronica Harrison, ’22, came to Meredith as a student of Wings, an adult education program, where she found her strengths and used them to fuel her passion for mentoring.


Suzanna Gracyk

Promoting Health Through Nutrition – Suzanna Gracyk »

Wings student Suzanna Gracyk, ’22, is passionate about promoting health through nutrition. She’ll continue her studies in Meredith’s Master of Science in Nutrition program, with the ultimate goal of becoming a registered dietitian.


Barbara Diamond

Cosmetic Chemist – Barbara Diamond »

Barbara Diamond, ’20, discovered a passion for chemistry at Meredith. Now she’s CEO of her own company and earning a master’s degree in cosmetic science from the University of Cincinnati.


Vaune Blalock

Vaune Blalock »

Wings student Vaune Blalock, ’20, came to Meredith with over 30 years of dance experience and a host of accolades, to which she has added a Bachelor of Arts with a major in dance from Meredith College.


Preparing for a Successful Future – Parimala Prahalad »

Parimala (Pari) Prahalad, ’20, a biology major, was well prepared for her next phase of education in the School of Dental Medicine at East Carolina University.


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.


Pinaky Patel

Pinaky Patel »

From the moment Pinaky Patel, ’19, returned to the United States at the age of 17, she had a dream of earning a degree in computer science. Almost 20 years later, that dream is a reality.


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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.


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Krystee Chase »

Now a human resource (HR) professional, Krystee Chase, ’18, is a former Wings student who knows Meredith College provided her with the tools she needed to excel in her career.


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.


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