A season of thankfulness

by Caroline Diorio In light of Thanksgiving, we asked a few Honors students to tell us what they are thankful for. Helina Biru This Thanksgiving, I want to remember and embrace those who enrich my life. I am thankful for my family, friends, professors, and community who stand by my side and challenge me to […]

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Spotlight on Study Abroad: Seeing Assisi

Honors student Jordan Stellar describes one memorable night in her study abroad location of Assisi, Italy: One Friday night as we explored the small town of Assisi, all seemed fine until dark clouds quickly rolled in overhead, and the rain started to hit us from all directions. With limited directional skills, wet clothes, and empty […]

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“Wait, you go to a women’s college?”

by Caroline Diorio, ’20 Hello everyone! So as most of you know, attending Meredith is a huge honor. However, going to a women’s college in this day and age can raise some interesting (sometimes exasperating) questions from those around you. With that in mind, I’ve decided to kick off the first Honors blog post of […]

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Rise and shine in Costa Rica

Bethany H. is a 2017 Honors study abroad scholarship recipient. She sends this post from a small town in Costa Rica where she is completing a month-long Meredith College study program. As a high school senior trying to figure out how to spend the next four years of my life, there were two things I […]

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Education in Italy

Ashley B. is a recipient of an Honors Study abroad scholarship. She visited Sansepolcro, Italy, in May 2017. As a girl from small-town North Carolina, I knew that leaving the US for the first time would be an experience. But I never knew that I could be impacted quite this much. There’s something about completely submersing […]

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Trying to Conquer Summeritis?

By Mimi Mays During the first weeks of a fall semester, we all feel the buzz of Meredith’s eager and welcoming atmosphere. Strangers we pass on the sidewalk smile and greet us as if we’re the best of friends and syllabus week gives us that innocent excitement about all the learning to come. But fast forward to the last weeks of a […]

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Where in the World Did Honors Students Go Over Spring Break?

By Mimi Mays Orlando, FL (purple pin) Miranda Ameen, Emily Kelleher, Amy Poonnak, and Vanessa Cupil-Garcia spent six days at Walt Disney World and visited all the parks. It was especially exciting for Amy and Vanessa, who had never been to Disney World before! It was apparently a popular destination, too, because they ran into many current […]

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The Correct Thing

By Mimi Mays On Saturday the 11th, Honors and Teaching Fellows FOE participants traveled to Sedalia, North Carolina (near Greensboro) to tour the former Palmer Memorial Institute, now the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum. Dr. Brown founded the Palmer Memorial Institute in 1902 at the age of only 19, and Meredith students were able to witness […]

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Meredith Shirts Get Lonely, Too

A Meredith student is known for her obsession with corn, her shiny Onyx, and, of course, her endless supply of T-shirts. Thankfully, the Honors Program has a brand new T-shirt coming your way, just in time to fill up that empty space in your closet. Select Honors Committee members are hard at work planning the […]

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Political convention news

Note: Mary Kolisnichenko attended the Republican National Convention last week with a group from Meredith College. She is in Philadelphia this week for the Democratic National Convention. I arrived in Cleveland on Tuesday evening with four students and two faculty members from Meredith College, and we attended three days of the convention. Our group was interviewed by […]

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