Alumna Cori Spade Shows Collection at New York Fashion Week

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Cori Spade, ’13, a recent graduate of Meredith’s fashion program, brought her designs to a wider audience during New York’s famed Fashion Week.

Spade won the opportunity through the Third Annual Trend*Setting Fashion Show in June. Through the competition, Spade was chosen to create a Spring/Summer 2014 collection for a Designer’s Review showcase on September 8.

Designing a New York Fashion Week collection was a dream come true for Spade. While the design process was “exciting and glamorous” producing the collection took hard work.

“Designing and creating the line is a very large part of the process, but there is so much more that goes into preparing for fashion week,” Spade said.  “I had to learn how to market myself, network, get some amazing sponsors, and promote the event.”

As an undergraduate, Spade also won accolades for her work. In 2011, Spade was a finalist for the International Textiles and Apparel Association’s Paris American Academy Scholarship.

-Melyssa Allen, Marketing

Goodbye Wonderland, hello real world!

In the words of 2013 class president, Michelle Cox, “I have been told by many alumnae that this moment should not be a moment of lasting goodbyes but of forever hellos.  It is time my friends, it is time for us to turn our rings to face the world.   Time for us to put into action that which we have learned.  Time for us to turn the page on this chapter of our lives.  As our bodies part today, our souls remain intertwined in a sisterhood only a Meredith angel can understand.  So my friends, lets turn together a new chapter in our lives.  Congratulations, my friends… I cannot wait to see how far our lights will shine.”

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Congratulations to the class of 2013!  We are so proud of you ladies and are very excited to welcome you with open arms into the alumnae community!  To view a video from the 2013 commencement  please click here.

 

The Meredith Fund Updates

We’re excited and proud to report that the Class of 2013 has reached 40% participation for their Senior Class Gift! Forty-four members of the Class of 2013 have already joined the Ivy Society – which is fantastic.  Congratulations and big thanks to the Class of 2013!

We’re also excited to tell you all that Faculty and Staff giving to Meredith has reached 45%. This is HUGE! Thank you to the faculty & staff of Meredith College!

It’s great to know that current students, faculty and staff are supporting Meredith College.

Additionally, the top ten classes participating in the Meredith Mayhem after week seven are as follows:

1. Class of 2012
2. Class of 1950
3. Class of 1970
4. Class of 1953
5. Class of 2003
6. Class of 1977
7. Class of 1957
8. Class of 1963
9. Class of 1960
10. Class of 1946
10. Class of 1961

Job well done to these alumnae classes!  Thank you for your continued enthusiasm and support of Meredith College!

Please continue to encourage your classmates to make their gift to the annual fund before the end of this fiscal year (which ends on June 30, 2013).  Our alumnae giving percentage is currently at 14%.  Help us to meet our goal of 20% for the 2012-2013 year. Our percentage from the 2011-2012 year was 18.3%.  The chat below shows Meredith College in comparison to our peer institutions.  Every gift counts — no matter the size! 

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To make your gift to the Meredith Fund today, please click here

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