The Meredith College Alumnae Association welcomed alumnae back to campus on November 3 for our third annual Homecoming.
Homecoming was established in 2016 as a way to reconnect alumnae to the College through one of Meredith’s most well-known traditions, Cornhuskin’. Because of inclement weather this year, all of Friday’s events were moved to Saturday. Alumnae enjoyed brunch with Dr. Jo Allen, ’80, which included a State of the College address and an update on Beyond Strong │The Campaign for Meredith.
Later in the day, alumnae, family, and friends participated in the Cornhuskin’ parade, enjoyed a picnic, and viewed the Cornhuskin’ class competition in Jones Auditorium via livestream from the amphitheater. The newest addition to this year’s event was Kids Zone, which featured a bounce house, face painting, balloon art, games, and the Wonder Bus. The evening included alumnae cornshuckin’ and apple bobbin’ competitions and a special guest appearance by Dr. Jean Jackson, ’75, vice president for College Programs, who shared some wonderful memories from her Meredith experience as well as the history of Cornhuskin’.
“Homecoming is a wonderful time to have alumnae back on campus,” says Hilary Allen, ’01, director of alumnae relations. “Despite having to move all the activities to Saturday our alumnae came and were ready to celebrate, see each other, and as always enjoyed hearing President Allen share an update about the College.”