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"Class Of 2018" - Strong Stories


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Helina Biru

When Helina Biru, ’18, arrived on the Meredith College campus in 2014 from Ethiopia, she couldn’t anticipate just how much she would achieve in four years.


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Rachael Nicholos

At Meredith, psychology and communication major Rachael Nicholos, ’18, learned that she is passionate about helping other people, learning new things, finding the silver lining, and understanding human behavior.


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Jennifer Lynn Campbell

When Jennifer Lynn Campbell, ’18, applied to Meredith as a Wings student, she knew that she wanted to promote social movement and change. She has always had a passion for social justice and wanted to better understand why some people thrive and others struggle.


Caroline Carter

Caroline Carter

As a music major at Meredith College, Caroline Carter has strengthened her focus as an artist thanks to mentoring by music faculty, and the experience she has gained through music performance, study abroad in Italy, and internships.


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Caitlyn Grimes

Caitlyn Grimes, '18, has taken advantage of all that Meredith College has to offer, including studying abroad three times, and landing internships that have grown her passion for advocacy work. 


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Mary Ashley Rose
Mary Ashley Rose, '18, gained confidence that she attributes in large part to attending a women’s college. "The sense of empowerment I feel as a woman has been cultivated at Meredith.”

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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.


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Kelsie Taylor

At Meredith College, Kelsie Taylor, ‘18, developed her strengths as a communicator and a leader, gaining skills in the classroom and through service to her class.


Sierra Moorefield

Sierra Moorefield

Meredith Legacy Scholar Sierra Moorefield, ’18, has brought a passion for learning to every opportunity that came her way in the classroom and the research lab while earning a double major in biology and chemistry.


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Donna Bahena

As one of the youngest in the Wings program and a first-generation college student, psychology major Donna Bahena, ’18, has learned to appreciate her background and use her experiences as a stepping stone for success.


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