A Publication for Alumnae and Friends of Meredith College
Fall 2013, Volume 38, Number 2
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Meredith Magazine Volume 38, Number 2 Fall 2013 Executive Editor Kristi Eaves-McLennan Managing Editors Melyssa Allen Karen T. Dunton Assistant Editor Gaye Hill Writer Meaghan Bixby Art Director Vanessa Harris Designer Lauren Sumner Alumnae Connection Editors Hilary Allen, ’01 Halie Sue Smith Clifton, ’11 Sarah R. Terrell, ’12 Contributing Writer Betsy Rhame-Minor, ’01 Editorial Assistant Kaye Rains Photographers Charlotte Claypoole Kristi Eaves-McLennan Christopher Ferrer Gary Knight Lauren Sumner David Timberlake Alexander van Blommestein
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CONTENTS FEATURES 12 THE STATUS OF GIRLS IN NORTH CAROLINA
The report positions Meredith as an institution where policymakers and organizations can seek expertise on and research about girls in the state.
14 WHAT MAKES US STRONG
Meredith’s new brand conveys strength, history and a profound sense of pride.
18 ALUMNAE IN THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE
Five Meredith alumnae play important roles in N.C. Governor Pat McCrory’s administration.
Meredith Advances to #2 in U.S. News Rankings
Student Completes White House Internship
10 Belk Dining Hall Gets Makeover 11 Course Uses Zombies to Explore Sociology
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Meredith Campus News
Letter from the President
Meredith Experts in the News
21 Alumnae Connection
NEWS Meredith’s robust undergraduate research program offers opportunities for students to work directly with faculty partners in extensive exploration of academic topics that interest them. This summer, 14 students were funded to research water quality, military history, leadership traits and more.
Calais Johnson, ’14, worked with Assistant Professor Matt Stutz to study stream flow and erosion at Raleigh’s Prairie Ridge Ecostation. M er edi t h M ag az i n e / S p r i n g 2 013 /
COMMENCEMENT 2013 Meredith College students use their mortarboards to make a statement during commencement exercises. Among the nearly 500 people who received degrees during the 2013 graduation ceremony were new graduates who communicated their plans to attend law school, work in design, lead their own classrooms as teachers, or earn advanced degrees in the sciences.
Visit Meredithâ€™s YouTube channel, youtube.com/meredithcollege, to view video highlights from Commencement.
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Meredith Hires First Provost By Melyssa Allen
or the first time in its history, Meredith College has a provost. Matthew Poslusny is the first person to serve as senior vice president and provost. In this role, Poslusny leads the College’s academic and enrollment initiatives. Prior to joining Meredith’s administration, Poslusny served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Common Student Experience at Widener University. His previous experience includes several years as chair of the Marist College chemistry department and Maier endowed chair of environmental science at the University of Charleston (W.Va.). Poslusny’s work has been published in both higher education and scientific journals. Poslusny, who holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of North Texas, brings extensive experience in academic administration and as a faculty member. “I have been in higher education since
1990, the first ten years or so as a full-time faculty member,” said Poslusny. “I think that experience is important because I understand the demands placed on a full-time faculty member.” One of Poslusny’s initial goals is to get to know the Meredith community and its culture. “In order to be successful it all starts with building relationships. It will be important for me to get to know faculty, staff and students, and for them to get to know me. This also gives me the opportunity to really get to know the culture of Meredith.” Poslusny values the opportunity to work in higher education and to support its impact on students. “We only have students for four years. We need to be able to prepare them for not only their first job right out of college but for what happens ten years after, twenty years after . . . it’s great to be part of that,” Poslusny said.
Meredith Advances to #2 in U.S. News Rankings By Melyssa Allen
eredith College advanced to number two on the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s list of the South’s Best Regional Colleges. The latest rankings were released on September 10. Meredith was also named to the Best Value list, ranked 6th among regional colleges in the South. U.S. News describes this ranking as “taking into account a school’s academic quality, and the 201213 cost of attendance for students who receive the average level of need-based financial aid.” The publishers consider quality as well as cost, noting “the higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal.” The U.S. News ranking system places colleges and universities in one of four categories: national universities, national liberal arts colleges, regional universities and re-
The U.S. News & World Report ranking is the latest accolade earned by Meredith College.
gional colleges. Schools are ranked using several indicators including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources (class size, faculty/student ratio, percentage of full-time faculty), student selectivity (average SAT scores, acceptance rate) and alumni giving percentage.
• Meredith’s financial health was noted in the U.S. Education Department’s annual report on the financial responsibility of colleges and universities. Meredith earned the highest rating given by the organization. • The College made The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” list for 2014. Colleges chosen for the “regional best” list constitute only 25% of the nation’s fouryear colleges. Selection is based primarily on excellent academic programs. • Forbes.com included Meredith among the top 20% of colleges in the U.S. The publication considers factors including student satisfaction, post-graduate success and graduation rate.
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Meredith Ensemble Theatre Rises to the Challenge of Chekhov Meredith Ensemble Theatre presented Anton Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters” in September. This was the first time Meredith has performed a classic play by the Russian playwright. The production featured (front to back) Meredith theatre majors Kat Myers, ’16, Elaina Mittleman, ’16, and Rimsha Afzal, ’15.
Faculty Spotlight – Sherry Shapiro
eredith’s 2013 Faculty Distinguished Lecturer was Professor of Dance Sherry Shapiro. Her presentation, “The Hair Project: Negotiating the Politics of the Body,” featured dance and a discussion of the identity politics of hair. “Hair styles can tell us about our world and ourselves,” Shapiro said. “It has served both to oppress and to liberate us.” Shapiro’s lecture was inspired by her time as a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa. She gave the audience a glimpse of her Fulbright research project, which focused on dance education in the new South African curriculum. She examined the implications for dance education in the process of democratic transformation. As part of her Fulbright experience, Shapiro completed a community dance project in Cape Town, South Africa, using a process she developed at Meredith. Shapiro uses “dance as a vehicle for increasing both self and social understanding among students.” The choreographic work was a process for increasing personal reflection, written narrative, movement and cultural analysis.
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FROM THE PRESIDENT
What Makes Us Strong
y now, you have most likely seen Meredith’s new brand and brand video, Meredith College | Going Strong. The emphasis on strength — in the development of our students and in the state of the College — captures our history while projecting our future. Current students, alumnae, and those who have hired our alumnae consistently cite strength as a distinguishing quality that most authentically characterizes Meredith and her graduates. “Courage,” “confidence,” and “clear thinking” are certainly a few of the key descriptors of our current and former students. So, too, are “engaged,” “passionate,” and “well-prepared” for work and life beyond the academy. Throughout the process of developing this brand, we have been careful to include research and data of our actual students, alumnae, families, employers, and community partners who have graciously provided their perceptions about Meredith students and the Meredith experience. You will be hearing more highlights of that research in publications and events to come, but for now just a couple of statistics stand out: • 99% of Meredith alumnae agree that there are important benefits to attending a women’s college • 97% would recommend Meredith to prospective students • 93% would still attend Meredith if they could start college again • 97% are satisfied with their academic experience • 95% say Meredith prepared them to earn an additional degree or certification • 91% say they were professionally well prepared as a Meredith graduate These statistics are clear evidence that Meredith does, indeed, graduate strong individuals, ready for whatever life may offer.
“Current students, alumnae, and those who have hired our alumnae consistently cite strength as a distinguishing quality that most authentically characterizes Meredith and her graduates.”
What will make Meredith even stronger? Our new strategic plan identifies six key elements for enhancing our strength: educational excellence, optimal enrollment, financial strength, IT/infrastructure enhancements, increased visibility, and enhanced quality of life. The new brand is a prime example of our commitment to enhancing our visibility. Our enrollment is strong. We are strong financially, as indicated by receiving the U.S. Dept. of Education’s top financial rating, and our educational quality remains high with new offerings in the works. Renovations and upgrades on campus — from Belk Dining Hall to Jones/Wainwright to our IT network — are strengthening the College. And our focus on quality of life is making a difference in employee salaries and benefits, as well as general health and well-being for all. As for me? What makes me strong? You do. Your support, eagerness to help Meredith thrive, pride in your alma mater, and love for this College remind me every single day what a joy it is to be living among “the angels,” do-
ing work that truly matters, and going strong. My gratitude could not be more heartfelt. I hope that you, too, are going strong and wish you all the best in the coming new year.
P.S. How did Meredith make you stronger? I invite you to take a moment to share your strong story at meredith.edu/goingstrong.
Visit Meredith’s YouTube channel, youtube.com/meredithcollege, to view the Going Strong video.
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Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Jody Williams
Best-selling Author Khaled Hosseini
Notables on Campus Jody Williams Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, whose work with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) resulted in an international treaty, presented the 2013 Lillian Parker Wallace Lecture at Meredith on April 2, sharing her story as a grassroots activist who received the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. Williams, who said she is inspired by “people no one knows, who get up every day in the most dire circumstances and work to make peace,” told the audience to use their lives to make a difference. “Don’t be afraid to think outside the system. Think, say things you believe, and don’t be afraid to make people uncomfortable,” Williams said. “Change happens when people are uncomfortable.” Williams is the fifth Nobel Laureate to speak at Meredith College.
