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"Wings-adult Education" - Strong Stories


Barbara Diamond

Barbara Diamond

Barbara Diamond, '20, discovered a passion for chemistry at Meredith. Now she's headed to the University of Texas, Arlington, to earn her Ph.D. 


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.


Parimala Prahalad

Parimala (Pari) Prahalad, ’20, a biology major, is looking forward to entering 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.


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Daphne Moore

Driven by a passion for political activism, Daphne Moore, ’19, came to Meredith to pursue political science, with plans to eventually run for office.


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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.


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Donna Bahena

As 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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