Meredith College Poetry Contest Winners Selected

As part of the commemoration of Meredith’s 125th anniversary, poets were invited to submit work that celebrated Meredith College, its community, and its history.

The competition was open to Meredith students, alumnae, faculty, and staff, as well as the broader community. It was co-sponsored by the 125th Celebration Steering Committee and Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library.

The winner of the student category was “A Meredith Woman” by Elena Mulligan, ’17. Honorable mentions went to “Legacy of Wisdom and Strength” by Meredith Hovis, ’16, and to “Amongst the Angels in the Trees’ by Ashley-Rosetta Hall, ’16.

The winner of the overall category was “The Girls” by Robert Rubin, a faculty member in Meredith’s English department. Honorable mentions went to “125 Years and Counting” by Missy White Wells, ’95, and “We Celebrate Meredith” by Carolyn Hill, ’87.

Winners of the competition were recognized at the Fall 2015 Friends of the Library Dinner, held on October 27. Each of the category winners received a $125 prize.

A weeklong celebration of Meredith’s 125th anniversary will be held in February 2016. Learn more at

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