Khaled Hosseini Best-selling author Khaled Hosseini visited Meredith College on June 15 to discuss his latest novel, “And the Mountains Echoed.” The event was co-sponsored by Meredith’s Friends of the Library and Quail Ridge Books & Music. “My books never, ever go where I think they are going to go. This book followed that same pattern,” Hosseini said. “I am drawn now to characters who are conflicted … it requires an act of restraint to let it be, and allow people [in the book] to be messy and mysterious.”
Gwendolyn Oxenham Summer Reading Program author and athlete Gwendolyn Oxenham discussed her book, “Finding the Game,” with a Meredith audience on August 28. Oxenham offered freshman students advice about using
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Summer Reading Program Author Gwendolyn Oxenham
their college experience to chase their dreams. “Finding something to care about is important, and college is about helping you do that,” Oxenham said. “Make sure you step out of your comfort zone, and watch out for being too closely tied to the ideas you have for yourself … it’s the loss of one dream that allows you to create a new one.”
By the Numbers: Class of 2017
Day Meredith’s Class of 2017 arrived on campus
Countries members of the class call home, including Afghanistan, Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, China, Congo, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
420 Number of students in Meredith’s newest class
Honors scholars, including Meredith Legacy Scholar Imani Williams, of Cary, N.C., and Presidential Scholars Noel Fox, of Clayton, N.C., and Lucia Rynka-Estavez, of Miami Beach, Fla. Meredith also welcomed 33 new Teaching Fellows.
States represented in the freshman class
Visit Meredith’s YouTube channel, youtube.com/meredithcollege, to view video highlights from Move In Day.
Meredith Experts in the News Meredith faculty and staff served as experts in a wide variety of news articles in media outlets such as U.S. News & World Report, QualityHealth.com, The Christian Science Monitor and Mashable.com.
“No one is going to withdraw a job offer if you try to negotiate and ask for something reasonable; they have spent a great deal of time, effort and money recruiting you and have decided you are their choice – use that to your advantage.” — Associate Professor of Business Jane Barnes, in a U.S. News & World Report article about women and salary negotiations.
“Part of our job as parents is to help kids see the consequences of those choices but not necessarily make those choices for them … [your child] needs practice making decisions and living with those decisions while she still has that parental safety net in place.”
“A rush to judgment, infotainment, agenda reporting, and a push to increase the bottom line at the expense of solid reporting, creates the perfect storm for journalism – and democracy. The frustration and aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial are precisely the circumstances in which thoughtful, balanced coverage is most needed.”
her photo project, “Landfill Dogs,” which
— Professor of Psychology Cynthia Ed-
— Associate Professor of Mass Commu-
uses art to bring attention to shelter dogs.
wards, in a QualityHealth.com article about
nication Doug Spero, in a Christian Science
Johnstone’s work was also featured in The
why it is important for parents to allow
Monitor op-ed about media coverage of the
News & Observer.
children to make their own decisions.
Trayvon Martin case.
“This landscape offers a metaphor of hope. It is a place of trash that has been transformed into a place of beauty. I hope the viewer also sees the beauty in these homeless, unloved creatures.” — Associate Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone, in a Mashable.com story about
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Summer Study Abroad
eventy Meredith students studied abroad in locations around the world this summer. Faculty-led programs were held in Belize, Costa Rica, France, the United Kingdom, and at Meredithâ€™s palazzo in Sansepolcro, Italy. Many students experienced learning opportunities beyond their course work and the cultural education provided by these in-
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ternational classrooms. Eleven students in the Paris fashion program completed internships with designers like Elie Saab, Alexandre Plokhov and Rick Owens. Seven of the internships were paid positions, and all of them provided valuable experience in the field. Students in Belize and Costa Rica did service projects while abroad. Meredith stu-
dents tutored students at The Faith Nazarene School in San Ignacio, Belize, using the MeredithReads literacy curriculum, and completed playground refurbishments using funds raised by the Colton English Club. While in Costa Rica, Meredith study abroad participants painted an outdoor mural for a school.
Newsmakers Assistant Professor of Human Environmental Sciences Nina Bostic and Professor of Human Environmental Sciences Deborah Tippett attended the annual meeting of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in Houston, Texas, in June. Tippett gave the luncheon speech for the Global Perspectives Community on “Connecting the Dots: From a Trustee’s Call to Breakfast with Desmond Tutu.” Tippett was elected chair of the Global Perspectives Community for AAFCS. Associate Professor of Mathematics Emily Burkhead taught a two-week course, Symbolic Dynamical Systems, for the George Washington University’s Summer Program for Women in Mathematics this July. This prestigious program, now in its 19th consecutive year, is a five-week intensive program for mathematically talented undergraduate women who are completing their junior year and may be contemplating graduate study in the mathematical sciences. Goals of this program are to communicate an enthusiasm for mathematics, develop research skills, cultivate mathematical self-confidence and independence, and promote success in graduate school. Associate Professor Woody Holliman presented a paper, “Paradigm Lost: Rethinking Graphic Design History,” at the 2013 Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) in Greensboro, N.C. Judy Peel, head of the Department of Nutrition, Health and Human Performance, was a co-presenter with NC Central University Assistant Professor Jay Jung, for a seminar on “Balancing Academics and Intercollegiate Athletics” to the Gyeongsangdukdo Sports Council, in South Korea, in June. Professor of Dance Sherry Shapiro’s article “The Act of Making: Dance as Aesthetic Activism,” was published in Choros, the Greek International Dance Journal, this spring. Adjunct Instructor of English Jennifer Tagsold won the Eastern Educational Research Association’s Best Professional Paper Award. Her winning paper focuses on strategies for preventing distraction in a 1:1 learning environment.
Meredith’s Kristy Dixon Named SHRM Advisor of the Year
eredith College faculty member Kristy Dixon was named the 2012-13 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Advisor of the Year. The national organization presented the award to Dixon at its annual conference. A member of the Meredith College faculty since 2001, Dixon is an assistant professor of business and serves as advisor of the student chapter of SHRM. In addition to her work at Meredith, Dixon is president and HR professional at McLaurin Parking. Under Dixon’s guidance, Meredith’s SHRM chapter has received the Superior Merit Award from the national organization for the past ten years, and has been selected as a top ten student chapter. A Meredith team has also won the Southeast Regional SHRM Case Competition. Dixon herself has been recognized as the Meredith School of Business Teacher of the Year three times. Students who nominated Dixon for the SHRM Advisor of the Year award praised her leadership of the Meredith chapter and her work as a faculty member. In her nomination, Carrie Al-Danab, ’13, said Dixon had “continuously guided her students in obtaining valuable knowledge in the field of human resources and has been the perfect role model and mentor.”
Student Completes White House Internship
mily Hawkins, ’14, spent her summer as an intern in the White House, an experience she calls an honor. “It was the honor of a lifetime to serve as an intern at the White House,” Hawkins said. “It was an unforgettable experience and I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about public service.” Hawkins, who is earning a double major in political science and Spanish, worked in the Presidential Personnel Office (PPO), which oversees the selection process for presidential appointments. The White House internship program interested Hawkins for a variety of reasons. “President Obama was the first president I ever voted for and for that reason I always have felt connected to this Administration,” Hawkins said. “When I found out about the White House Internship Program, I was immediately interested in the chance to serve the public. The historical nature of the White House and prestigious nature of the program were added bonuses.” The White House internship also supports her professional goals. “My passion and desire is to elect more women to office so while my plans after graduation are undecided, they will definitely include bridging the gender gap in politics,” Hawkins said. Hawkins said her Meredith education helped prepare her for the internship and for her future. “My coursework at Meredith has expanded my interest in politics, especially a course I took about practical politics with Adjunct Professor Wendy Kelly and my thesis course on women in politics with Dr. [Clyde] Frazier,” Hawkins said. Hawkins has participated in Meredith’s Student Government Association since being appointed as a freshman, and has been Elections Board Chair for three years. “Electing over 90 women to office every year in college inspires me every day to further that work outside of Meredith.” F all 2013 | M E R E D IT H M A G A Z I N E
Belk Dining Hall Gets Makeover
ne of the central locations on Meredith’s campus has a new look. During the summer, Belk Dining Hall was refurbished to create a more inviting place for students to dine, socialize and study. Along with updated furniture, Belk now has a new ceiling, fresh paint, and improvements to the lighting and the sound system. The ad-
dition of an expanded patio in front of Belk, furnished with tables and seating, is another highlight. “Belk is a central point for all kinds of meetings, recruiting activities and social gatherings,” President Jo Allen said. “We are delighted that a refurbished Belk Dining Hall and the surrounding grounds will provide
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a more attractive place for students to dine, meet friends and family, and enjoy the beauty of this campus.” The Belk Dining Hall refurbishment project was funded by ARAMARK, the company with which Meredith contracts for dining and facilities services. The Meredith Parents’ Council also supported the project.
