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Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.


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Christina Cowperthwait »

At Meredith, Christina Cowperthwait, ’19, moved steadily toward her goal of one day owning her own business. Next step: finish earning her MBA that she started senior year.

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business administration   class of 2019   entrepreneurship   mba  


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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class of 2019   social work   strongpoints   study abroad   wings-adult education  


Leslie Castro
Leslie Castro »

For four years at Meredith, Leslie Castro, ’19, studied in an English classroom that featured a poster from the Shakespeare Theatre Company. After graduation, she found herself a part of that company. 

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class of 2019   english   theatre  


Keliy Grobbelaar
Keliy Grobbelaar »

The daughter of missionaries, Keliy Grobbelaar, ’20, has experienced a lot. Living all over the world helped her develop a great sense of cultural inclusivity and a passion for people from all backgrounds. 

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class of 2020   religious and ethical studies   transfer  


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Computer Science Program at Meredith College

Meredith’s computer science program prepares graduates to succeed in the computer science field, one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Students work in a uniquely collaborative environment, have access to a variety of resources, and gain hands-on experience in the field through a required internship.

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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class of 2019   computer science   wings-adult education  


Sydney Spadaro
Sydney Spadaro »

When Sydney Spadaro, ’19, sets a goal, she does all she can to make sure she reaches it. Having completed her undergraduate degree, her next goal brings her right back to Meredith where she is already pursuing an MBA.

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business administration   class of 2019   entrepreneurship   mba  


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Stephanie Ott »

After completing her Dietetic Internship at Meredith, Stephanie Ott, ’19, decided to pursue her Master of Science in nutrition in order to better serve her patients. A practicing licensed registered dietitian at Duke Raleigh Hospital, Stephanie will serve as the main DI clinical preceptor at Duke Raleigh after graduation.

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class of 2019   dietetic internship   master of science in nutrition  


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