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Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.

Rayna Maleki

Exploring the Power of Research – Rayna Maleki »

Mathematics and psychology major Rayna Maleki, ’23, came to Meredith thinking she’d study engineering. Instead, with the support of several faculty mentors, she fell in love with math and research. After graduation, she’ll go to Clemson University to earn her M.S. in mathematical sciences.


Mwende Mumo

Preparing for a Career in Data Science – Mwende Mumo »

Personal interaction with faculty helped international student Mwende Mumo, ’23, identify the right majors that would capitalize on her math and problem-solving strengths. With her majors in mathematics and economics, she is well-prepared for her future career in data science.


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.


Marion Escoto in a classroom

Supporting Educational Equity – Marion Escoto »

Marion Escoto,’18, M.A.T., teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) and was named Teacher of the Year at her school.


Itzel Zuniga

Building a Strong Community – Itzel Zuniga »

Itzel Zuniga, ’23, came to Meredith as a dual-enrolled student, having attended Bladen Community College. As an interior design major at Meredith, she has built a strong community of friends and colleagues who have helped her succeed.


Itzel Zuniga

Construyendo una comunidad fuerte – Itzel Zuniga »

Itzel Zuniga,’23 (de la clase graduada del 2023), llegó a Meredith como una estudiante de doble inscripción, después de haber asistido a Bladen Community College. Como estudiante de diseño de interiores en Meredith, ha construido una comunidad fuerte de amigas y colegas que le han ayudado a triunfar.


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.


Strong Student Mariana Alvarez Gonzalez.

Sharing Stories Through Social Media Marketing – Mariana Alvarez Gonzalez »

Thanks to a competitive scholarship opportunity, Communication major Mariana Alvarez Gonzalez, ’22, built on her strengths at Meredith College.


Communication Strong Student Alison Bunce, discusses her study abroad experience.

Global Communicator – Alison Bunce »

Alison Bunce, ’22, used the skills she learned as a communication major to help pets find new homes.


Master's in Nutrition graduate Danae Gross.

Becoming a Registered Dietitian – Danae Gross »

Danae Gross, ’22,  is a registered and licensed dietitian earning her master’s in nutrition at Meredith. She will continue pursuing her goal of one day becoming a professor through UNC-Chapel Hill’s Ph.D. program in nutrition with a minor in epidemiology.


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