Meredith Magazine: Spring 2021
Impact Scholarship Recipients Share What the Award Means to Them
In 2019, Meredith College announced the launch of a new $20,000 merit scholarship guarantee. The motivation behind funding the scholarship was to help more qualified undergraduate women afford a high quality college education.
Beverly Perdue, the first woman to serve as governor of North Carolina, recently donated a collection of her materials to Meredith College. Her papers, photos, inaugural materials, and other relevant items have already provided educational benefits to Meredith scholars.
Chandler Snipe, ’15, has always had the soul of an artist. Growing up she took endless art classes, explored photo-graphy after her yearbook teacher noticed her “eye,” and studied drama at a high school for the arts. Today, she helps other artists find their voices as the first outside curator for Charlotte Arts League (CAL) and a teacher for Studio 345.
One of the hallmarks of a women’s college education is confidence. Confidence to lead, to speak up, and to make a positive impact on the world. These are all skills Meredith graduates walk across the stage with after completing their degree, which makes them skilled writers and communicators.
Tammi Jackson, J.D., Ed.D., has joined the Meredith College administration, serving as vice president for business and finance. After a national search drawing more than 60 applications and nominations, Jackson emerged as the top candidate, with an extensive background in higher education finance and administration.
In keeping with Meredith’s mission as an institution of higher education, the College-Wide Initiative on Anti-Racism includes an educational thread throughout. One of the action steps of the plan emphasizes the need to make anti-racism training available to all faculty and staff.
Meredith students were able to hear perspectives on STEM careers from alumnae who participated in a Women in STEM Panel on October 13, 2020. There were more than 75 people in attendance.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Meredith alumnae and friends have remained connected to one another and the College through virtual events offered by the Office of Alumnae Relations.
Alumnae Going Strong
Samantha (Sammie) Duerring, ’20, accomplished a lot at Meredith. Honors scholar, biology major, undergraduate researcher, peer tutor – these are just a few of her accolades.
The North Carolina Society of Health and Physical Educators (NC SHAPE) has named Amanda Browning, ’04, the North Carolina High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year.
Like many essential healthcare workers, Taylor Keyes, ’19, has seen a shift in her job responsibilities ever since COVID-19 hit in March 2020.
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.
Kristi Eaves-McLennan, ’14, MBA
Melyssa Allen, Karen T. Dunton
Cailyn Whitman, ’18
Katie Bryant, ’07
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