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April 2019



Aerial view of campus

Meredith Board Approves Construction of New Academic Building

The Meredith College Board of Trustees has approved the construction of a new academic building on the College’s Hillsborough Street campus in Raleigh, N.C. The approval vote occurred during the board’s spring meeting, held March 20-21, 2019.



Meredith Mentors launch

Encourage Your Student to Join Meredith Mentors

The Meredith Alumnae Association and Office of Career Planning have launched an online mentoring program called Meredith Mentors. The new platform will connect current students, alumnae/alumni, faculty, and staff enabling them to support each other professionally and personally through a short-term connection or long-term relationship. The new Meredith Mentors program was supported by generous donors to the 2018-19 Parents Fund. Encourage your student to take advantage of this new opportunity to connect with mentors.



Faircloth Gate

Summer and Fall 2019 Student Account Information

Meredith's Accounting Department shares important student account information for Summer and Fall 2019.



Front Guardhouse during renovation

Front Gate Enhancement Update

The gatehouse at Meredith's front entrance is being enhanced thanks to gifts to the Parents Fund. The renovation portion of the project is scheduled to be completed during the week of February 18.



Courtyard

Career Resilience: Supporting your Students through Career Decisions

Spring is an exciting time of year! The academic year is coming to a close, and many students are making plans for what’s next: solidifying decisions on summer plans or internships, or seeking and securing full-time jobs or admission to graduate school. While exciting, the unknown can often be stressful and the process can take time, especially when things don’t go as planned or when plans haven’t yet been confirmed. 



A group of students talking outside of the library

Library’s Research Resources for Students

Meredith's Carlyle Campbell Library has many resources in place to support students' research and writing efforts. These include consultation appointments with librarians or peer research tutors for conducting research, and peer tutor support for writing and editing the papers. 



Students at Meredith commencement

Meredith College to Hold 2019 Commencement on May 11

Meredith College will hold commencement exercises for the Class of 2019 on Saturday, May 11, at 8 p.m. Meredith President Jo Allen, ’80, will deliver the commencement address. Representatives of the undergraduate and graduate Class of 2019 will also speak.

This year’s ceremony will be held in Reynolds Coliseum on the campus of North Carolina State University. 



Thomas Meredith memorial

Senior Class Partners with Senior Parents to Support Meredith

It is a tradition at Meredith for the senior class to raise money to support a necessary project on campus as a way to give back to the place that has given so much to them. This year, the senior class is partnering with their parents in their fundraising efforts to create an even larger impact on campus.



Students walking on campus in front of the Science and Mathematics Building

Meredith Offers New Summer Program for High School Women Interested in STEM

Starting this summer, Meredith College will offer a college program for rising 11th and 12th grade women who are interested in STEM. The program will focus on mathematics and science. Students who successfully complete the course will earn three college credit hours from Meredith.



Beyond Strong |The Campaign for Meredith total raised $90,466, 720

Meredith College Exceeds Campaign Goal, Raising Over $90 Million

Beyond Strong │The Campaign for Meredith, the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Meredith College, has raised more than $90 million, surpassing the $75 million goal by more than $15 million. The total was unveiled during the College’s Founders’ Day celebration on February 27.


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