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Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.

Lauren Grodi

Lauren Grodi »

Exercise and Sports Science major Lauren Grodi, ’20, used her strengths at Meredith as volleyball team captain, student researcher, and intern. She continues to use them while earning her doctorate in physical therapy at East Carolina University.


Laura Jenkins

Laura Jenkins »

Internships, leadership opportunities, and the Meredith Autism Program have prepared Laura Jenkins,’20, to take on an occupational therapy program after graduation.


Eleanor Jones

Ellie Jones »

Religious and ethical studies major Ellie Jones, ’20, will continue her studies at the University of Montana in Missoula, where she will pursue an M.A. in environmental philosophy with full funding and a teaching assistant position.


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.


Delaney Rhodes

Delaney Rhodes »

After graduating from Meredith, Delaney Rhodes, ʼ20, plans to take the knowledge and insights she has gained at Meredith to South Korea, where she will teach English.

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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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Jerry Neely

Jerry Neely »

Jerry Neely, ’19, made the most of his MBA experience by connecting with faculty and other Meredith students, and by accepting invitations to engage with the program.

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class of 2019 mba

Olivia Brown

Olivia Brown »

For Olivia Brown, ’20, identifying her top strengths served her well during her internship as a frontend software developer at HCL Technologies, where she accepted a full-time position after graduation.


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