Alumnae Calendar of Events

There are many opportunities for you to join fellow alumnae for events throughout the fall, and we hope you will consider attending some of these upcoming Alumnae Association events.  For questions or to register to attend any of these upcoming events, please contact the Office of Alumnae Relations at 919.760.8548 or  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sunday, October 5, 2014 – Music Alumnae Reception and Performance
7:00 pm
Covenant Presbyterian Church

Monday, October 6, 2014 – Forsyth County Chapter Event
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Taste of Fall Cooking Demo featuring Julia Chandler
Southern Home and Kitchen

Thursday, October 9, 2014 – North East Wake County Chapter Event
6:00 pm
Wine & Design

Saturday, October 11, 2014 – Nashville, TN Chapter Event
10:30 am
Coffee and Conversation featuring a College Update from Billie Jo Cockman, ’79 and Susan Metts, ’71
Hosted at the home of Sandra Graham Cagle, ‘79

Saturday, October 11, 2014 – Foothills, SC Chapter Event
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
High Cotton

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – Eastern NC (Wilson, Edgecombe, Nash Counties) Chapter Event
Social and Tour of Whirligig Park in Wilson

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – October Lunch and Learn
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Strong Points led by Candice Webb, director of StrongPoints, and Jennifer Coples ‘16
18 Seaboard

Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Shelton Vineyards Wine Tasting and Tour
12 pm

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – Teaching Fellows Alumnae Pre-Lecture Reception
5:00 pm – Location TBD
Graduate Programs in Education and Kappa Delta Pi hosts R. Lynn Canady: It’s a good score: Just a bad grade!
6:00 pm – Kresge Auditorium, limited seating

Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Charleston Area Chapter Event
7:00 pm
Hosted by Kelli Snyder, ‘92

Saturday, October 25, 2014 – Orange and Durham Counties Chapter Event
11:30 am
The Fearrington

Saturday, October 25, 2014 – Western Wake County Chapter Event
3:00 pm
Wine & Cupcakes
Cloer Family Vineyards

Sunday, October 26, 2014 – Henderson/Oxford Chapter Event
12:30 pm
College Update and Social featuring remarks from Billie Jo Cockman, ‘79
Henderson Country Club

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – Networking Angels
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Evening of Networking featuring remarks from Dr. Jo Allen. ‘80
The Massey House

Saturday, November 1, 2014 – Discover Meredith
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Alumnae are invited to bring a prospective student for a special day on campus. To view the schedule for the day or to register to attend, please visit:

Friday, November 7, 2014 – Cornhuskin’
Front Drive Parade – 3:30 pm
Cornhuskin’ Reception – 4:30 pm
Class Competition – 6:00 pm
Alumnae wristbands are available for seating on Alumnae Hill and within McIver Amphitheater.

Sunday, November 9, 2014 – Allentown, PA Area Wine & Cheese Reception
5:00 – 7:00 pm
The Miller Building of Cedar Crest College

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Networking Angels Business After Hours
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location TBD.

Friday, November 14 – Sunday, November 16, 2014 – NYC Alumnae Trip
This trip is currently sold out.

Friday, November 14, 2014 – NYC Chapter Reception
6:00 – 7:30 pm
The Muse Hotel

Monday, November 17, 2014 – Wake County Holiday Demonstration
5:00 – 8:00 pm
JaGG Classic Wholesale

Thursday, November 20, 2014 – DPAC Show: Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Pre-show dinner at Tobacco Road – Time TBD

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 – Wake County Open House Holiday Open House hosted by Dr. Jo Allen ‘80
6:00 – 7:30 pm
The Massey House

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – Alumnae Worship Service at The Gathering
10 am
Jones Chapel

Monday, December 8, 2014 – Guilford County Angel Exchange
Location and time TBD.

Monday, December 8, 2014 – Holiday Reception for Graduate School Alumni
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Meredith College

Monday, December 8, 2014 – Networking Angels Holiday Social
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Alumnae House Parlor

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 – New Bern Area Angel Exchange
6:00 – 7:30 pm
New Bern Golf and Country Club

Calling all Charlotte Alumnae!

The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter Book Club is kicking-off its first official year! We would love for you to join us to share a time of fellowship and of reading. Please plan to join us each month or just drop in as you’re able. See below for dates and book selections. Should you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to contact Meredith Alexander, ’09 (

All book club meetings will take place at at Mugs Coffee at 2:00 and will generally conclude by 3:30pm. Mugs Coffee is located in the Park Selwyn Shopping Center, on the corner of Park Rd and Selwyn Ave, next to Portofino’s Italian Restaurant and Lucky Lou’s Tavern.

