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Commencement Held for 草莓视频在线观看College鈥檚 Class of 2024

草莓视频在线观看College held commencement for the Class of 2024 on Saturday, May 11. Two ceremonies were held in the courtyard behind Johnson Hall to celebrate more than 490 undergraduate and graduate members of the class.聽

Individuals who completed degrees in Summer 2023, December 2023, May 2024, and (pending) Summer 2024 were eligible to participate.

Senior Class President Abby Dittmann was the featured speaker. In preparation for her speech, she asked her classmates to briefly describe what 草莓视频在线观看College has meant to them. The word that resonated most with Dittmann was 鈥渉ome.鈥

鈥湶葺悠翟谙吖劭碈ollege has been our home for the past four years or however long you have had the pleasure of being part of this community.,鈥 Dittmann said. 鈥淚t has been the place where we have created a family composed of friends, professors, staff, and our classmates. Like a family, we have shared many experiences that have shaped us academically and personally. Some have challenged us and pushed our boundaries. Others have helped us to discover we are stronger than we ever imagined.鈥

Dr. Allen and Graduate Student Shaking HandsThe commencement weekend marked the final time President Jo Allen, 鈥80, presided over the ceremony. Allen is retiring in June after 13 years as the first alumna to serve as Meredith’s president.

In her traditional closing remarks, Allen shared a reflection on the meaning of 鈥淟ux,鈥 which is part of the College seal.

鈥淵ou have known and lived the Lux, meaning 鈥榣ight,鈥 a lamp of learning that is proudly featured in the 草莓视频在线观看College seal,鈥 Allen said. 鈥淗old it in your heart, for you will need its light to guide your path and in turn, the world will look to you as a beacon of promise.鈥澛

Post-草莓视频在线观看Plans for the Class of 2024
Members of the Class of 2024 have accepted positions with SAS, Wolfspeed, Atlas SP, Scribe-X, Samet Corporation, Wake County Public Schools, Madewell, Raleigh Orthopaedic, KSA Interiors, and NC Electric Cooperatives.聽

Graduates have been accepted into graduate and professional programs at a range of schools including UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State, Duke, N.C. Central, Wake Forest, Charleston Southern University, University of Georgia, Texas A&M School of Law, and University of Kansas. Several 2024 graduates will continue their studies in a 草莓视频在线观看College graduate program. Five students will enter Meredith鈥檚 accelerated MBA program, one is pursuing a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice through the 3+1 program, and another will be earning a Master of Arts in Psychology.

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Mini-Commencement Held for Lacrosse Seniors
Prior to Saturday鈥檚 ceremonies, the College also held a special commencement celebration for its USA South Championship Lacrosse team seniors on Thursday, May 9, 2024, in Johnson Hall Rotunda. This is the tenth year the Avenging Angels lacrosse team won its conference. The ceremony was held because the team qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament, and round one occurred the same day as Meredith鈥檚 regular commencement exercises.

“We’re so proud and grateful to 草莓视频在线观看College for acknowledging the hard work of these graduates and this team with a memorable ceremony,鈥 said Lacrosse Head Coach Lauren Scott. 鈥淭hey were determined to succeed despite numerous setbacks this season and it’s also a tribute to ten years of hard work in the lacrosse program here at Meredith.”聽

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