While the in-person commencement ceremony scheduled for May 9 was postponed, Meredith College still made the day special for its newest graduates.
Saturday was designated Vision Day, during which members of the Class of 2020 were invited to reflect on their Meredith experience and their plans after graduating. From 8 a.m. through 9 p.m. posts on the College’s social media and on the Vision Day website were focused on celebrating the Class of 2020.
Highlights included Strong Story student profiles, a selection of photos of decorated mortarboard submitted by seniors, and several videos celebrating the class.
Members of the Meredith community were invited to join in the celebration by using special Facebook frames and the VisionDay2020 hashtag.
Vision Day concluded with an online ceremony during which President Jo Allen officially conferred degrees for the Class of 2020.
During this ceremony, Allen talked about the importance of strengths, especially in times of difficulty.
“The value of knowing your strengths and how to use them is that the knowledge and the practice build resilience. It’s great to use your strengths when things are going well, they represent a way of imagining and pursuing your future,”said Allen. “But when life disappoints you or disrupts your plans for the future, knowing your strengths gives you a roadmap for bouncing back, and that is a central value of resilience.”