Meredith Magazine: Fall 2019

Successful In Every Field Meredith's communication major helps women build skills that apply in any profession.

Digital Art photos of Photography, Speech and Marketing Majors

Critical thinking. Strong writing and public speaking ability. Leadership and collaboration skills. It is often said the skills learned through a communication major are applicable to almost any industry. Meredith alumnae who majored in communication are proving this every day in a variety of professions — from event planning and arts management to public relations and strategic communication.


The Words Welcome Home with the Lux logo in place of the O

Welcome Home

The word home comes to mind for many Meredith College alumnae as sson as they drive through the front entrance to the College.

Babara Anne Eagles in Kitchen looking at Floor Plans

Building Better Homes and Stronger Lives

Barbara Ann (B.A.) Egles, '93, is a rarity. As owner of Total Construction Solutions (TCS), a general contracting company based in Apex, N.C., Eagles has built a successful business in a male-dominated industry.

Lewis the Therapy Dog with Students

Staying Strong

Professional strength comes in many forms, but it's emotional resilience that allows us to bounce back from life's challenges and embrace failure as an opportunity to learn, not a reason to run.

News Highlights

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talking with Meredith alumna Suzanne Reynolds

Meredith College Welcomes Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Raleigh

Meredith hosted the 2019 Lillian Parker Wallace Lecture, “A Conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States,” on September 23.

President Allen and Vivian Howard

Meredith Presents Vivian Howard with Woman of Achievement Award

Meredith College has presented the Woman of Achievement Award since 2007, recognizing successful women in a wide variety of fields.

Leslie Castro in Shakespeare Theatre Company Performance

Going Strong in the Arts

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

Meredith Mourns Loss of Professor of Biological Sciences

Meredith College Professor of Biological Sciences Erin Lindquist passed away on Friday, August 2, following a long battle with cancer.

Alumnae Going Strong

Andrea Petifer, '14

Inspiring Minds One Child at a Time

As assitant principal at Pearsontown Year-Round Elementary School in Durham, Andrea Underwood Petifer,  '14 M.ed., understands the importance of education and the role educators play in young lives.

Kellie Falk

A Leader in Business and Community

As a campus leader while at Meredith, it's only fitting that Kellie Falk, '85, a business administration major, would lead a company of more than 1,000 employees.

Tyara Nevels, '14

Rehabbing Hearts through Relationships

From the time Tyara Nevels, '14, stepped foot on Meredith's campus, she knew she wanted to be a physical therapist.

Dr Allen and Alumnae Award Recipients standing on Jones Auditorium Stage

2019 Alumnae Awards Presented

On May 18, the Meredith Alumnae Association and the Office of Institutional Advancement presented the 2019 alumnae and philanthropy awards during Alumnae Reunion Weekend.

Meredith Magazine exists to serve the Meredith community by providing readers with insight and information about the news, activities, events, programs, plans and people of the College. Meredith Magazine is published three times a year by the Meredith College Department of Marketing.

Staff: Executive Editor
Kristi Eaves-Mclennan

Managing Editors
Melyssa Allen, Karen T. Dunton

Assistant Editor
Gaye Hill

Reah Nicholson, Emily Parker

Art Director
Vanessa Harris

Graphic Designer
Margaret McIver

Photos courtesy Meredith College Department of Marketing

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