Founders’ Day Lecture

The Meredith College Alumnae Association
invites you to attend the

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Presidential Lecture Series featuring Dr. Maureen A Hartford

Monday, February 28th at 7:00pm
in Jones Auditorium, Meredith College Campus

President Maureen Hartford will lecture as part of the College’s 2011 Founders’ Day observance. Hartford, Meredith’s first female president, will discuss “Critical Thinking in Women’s Education.” She holds a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas, where her dissertation topic was “Profiles of Women Chief Executive Officers.” Hartford, whose career spans three decades of leadership in higher education administration and 12 years as Meredith’s president, will retire in June 2011.

Questions? Please contact the Office of Alumnae & Parent Relations at 919.760.8548 or

Community service project to honor legacy of leadership and service of Dr. Hartford

The Office of Student Leadership and Service and the Major Events Committee are coordinating a service project for the Meredith Community to honor the legacy of leadership and service that Dr. Hartford has brought to our campus. During the month of February, Meredith College will be collecting clothing and financial contributions for Dress for Success and Abbeygail’s Closet, organizations that focus on supporting women in our community. This project will allow the campus to emphasize the importance of women’s leadership and to make an impact on the lives of local women.

The Triangle affiliate of Dress for Success, started by a Meredith alumna, provides disadvantaged women with professional attire and employment assistance. Abbeygail’s Closet is a local thrift store managed by the Women’s Center of Wake County. It is the social enterprise of the organization and exists to fund their programs and services that include assistance to low income and homeless women and children in Wake County.  For more information on Dress for Success, click here, for more information on Abbeygail’s Closet, click here.

Items Needed:

Women’s suits (any size but definitely need sizes 18 and above)


Jewelry and Accessories

Thumb Drives for the women to store their employment documents

Resume Paper

Business Casual Clothing

Donations will be collected throughout February in 1st floor Cate Center, Johnson Hall, and Jones Chapel. Bins will be at these locations beginning February 1st.

For questions, please contact Tabitha Underwood, Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Service at or 919-760-8338.

-Tabitha Underwood, Student Leadership and Service

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