Greetings from the Meredith College Young Alumnae Board

The Meredith College Young Alumnae Board was established to promote the active involvement of recent graduates in the life of the college. The Board is comprised of and serves alumnae who have received degrees from Meredith within the past ten years. We strive to encourage dialogue between our alumnae and our beloved Alma Mater and provide a vehicle for ideas, thoughts, and concerns. We focus on three key areas: student recruitment  fundraising, and programming  The board meets approximately eight times a year and hosts both  fall and spring social events as well as mother’s events. We are thrilled to be able to serve our alumnae and take our responsibilities seriously! Please see the biography’s below to learn a little more about this year’s board!

Stella Sutton Barker, ‘03
Major: Mass Communication
Current Career: Full-time mom to two little boys,  church volunteer
Favorite Meredith Memory: Cornhuskin’

Beth Stephenson Pelter, ‘03
Major: Computer Information Systems
Current Career: I currently work for AT&T, supporting IBM voice services.
Favorite Meredith Memory: One of my favorite memories is from freshman move in day.  I will never forget the wonderful feeling of welcome I had as we drove up the main drive and saw the signs, the balloon arch, and the upperclassman lining the road waving and blowing whistles.

 Mary-Kathryn Pate Connor, ‘04
Major: Family and Consumer Sciences
Current career: Needham B. Broughton High School Career Development Coordinator
Favorite Meredith Memory:  My favorite memory was the weekend I traveled to Washington, DC with Dr. Deborah Tippett for the National Association for Family and Consumer Sciences Conference.  In addition to all the workshops and events we experienced as part of the conference, Dr. Tippett took time to take me to the American Art Museum, the National Museum of American History, the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and Pentagon City Mall.  I was so inspired that a college professor would do this for me.

Blair Briggs Roberts, ‘04
Major: Business Administration
Current Career: HR Generalist for APC, Inc.
Favorite Meredith Memory: My favorite memory is Class Day! Both sophomore and senior year. Sophomore was so much fun when we had to go hunt and steal the ivy for the daisy chain. My favorite part of senior year was running into the daisy chain that had been formed in our class numerals.

Sarah Wilson Collins, ‘05
Major: Political Science with a minor in Business Administration
Current career: 3rd Year Law Student, Campbell University School of Law
Favorite Meredith Memory: Going to gather ivy and making the daisy chain for my big sis’s (03) class day, all the wonderful times on 4th Stringfield my freshman year, and of course all the Cornhuskin fun!

Laura McNeill Cox, ‘05
Major: Business Administration, concentration in Management
Current Career: Client Advocate for Dimension Data, a worldwide IT provider
Favorite Meredith Memory: Performing at Cornhuskin in front of classmates, family, and friends and all the late night dance practices leading up!

Kelly Cash, ‘06
Major: Psychology
Current Career: Ministry Assistant at Bay Leaf Baptist Church
Favorite Meredith Memory: There are so many! My top two are Class Day & winning Cornhuskin’ during both my junior AND senior year!

Talley Rouse Evans, ‘06
Major: Psychology with k-6 licensure
Current Career: K-2 Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted Teacher Favorite Meredith Memory: Cornhuskin’

Christen Crouch, ‘07
Major: Business and Psychology
Current Career: Product Controller at Credit Suisse
Favorite Meredith Memory: My favorite memory to this day is move in day. I will never forget when a current student said to me, “Hi are you my RA do you know where I get my keys to the room?” and I laughed and said “Hi I am actually your roommate!” She thought I was the RA because I was already rocking a Meredith T-shirt (one of the many I would collect). That “girl” was my roommate all four years in college on campus and off, my neighbor when we bought townhouses across the street from each other after college, and she will now be my matron of honor this year at my wedding. I guess that is why I still love move in day, because I know these girls are starting their next step in life and meeting the girls that will be their sisters forever.

 Jessica Pike Currin, ‘07
Major: Psychology and K-6 Teaching License
Current Career: 3rd Grade Teacher at Lynn Road Elementary in Raleigh
Favorite Meredith Memory: There are so many memories I cherish because of all the traditions at Meredith. My favorite is probably Senior Year Cornhuskin’!

Nicole McGuinness Hines, ‘08
Major: Political Science with a minor in Communication
Current Career: Research Assistant for NC Senator
Favorite Meredith Memory: Being one of the Ring Dinner Co-Chairs for my class.

Liz McLean, ‘08
Major: Political Science and History
Current Career: Continental Communications Inc.  Public Relations, Association Management, Political Strategy Management
Favorite Meredith Memory: Senior year practicing for Cornhuskin’ in the amphitheater until all hours of the morning and watching as the news crews and security teams started arriving at campus for Nancy Pelosi’s convocation that morning.

Ashley King, ‘09
Major: Child Development, K-6 Licensure
Current Career: 3-8 Site Administrator at Franklin Academy
Favorite Meredith Memory: My favorite MC memory would have to be graduation. It was such a memorable day with my family and best college friends to celebrate four incredible years.

Joanna Elizabeth Still, ‘09
Major: Communication and Marketing
Current career: Inside Sales Representative at Lenovo
Favorite Meredith Memory: Class Day

Kala Stanton, ‘10
Major: Family and Consumer Sciences
Current Career: Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Daniels Middle School
Favorite Meredith Memory: Class Day, of course!

Britt Tatum, ‘10
Major: Interpersonal Communication
Current Career: Nanny
Favorite Meredith Memory: Of course, winning Cornhuskin’ in 2009

Margo J. Alfieri, ‘11
Major: Interpersonal Communication with a minor in Human Resource Management
Career: Human Resource Coordinator at McLaurin Parking Company
Favorite Meredith Memory: One of my favorite Meredith memories is receiving my onyx ring. It was at this point in time that I felt completely connected to the Meredith sisterhood. I find myself looking for the MC ring everywhere I go!

Samantha Bryant, ‘11
Major: Economics
Current Career: Sales at Lenovo
Favorite Meredith Memory: Class Day – both Sophomore and Senior years.

Emily Pappas, ‘12
Major: Business Administration with a minor in Economics
Current career: Student at Campbell Law
Favorite Meredith Memory: Hanging out in the dorms on an average night and Sophomore year Cornhuskin’ when we won 2nd place behind our bigs, 2010!

Sarah Terrell, ‘12
Major: Business Administration
Current Career: Production Specialist at Peter Millar, LLC.
Favorite Meredith Memory: Ring Dinner with the Class of 2012

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