Meredith Magazine: Summer 2018

Continual, Lifelong, and Abiding Exhibition features artists’ perspectives on the Meredith Hues Iris

colorful abstract meredith hues iris by Jamie Burke Moore

Meredith College alumnae artists from the past four decades created work inspired by the iconic Meredith Hues Iris for a spring exhibition in the College’s Weems Gallery. 


Aerial image of Johnson Hall

Behind the Scenes

Meredith College is known for its picturesque campus, an arboretum that houses a variety of trees and several gardens, including the Ruby McSwain Magnolia Collection. 

Fashion lab in Martin Hall. Features Professor Yang and students working together at table, cutting fabric, and sewing. Yangs work is spread throughout the room, colorful dresses and coats.

Strong Spaces

Eunyoung Yang, who joined Meredith’s fashion program in 2007, can frequently be found in the fashion studio, located just down the hall from her office on the second floor of Martin Hall. In this space, she teaches design classes, mentors students, and works on her own designs.

SAS office building at sunset.

A Powerful Partnership

Just 10 minutes from Meredith College sits the global headquarters of SAS Institute, a technology company that’s regularly listed as one of the world’s top places to work.

News Highlights

Meredith college fountain with Meredith Hues Iris

Strong is Beautiful

One of the most consistent comments we get about Meredith (other than its reputation for educational excellence and successful alumnae, of course) is that it feels the way a college campus should feel.

Students smiling at commencement holding their degrees.

Meredith College Holds 2018 Commencement Ceremony

Meredith College held its 2018 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in Dorton Arena.

Denise Kiernan standing at the podium.

Author Shares Story of The Girls of Atomic City

Author Denise Kiernan brought the story of The Girls of Atomic City to life during Meredith College’s spring 2018 convocation, held on March 13 in Jones Auditorium. 

Erica Occena portrait photo

Going Strong in Science and Sports

As a four-year starter on the Meredith softball team and a double major in biology and chemistry, Erica Occena, ’18, challenged herself on the field and in the classroom.

Two students participating in moot court sitting at a desk.

New Programs Allow Students to Earn Graduate Degrees Faster

Meredith College recently announced two new programs that will allow students to earn graduate degrees at an accelerated pace, saving time and money.

police chief forum.

Celebrating Women in Law Enforcement

Meredith College hosted a panel discussion with women police chiefs from towns and cities in North Carolina on March 27, 2018. 

Alumnae Going Strong

Alicia sitting at a table.

Building on Success in Design Field

While working in litigation for a law firm in 2002, Alicia Hylton-Daniel, ’08, experienced a house fire, caused by a faulty fireplace. 

Portrait photo of Ellen.

Community-Focused CFO Pays it Forward

With more than 15 years of comprehensive business and financial services experience, Ellen Grantham, ’96, is well aware of the challenges of being a Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Judy Yates Siker sitting at her desk.

A Teacher’s Journey All the Way Home

As a freshman at Meredith College, Judy Yates Siker, ’73, knew one thing for certain: she wanted to be a teacher. An elementary school teacher, to be exact. 

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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