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Meredith Magazine: Fall 2020

Q&A with President Jo Allen First Alumna President Reflects on Time at Meredith as She Enters Her 10th Year

President Jo Allen

President Jo Allen, ’80, who is heading into her tenth year of presidency, sat down for an interview with Meredith Magazine at the beginning of the new academic year to share her greatest challenges, her proudest moments, and her hopes for the future of Meredith.


Curious & Strong Carla Foran

Curious & Strong

As a senior agent with the Raleigh/Wake City County Bureau of Identification (CCBI), Carla Foran, ’05, collects evidence from crime scenes using a variety of forensic techniques and tools. Foran, who earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in criminology, has stayed connected to Meredith, returning to campus regularly to speak to students about her career.

Learn Who is on the Other End of the Line

Learn Who is on the Other End of the Line

At Meredith College, students are the backbone of the Meredith Fund’s Phonathon program. Students call alumnae and past donors to help raise funds for the College, build relationships with alumnae, and gain valuable hands-on skills and experience.

How a Pandemic Changed My Career

How a Pandemic Changed My Career

In the wake of COVID-19, many Meredith alumnae have had to adjust to a new normal in their careers. From teaching online, to working on the frontlines, even navigating the pandemic as business owners themselves – our alumnae have remained strong and found ways to adapt in the face of challenge.

News Highlights

Preparing for the Unprecedented

Preparing for the Unprecedented: How Meredith Adapted for Fall 2020

After a spring semester that had to quickly shift to a remote learning model as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened, Meredith College leaders spent the summer of 2020 preparing for an unprecedented fall semester.

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Meredith College Commits to Hard Work Needed to Build an Anti-Racist Community

The summer of 2020 was a flashpoint in many places around the world as the realities of racism could no longer be ignored. In response, Meredith College announced a plan to address the racism that is affecting the BIPOC (Black, indigenous, people of color) members of our community.

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Meredith College Assumes Ownership of Campus Store

This summer, Meredith College assumed full ownership of the Campus Store. Improvements from the change include the use of Square to power both the website and point of sale, new merchandise, and greater collaboration opportunities across campus.

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Meredith Student Teachers Commended for Leadership in the Shift to Virtual Learning

Meredith student teachers were commended by several principals in the Wake school district for their poise and leadership in the shift to remote instruction.

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First I/O Psychology Cohort Graduates Meredith, Enters Workforce at a Time When They’re Needed Most

Making workplaces even stronger: that’s the goal behind Meredith’s master’s in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology program. The first graduates of the program completed their studies in May 2020.

Alumnae Going Strong

Empowering Others Through Her Story Tasia Bromell

Empowering Others Through Her Story

After Tasia Bromell, ’21, toured Meredith College, she said it felt like a great fit. Now in her senior year, Bromell said that decision has been confirmed as the right one.

Using Art to Cope with Trauma Katelyn Moore

Using Art to Cope with Trauma

As a sophomore in high school, Katelyn Moore, ’11, was shown a newspaper article by their mother about how war veterans were using art therapy to cope with PTSD. From that point forward, Moore has clung to the belief that art can heal.

Supporting Affordable Housing Through Interior Design Kendall Cheston

Supporting Affordable Housing Through Interior Design

To create affordable housing for low income families: that’s the long term goal for interior designer Kendall Cheston, ’16. As a volunteer, she is already making an impact in this area.

Bringing Creativity and Logic Together Through Interior Design Onisha Walker

Bringing Creativity and Logic Together Through Interior Design

Like many students on their college search, Onisha Walker, ’14, wasn’t exactly sure what she wanted to major in or what career she wanted to pursue when she was in high school. “I had a hard time figuring out what I was really good at,” she said.

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, '14, MBA

Managing Editors
Melyssa Allen, Karen T. Dunton

Assistant Editor
Gaye Hill

Cailyn Whitman, '18
Emily Parker

Art Director
Vanessa Harris

Graphic Designer
Katie Bryant, '07

Photos courtesy Meredith College Department of Marketing

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