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Human Environmental Sciences Program Celebrates Centennial

On September 12, 1914, Meredith College offered classes in home economics. One hundred years later, the College community gathered to kick-off a yearlong celebration of the centennial of the program, now known as Department of Human Environmental Sciences.

“The program grew and changed through the 1900s to become one of the largest at Meredith College,” President Jo Allen said at the celebration.  “Today 22% of all declared majors at Meredith are from the Department of Human Environmental Sciences in the majors of Child Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, Fashion Merchandising and Design, and Interior Design.”

The kick-off event, held in Johnson Hall Rotunda, included a timeline of highlights from 1914 to present day, shared by presidents of student organizations in the program. There now are over 3,000 alumnae of this department who are making meaningful contributions to their communities.

A full-day celebration of the Department of Human Environmental Sciences centennial will be held on April 18, 2015.   

Melyssa Allen

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

allenme@meredith.edu