In this issue, we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and staff in Accounting, Art, and Career Planning.
The Office of Career Planning Staff celebrated National Career Development Day on November 18, 2020, by participating in the North Carolina Career Development Association (NCCDA) annual conference. Leaders in the field, the Meredith College career planning team was selected to present three sessions. Dana Sumner and Jane Matthews presented a session on Career Counselors as Managers: Using Strengths to Develop an Engaged Team. Graduate Intern Kristen Wagner-Hilt co-presented a session focused on Supporting the Career and Mental Health Implications of the Workforce Transition During Challenging Times. Katie Peterssen co-presented a session highlighting work-life integration and Kaleidoscope Career Theory (KCT), Where Does the Time Go? The NCCDA Conference draws career development professionals in educational, non-profit, government, and private practice settings from across the state. Flannery Clair and Peterssen served on the conference planning committee. Clair also serves on the NCCDA Board as the Newsletter and Social Media Chair. Peterssen is the current NCCDA President and is a member of the inaugural National Career Development Association (NCDA) State Leadership Consortium .
Assistant Professor of Accounting Brian Routh and his co-author Nancy Seelye were awarded a grant from the Institute of Management Accountants to support research on revenue management by the U.S. commercial banks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant was part of the organization’s call for special COVID-19 research proposals, which received a record number of proposal submissions.
Meredith Hosts 24-Hour Race
Meredith’s Athletic Field and Track was the host location for the first Carolina Godiva “Raleigh RunAround 24-hour” race (also known as RR24), which was held on November 21–22, 2020. A 24-hour race is a race based on a fixed amount of time (24 hours), rather than distance. Runners are encouraged to run as many miles as they can on a looped course within a 24 hour block of time. COVID-19 precautions, including limiting participants, not allowing spectators, and other distancing measures, were in place.
Meredith Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone was one of the event organisers and one of seven participants in RR24. She ran a total of 80.53 miles during the 24-hour event. Three of the seven runners ran over 100 miles, while two runners ran 100 mile and 24-hour personal records.
Meredith staff members Director of Meredith Events Bill Brown, Meredith Events Coordinator Natalie Herrmann, Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach Field Miller, Athletics Director Jackie Myers, and Assistant Cross Country/Track & Field Coach Demonica Stanley all provided invaluable support to the RR24 event.
–Submitted by Shannon Johnstone