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  We look forward to hearing your submissions!

New Alumnae Spotlight: Amber McClure, ’10

If you happened to be on campus during the Alumnae Market at Alumnae Reunion Weekend you may have stumbled upon the Southern Draw booth.  Started by Meredith alumna Amber McClure, ’10, this new and fresh art boutique is full of colorful frames, signs and prints of all things Meredith!

Our newest Alumnae Spotlight highlights the work of Amber McClure, ’10.  Visit the Alumnae Spotlight page on the blog by clicking here or clicking on the link just above on the toolbar!

Meet the New Alumnae Association President: Elizabeth Dove, ’84

On May 14th during Alumnae Reunion Weekend,  Elizabeth Dove, ’84 assumed her role as the next President of the Meredith College Alumnae Association.  The gavel was passed from Deborah Jordan Matthews, ’74 in a ceremony at Saturday’s Annual Meeting.    Look for regular updates from Elizabeth on our blog, as she meets with Alumnae from around the country and shares new ideas on how our Alumnae support and strengthen Meredith.

To read more about Elizabeth Dove, ’84, please visit the Alumnae Spotlight page by clicking here.


As always, if you know of an alumna who should be featured in an upcoming Alumnae Spotlight, please feel free to email us at

Alumnae Spotlight

Each year around 400 Meredith students walk across McIver amphitheater and receive their diplomas.  Suddenly they become graduates and join the sisterhood of nearly 19,000 alumnae.  Meredith College is fortunate to have an exceptionally talented and driven group of alumnae.  Our alumnae have gone on to be screen writers, foster parents, actresses and graphic designers.  They have opened medical clinics, raced through Alaska, worked in National Security and spent time starting theater companies in London.  Whether they stay right here in Raleigh or move half way across the world, it can be said that Meredith College has some of the most successful and interesting alumnae.  Be sure to check out the ‘Alumnae Spotlight’ to see what just a few of them have been up to.

This month’s spotlight features Martha Anderson Dobson, ’81 who was chosen as the Target® 2011 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.   To read more about her journey through Alaska, click here.

If you would like to nominate an outstanding alumna for the spotlight, please email us at

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