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.
“I love Meredith. It is actually the only school I applied to, and I am so glad I am excelling,” she said. “I feel connected with my Meredith sisters and attending a women’s college feels like home.”
A business administration major with a concentration in human resources and an Honors Scholar, Bromell is thriving, both academically and socially. She is actively involved in a variety of organizations across campus – in addition to serving as president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, she gives admissions tours, participates in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and is a Broyhill Business Fellow, an organization that provides leadership and professional development opportunities to business students.
“As a Broyhill, I have been able to represent the School of Business as well as learn more about the professional world of business outside of the classroom,” she said.
Other growth experiences included studying abroad in Spain for a summer, and honing her business knowledge through a human resources (HR) internship at Spa Utopia. During her internship, she completed full-cycle recruitment duties, including sourcing, screening, and onboarding. And because of her strong leadership skills, she was promoted to team lead and trained other HR interns.
Bromell has experienced some unique challenges as a college student since she was born with a tethered spinal cord and extreme nerve damage to her lower extremities – challenges that she is proud to have met with strength and resilience.
“Coming to college and excelling in college was a dream for me that I made come true,” she said. “I have been able to not only succeed in the classroom but participate in activities such as Cornhuskin’ and engage in leadership experiences.”
Bromell said her time at Meredith has been enriched by the support of Carolyn Koning, assistant director for disability services.
“Carolyn’s words have empowered me and made me feel strong. She pushed me to become the president of InterVarsity and I feel like I can go to her for anything. I am so grateful to have her in my life.”
Bromell said her college experience has helped her to more fully understand her strengths.
“I learned that I am stronger than I thought I was. At Meredith, I have been able to engage in enriching activities that illustrate how strong I actually am,” said Bromell. “I live to empower others through my story and I believe I am doing that. This is what makes me strong.”