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Summer 2018



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Parents Fund Project – Security Initiative In The Works

As a result of Campus Police Chief Al White’s call to action, The Parents Fund has designated this year’s parent contributions to enhancing security elements on campus. The support from you, our loyal parents, has been tremendous thus far.



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Meredith College Announces New Program in Hospitality Management

Meredith College will launch a new undergraduate program in hospitality management in 2018-19. The new major is a collaboration between Meredith’s AACSB accredited business program and its ACEND accredited nutrition program.



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New Programs Allow Students to Earn Graduate Degrees Faster

Meredith College recently announced two new programs that will allow students to earn graduate degrees at an accelerated pace, saving time and money.



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Meredith Legacy Scholarship Celebrates 10 Years

On October 24, Meredith Legacy Scholarship donors gathered at the Massey House to celebrate the accomplishments of the scholarship. The scholarship was first awarded 10 years ago and started by a passionate group of alumnae driven by a desire to attract the strongest students to Meredith College.



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Developing Career-Ready Competencies this Summer

Summer has finally arrived! The break from classes is a great time for your student to rest and recharge, but it’s also important for her to be intentional about gaining relevant experience and developing key competencies that employers will be looking for in new college graduates.



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Meredith Continues Focus on Civil Communication

Since 2016, Meredith College has had a Civil Communication Working Group, which is charged with helping the campus community navigate difficult topics in a welcoming environment where all voices are heard. The initiative is a proactive effort to foster respectful communication and conflict management on campus.



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Space Available in Meredith Travels Tour of Sicily

Join Meredith Travels in Sicily! There are still a few spaces available on this Fall 2018 tour. Learn more about 2019 scheduled tours to Belgium, The Netherlands, and Scotland.



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Service and Leadership Opportunities for Students

The Office of Student Leadership and Service provides numerous opportunities to develop and put into practice students' leadership skill and to connect students into the community. Encourage your student to explore these programs and events in the Fall semester. 



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Students Support Thank a Donor Day

The 1891 Club hosted Meredith’s fourth annual Thank a Donor Day on February 28, 2018. On the day prior, Phonathon students kicked off the celebration by calling donors to thank them for their gifts during Make It Count for Meredith Giving Day.



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Student Health Insurance Requirements for 2018-19

To serve the health needs of our student community, Meredith requires health insurance as a condition of enrollment for all full-time undergraduate (12 credit hours or more), licensure only, pre-health post-baccalaureate, international, Sansepolcro students, and dietetic interns to assure that students have access to health care services beyond what is available on campus. All required students must take action in the Meredith BCBS insurance portal by Wednesday, September 12, 2018. 



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Awarding of Financial Aid for Current Students

Awarding for current Meredith Angels has begun for the 2018-2019 academic year. Financial aid packages will be mailed to the address listed on your student’s school record beginning in early June. Read the article for more about financial aid guidelines.



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Meredith College Celebrates 2018 Commencement

Meredith College held commencement exercises for the Class of 2018 on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Dorton Arena.



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Accounting Updates for Fall Semester 2018

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 updates from Meredith Accounting including billing and account access



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Alumna Athlete Spotlight: Jenny Honeycutt, ’01

In this feature from Meredith Athletics, alumna Jenny Honeycutt, ’01, talks about her experience as a student-athlete and her accomplishments since graduating from Meredith.