Founders’ Week Challenge

In celebration of Meredith's 125th Anniversary, alumnae near and far are invited to participate in the Founders' Week social media challenge. Check out the photo prompts below. We can't wait to see all of your pictures next week!


Join us in celebrating 124 years of Going Strong!

Going Strong Week will be held February 23-27, 2015, culminating in Founders’ Day on Friday, February 27. Whether you are in the Raleigh area or abroad, we encourage alumnae to join us in celebrating 124 years of Meredith College Going Strong! To participate, please post your photos to the alumnae Facebook page or your personal... Continue Reading →

Happy Founders’ Day!

Please join us in wishing Meredith College a very happy 122nd birthday today! Each year, a day is set aside for Meredith to honor its founding on February 27, 1891. Founders’ Day is marked by a convocation address and remembrance of Thomas Meredith, Baptist leader and advocate for women’s education. The College’s name was changed... Continue Reading →

Founders’ Day Reflection

On behalf of the Meredith College Alumnae Association, happy Founders' Day! Today Meredith College turns 121. Empowered, world-class, results-oriented, inquisitive, compassionate. These are words used to describe the Meredith graduate of today, yet they could just as easily been used to describe our first graduating class of 1902, better known to us as the Immortal... Continue Reading →

Photo of the Week!

Pictured (L-R) are Sarah Lemmon, Margaret Craig Martin, '30, and Larry Williams.  The three are seen placing a wreath at the grave of Thomas Meredith in the Raleigh City Cemetery. The tradition of laying a wreath on Meredith's grave began in 1910. Sarah Lemmon was a history professor 1947-1977, Margaret Martin served as the Director... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Photo of the Week!

1909 brought the first Founders’ Day, honoring Thomas Meredith (1795-1850) and celebrating the new name of Baptist University for Women: Meredith College. At the 1966 Founders’ Day, as this photo shows, students honored him again by placing a wreath on his grave in Raleigh City Cemetery. The 75th anniversary of the 1891 charter of the... Continue Reading →

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