Meredith Honors Law Enforcement Professionals By Melyssa Allen
eredith College’s criminology program welcomed nearly 50 local professionals to A Salute to Women in Law Enforcement, an event that recognized and thanked those who work in all areas of criminal justice. The April event honored Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown, and gave special recognition to women officers. DeckBrown, who was sworn in on February 22, 2013, is the first African American woman to serve as chief of the Raleigh Police Department. She is a 25-year veteran of the Raleigh Police Department. “At Meredith we champion women in all roles — traditional and non-traditional,” said President Jo Allen, ’80. “In Chief DeckBrown, our students have a role model.” Allen was pleased to see men and women in law enforcement on campus for the event. “It is heartening to see so many men and women
of law enforcement, and at Meredith College.” She encouraged Meredith students interested in criminal justice to take advantage of this “up close and personal career fair.” Meredith criminology students did just that, networking with the law enforcement professionals in attendance, and learning more about their careers. Many of the departments represented have hired Meredith students as interns in the past. Ann-Michelle Roberts, ’15, presented Deck-Brown with a framed print of Meredith’s Johnson Hall, on behalf of students in the Criminology program. As one of the largest women’s colleges in the U.S., Meredith College is dedicated to supporting women in non-traditional careers, including law enforcement. In 2011, Meredith College became one of the few women’s colleges to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology.
in law enforcement here today,” Allen said. Representatives from all branches of law enforcement — policing, prosecution and corrections at federal, state and municipal levels — attended the event, including Chief Deck-Brown and Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison. Deck-Brown said she was grateful for the support of “all those in this room, at all levels
Course Uses Zombies to Explore Sociology By Melyssa Allen
Meredith course taught by Pro-
first to be silly, but a crisis is always a pos-
course includes assigned readings about
fessor of Sociology Lori Brown
sibility,” Brown said.
real life crisis situations, including the Sep-
explores sociology in an unusual
Students watch the first two seasons of
tember 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and Hur-
way – with zombies. The course was
“The Walking Dead,” and sort through the
ricane Katrina. A gaming element brings the
taught for the first time during summer
issues the topic brings to light.
topic home to students in a different way, as
“This class is all about the sociology of
their groups confront situations introduced
Brown uses the popular television
what might happen in a world where there
by Brown each week. They earn extra credit
has been a ‘plague’
for the number of survivors left in their hypo-
or virus that creates
thetical group at the end of the course.
this kind of situation,”
Brown said. “The stu-
the 2013 Southern Sociological Society
dents work on issues
annual meeting. She believes connecting
about violence (the so-
sociology to popular culture is an effective
ciology of violence and
way to reach students.
self-defense), death (liv-
ing with death so close,
the popular culture that students con-
choosing to live or die),
sume helps them to see that sociology is
relevant in all sorts of ways and that any
Dead” as the basis of the class. “I love ‘The Walking Dead’ and realized as I watched it, how many sociological issues came up for these survivors in a zombie apocalypse,” Brown said.
The class uses Hol-
lywood’s imagination to
“It is a good way to help students really apply sociology in a serious way to a topic that may seem at first to be silly, but a major crisis is always a possibility.”—Lori Brown
cover what would hap-
sponse to crisis.”
Brown presented about the course at
“Staying current and connected with
topic in society that is popular in the press
pen in a real-life crisis. “It is a good way
Through the television show, students
has some kind of sociological connection,”
to help students really apply sociology in
are able to explore group dynamics of gen-
said Brown, who plans to offer the course
a serious way to a topic that may seem at
der, race, social class and leadership. The
again next summer.
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THE STATUS OF
GIRLS IN NORTH CAROLINA The report positions Meredith as an institution where policymakers and organizations can seek expertise on and research about girls in the state. By Meaghan Bixby
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arlier this year, Meredith Assistant Professor of Sociology Amie Hess (center) with Heather Losse, ’13, College released “The Status and Bailey Dunn, ’14, at the Women’s Roundtable Summit in Greensboro. of Girls in North Carolina,” the first comprehensive report to document the status of girls within the state. The report focuses on data from seven content areas, including demographics and poverty, education, media engagement, physical health, mental health, sexual health, and leadership and civic engagement. “Although both men and women are educated at the graduate level, Meredith’s proud history as a women’s college at the undergraduate level flourishes as we pay attention to girls,” said Meredith President Jo Allen, ’80. Assistant Professor of Sociology Amie Hess, the report’s author, has spent her entire but not all girls are equally at risk for living in professional and academic career working poverty. One in three African American, LaSTUDENT RESEARCHERS with, learning about and learning from girls tina and American Indian girls ages 5-17 are Hess worked with two student reand young women. “For me, this was a dream living in poverty. Among girls under 5 years searchers, Bailey Dunn, ’14, and Heathold, the number jumps to nearly 50%. project,” said Hess. er Losee, ’13, both sociology majors. “We saw this report as an opportunity to do “There are some data that are surpris “As a part of the research process, I two things,” explained Hess. “First, we became a ing to people, but much of what we found was able to mentor undergraduate stucentralized repository for all the data about girls confirms the racial and ethnic disparities that dent researchers from Meredith,” said in North Carolina that exists in various silos. many North Carolinians know exist,” said Hess. Hess. “Working with our own strong Second, the report turns the focus on girls and “Having the concrete data allows those working and accomplished young women was on the ground to craft better and more effecyoung women in a holistic way.” just icing on the cake.” tive solutions and to ensure Some of the most Losee said Hess took time to teach positive findings in the re- “Having the concrete data that their funding is going the student researchers new skills, as where it is needed most.” well as offer encouragement and comport suggest that girls are allows those working on pliments. “Working with Dr. Hess was To that end, Hess has experiencing success in the ground to craft betnot just about getting the job done, it been working with the their academic and lead- ter and more effective was about making the most of this opUnited Way of the Greater ership pursuits. Girls are solutions and to ensure portunity,” she said. Triangle to use the report overcoming the stereotype that their funding is go Losee admits that she did not to launch programs aimed that they are neither intering where it is needed consider research to be one of her at middle school aged girls. ested nor skilled in science most.”—Amie Hess strengths prior to working on the report. Beyond publishing or math. Three out of four “Working on this project really gave the report, the College is girls in North Carolina’s me confidence in my researching abilihigh schools passed End of Course exams committed to improving the status of girls ties,” she said. “What I liked most about in Biology and Algebra I, and young women on three fronts: as an educational outlet for conducting and compiling research make up nearly half of the students enrolled women; by providing education that speaks was taking numbers and giving them in the state’s science, technology, engineer- to the issues in the report and addresses the meaning.” ing and math (STEM)-focused high schools. means of improving the lives of girls; and by The student researchers were inIn terms of leadership, nearly one-quarter of engaging in community service and outreach. vited to events, including the Women’s young women report volunteering and one- “By being vocal and visible role models, we Roundtable Summit in Greensboro, third have made a donation to a charitable, demonstrate the power of education as a way N.C., where Hess presented the reto address life’s difficulties,” said President Alpolitical or nonprofit organization. search. While some of the findings of the report are len. “Meredith’s faculty, staff and students take “I enjoyed the real life-application encouraging, it also highlights the tremendous a powerful role in the community through aspect of the presentations,” said Losdifferences among girls, in terms of both racial service, outreach and engagement, and make ee. “It was great to see people respond a difference in the lives of girls every year.” and ethnic status and age. to what we found and discuss what to For example, the report finds that poverty Download the full report about the status of do next.” rates among North Carolina’s girls are high, girls in North Carolina by visiting meredith.edu. F all 2013 | M E R E D IT H M A G A Z I N E
US STRONG Meredithâ€™s new brand conveys strength, history and a profound sense of pride. By Gaye Hill
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eredith’s new brand, Meredith College | Going Strong, is off to an exceptionally strong start, based on reactions among the Meredith community — particularly from alumnae. And while the response is gratifying, the positive reception is a direct result of the way the new brand was developed: using extensive research and interviews with students, alumnae, faculty, staff and parents. As is the case with any effective branding campaign, Going Strong feels right because it’s grounded in truth. Our alumnae know from their own experiences and connections that Meredith graduates are, indeed, “going strong” — and the new brand provides an ideal opportunity to shout it from the rooftops. As President Jo Allen recently commented, “While I fully anticipated people would like the brand, I am most pleased that the overwhelming majority consistently comment on the authenticity of the message. Clearly, we have not just taken something that sounds and looks spiffy and tried to pawn it off as the Meredith message. This is a statement brand that not only ‘gets us,’ but also proclaims us to the world.” And while members of the Meredith community are rightly excited about Going Strong, their role in supporting and carrying the brand forward cannot be stressed enough. As graduates of Meredith, alumnae have great credibility when they speak about the College. As much as the community has embraced Going Strong, Meredith’s brand isn’t simply a logo or a tagline. It’s a perception that’s shaped with every interaction. Each member of the Meredith community creates the brand every day. And given the power of Meredith alumnae, that bodes well not only for the future of Going Strong, but for the strength of the College itself.
WHAT MAKES YOU STRONG? Meredith College is going strong — and so are you! Share your strong story and connect with Meredith to hear more stories of how our community is Going Strong.
