Meredith College 2014 Highlights

As 2014 comes to a close, take a look back at a selection of Meredith College’s highlights from the year.

New Programs

Because Meredith College knows a strong woman can always become stronger, the College created the Wings – adult education program, in Fall 2014. Through Wings, women of all ages will have access to more support as they pursue a bachelor’s degree. Read more about Wings

The Meredith MBA Adds Human Resource Management Concentration: Strong, knowledgeable, and ethical human resource management professionals are always in high demand. To meet the need for skilled professionals, the Meredith MBA has a new option — a human resource management concentration designed to complement the MBA's core curriculum. Learn more about the HR Management concentration

MBA with Health Informatics Certificate: Another new option for students pursuing The Meredith MBA is a certificate in health informatics. Through this partnership, students will be able to earn an MBA from Meredith and a health informatics certificate from UNC Charlotte. Graduates of this joint program will combine a background in health care or IT with the knowledge and skills to analyze, interpret, and use data to make informed decisions in the health care industry.

Meredith on National TV

Meredith College was featured on national television multiple times in 2014. Associate Professor of Theatre Steven Roten appeared in a January 2014 episode of ABC’s Nashville. The College was one of the schools featured on NBC Nightly News’ salute to the Class of 2014. Finally, Meredith was part of a clue on Jeopardy! in October. The College was part of the category “Mere Merediths”. 

A Championship Year

In just its second season of play, the Meredith Avenging Angels Lacrosse team upset the top-seeded Piedmont Panthers to earn the 2014 USA South Championship in April 2014. Fall 2014 brought three more championship banners. Cross country earned its second-straight USA South Conference Championship. Soccer recorded a conference record of 10-1-1, including nine consecutive victories, to capture a share of the 2014 USA South Women’s Soccer Regular Season Championship. With a 16-3 conference record, the Avenging Angels earned the 2014 USA South North Division title. In addition, players and coaches earned a number of awards in 2014. Cross country athlete Lara Pantlin, ’14, was chosen as USA South Woman of the Year, and was a top-30 honoree for the NCAA Woman of the Year. Follow the Avenging Angels

Notables on Campus

Among the many notable names to visit campus in 2014 were interfaith leader Eboo Patel, acclaimed author Elizabeth Spencer, photographer Ilona Szwarc, fashion forecaster Philip Fimmano, architect and author Sarah Susanka, Southern Foodways Alliance Director John T. Edge, Chef Vivian Howard, ceramic artist Peter Callas, and Zawadi Africa Founder Susan Mboya, who delivered the 2014 commencement address.

Special Events

More 2014 highlights, including traditions and special events, are featured in this video playlist. 

Melyssa Allen

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