Upcoming Meredith Award Nominations


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At Meredith College, there are several ways that students and alumnae can recognize their peers for contributions to the community. Nominations for the Community Impact Award are due Feb. 21 and nominations for Alumnae Awards are due March 14.


For current students, the Community Impact Award is presented on Celebrating Student Achievement (CSA) Day and “recognizes a Meredith student who has exhibited significant dedication to civic engagement and who has had a deep and lasting impact at Meredith College and in the wider community,” according to a Feb. 1 email from Dr. Jean Jackson. To nominate someone, students can use the form link provided in the email. Questions include what impacts the nominee has made on the Meredith community and what characteristics the nominee possesses that makes them an “outstanding individual and civic role model.” Questions regarding the award may be directed to Lydia Gunn, ‘22, a student worker in the Office of Student Leadership and Service.


The Meredith College Alumnae Awards are presented each year at Alumnae Reunion Weekend, which will take place on May 20-22, 2022. Awards include Distinguished Alumna, Career Achievement and Recent Graduate.


According to Meredith’s website, the Distinguished Alumna Award was established in 1968 and “is given to an alumna who has demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments in her career, service to Meredith and service to her community.” The Recent Graduate Award was established in 1984 and “is given to an alumna who has graduated from the undergraduate program within the past 10 years and has achieved significant accomplishments in her career and/or volunteer pursuits.” The Career Achievement Award was established in 2002 and “is given to an alumna who has dedicated herself to excellence in her profession and has distinguished herself by notable achievement credited to her over a continual period of time.”


The form for Alumnae Award nominations can be found on the “Alumnae Reunion” section of Meredith’s website. Nominations must be submitted to the Office of Alumnae Relations by March 14.


By Evelyn Summers, Staff Writer, and Olivia Slack, Co-Editor in Chief

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