Meredith College to Hold 2015 Commencement May 9

Meredith College will hold commencement exercises for the Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. in Dorton Arena.

Approximately 440 degrees are scheduled to be conferred during the ceremony. Meredith will confer Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Social Work degrees upon graduates of the undergraduate program, as well as master’s degrees in business, education and nutrition. These include degrees completed in August 2014, December 2014 and May 2015.

The Class of 2015 invited Meredith College President Jo Allen to deliver the commencement address. Allen, the first alumna to serve as Meredith’s president, began her tenure as president in July 2011, just before the Class of 2015 moved in as freshmen. This special relationship with the class prompted their officers to extend the invitation to her.

Senior Class President Alexis Trell and her classmates admire Allen as a leader, and appreciate her status as a Meredith alumna.

“She has done amazing things for Meredith and has worked to ensure that the College will continue to go strong into the future,” Trell said. “It is truly special to have an alumna as the president of our college. She understands the value of Meredith's traditions and the sisterhood that comes along with it.”

President Allen said she has learned from the Class of 2015.

“As we have grown together, they helped me learn what the Meredith woman of 2015 really is—how strong, smart, savvy, and connected she is,” Allen said. “And I am so impressed with the caliber of our students’ character. I see deep moral and intellectual prowess in understanding the most complicated and challenging issues of our times. They inspire me in every possible way.”

Read about Strong Seniors from the Class of 2015 and watch video profiles of seniors at

Commencement weekend events include the Class Day celebration, which will be held on Friday, May 8, at 4 p.m. in McIver Amphitheater. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the Class of 2015 for this Meredith tradition. Saturday, May 9, events begin with a Baccalaureate Worship Service at 3 p.m. in Jones Auditorium, followed by a reception for graduates and families from 4-5 p.m. in Johnson Hall Rotunda. 

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