Claim Your Strong Help keep Meredith strong! Speak up and claim your alma mater with pride. • Wear your onyx ring. Connect with other alumnae and let the world know you’re a proud Meredith grad. • Include Meredith in your professional bio on LinkedIn and elsewhere. If you’re interviewed by a media outlet, mention Meredith as part of what has made you the strong person you are today. • Share your experience with strong young women engaged in their college search.
Connect with Meredith Connect with Meredith on social media. Post a photo. Share a comment. Tell the world how Meredith alumnae are going strong! • Instagram - view strong Meredith College photos and videos. • YouTube - see what strong looks like. New videos are added regularly. • Facebook - check out how Meredith is going strong. • Twitter - follow our official Twitter feed, and then join the conversation using #mcgoingstrong.
Share Your Strong We want to hear your strong story. Go to meredith.edu/goingstrong and submit your story using the online form.
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THIS IS WHAT STRONG LOOKS LIKE Those who know Meredith best are already familiar with its impressive history as one of the best colleges in the country. As part of the strategic planning process, a commitment was made to spread that awareness and increase the College’s
visibility and reputation — and the new brand is a critical piece of that effort. As a result, you’ll see and hear Meredith College | Going Strong on billboards and in magazine, broadcast and web ads. In recent months, Going Strong ads
have appeared in regional and statewide magazines, including Our State and Southern Living. Ads also appear in Walter magazine, O’Henry Magazine, the News and Observer and the Triangle Business Journal.
GOING STRONG In 1899, Meredith College began educating the South’s brightest and most promising young women. Our first class – known as the Immortal Ten – graduated in 1902. Today Meredith, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, has grown into one of America’s Best Colleges (according to U.S. News, Forbes, and The Princeton Review) with nearly 2,000 undergraduates, co-educational graduate students, and 19,000 graduates living around the world – all going strong.
See what strong looks like at meredith.edu.
In 1899, Meredith College began educating the South’s brightest and most promising young women. Our first class – known as the Immortal Ten – graduated in 1902. Today Meredith, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, has grown into one of America’s Best Colleges (according to U.S. News, Forbes, and The Princeton Review) with nearly 2,000 undergraduates, co-educational graduate students, and 19,000 graduates living around the world – all going strong. See what strong looks like at meredith.edu.
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Digital ads promoting Meredith can be seen on WRAL.com, Pandora and a network of the top 250 websites, including CNN, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Going Strong commercials are appearing on major television networks,
and in the Raleigh-Durham airport. A Meredith College | Going Strong billboard is featured at North Hills, a premier shopping and dining district in Raleigh, N.C. Going Strong billboards can also be seen along the I-440/Raleigh beltline
and along 140/I-85 near Burlington, N.C. And, of course, Going Strong can be seen across Meredithâ€™s campus on banners featuring strong Meredith students and young alumnae, as well as on t-shirts, sweatshirts and other branded items.
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ALUMNAE IN THE
GOVERNOR’S OFFICE Five Meredith alumnae play important roles in N.C. Governor Pat McCrory’s administration. By Betsy Rhame-Minor, ’01
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Meredith alumnae Reston Jones,’10; Liz McLean, ’08; Amanda Oliver, ’02; Karen Rosser,’84; and Nicole McGuinness Hines,’08, in North Carolina’s Capitol Building.
eeping a state governor’s office running smoothly takes hard work from hundreds of people. Five Meredith College graduates are playing important roles in North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s administration. Though their roles vary, these five often interact to get their jobs done. “Everyone on our end of the hall is a Meredith grad. That just says Meredith turns out quality people,” said Karen Rosser, ’84. “Meredith prepares women, grows women with positive self-esteem [who] aren’t afraid to be challenged. When you leave there you know there’s nothing you can’t do.”
AMANDA OLIVER, ’02 Amanda Oliver, ’02, began working in politics in 2012 at the Republican National Con-
vention, and then for presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign before joining the governor’s staff. In January 2013 she became one of Gov. McCrory’s two schedulers. Now she handles all requests for Gov. McCrory’s time: meetings, photos and all kinds of events, including, she said, “everything from his haircuts to a legislative meeting.” Each day she goes over the Governor’s schedule with him, and plans so far in advance for him that she said, “I get so focused with his schedule that I forget my own.” The work is fast-paced and exciting. “No day is the same,” Oliver explained. “I don’t take it for granted on my walk up to the [Capitol Building] that I work here. Certainly I learn something new every day about the political process.”
Still, Meredith College is never far from her mind. “I can trace back most of my successes. I had each of them on my own but Meredith was the catalyst.” Oliver is committed to sharing Meredith with younger college-bound women, like the pages who work in the governor’s office. “I always take an extra minute with them to see what their college plans are and I hand them an admissions packet,” Oliver said.
LIZ MCLEAN, ’08 Working in government has always been a goal for Liz McLean, ’08. “I’ve known that I wanted to work in politics since I was in third grade,” she said. Once at Meredith, McLean double majored in political science and history, was vice president of her freshman and sophomore F all 2013 | M E R E D IT H M A G A Z I N E
classes, and served as president of the College Republicans club. The leadership experience she gained on campus combined with offcampus internships helped to prepare her for a career in politics. “I recognize that Meredith does a special thing … by teaching women to grow as leaders,” McLean said. “[Meredith] gave me a better perspective and taught me how to work with…other strong women. It taught me how to be gracious, poised and eloquent in stating my beliefs and opinions.” Though she considered making the move to Washington, D.C., after graduation, she ultimately decided to stay in Raleigh. “[My career choice] kept me in North Carolina and engaged here,” she explained. “I can’t imagine being anywhere else.” Today McLean coordinates the Governor’s Page Program and handles various other commitments for the governor’s office. McLean says one of the most rewarding parts of her job has been “to personally get to know the people making the policy decisions that affect her family, friends and peers.”
NICOLE MCGUINNESS HINES, ’08 Nicole McGuinness Hines, ’08, is one of two legislative liaisons registered to speak to the legislature on the governor’s behalf. There are 170 legislators in the North Carolina House and Senate and more than 1,000 bills were introduced in the 2013 long session, so this is both challenging and rewarding for Hines. Luckily, Hines says, she has great relationships with many of North Carolina’s elected officials and enjoys working with them on policy and legislation that have an impact on North Carolina. Every day she’s part of the conversations about the governor’s agenda and initiatives, and helps communicate that to Senate and House members. Hines tracks all legislation moving in the General Assembly. With so many bills to keep track of, many days during the session are fast paced, high energy and lengthy. Hines says working in government isn’t always the way citizens on the outside perceive it. “There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes action,” she explained. Hines credits Meredith for getting her
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where she is now. “It’s because of Meredith that I’m doing what I want to do,” said Hines. “Meredith has prepared me for a position in whatever field I choose … Meredith has prepared me for anything and I’m proud to take my experiences with me wherever I go.”
both sides of the aisle. That’s something I really work hard on.”
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Karen Rosser, ’84, fields questions each day from the public about how to find and apply for positions in Gov. McCrory’s administration. Working with the Human Resources RESTON JONES, ’10 As the legislative session closed in July, Reston department of the Governor’s Office, “I get Jones, ’10, a member of the Legislative Affairs calls from job-seekers in all professions and staff, had 58 bills on her desk waiting for Gov. from all over the state and country wanting McCrory to sign or veto. Her job is to keep to work with Governor McCroy and North track of bills and where they are in the pro- Carolina State Government.” cess, and conduct research and analysis to go Rosser re-entered the political world this along with the bills, making sure the governor year after a break to raise her family and run has all the information he needs to sign or an interior design business. She majored in psycholveto a bill from the General ogy and politics at Meredith Assembly. “I recognize that while working on a senate During a legislative ses- Meredith does a campaign. After graduasion, Jones spends a lot of time in the Legislative Build- special thing … by tion, she worked with the ing, attending committee teaching women to Raleigh Chamber of Commerce in constituent services meetings and sessions where grow as leaders.” and for Gov. Jim Martin in she monitors legislation. —Liz McLean, ’08 Human Resources. Though she always When Gov. McCrory knew she wanted to go into politics (her parents met while working on took office in January, Rosser joined his Capitol Hill), Jones skipped becoming a po- staff, putting her government and institulitical science major at Meredith in favor of tional knowledge back to work. Having a solid background in personnel, human recommunication. “I always knew how important it was to be lations, and experience in government are critical tools for success in her job. able to communicate with others,” she said. This skill is one she uses each day. “A lot “My goal is to guide the best talent availof politics is about relationships….North able in finding opportunities in our state. It is Carolina is like a small town,” Jones said. “You an honor to work for Gov. McCroy and exget to know everybody. You know people on pand his vision for our great state.”
OF DONORS 2012-13 Meredith is grateful to the many alumnae and friends who supported the College financially last year. Your gifts are deeply appreciated, not only because they help to make Meredith a stronger, more vibrant institution, but also because they represent your confidence in the College. Thank you!
Thomas Meredith Society Membership in the Thomas Meredith Society is extended to donors who contribute $100,000 or more in current and deferred lifetime gifts to Meredith College.
