Live in Vance, Granville or Guilford County? Help us welcome Meredith’s Class of 2016!

The Meredith College Alumnae Association is looking forward to our spring series of Student Welcome Events.  As some of you may remember from last spring, these events are a wonderful celebration of the past and the future of Meredith College as we invite prospective students and their parents to join our alumnae at these events.  We currently have Welcome Events scheduled in Henderson and Greensboro, NC.  At this time, we are scheduling other events all over the state.  If you live in Vance/Granville or Guilford Counties, please plan to join us at one of these events.  Check back in soon for additional dates!

Vance/Granville County Alumnae Chapter Event & Student Welcome
Thursday, April 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. 
Featuring guest speaker Dr. Jean Jackson, ’75, Vice President for College Programs
At the home of Kathy Anderson Newcomb, ’81
RSVP to Meredith Moody at moorem@meredith.edu or 919.760.8070

Guilford County Alumnae Chapter Event & Student Welcome
Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
At the home of Elam Muse, ’72
RSVP to The Alumnae Office at alumnae@meredith.edu or 919.760.8548

2012 Alumnae Awards Nominations – Last Call!

Last call!  Please consider nominating a fellow classmate or alumna for one of the Alumnae Awards.  The categories for consideration are: Distinguished Alumna, Career Achievement and Recent Graduate.

Nominations are welcome from Meredith College alumnae, faculty, staff, and administration.  Please click here for the application.  All awards will be presented at Alumnae Reunion Weekend in May 2012.

Award nominations are reviewed and recipients are selected by the Alumnae Association’s Alumnae Awards Committee. The President-Elect of the Alumnae Association chairs the Awards Committee and asks other alumnae and current students to serve on the committee. In years without a President-Elect, the Vice President for Outreach of the Alumnae Association chairs the committee.

All nominations for an Alumnae Awards should be sent to the Office of Alumnae & Parent Relations at alumnae@meredith.edu or (919) 760-2818 (fax).

Photo of the Week!

Meredith College history was made on March 22, 2012, when Jo Allen, ’80, was formally installed as the first alumna to assume the leadership of the 120-year old institution.

We’re all in this together!

Yes, our greatness as a nation has depended on individual initiative, on a belief in the free market. But it has also depended on our sense of mutual regard for each other, of mutual responsibility. The idea that everybody has a stake in the country, that we’re all in it together and everybody’s got a shot at opportunity. Americans know this. We know that government can’t solve all our problems – and we don’t want it to. But we also know that there are some things we can’t do on our own. We know that there are some things we do better together.
– President Barack Obama

Recently, I read the above quote, and it made me think about the greater Meredith community, which to me, seems like a big continuum of education, community spirit and sharing among faculty, staff, the alumnae and the student body. A feeling of constant regeneration of new ideas and old traditions; the passing on of wisdom from the old while we learn from the new.

Meredith graduates are, as a whole, quite wise when it comes to our school and ourselves. We know a good prospective student when we meet her, a giving alumna when we need her (which is a lot) and a caring and devoted faculty member who can answer the call, whatever it may be. We know this because of the community of sharing we’re a part of and a mutual belief that we all have a responsibility to give back to the College, be it a financial gift or time volunteered.

Meredith Alumnae recently sponsored the Discover Meredith prospective student recruiting event. I was overwhelmed at the alumnae response of finding and hosting prospective students at a Saturday event on campus. Alumnae who brought students to campus were proud to show off our heritage and pass along to the next generation the experiences we had while we were in school;  the experiences passed along once again…

– Elizabeth Dove, ’84, President, Meredith College Alumnae Association

Off they go…!

About 45 minutes ago, two buses packed with alumnae from 1938-2011 departed from Meredith’s campus and made their way toward Memorial Auditorium.  In just a few short hours, Dr. Allen will be officially installed as Meredith College’s first alumna president.  One alumna representative from each of Meredith’s graduating class will be marching in the procession at this morning’s ceremony.

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