Porter Byrum, a retired attorney and real estate developer from Charlotte, N.C., known for his educational philanthropy, passed away on March 27, 2017. He was 96. Byrum gave an initial gift in 2012 of $1 million to Meredith College in memory of his mother, Isa Ward Byrum, who attended Meredith College from 1906 to 1910. … Continue reading Porter Byrum: A Champion for Students (1920-2017)
The Alumnae Reunion Weekend brochure came out last week and was emailed to all of us. The weekend of May 19-21 I will celebrate with my classmates the 45 years I have been out of college. Or maybe I should put that another way----I will celebrate the four years I spent at Meredith with the … Continue reading Join Us for Alumnae Reunion Weekend!
What was your favorite memory during your time at Meredith? I have so many good memories. I think my favorite was the opening to Cornhuskin' my senior year. The entire class was down in the amphitheater and we did our grand entrance and I remember thinking to myself, 'SOAK IT IN, PAY ATTENTION TO THIS … Continue reading Alumnae Spotlight: Emily Cochran, ’03
Meredith College held its second annual Make It Count for Meredith Giving Day, one week ago, on February 28, 2017. A total of 1,799 donors contributed $356,375 during the 24-hours. The Giving Day goal of $250,000 was met by 5 p.m., so then the focus was how far above the goal donors would push by … Continue reading Meredith College Raises More Than $350,000 in 24 Hours
You’ve probably heard about the value of having a mentor, and likely even have one. Many women find that mentoring, while valuable and meaningful, has not necessarily removed the barriers that exist for advancement to roles at the top of organizations. Catalyst research has demonstrated that mentoring is “essential for development, yet insufficient for advancing … Continue reading Drive Career Success Through Sponsorship