Gold Circle $1,000,000 or more Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Elizabeth Triplett Beam, ’72, and J. David Beam James Bovender* Porter B. Byrum Charitable Trust Virginia Murchison Carson, ’27* Joyce Anne Causey, ’55* Gwendolyn Picklesimer Davis, ’62, and Charles A. Davis Elizabeth Botzler Decker and James L. Decker* Jessie Ball duPont Fund A. J. Fletcher Foundation Janet L. Freeman* Charles W. Gaddy* and Lucy Finch Gaddy* Shepard Kimbrell Halsch, ’85, and Tom Halsch Estate of Ruth Huskins Independent College Fund Of NC Seby B.* and Christina Brown Jones* Lola M.* and Hubert F. Ledford* Carolyn Sperry Leith, ’85 Margaret Craig Martin, ’30* Sue Jarvis Martin, ’49, and Sidney Martin* Grace and Roy Nifong Edla Adams Ogburn, ’30* Margaret Weatherspoon Parker, ’38* Cleo Glover Perry, ’45, and Elwood Perry* Minnie Huffman Reddish Foundation Vida L.* and John A. Senter* Margaret J. Tharrington, ’71 Irving H. Wainwright* Dianne and Marvin Welton Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation
Silver Circle $500,000-$999,999 Annette L. Bailey, ’79 Margaret R. Beale, ’77 Broyhill Family Foundation, Inc. Frances Tatum Council, ’38,* and C.R. Council* Duke Energy Foundation Hazel Faulkner Edwards, ’35,* and Luby Edwards* Richard Farrow GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Brigadier General Hugh B. Hester, USA* Pamela Hester, ’81, and Worth Hester Anne Morris Hinson, ’70, and James Hinson IBM Corporation - Matching Gift Program Ione Kemp Knight, ’43 Shirley Spoon Knox, ’56 Kresge Foundation Vicky and Eugene M. Langley Jr. Ruby C. McSwain, ’54 Polly Moore Mixon, ’66, and Ben Mixon
Honor Roll of Donors 2012-13
NC Baptist Foundation, Inc. Sarah McKee Nooe, ’22* Park Foundation, Inc. Dorothy Dent Park, ’36 Sarah Cook Rawley, ’29* and D.A. Rawley* Rachel Fulton Rawls, ’42* Joyce McIntyre Rudisill, ’42 Charles and Sandra Shelton Kester A. Sink Ellen Skinner, ’48* Phyllis Brooks Wainwright Wells Fargo Vida Thompson Williams, ’37,* and W. Fred Williams, Sr. Winston-Salem Foundation Judy C. Woodruff, ’68, and Al Hunt
Bronze Circle $100,000-$499,999 Jo Ellen W., ’57, and Justus Ammons Aramark Corporation Dorothy Ashworth, ’73, and Robert Ashworth Sue and Bruce Ballard Bank of America Madge Daniels Barber, ’20* C.C. Barefoot* and Kilty Johnson Barefoot* Peggy and Charles D.Barham Jr. Nell Barker, ’29* The Belk Foundation Virginia Staples Blanton, ’35,* and C. David Blanton* BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Sarah Katherine Phillips Bowerman, ’51 Branch Banking & Trust Company Dorothy Ray Branham, ’35* Ellen Dozier Brewer, 1918* Mamie Forney Bridges, ’35* Betty Smith Broder, ’56* Brown Foundation Faye Arnold Broyhill, ’59* Paul Broyhill Burroughs Wellcome Fund The Cannon Foundation, Inc. Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Carolina Power & Light Foundation Clara Horne Carswell, ’24* Kemp S. Cate* Evelyn King Cheek, ’39* Nancy Williams Cheek, ’63, and Neal Cheek Bruce Tull Clare, ’64, and Robert Clare Betty W. Clark Sada L. Clarke, ’39* Coca-Cola Bottling Company Jean Batten Cooper, ’54, and Robert Cooper Margaret Blanchard Cooper, ’37,* and John Cooper Jr.* Hesta Kitchin Crawford, ’29* Iris Culler Creech, ’43* Anne Clark Dahle, ’54 Data General Corporation
LaRue Pearce Davenport, ’65, and Norman Davenport Egbert L. Davis Jr.* The Dickson Foundation, Inc. Margaret Dixon, ’56, and Thomas Dixon Graham W. Dobbin* Elizabeth James Dotterer, ’30,* and John E. Dotterer* Charlotte Downs Ellis, ’72* Sam E., Jr. and Kathryn Ewell Lucy T. Fassett Memorial Trust Bettie D. Ferrell* Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund First Gaston Foundation, Inc. Ruth Fonville, ’91, and Chris Fonville Foundation for the Carolinas Susan Harris Frazier, ’81 Betsy Porter Fritschel, ’77, and Scott Fritschel Louise Futrell, 1914* Brigadier General Norman Gaddis [U.S. Air Force, Ret.] Gaston County Dyeing Machine Patricia Houser Gay, ’60 Genworth Financial Lois Williams Gerald, ’55 Gigi Jackson Giersch, ’62, and Robert Giersch Annie Grady Glover, ’94 Michelle Rich Goode, ’73, Barbara Lyons Goodmon, ’94, and James Goodmon Goodnight Educational Foundation Ann Baggett Goodnight, ’67, and Jim Goodnight Dorothy Loftin Goodwin, ’47, and William Goodwin Theresa Greene Lalon* and Emory Groover* Charlene Grunwaldt G. Fred Hale Charitable Trust James and Norma Hamrick Mary Streeter Harmelink, ’94, and Tom Harmelink* James and Donna Harrill Laura Weatherspoon Harrill, ’27* Helen M. Harris* Julia Hamlet Harris* Henry M. Hatcher* Thomasine Herring Hayes, ’39* The William Randolph Hearst Foundations Ola W. Hendren* Hickory First Baptist Church Nancy Ricker High, ’62, and Ernie Minor Blanche Dupree Hodul, ’49 Ruth Tucker Holleman, ’35,* and Robert D. Holleman* Nancy Craig Hollingsworth, ’59, and W. Claude Hollingsworth Evelyn Squires Lloyd Howell, ’32* Martha Hamrick Howerton, ’47, and Thomas Howerton Catherine Wyatt Hudson, ’42 Irwin Belk Education Foundation
Ann Batson James, ’67, and Allen James Jefferson-Pilot Foundation Nancy C. Joyner, ’58 Norman and Ruth Kellum The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust Katharine Kerr Kendall, ’42* Doris E. King Katherine Chungho King, ’57, and Louis H. Li Isabel and William W. Lawrence* Helen Henson Leggett, ’53 Gordon and Judith LeGrand Edna Lee Pegran Leib, ’36* Robert H. Lewis Rachel W. Lewter* Martha Foy Lineberry, ’27* Susan Holliday Lobinger, ’41* Mabel Claire Hoggard Maddrey, ’28* Martin Marietta Materials Marie Mason, ’47 Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. George V. McCotter* Sue Hilton Metzger, ’66, and Gerald Metzger Mary Beth Coleman Mosca, ’87, and Daniel Mosca NC Community Foundation News & Observer Foundation Sarah Ridgell Nicholson, ’53* Marguerite Warren Noel, ’34* Parker Smith Normann, ’85, and William K. Normann Barbara Bullard Page, ’54, and Allen Page Laura J. Page, ’67 The Palin Foundation Pauline Davis Perry, ’37* Larnette White Phifer, ’60 Philip Morris Companies, Inc. Anne Parker Phillips, ’66, and Terry Phillips Betsy Best Phillips, ’71, ’86, ’89 MBA J. Earl and Doris Pope Joyce Thomas Porter, ’47,* and Oscar Porter* Myra Motley Prince, ’42* Margaret Bullard Pruitt, ’37* RJR Reynolds Tobacco Company Foundation Virginia Lancaster Robertson, ’42,* and Leon Robertson Rodgers Builders, Inc. Katherine Furches Rumley, ’43, and J. Leon Rumley* Alice Goodman Satisky, ’37,* and Daniel Satisky* Janie G. Shearin, ’39,* and Raymond F. Shearin* The Shelton Foundation Ann Lowery Shivar, ’74 Sink Family Ltd Partnership Brian D. and Nancy P. Siska, ’76 Marvin L. Skaggs* The Sloan Family Foundation Deborah Dove Smith, ’80 Mary Louise Ott Spain, ’43
Earl W.* and Evelyn Spangler Theola R.* and Roy M. Stewart* Minnie* and Fred A. Stone* William R.* and Joyce Stroud Drs. Charles and Marilyn Stuber Charles and Edith Sullivan Charitable Remainder Trust Dorothy Sink Sykes, ’73, and Charlie Sykes Elizabeth and James A. Taylor Jane Williamson Teague, ’54, and Edward Teague Frances Jennings Teter, ’83, and R. Christopher Teter Betsy Ann Thigpen, ’60 Frances Almond Thompson, ’51, and Hannis Thompson Mary Louise Milliken Thompson, ’48, and Reid Thompson* Lou Perry Tippett, ’62, and Walter Lyndo Tippett Triangle Community Foundation, Inc. Connie Frazier Turlington, ’73, and John Turlington Stuart Weatherspoon Upchurch, ’35* Cynthia Worsham Urquhart, ’94, and Richard Urquhart, III C. Ed Vick, Jr.* and Laura Anne Vick Jennie Harris Wallace and Stuart Wallace W. Herbert Weatherspoon* Angela Caveness Weisskopf Wells Fargo Foundation Cecile Ward White, ’52, and Robert White Captain Carolyn C. Wiggins, CHC, USN (Ret), ’76 William Bruce Hutchison Trust Claude B. Williams, Jr. and Jerry Williams David R. and Mary Jane Williams Ida Carol Senter Wilson, ’62, and Donald Wilson Ronald and Paula Withrow Louise L. Wyatt, ’30* Helen F. Yeargan* Helen Parker Yeargan, ’36* Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Nancy Johnston Zimmerman, ’42
