News Briefs 11/6/13

News Briefs in this issue include

President Jo Allen Named "Incredible ECU Woman"

Follow Meredith on Social Media

Join Meredith Alumnae on a Tour of Great Britain

President Jo Allen Named “Incredible ECU Woman”

Meredith College President Jo Allen was inducted into East Carolina University’s “Incredible ECU Women” on October 10, 2013. The event was presented by the Women’s Roundtable at East Carolina University. Allen received a master’s degree at ECU in 1983 after earning her undergraduate degree from Meredith.

Allen was one of ten women in the 2013 class, joining the 106 current members. “The common thread is you are all leaders,” said Women’s Roundtable Chair Valeria Lassiter. “You bring honor to ECU.”

Allen was inducted in the education category, and participated in a panel of ECU alumnae who shared their perspectives on leadership and service.

Follow Meredith on Social Media

Join the thousands of people who follow Meredith College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Meredith’s Facebook page now has more than 7,600 “likes,” and nearly 3,000 people follow Meredith on Twitter.

The College’s newest social media outlet, Instagram, launched in February 2013, is nearing 1,000 followers. The Meredith YouTube channel is an outlet for Meredith-produced videos, including our Going Strong brand video, which has had more than 5,000 views. The latest video on YouTube captures the creation of this year’s Can Art designs.

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Join Meredith Alumnae on a Tour of Great Britain

Faculty and staff are invited  to join Betty Webb, ’67, Professor Emerita, Department of English, and former Director of International Programs, and Becky Bailey, Professor Emerita, Department of Art and former dean of the School of the Arts, as they lead Meredith alumnae and friends in exploring Great Britain, focusing on England but with a two day foray into Scotland.  The tour is scheduled for Thursday, June 5, 2014 – Monday, June 16, 2014.

Enjoy a unique travel experience discovering the rich history and natural beauty of places most Americans never see when touring this “sceptered isle.” Your travels will be enhanced by the expertise of our guides who have intimate knowledge of the region. And as an added bonus, Meredith President Jo Allen (an English professor herself) will be traveling with us.
Let us hear from you now!  Please contact Cindy Godwin at or (919) 760-8206 for more information. 

Meredith reserves the right to make necessary adjustments in the ultimate itinerary.

Melyssa Allen

News Director
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(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330