February Lunch & Learn

Alumnae Lunch & Learn Series

Make plans to join us for the February session of the Alumnae Lunch & Learn Series!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
11:30 am – Oak Room
Meredith College campus 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with fellow Meredith Angels!  Dr. Fran Page, department head of Music, will lead members of the Chorale and Ensemble in a special performance.

To RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumnae Relations at 919.760.8548 or alumnae@meredith.edu.  Cost is $22/person.  Spaces are limited.

Photo of the Week!

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It’s been a chilly couple of weeks in Raleigh!  Please enjoy the snow day photos from the Oak Leaves!

Alumna Brings Her Film to Meredith

Documentary Filmmaker Camden Watts, ’03, will screen her film “Abandoned Allies” at Meredith College on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at 7 p.m. in Carswell Hall.

“Abandoned Allies” is about the Montagnards who served as American allies during the Vietnam War. It explores the history of these tribal people, how they supported the U.S. Special Forces during the war, and what has happened since then. Now, more than 40 years after the war ended, both American and Montagnard soldiers open up about what took place and how it will affect future generations.

Watts spent four years on this project, from its inception to its completion in 2012. Watts traveled throughout North Carolina, as well as Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, and Wisconsin to interview subject matter experts. Over the course of four years, more than 40 volunteers supported the filmmakers–helping with production, post-production, promotion, and more. Production of “Abandoned Allies” took about two years, and post production took about two and a half years.

The screening at Meredith will be followed by a panel discussion featuring people from the film and the Montagnard community. The event will be of particular interest to those interested in the history of the film’s subject, the craft of filmmaking, and the accomplishments of recent Meredith graduates.

Camden Watts is a 2003 graduate of Meredith College, where she majored in studio art, minored in professional communications and concentrated in graphic design.

Visit abandonedallies.com for more information on the film. For information about the Meredith College screening, contact one of the event organizers: Alisa Johnson (919-760-2288), John Kincheloe (919-760-8457) or Jeff Martinson (919-760-2349).

-Melyssa Allen, Marketing

Tisha Duncan, ’99, celebrates the release of her new children’s book

Assistant Professor of Education Tisha Duncan, ’99, visited Quail Ridge Books for the release of her latest children’s book, “Myrtle the Blue-Eyed Turtle,”  on Saturday, January 12. Dr. Tisha Duncan is the author of “My Dirty Cat Mutt” and “Myrtle the Blue Eyed Turtle”.

New ImageLeft to Right: Cashwell Jenkins, ’12 Anna Williams, ’12, Dr. Tisha Duncan, ’99, Emily Parker, ’12 and Sydney Sauers, ’12

This photo was taken at Quail Ridge Books where Dr. Tisha Duncan read aloud her newest children’s book, “Myrtle the Blue Eyed Turtle”. Several of her previous students, now first year teachers, from the Class of 2012 were there to support her.

Alumnae Spotlight: Amanda Bordeaux, ’05

Beginning this month, Beyond the Back Gate will be featuring a monthly alumnae spotlight.  To kick off the 2013 Alumnae Spotlight series, we’ve invited Amanda Bordeaux, ’05 to be our first spotlight!  Amanda, owner of Sitter Connection, has been featured on NBC 17 and has been written up in numerous online articles and magazine stories.  To read more, please view the January Alumnae Spotlight by clicking here. You can also access the Alumnae Spotlight section of the blog by clicking on the Alumnae Spotlight tab located on the toolbar at the top of the homepage.

Keep an eye out on this section of the blog as we feature a new alumna each month.

To nominate a fellow alumna for the spotlight series, please email us at alumnaeblog@meredith.edu.  We look forward to hearing your submissions!

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