We would love to see you there!

Sunday, Sept. 8: Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
Sunday, Oct 6: A Land More Kind than Home, Wiley Cash
Sunday, Nov 3: Z a Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, Therese Anne Fowler
Sunday, Dec. 8: The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
Sunday, Jan 5.: The Scent of Rain & Lightening, Nancy Pickard
Sunday, Feb. 2: Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg
Sunday, March: 2: The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman
Sunday, April 6: The Marlowe Papers, Ros Barber
Sunday, May 4: Life after Life, Kate Atkinson
Sunday, June 1: May We Be Forgiven, A. M. Homes

Please join us: YAB Fall Family Event

Please join us for our Young Alumnae Board sponsored Fall Family Event on Sunday, October 21 from 12:00-3:45pm on the Meredith campus.

12:00-12:30pm – All children are invited to hit the field for a quick game of soccer with members of the current Avenging Angels’ soccer team!

12:45-2:00pm – Pumpkin painting, crafts and snacks for all of our guests! Small pumpkins & light snacks and drinks will be provided but feel free to bring your own pumpkins and/or a picnic lunch for your family as we enjoy the fall weather!

2:00-3:45pm– Watch Avenging Angels soccer team take on Averett University with a special alumnae recognition during half time!Feel free to join us for part of the afternoon or for the whole day! Bring your children, nieces and nephews, neighbors, cousins, family friends, etc!There is no cost for this event, including the soccer game, but please RSVP to and let us know if you’re able to attend some or all of the activities we have planned.

Guests enjoy pumpkin painting at the 2011 YAB Fall Family Event.
To see additional photos from last year’s event, please click here.

Alumnae Association Fall Events: Richmond, Hickory, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Wilmington, Henderson and more!

Greetings from the Alumnae Office!

We hope that everyone had a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend.  It seems that the summer has come and gone and we’re all ready for a new season, new weather, new beginnings and, of course, new alumnae events!  We’ve been hard at work over the last few months planning and coordinating alumnae events, Lunch and Learns and special events.  We hope that you’ll be able to join us at a few events this fall.  Below you’ll see our most up-to-date listing of Alumnae Chapter Events.  Also, please keep in mind that we always work to update the calendar section of this blog. 

Richmond Area Chapter Event
Tuesday, September 18 from 6-9 p.m. 
At Wine & Design in Richmond
A local artist will help us each create a fantastic Meredith College
painting with step-by step instruction.  You will go home
with a masterpiece that shows off your inner artist! Cost is $35 per person.
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Halie Sue Smith, ’11 at or 919.760.8391.

Western Wake County Chapter Event
Tuesday, September 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. 
At the Mae Grimmer Alumnae House, Meredith College
Please join us on campus for college updates from the Interior Design Program. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Meredith Moody, ’10 at or 919.760.8070.

New Hanover County Chapter Event
Sunday, September 23 from 2-4 p.m.
At Moonpies & Fireflies, owned by Elizabeth Brinkley Edwards, ‘96 in Wilmington
Please join us for college updates from Dr. Nina Crawford Bostic, ’96, professor of Hunan Environmental Sciences.
For questions or to RSVP, please contact The Alumnae Office at or 919.760.8548.

Chatham/Orange/Durham County Chapter Event
& Cooking Class

Sunday, September 30 
CLASS at Southern Season 
Please join for an epicurean cooking class dished up with a heaping serving of expertise and style at Southern Season in Chapel Hill.  Nealie Tebb, Graduate Program Manager for Nutrition, will be coming form Meredith College to speak to the group.  Cost is $40 per person.
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Meredith Moody, ’10 at or 919.760.8070.

Hickory Area Chapter Event
Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Cooking Class: Cooking for the Season
Please join for a private cooking class at Market on Main in Hickory.  Cost is $25 per person and space is limited.  For questions or to RSVP, please contact Meredith Moody, ’10 at or 919.760.8070.

Greensboro Chapter Event
Thursday, October 11 at 6 p.m.
at the home of Meredith Elam Muse, ’72
Please join for college updates from Dr. Jean Jackson, ’75.  For questions or to RSVP, please contact The Alumnae Office at or 919.760.8548.

Nashville Area Chapter Event
Saturday, October 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Location TBD.
Please join for brunch and college updates from Meredith College staff members.  For questions or to RSVP, please contact Meredith Moody, ’10 at or 919.760.8070.

Northeast Wake County Chapter Event
Sunday, October 14 at 5:30 p.m. 
Over the Falls Deli in Wake Forest
Please join for an alumnae gathering featuring college updates. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Halie Sue Smith, ’11 at or 919.760.8391.

