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Summer 2016 Message from the Alumnae Association President

Hello Fellow Angels,

At reunion weekend in May, I made the comment to someone that I believed our 125th anniversary year was the best ever at Meredith. Our alma mater is as strong and determined as she has ever been to survive and excel. We can feel it as alumnae.

It was hard to imagine a year with more wonderful campus events that brought us back together over and over to celebrate our past and share our memories. And even if we couldn’t get to campus, we shared our common love for Meredith on social media in numbers larger than ever.

But something is coming this fall that will top even that-- the first Homecoming Weekend at Meredith! We all know that Cornhuskin has always been The Meredith Signature event—therefore, it only makes sense that we use it to kick-off our Homecoming festivities on Friday, November 4. Alumnae will have exclusive use of Jones Auditorium where we will have our own competitions in corn shuckin’ and apple bobbing, dividing ourselves by decades into teams while a live feed from the amphitheater lets us enjoy the current students’ skits and tall tales. We will have ugly sweatshirt competitions (you know who you are), a Cornhuskin’ trivia competition, and hear a few special alums tell their classic stories. Bathtub Ring alumnae will take to the stage to serenade the crowd. And the whole thing will begin with Alumnae leading the afternoon parade down main drive!

Saturday morning will feature a brunch during which President Jo Allen will give us an update on the state of the college. Then you can register to attend one of three seminars taught by current and former faculty members. Politics, religion, and literature will be the topics, but there will be no tests!

Homecoming will give all of us a chance to celebrate our college together—not just with those from our own class like Reunion Weekend.

We are working hard to make this the most fun you’ve had at a Meredith event since you graduated—but we need you to be here to make it happen!

More details will be coming over the next few weeks so be sure to look for it!

Claire Sullivan Slaughter, '72
President
Meredith College Alumnae Association

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330

allenme@meredith.edu