Recognizes and honors those who have committed to supporting Meredith College through an endowed gift. African American Alumnae Chapter George I. Alden Trust Jo Ellen W., ’57, and Justus Ammons Judy Wilkerson Anderson, ’82* Anonymous Anonymous Aramark Corporation Bess Peeler Averre, ’55 Mary Ayscue, ’27* Annette L. Bailey, ’79 Meredith C. Bailey Sue and Bruce Ballard James L. Ballou Bank of America Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Madge Daniels Barber, ’20* Ann Hiott Barham, ’92 Peggy and Charles D. Barham Jr. Nell Barker, ’29* Jane E. Barnes Marilyn Williams Barnhill, ’59 John Thomas Battle* James Beale Margaret R. Beale, ’77 Elizabeth Triplett Beam, ’72, and J. David Beam Celia Witt Beauchamp, ’78 Eugene Beddingfield* T. Lyndon Bennett* Eliza Turner Bingham, ’33* Jean Ferebee, ’49, and John Bishop* Beth L. Bolton Jeff Bolton Joseph A. Bolton James Bovender* Sarah Katherine Phillips Bowerman, ’51 Branch Banking & Trust Company Dorothy Ray Branham, ’35* Betty Smith Broder, ’56* Hannah Savage Brown, ’44* Peyton J. Brown* Yvette M. Brown, ’90 Broyhill Family Foundation, Inc. Paul Broyhill James E. & Mary Z. Bryan Foundation Daniel L. Bryant Everett and Dorice Bryant William E. Bryant Gilbert H. Burnett Julian H. Burnett Phyllis C. Burnett* Porter B. Byrum Charitable Trust Anna Fay Jackson Campbell, ’60 Sandra Flynt Canipe, ’66 Carolina Power & Light Foundation G. Paul and Jean Carr John D. Carr Virginia Murchison Carson, ’27* Charlotte Wester Cate, ’38* Joyce Anne Causey, ’55* CBF of North Carolina, Inc Graham V. Chamblee* Evelyn King Cheek, ’39* Parkman H. Clancy* Virginia Clancy Bruce Tull Clare, ’64, and Robert Clare Betty W. Clark Class of 1953 Class of 1954 * Deceased
Class of 1958 Class of 1973 Class of 1977 Elizabeth Clay Sophie* and Maurice Clayton* Sandra Critzer Close, ’86 Edwin S. Coates Kelly Knott Cobb, ’69 Coca-Cola Bottling Company Billie Jo Kennedy Cockman, ’79 Dorothy Collier* Annetta Burnett Collins* James Lee Cone Jim Conner* Norma Baker Cook, ’63 Jean Batten Cooper, ’54, and Robert Cooper Margaret Blanchard Cooper, ’37,* and John Cooper Jr.* Frances Tatum Council, ’38,* and C.R. Council* Beulah Rimmer Craig* Iris Culler Creech, ’43* Nell Baker Creech, ’31* Sylvia Burnett Crippen Roger Crook Estelle Duckett Culbreth Phyllis Cunningham Anne Clark Dahle, ’54 Katie Carpenter Daniels, ’44* The Honorable N. Leo Daughtry LaRue Pearce Davenport, ’65, and Norman Davenport Bettie Jean Davis, ’56 Egbert L. Davis Jr.* Gwendolyn Picklesimer Davis, ’62 and Charles A. Davis Elaine McKinney Dawson Mona Horton Dean, ’58 Elizabeth Botzler Decker and James L. Decker* Betty Dedmon The Dickson Foundation, Inc. Charlotte B. Didawick* Kristy McLaurin Dixon Deborah Lakin Doster, ’73* Elizabeth J. Dotterer, ’30,* and John E. Dotterer* C. Elizabeth Dove, ’84 Duke Energy Foundation Jessie Ball duPont Fund Ruth Ann Walters Dyer, ’69, and Jim Dyer Hazel Faulkner Edwards, ’35,* and Luby Edwards* Jolene Weathers Edwards, ’48 Charlotte Downs Ellis, ’72* Encee Chemical Sales Martha Beale Eppes, ’74 Ruth Cole Eure, ’53* Sam E., Jr. and Kathryn Ewell ExxonMobil Foundation Richard Farrow Sallie Williams Faulk, ’28* First Baptist Church Raleigh A. J. Fletcher Foundation Susan Creech Fowls, ’76 Susan Harris Frazier, ’81 Betsy Porter Fritschel, ’77, and Scott Fritschel Brigadier General Norman Gaddis [U.S. Air Force, Ret.] Charles W. Gaddy* and Lucy Finch Gaddy* Marilyn Ballard Gardner, ’71 Minnie Murchison Gaston, ’24*
Meredith College Recognition Levels Lifetime Giving Societies Thomas Meredith Society ($100,000+) cumulative giving to any fund(s) Stringfield Endowment Society ($25,000+) giving to any endowment fund Heritage Society Gift in will, trust, insurance policy and gift annuity
Annual Giving Societies Iris Society – President’s Circle ($5,000+ Annually) Recent graduates* ($2,500) Iris Society ($1,000–$4,999 Annually) Recent graduates* ($500) Ivy Society Annual Giving Society for recent graduates $10/monthly per year *graduates of the last ten years
Lois Williams Gerald, ’55 Gigi Jackson Giersch, ’62, and Robert Giersch Lillie and Elmer S. Ginn GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Margaret Williams Glazener, ’40, and Edward Walker Glazener Julian Goff Michelle Rich Goode, ’73 Goodnight Educational Foundation Ann Baggett Goodnight, ’67, and Jim Goodnight Ellen C. Graden William Granberry Charlene Grunwaldt Shepard Kimbrell Halsch, ’85, and Tom Halsch Mary Streeter Harmelink, ’94, and Tom Harmelink* James and Donna Harrill M. Elizabeth Harris, ’33* Ruby and Marvin Harris Maureen and Jay Hartford Phoenix Chen Haydon, ’74 Thomasine Herring Hayes, ’39* Betty J. and E. Bruce Heilman Mattie J. Henderson, 1907* Ola W. Hendren* Joanne Brown Herring, ’54 Pamela Hester, ’81, and Worth Hester Lynn P. Hill Anne Morris Hinson, ’70, and James Hinson Carolyn Bostic Holland Ruth Tucker Holleman, ’35,* and Robert D. Holleman* Kathryn Fenters House, ’72 Suzanne Hage Houyoux, ’90 Evelyn Squires Lloyd Howell, ’32* Catherine Wyatt Hudson, ’42 Betty Jo Welch Hull, ’53, and James E. Hull* Jean Joyner Humbert, ’52* Betty Hewlett Hurst, ’26* Estate of Ruth Huskins Independent College Fund Of NC Richard F. and Sarah Lynne Isaacs Ira J. Jackson, III N. Jean Jackson, ’75 Ann Batson James, ’67, and Allen James Catherine McCracken James, ’77 Mary Nell Bostick Jenke, ’78 Mary Ann Jobe ’58 Barbara Smith Jones, ’60 Mildred Burnett Jones
Seby B.* and Christina Brown Jones* Jean Journigan Joyner, ’54 Nancy C. Joyner, ’58 Kappa Nu Sigma Harry Katz Charitable Trust Michael Katz* Vivian A. Keasler, ’77 Grace Butler Keith, ’26* Norman and Ruth Kellum Katharine Kerr Kendall, ’42* Doris E. King Ione Kemp Knight, ’43 James E. Lambeth, III Vicky and Eugene M. Langley Jr. William W.* and Isabel Lawrence Lola M.* and Hubert F. Ledford* Helen Henson Leggett, ’53 Carolyn Sperry Leith, ’85 Charles F. Lewis* Robert H. Lewis Rachel W. Lewter* Margaret Hine Linville, ’42* The Mangum Group Marshall Moore Marchman, ’66 Mary Beth Summersill Markham Martin Marietta Materials Margaret Craig Martin, ’30* Marie Mason, ’47 Gwendolyn Matthews, ’71 Anna Elizabeth Liles Maynard* George V. McCotter* Edith Hall McKinney, ’42,* and Hugh Lee McKinney* Deborah Stanley McNeill, ’71 Cynthia Long McPhail, ’75, and Neil McPhail Susan Jackson Mellette, ’42* Sue Hilton Metzger, ’66, and Gerald Metzger Carol Lancaster Milano, ’79 Olive Hamrick Miller, ’40* Polly Moore Mixon, ’66, and Ben Mixon Dorie Atkins Monroe, ’52 Patricia Miller Moore Sally Newton Morrow, ’58 Mary Beth Coleman Mosca, ’87, and Daniel Mosca Constance Flynt Mullinix and Steven D. Mullinix The Nationwide Foundation NC Council of Women’s Organization Thomas R. Neese, Jr. C. Louise Nelson* Margaret Covington Nelson, ’38* Jennie Reid Newby, ’38*
