Farewell from the Alumnae Association President

Each year as spring arrives, another academic year draws to a close. It is a bittersweet moment. Students feel proud of what they have accomplished and relieved to have successfully completed another year of scholarly challenge. There is also a hint of sadness in the air as they gather their belongings, bid classmates farewell, and... Continue Reading →

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You know it’s springtime at Meredith when…

Spring is my favorite season on the Meredith Campus. Grass greens, trees bud, days lengthen and the end of a long winter is near.This time of year is a firm acclamation that we made it through the often-depressing winter months. The spring weather allows us to get out and experience the campus in ways not... Continue Reading →

Happy Valentine’s Day!

"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." - Franklin P. Jones If you’re like me, you have several special Valentines in your life...your sweetheart, your children, your parents, sisters, brothers,  best friends and others who make your life generally….well..sweeter! Sweetheart is defined as a “term of endearment”, and... Continue Reading →

What Makes a college great?

What makes a college great? According to Money Magazine, to parents it's a school that delivers top-quality education at reasonable cost.  To students, however, a truly terrific college offers a small-community atmosphere as well as professors committed both to teaching--not research--and to giving students lots of individual attention, both in and out of the classroom.... Continue Reading →

We’re all in this together!

Yes, our greatness as a nation has depended on individual initiative, on a belief in the free market. But it has also depended on our sense of mutual regard for each other, of mutual responsibility. The idea that everybody has a stake in the country, that we're all in it together and everybody's got a... 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 →

Home for the Holidays

"At Christmas, all roads lead home." - Marjorie Holmes Hi Everyone, December or thereabouts is a time for celebrating! Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Eid Al-Fitr all fall ‘round about December time. Regardless of your celebratory bent, I find one strong element binds us all at this time of year…HOME! Like many of you, I’ve lived... Continue Reading →

How Do Students Choose a College?

Today’s college-bound students argue that some colleges select applicants based on inexplicable criteria. Well, guess what? Colleges believe that some students pick colleges based on inexplicable criteria.  According to the Dean of Duke’s Undergraduate Admissions, Christoph Guttentag, ”One of the things that continues to surprise me over the years is the randomness of student’s decisions about... Continue Reading →

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