Vance/Granville County Alumnae Chapter Event
Tuesday, October 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. 
at the home of Nancy Young Noel, ’57
Please join us for an alumnae get together and dessert social.  A member of the Meredith College faculty will also be on hand to give a college update!
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Meredith Moody, ’10 at or 919.760.8070.

Pitt & Martin Counties Chapter Event
Tuesday, October 23 at 6 p.m.
At Wine & Design of Jamestown
A local artist will offer step by step instructions on creating an image of Johnson Hall.  Guests will go home with a masterpiece! Cost is $30/pp.
For questions or to RSVP, please contact The Alumnae Office at or 919.760.8548.

Mecklenburg County Chapter Event
Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m.
At Saint John’s Baptist Church

Please join us for an afternoon of music with Dr. Allen, Dr. Fran Page and the Meredith College chorale, ensemble, sinfonietta, and more.
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Halie Sue Smith, ’11 at or 919.760.8391.

Durham, Orange, Chatham Chapter
Thursday, November 15 at 7 :30 pm – Jersey Boys presented by DPAC – This event is sold out.

NYC Area Chapter Event
Friday, November 16
The Hotel Metro
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Hilary Allen, ’01 at or 919.760.8548.

Wake County Holiday Open House
Monday, December 3 from 6-8pm

at the Massey House, President’s Residence
For questions or to RSVP, please contact The Alumnae Office at or 919.760.8548.

Guilford County Chapter Event
Monday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. 
Guilford County Angel Exchange  
Lucky 31 in Greensboro
For questions or to RSVP, please contact The Alumnae Office at or 919.760.8548.

Fall into Meredith Events: Alumnae L&L Series

Fall into Meredith Events!

Even though it’s still hot outside, it’s not too early to be thinking ahead to fall at Meredith and all of the ‘cool’ events we have scheduled for Alumnae.  Please visit the Alumnae Calendar tab on the blog by clicking here to see a listing of our upcoming events.

I’m proud to announce that this year we’re going to be starting a brand new Lunch & Learn (L&L) series.  Below you can find a full schedule for the L&L series which will feature the talents and expertise of faculty, staff, students and alumnae.  Three L&L’s are planned for  this fall and another four in the spring.

This fall we’re having a summer reading program lecture featuring Dr. Deborah Tippett, an election information/Q&A session featuring Dr. Clyde Frazier and a holiday decorating/tablescape session featuring our alumna Jo Dermid, ’64 (owner of Graceful Tables, an event and design business).  All of the L&Ls will be in the Raleigh area; some on campus and some in local restaurants.  If all goes well this year,  we’re hoping to expand them to other areas next year!

Stay tuned and stay cool!

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


Alumnae Lunch & Learn Series

Please make plans to attend the 2012-2013 Alumnae Lunch & Learn Series!  Join fellow alumnae for lunch as we hear from current faculty, staff, students and alumnae on various topics.

To RSVP to any of the following Lunch & Learn sessions, please contact the Office of Alumnae Relations at 919.760.8548 or  Cost: $22/person, which will include a 3 course meal in a private room.  Spaces are limited.  Please RSVP today to hold your spot.

September 19, 2012
11:30 am – 18 Seaboard
18 Seaboard Station, #100, Raleigh

Please join Dr. Deborah Tippett, department head of Human Environmental Sciences, for a discussion of Meredith’s Summer Reading book, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

October 17, 2012
11:30 am – Mia Francesca’s
4100 Main at North Hills, Raleigh

Dr. Clyde Frazier, professor of political science, will share information, lead a discussion and answer questions about the election cycle and the upcoming November elections.

November 14, 2012
11:30 am – Relish Café
5625 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh

Jo Dermid, ‘64, owner of Graceful Tables, will get you in the holiday spirit as she shares tips and tricks for holiday decorating and entertaining.

January 16, 2013
11:30 am – Tribeca Tavern
500 Ledgestone Way, Cary

Eat this, not that!  Join Katie Ort, nutritionist with Healthy Diets, Inc., and start the new year off on a healthy foot.  This session will focus on restaurant menus and how select healthy meal options.

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

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

March 13, 2013
11:30 am – Coquette
4351 the Circle at North Hills, Raleigh

Dr. Jane Barnes, professor of Business, will share information and lead a discussion on women’s leadership.

April 24, 2013
11:30 am – Frankie Weems Art Gallery
Gaddy Hamrick, Meredith College campus

Dr. Beth Mulvaney, department head of art, will lead a tour of the Senior Art Exhibition students.  Current students will be available to speak about their displayed work.  Following the tour, lunch will be served in the Oak Room.

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