# Denotes members of the Ivy Society, recent graduates (2003 to 2013) who make a monthly gift of $10 or more annually.
News & Observer Foundation Marguerite Warren Noel, ’34* Sarah McKee Nooe, ’22* Parker Smith Normann, ’85, and William K. Normann Edla Adams Ogburn, ’30* Lois Griswold Outland, ’32,* and Robert B. Outland, Sr.* Mary Pryor Rodwell Overby, ’51* Barbara Bullard Page, ’54, and Allen Page Craven Page Elizabeth Nanney Page, ’38,* and Hugh W. Page* Susan M. Page Park Foundation, Inc. Margaret Weatherspoon Parker, ’38* Margaret Faucette Parker, 1908* Adele Patrick Clarence Patrick* Ola W.* and John W. Patterson* Mary Helen Simms Patterson, ’69 Paxton Company Cleo Glover Perry, ’45, and Elwood Perry* Dorothy Singleton Perry, ’48 Pauline Davis Perry, ’37* Larnette White Phifer, ’60 Betsy Alford Phillips, ’66 Betsy Best Phillips, ’71, ’86, ’89 MBA Ruth Burnett Phillips* W. Gordon Poole* J. Earl and Doris Pope Ina Mae Byrd Powell, ’36* Dorothy Knott Preston, ’54 Myra Motley Prince, ’42* Margaret Bullard Pruitt, ’37* Public Service Company of NC Mary Burnett Quaintance Elizabeth Vance Raft, ’56 Evelyn Hampton Rappaport, ’43* Sarah Cook Rawley, ’29,* and D.A. Rawley* Linda Keith Ray, ’74* Minnie Huffman Reddish Foundation Claude Rhyne Estelle Wilkins Ridenhour, ’28* Pamela Mitchell Riley, ’73 Charles and Carolyn Ripley Mary Jon Gerald Roach, ’56 Virginia Lancaster Robertson, ’42* William A. Rose Dorothy Turlington Royal, ’28* Joyce McIntyre Rudisill, ’42 Charles Sanders Alice Goodman Satisky, ’37,* and Daniel Satisky* Gladys Strickland Satterwhite, ’24* William D. Schorger* David A. Senter Vida L.* and John A. Senter* Janie G. Shearin, ’39,* and Raymond F. Shearin* Charles and Sandra Shelton Hugh M. Shingleton Ann Lowery Shivar, ’74 Helen Canaday Simms, ’40 Mary Ann Canaday Simms, ’42 G. H. Singleton Kester A. Sink Brian D. and Nancy P. Siska, ’76 Claire Sullivan Slaughter, ’72 The Sloan Family Foundation Deborah Dove Smith, ’80 Eleanor Beddingfield Smith, ’34* Elizabeth Shelton Smith-Cox, ’46 Honor Roll of Donors 2012-13
Mary Louise Ott Spain, ’43 Melba Truelove Sparrow, ’84 Theola R.* and Roy M. Stewart* William R. and Joyce Stroud* Charles Sullivan* Edward W. Summersill, III Dorothy Sink Sykes, ’73, and Charlie Sykes Helen Knott Taylor, ’44 Hoyt L. Taylor Elizabeth and James A. Taylor Jane Williamson Teague, ’54, and Edward Teague Frances Jennings Teter, ’83, and R. Christopher Teter Georgia Clancy Theys Frances Almond Thompson, ’51, and Hannis Thompson Sandra Sneed Thompson, ’82 Deborah Tunstall Tippett Lou Perry Tippett, ’62, and Walter Lyndo Tippett Bonnie Torgerson James Towler Louise Vann Tronnes Martha Renfro Tucker, ’54, and Royster M. Tucker Jr.* Elizabeth Ankers Tuttle, ’73 Stuart Weatherspoon Upchurch, ’35* Nan Davis Van Every, ’43 C. Ed Vick, Jr.* and Laura Anne Vick Irving H. Wainwright* Phyllis Brooks Wainwright Alyce Epley Walker, ’54 Jack Wardlaw* Eva Neel Wardrup, ’70 Sarah E.V. Watts, ’34* Betty Webb, ’67, and John Rose Angela Caveness Weisskopf Dianne and Marvin Welton Sharyn Hemrick West, ’71, and Harold West Clara J. Spell Westbrook* Cecile Ward White, ’52, and Robert White Captain Carolyn C. Wiggins, CHC, USN (Ret), ’76 Bobbitt Clay Williams, ’57 Claude B. Williams, Jr. and Jerry Williams Claude B. Williams David R. and Mary Jane Williams Jane Condrey Williams, ’54* Lena Mae Williams, ’26* Vida Thompson Williams, ’37,* and W. Fred Williams, Sr. Ida Carol Senter Wilson, ’62, and Donald Wilson Ruth C. Wilson* Winston-Salem Foundation Ronald and Paula Withrow Jan Perdue Woodard, ’94 Sharon Harding Woodlief, ’88, and Gene Woodlief* Judy C. Woodruff, ’68, and Al Hunt Mabel James Woods, ’27* Louise L. Wyatt, ’30* Cecil M. Yarborough Edna Beddingfield Yarborough, ’30* Betty Jean Yeager, ’47* Helen F. Yeargan* Helen Parker Yeargan, ’36* Nancy Johnston Zimmerman, ’42
Honor Roll of Donors 2012-13
The Heritage Society, established in 1989, recognizes both living and deceased alumnae and friends who are committed to supporting Meredith College through a will, trust, insurance policy or gift annuity. Jayne Osborne Abernethy, ’83 Margaret Holland Adams, ’52 Edna Lou Lamb Aldrich, ’45* Barbara K. Allen Caroline Hart Allen, ’77 Jo Ellen W., ’57, and Justus Ammons Betty Anderson, ’42* Kathryn Midyette Anderson, ’76 Homer Andrews Dorothy Massey Ankers, ’47* Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Dorothy Ashworth, ’73, and Robert Ashworth Rebecca E. Askew, ’76 Mary Ayscue, ’27* Annette L. Bailey, ’79 Hazel Baity, ’26* Mary Farrior Baker, ’23* Bessie B. Ballentine, ’23* Rebecca S. Ballentine, ’48 Madge Daniels Barber, ’20* C.C. Barefoot* and Kilty Johnson Barefoot* Nell Barker, ’29* Jane E. Barnes Martha Pittman Barnes, ’37* Frances K. Barnett, ’32* Marilyn Williams Barnhill, ’59 Beverly A. Batchelor, ’30* Elizabeth Triplett Beam, ’72, and J. David Beam Antoinette Beasley, ’15* Celia Witt Beauchamp, ’78 Lydia Beavers, ’29* Katherine Weatherly Benningfield, ’89 Ruth Abernethy Benton, ’37* Caroline Biggers, ’15* Eliza Turner Bingham, ’33* Jean Ferebee, ’49, and John Bishop* Ethel S. Blackman* Mary Delbridge Blalock, ’55 Virginia Staples Blanton, ’35,* and C. David Blanton* Eula Hodges Boatright, ’28* Claudilene S. Bone, ’22* Georganne Joyner Boone, ’55 Helen Hall Bosse, ’46 Anne Parr Bowne, ’56 Kenneth E. Boyd Kristina Benton Bracy, ’86 Anne Irby Bramlett, ’61 Dorothy Ray Branham, ’35* Betsy Watson Brennan, ’45* Ann Eliza Brewer, ’22* Rock Brinkley Jane Slate Brooks, ’52 Peyton J. Brown* Madaline Elliott Buchanan, ’28* Clara Ray Bunn, ’54 C. Allen Burris Marilyn G. Burris, ’57 Jean Miller Burroughs, ’52 Luther Butler Dianne Timm Byerly, ’75
