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Meredith Alumnae Welcome the Class of 2019

The traditional Move-In Day balloon arch greeted over 440 first-year students on August 15, 2015. Along with the balloon arch, Meredith alumnae also played a major role in making students feel welcome on campus. 60-plus Triangle area alumnae volunteers helped with a variety of tasks including cheering on the front drive, passing out gifts from the Alumnae Association, and greeting families in the residence halls. A wide variety of classes were represented, ranging from the Class of 1972 to the Class of 2015.

The experience was enjoyable not only for the alumnae but also for the new students and their families.

Alumnae volunteer, Susan Lassiter Lampley, ’73, describes her experience; “It was so heartwarming to be back on campus and to see the excitement from the new Angels. It seemed that the parents also loved seeing some ‘older angels’ there welcoming their daughters and assuring all that they would have another family for life-- the sisterhood of Meredith College.”

The willingness of these volunteers to come back to campus to help on Move-In Day showed new students and their families that Meredith graduates engage in lifelong relationships with the College and are committed to supporting future generations of students.

The Alumnae Office looks forward to facilitating alumnae volunteers again next year for Move-In Day 2016. Triangle-area alumnae can be on the lookout for more information next summer if they are interested in volunteering for this event.

Splash Into Service
As part of Orientation, 42 students and staff served both the Meredith Community Garden and the Green Road Playground on August 22. At Green Road the students spread 75 yards of woodchips and made the playground safe for the children in the neighborhood. At the Community Garden, students removed and re-potted plants, built a teepee for beans to grow up and spread mulch. Meredith students had a great time at both projects.

Melyssa Allen

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

allenme@meredith.edu