House United: A Meredith & NC State Couples Event

Please join us for
House United: A Meredith and NC State Couples Event

Friday, October 12, 2012

6:30 pm

The Massey House, President’s Residence

Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres

Cost is $15/person

 

To register, please contact the Alumnae Office at 919.760.8548 or alumnae@meredith.edu

Discover Meredith: An event for Meredith alumnae & future Meredith Angels

Discover Meredith is a special day set aside for alumnae to share Meredith with the young women in their lives. It’s also an opportunity to connect with other alumnae and hear about future directions for the College from President Jo Allen, ’80, and other campus leaders.

Our alumnae play an essential role in helping to keep the College a strong and vibrant institution! This is a simple way for you to have a significant impact on the life of the College.

Whether it’s your daughter, granddaughter, neighbor or babysitter, we hope you will consider sharing Meredith with a future Angel. This is a chance for you to reach out to a young woman who would benefit from studying here. It is truly an opportunity to change her life.

Discover Meredith
Saturday, October 13, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Schedule of the Day:

Registration and Student Showcase – 8:30
Check-in and browse the student experience from the Classes of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Members of each class will be on hand to share information about campus life, classes and Meredith traditions.
Welcoming Remarks from President Jo Allen, ’80 – 9:30
Dr. Jo Allen, ’80, will welcome everyone to campus as well as share how she discovered Meredith.
Campus Traditions Tour – 10:00
Join current students and alumnae for a campus tour and scavenger hunt that highlights some of Meredith’s treasured traditions. Dr. Jean Jackson, ’75, Vice President for College Programs, will highlight some of Meredith’s history.
Alumnae/Student Panel – 11:30
Current students and recent alumnae will share their Meredith experiences as well as answer questions from the audience.
Lunch – 12:30
Elizabeth Dove, ’84, president of the Alumnae Association, will share remarks during lunch. Members of the Alumnae Association Board of Directors and Young Alumnae Board will serve as table hosts.

For additional information and to sign up for Discover Meredith, please visit the Discover Meredith website by clicking here

Photo of the Week!

And with fall, comes rain! These unidentified students are trying to stay dry while walking to class.  Luckily the weather on campus today is beautiful, sunny and cool!

‘MC ’12’

We all know that the relationships which we form at Meredith College hold a special place in our hearts.  We’ve also seen the gallery of wedding photos on the blog and it undoubtedly brings a smile to our faces because we know that the Meredith bond is something only we can understand.  You just have to experience it.

We recently received a photo submission from a 2012 alumna that we wanted to share with you all.   It’s such a sweet story and we hope that you will enjoy!

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On the first nerve-racking night of college, after the hours of move-in and the first hall meeting of Heilman’s second floor, I found myself in a moment of history.  There sat the women, the Meredith College Girls that would be with me through it all.  In that circle on my suitemate’s fuzzy pink rug, I met my best friends.  Little did we know, Whitney Windsor, Christa Key, Abigail Tester, Becca Yow, and I were in for a four-year-long ride.

And it was the ride of my life.  Together, we ‘experienced it.’  We shared the traditions of semi-formals and formals, Fire and Water, Charming Evening, Ring Dinner, Twelfth Night, Class Days, Cornhuskin’, Stunt, and more.  Our little circle has celebrated new beginnings and banned together in times of loss and disappointment.  Our friendship has had its fair share of profound moments, but it’s the ordinary moments that are the bread and butter of a sisterhood.  Like spying on each other’s first dates, weekly must-see episodes of One Tree Hill, creating the ‘Young Whoadies’, late night trips to Cook Out, and producing our own music videos.

It was during one of these ordinary moments that the idea was born.  As we sat around talking about boys we’d like to be our boyfriends and boyfriends we hoped would be more, the girls and I decided that we wanted to have something small to share for our walks down the aisle.  But I guess decided isn’t the right word, because it wasn’t decided at all.  We didn’t know what it would be, where it would go, who would have it first, or even who she would be walking towards.  The idea stuck, nonetheless, and was tucked away with our ordinary, bread and butter moments until one of those profound moments brought it back to the surface.

And that profound moment was my bridal luncheon.  Where I’d gathered all my favorite women to celebrate them, they once again reminded me just how amazing they are.  The girls surprised me with a card and a box, and as I peeled away the gift wrap and peaked inside, I discovered a sweet heart-shaped charm engraved with MC ’12 coupled with an adorable little ring.  I could not have imagined a more perfect gift, and on my wedding day, it charmed my bouquet in every sense of the word.  The doors opened, I clenched my bouquet tight, and carried the love and support of my sisters along for the ride down the aisle.  And now a newlywed typing away in my living room, I am honored to keep our little treasure safe and sound until it’s time to pass it on to another blushing bride.

-Elizabeth Alexander Green, ’12

 

Photo of the Week!

The Class of 1977 leaves a sweet message for their lil’ sis class. Meredith College prides itself on tradition and the big/lil’ sis tradition is one of the best. Alumnae often stay connected with their big sis and lil sis well after graduation.

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