Photo of the Week!

Another great photograph by Lucy Sanders Hood, who studied art at Meredith around 1910. Note the architectural details of old Meredith’s Main Building.

Meredith College Ranked as one of the Most Popular Liberal Arts Colleges

On January 25th, U.S. News and World Report ranked Meredith College as one of the the top 20 most popular Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States.

“One of the best indicators of a school’s popularity among students is the school’s yield–the percentage of applicants accepted by a college who end up enrolling at that institution in the fall. The figures in these tables are from the fall 2009 entering class and show the students that were accepted, the students that enrolled, and the admit yield. The table highlights the most popular liberal arts colleges, which are schools that place an emphasis on undergraduate education and award at least 50 percent of their degrees in the liberal arts,” according to U.S. News and World Report.

Click HERE to read the full article.

Photo of the Week!

The 1962 Oak Leaves (held by the students on the right) seems to be a hit!

Holiday Tea Held for College Donors

On December 5, 2010, more than 60 alumnae and friends of the College attended a Holiday Tea preceding the Meredith College Holiday Concert.  The Holiday Tea is an annual event, and this year the occasion honored donors who are members of the Rotunda Club, Iris Club, Iris Club-President’s Circle, Thomas Meredith Society, Stringfield Endowment Society, and Heritage Society.

During the fiscal year, members of these giving clubs and societies support Meredith by giving a minimum of $500 annually or have made other types of investments in Meredith such as an endowment or by naming Meredith in a will, trust, or annuity.  Additionally, faculty and staff supporters and donors who made their first gifts to The Meredith Fund were invited to join the festivities.

As special holiday entertainment, the Meredith College Bathtub Ring sang a collection of joyful carols to help get everyone at the Holiday Tea “warmed up” for the concert to follow.

Steve & Connie Mullinix enjoy the Holiday Tea.

If you have any questions regarding Annual Giving Clubs or Lifetime Giving Societies, please contact Jane Mitchell, director of The Meredith Fund at mitchelj@meredith.edu or (919) 760-8060.

 

Annual Giving Clubs-

Fountain Club:  $1-$499
Rotunda Club: $500-$999
Iris Club: $1,000-$4,999
Iris Club-President’s Circle: $5,000+

Recent Graduates—10 years or fewer since graduation
Iris Club: $500-$2,499
Iris Cub-President’s Circle: $2,500+

Lifetime Giving Societies –

Thomas Meredith Society:
$100,000 cumulative giving to any fund(s)

Stringfield Endowment Society:
$25,000+ paid to any endowment fund

Heritage Society:
Gift in will, trust, or annuity

 

-Jane Mitchell, Director of The Meredith Fund

Photo of the Week!

A group of unidentified students in the 80s enjoy a snow day by sledding on trays “provided by” Belk Dining Hall.

Do you have a favorite snow day memory from your days at Meredith?  If so, please share it with us by adding a comment to this post!  We would love to hear from you!

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