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Meredith Magazine: Spring 2020

Strong Teachers Wanted Meredith's Master of Arts in Teaching celebrates a decade of educating teachers who change lives

Meredith’s Master of Arts in Teaching celebrates a decade of educating teachers who change lives.


Meredith’s Own Hidden Figures

Alumnae worked as human computers during Space Race.

Dolls Through the Decades

A history of the Margaret Bright Doll Collection.

What a Difference a Week Makes

Alumna helps transform lives of children of wounded, injured, ill, and fallen military heroes.

For the Thrill of the Research and the Relationships

Students in Meredith’s MEALS lab leave with more than resume-building experiences.

News Highlights

students at Thanksgiving lunch

A Hospitable Tradition: Meredith Students Enjoy A Thanksgiving Meal with President Allen

President Jo Allen has established an annual tradition of hosting a Thanksgiving meal for students at Massey House, the president’s residence. This year’s event took place on Wednesday, November 27.

Student and Professors discussing how animals are used in artwork for activism

Panel Discussion Focuses on Activism: Animals and Art

All Creatures Great and Small, the current exhibition at Meredith’s Weems Gallery, features five artists who are dedicated to animals and activism. Their approaches, which include fine art, journalism, video installation, and commercial work, differ but each explores the lives, traumas, triumphs, and the individuality and importance of some of the many nonhumans with whom people share the planet.

Meredith Student Sarah Powell at Bill Signing Event

Meredith Student Efforts Help Change North Carolina Consent Law

When Governor Roy Cooper signed Senate Bill 199, a bill to modernize sexual assault laws in North Carolina, Meredith College student Sarah Powell, ’22, was in attendance. Her participation in the bill signing event illustrated the part she and other Meredith College students played in getting the law changed.

Faculty Distinguished Lecture Explores Fashion Industry Impact on Environment

2019 Faculty Distinguished Lecture Explores Fashion Industry Impact on Environment

In her Faculty Distinguished Lecture, Meredith Professor of Fashion Design & Merchandising Diane Ellis focused on the positive innovations and the troubling environmental issues in the fashion industry.

Sandra G. Robinson speaking at Meredith's 2019 Veterans Day event

She Served Too – Meredith Honors Women Veterans at Annual Event

Meredith College held its annual Veterans Day observance, Honoring Women Veterans, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Jones Chapel.

Alumnae Going Strong

Achieving Dreams Through the Meredith Wings Program

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.  

The Flipped Classroom: An Award-Winning Approach to Teaching

For high school teacher Amy King, ’99, being named the Gilder Lehrman North Carolina History Teacher of the Year, as well as being a national finalist for the award, has been a humbling honor.

Squirrels, Nuts, and the Art of Saying “Yes”

A desire to be her own boss and a love for all things curated and collected: that’s what drove Rachael Pusateri Riddle, ’11, to become a business owner.

Creating Understanding Through Writing

Ashleigh Bryant Phillips, ’12, has always been a writer, even before she would call herself one. She started writing as a child, collecting her feelings and important happenings in her diary.

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

Cailyn Whitman, '18, Emily Parker

Art Director
Vanessa Harris

Graphic Designer
Katie Bryant

Photos courtesy Meredith College Department of Marketing

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