Celebrate Meredith During Going Strong Week, February 23-27

Celebrate Meredith College during Going Strong Week, February 23-27, 2015. The week of activities will culminate in a celebration of the 124th anniversary of Meredith’s founding on February 27.

Campus events planned for Going Strong Week are:

Monday, February 23 – Meredith College Spirit Day
Show your Meredith spirit by wearing Meredith College or Going Strong apparel.

Wednesday, February 25 – Thank a Donor Day
1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Cate Center first floor

The campus community is encouraged to participate in this philanthropy-focused event, sponsored by The Meredith Fund, with support from 1891 Club members. Students will be able to stop by the Thank a Donor tables in Cate Center to write thank you notes. For information on giving to Meredith, visit

Thursday, February 26 – 2015 Founders’ Day Lecture
7 p.m., Jones Auditorium

Pandemic Expert and “Virus Hunter” Nathan Wolfe will present Meredith College’s 2015 Founders’ Day Lecture, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Called the Indiana Jones of virus hunting, Wolfe travels the world to track, study, and eradicate the next pandemic before it strikes. One of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2011, he draws on his breakthrough discoveries to tell us where viruses come from, why they spread, and how to stop them.

Friday, February 27 — Founders' Day Celebration
10 a.m., Johnson Hall Rotunda

Celebrate Meredith’s 124th birthday. The celebration will include a unique Meredith College Going Strong giveaway for the first 124 attendees, and special Founders’ Day refreshments. Learn more about Meredith’s history from the College Archives 

MC Going Strong on Social Media
The Meredith community is invited to show how they are Going Strong via social media. Each day will have a unique social media opportunity. A sampling of each day’s posts will be shared on Meredith’s official social media channels. To participate, tag your public posts with #mcgoingstrong

Monday:  Meredith College Spirit Day—Show your Meredith Spirit and post photos of yourself wearing Meredith or Going Strong apparel.

Tuesday:  Meredith Going Strong at Work – Share a photo that illustrates your career (alumnae) or your career plans (students).

Wednesday: Meredith College Worldwide Wednesday – Share a photo that represents the place where you live, where you are from, or where you studied abroad while at Meredith. Students can share a photo of a favorite place on campus.

Thursday: Throwback Thursday – post a #TBT from your time at Meredith College

Friday:  Celebrate Meredith Founders’ Day— Share a photo of something that symbolizes Meredith for you, like the Meredith class ring, diploma, or any symbol that means Meredith to you. 

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330