In this issue, we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and staff in biology, career planning, criminal justice, economics, marketing, and music.
Jane Matthews, Associate Director, Employer Relations, Office of Career Planning, is serving as President of the North Carolina Association of Colleges & Employers (NCACE) for the 2022-2023 year.
Professor Emerita Janice C. Swab gave an invited paper, “From Witches to Southeastern Women Botanists: A Brief History,” at the Southeastern Plant Symposium, jointly sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum and Juniper Level Botanic Garden, June 10-11.
Director of Instrumental Activities Jim Waddelow conducted the Oklahoma Haydn Festival Orchestra in three concerts on June 11-18 in Oklahoma City and Ponca City, Oklahoma. Among the compositions performed was a world premiere by Oklahoma composer Steven Stark.
Andrea Wogoman, Employer Relations Coordinator, Office of Career Planning, is serving as Communications Co-Chair (Website & Email) for the North Carolina Career Development Association (NCCDA) for the 2022-2023 year. She is also serving as a member of the Conference Committee for the North Carolina Association of Colleges & Employers (NCACE) for the 2023 conference.
Professor of Economics Anne York was interviewed by WRAL Techwire for an article about the most recent jobs report. The story was published on July 8. Read the story on WRAL.com.
Meredith College’s Marketing Team recently received a 2022 Circle of Excellence award through the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Meredith’s entry was one of more than 4,500 entries from members in 28 countries. The winning entry, titled “Here’s to Strong Women Who Get Things Done,” highlights successful Meredith alumnae. It was written by Content Strategy Manager Gaye Hill and designed by Senior Graphic Designer Katie Bryant. Other members of the team contributed through photography and general editorial input. Director of Admissions Shery Boyles provided metrics to strengthen the nomination.
The MA in Criminal Justice Program just released a list of all reentry resources in the state of North Carolina by county. Reentry is the process of moving incarcerated people back into the community. The program has agreed to keep this list available for probation officers, prison officials, and those who work in nonprofit programs that help this population. Finding services for women is particularly problematic since many women have children living with them and finding jobs, housing, transportation, and education resources can be difficult if not impossible in some parts of the state. This list has been welcomed by others in the community who work with this population. Guided by MA Program Director Bianca Harris, student workers and student interns have contacted all the counties and will continue this over time. The list will be updated regularly on July 1 and January 1 of each year.