Sandra Graham Cagle, ’79 Ashley Taylor Cantrell, ’93 Martha Ballou Caphton, ’63 Deborah S. Carawan, ’65 Najla Nave Carlton, ’79 Carr Bradshaw Estate Mrs. Earl N. Carr* Elizabeth Woody Carroll, ’61 Virginia Murchison Carson, ’27* Carolyn H. Carter, ’73 Martha Linda Carter, ’82 Ruby Greene Carter, ’46 Cooper D. Cass* Joyce Anne Causey, ’55* Graham V. Chamblee* Lorraine Gilikin Chapman, ’72 Ruby Garner Chartley, ’34* Evelyn King Cheek, ’39* Carolyn Boyette Childress, ’60 Bruce Tull Clare, ’64, and Robert Clare Lorna Staples Clark, ’55 Rogers H. Clark Virginia Highfill Clark, ’47 Sada L. Clarke, ’39* Courtney Spooner Clay, ’92 Irma Ray Clipson, ’52 Sandra Critzer Close, ’86 Edwin S. Coates Kelly Knott Cobb, ’69 Betsy Lane Cochrane, ’58 Billie Jo Kennedy Cockman, ’79 Susan Creech Coenen, ’25* Evelyn Dillon Coleman, ’43 Jim* and Meg Conner* Ellen Goldston Cook, ’50 Norma Baker Cook, ’63 Jean Batten Cooper, ’54, and Robert Cooper Margaret Eagles Copeland, ’26* Carolyn Hutchinson Coram, ’73 Roger E. Corey Frances Tatum Council, ’38,* and C.R. Council* Bertha Langdon Creech, ’20* Iris Culler Creech, ’43* James Bryan Creech* Nell Baker Creech, ’31* Roger Crook Sandra Long Crutchfield, ’79 Phyllis Cunningham Katie Carpenter Daniels, ’44* LaRue Pearce Davenport, ’65, and Norman Davenport Bettie Jean Davis, ’56 Blanche Horton Davis, ’28* Cathy Rollins Davis, ’76 Egbert L. Davis Jr.* Gwendolyn Picklesimer Davis, ’62, and Charles A. Davis April Marie Dawkins, ’93 Edna Frances Dawkins, ’37* Elizabeth Botzler Decker and James L. Decker* Jane Greene Deese, ’29* Lou Joyner Dennis, ’79 Boyd King Dimmock, ’71, and Thomas J. Dimmock Vera K Dixon, ’24* Janie Parker Dixon, 1914* Kristy McLaurin Dixon Margaret Dixon, ’56, and Thomas Dixon Graham W. Dobbin* Mary Frances Kerr Donaldson, ’43
Elizabeth James Dotterer, ’30,* and John E. Dotterer* Ivy G. Doughton, ’26* Peggy Easton Driggs, ’74 D. Phyllis Duncan, ’66 Mae Spencer Duncan* Betty Jo Kiff-Eason, ’57* Lois V. Edinger, ’45 Hazel Faulkner Edwards, ’35,* and Luby Edwards* Jolene Weathers Edwards, ’48 Marguerite Mason Edwards, ’30* T. Wayne Eidson Lucille L. Ellis* Sharon Ellis, ’76 Frances Elrod, ’47 Burton Y. Endo* Gloria Little English, ’71 Ruth Cole Eure, ’53* Sam E., Jr. and Kathryn Ewell Erika S. Fairchild* Linda Thompson Fairchild, ’74 David Falk Hester Farrior, 1918* Minnie Bryan Farrior, 1914* Richard Farrow Lucy T. Fassett Memorial Trust Elizabeth Kendrick Faucette, ’23* Sallie Williams Faulk, ’28* G.H. Ferguson* Bettie D. Ferrell* Jeanne Puckett Fishwick, ’82 Virginia White Flythe, ’25* Ruth Fonville, ’91, and Chris Fonville Lynn Davis Foote, ’58 Nancy Clendenin Forbes, ’80 Lois E. Frazier Susan Harris Frazier, ’81 Janet L. Freeman* Jane Lassiter Freeman, ’49 Katharine Parker Freeman, 1910* Kistina Mechelle Freeman, ’06 Lena W. Freeman* Shirley Cliatt Frost, ’53 Louise Futrell, 1914* Mary Lily Duncan Gaddy, ’42 Marilyn Ballard Gardner, ’71 Virginia Garnett, ’34* Evelyn Crutchfield Garrison, ’35* Helen B. Garvey, ’39* Susan Brooks Gaster, ’78 Edna Lovelace Gaston, ’84 Patricia Houser Gay, ’60 Lois Williams Gerald, ’55 Betty Kichline Gerow, ’37* Lillie and Elmer S. Ginn Lucinda Howell Glover, ’64 Julian Goff Jennifer Hunter Gole, ’78 Elizabeth Futrell Goode, 1905* Michelle Rich Goode, ’73, Bernice White Goodman, ’23* Dorothy Loftin Goodwin, ’47, and William Goodwin Arabella Gore, ’35* Ellen C. Graden Jeanne Grealish, ’57 Joan E. Green, ’67 Jeannette Biggs Greene, ’21* Theresa Greene Betty Stroud Griffin, ’88 Margaret Hines Griffiths, ’36* Ruth Ann Tucker Grimes, ’80 Charlene Grunwaldt H. E. Gwin
G. Fred Hale Charitable Trust Leslie Woodruff Hales, ’83 Barbara Radford Hall, ’64 Norma Gargis Halterman, ’66 Bobby W. Harrelson Laura Weatherspoon Harrill, ’27* Deanna R. Harris, ’90 Helen M. Harris* Lucille Sawyer Harris, ’46 Ruby and Marvin Harris Virginia Bailey Harris, ’43* Sylvia Cooper Harriss, ’74 Mary Esther Williams Harward, ’40 Anne Simms Haskins, ’31, and Albert L. Haskins, Jr.* Henry M. Hatcher* Virginia Hudson Hatcher, ’34* Thomasine Herring Hayes, ’39* Helen Oldham Hayes, ’28* Betty J. and E. Bruce Heilman Del H. Helton, ’91 Ola W. Hendren* John T. Henley* Rebecca Beddingfield Henley, ’42* Brigadier General Hugh B. Hester, USA* Pamela Hester, ’81, and Worth Hester Betty Whichard Hickman, ’51 Nancy Ricker High, ’62, and Ernie Minor Ruth Hough High, ’31* Helen T. Hill, ’79 Drulynn Morgan Hinsley, ’52* Anne Morris Hinson, ’70, and James Hinson Andrea Smith Hitt, ’85 Emma Byrum Hobbs, 1911* Blanche Dupree Hodul, ’49 Susan DeLeon Hoffman, ’74 Carolyn B. Holland, ’28* Carl P. and Ruth W. Holleman* Ruth Tucker Holleman, ’35,* and Robert D. Holleman* Nancy Craig Hollingsworth, ’59, and W. Claude Hollingsworth Frances H. Horner, ’37* Diane Jackson Houlihan, ’68 Suzanne Hage Houyoux, ’90 Ester Holder Howard, ’46 Grover E. Howell* Corinne Lowery Howey, ’57 Felicia Stewart Hoyle, ’82 Ruth Ann Hubbell, 1919* Catherine Wyatt Hudson, ’42 Betty Jo Welch Hull, ’53, and James E. Hull* Hortense Honeycutt Hunter, ’28* Lauri Ann Hickman Hurd, ’84 Estate of Ruth Huskins Marie Dunn Inscore, ’65 Verna Brown Jackson, ’30* Pauline Goodwin Jobe, ’29* Mary Lynch Johnson, 1917* Meredith Johnson, ’35* Barbara Smith Jones, ’60 Fayette Jacobs Jones, ’73 Marilyn L. Jones, ’75 Seby B.* and Christina Brown Jones* Susan Singleton Jones, ’66 Nancy C. Joyner, ’58 Anne Parker Justice, ’79 Naoko Kadowaki, ’87 Jane Guion Kanipe, ’65 Kathryn Chapman Kay, ’42 Grace Butler Keith, ’26* Katharine Kerr Kendall, ’42*
Elizabeth Boomhour Kerr, ’31* Annie Mercer Kesler, 1918* Doris E. King Katherine Chungho King, ’57, and Louis H. Li Peggy Jo Dalrymple Kirby, ’54* Nancy Lee Kistler, ’53 Ione Kemp Knight, ’43 Virginia E. Knight Edith Timberlake Knott, ’47 Shirley Spoon Knox, ’56 Debora Opheim Kolb, ’95 Pauline Williams Koonce, 1917* Dorothy Reich Kornegay, ’39 Carolyn Ann Laine, ’57* Katharine Covington Lambeth, ’38* Ailene Young Lancaster, ’28* Nancy Watkins Laney, ’71 Vicky and Eugene M. Langley Jr. Dorothy Dockery Larkin, ’36* William C. Lassiter William W.* and Isabel Lawrence Velma Patterson Lawrence, ’25* Lola M.* and Hubert F. Ledford* Edna Lee Pegran Leib, ’36* Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, ’91* Charles F. Lewis* Robert H. Lewis Rachel W. Lewter* Ida Pettigrew Lightner, ’44 Martha Foy Lineberry, ’27* Doris Allen Litchfield, ’54 Susan Holliday Lobinger, ’41* W. Randall Lolley Melba LeGrand Long, ’46 Virginia Owens Long, ’68 Carol Hedspeth Lowe, ’78 Anne Elizabeth Lynch, ’71* Elizabeth Park Lynch, ’36* Buddy Lyon Wanda Pulley Madden, ’71 Mabel Claire Hoggard Maddrey, ’28* Dondra Traylor Maney, ’76 Margaret Craig Martin, ’30* Sue Jarvis Martin, ’49, and Sidney Martin* Virginia McGougan Martin, ’42* Marie Mason, ’47 Brooks McGirt Maxwell, ’70* Alberta Harris McCain, ’27* George V. McCotter* Velma Preslar McGee, ’31* Ruby Johnson McGlaughon, ’32,* and Robert Emmett McGlaughon* Frances McManus, ’34* Virginia M McMillan, ’44* Ruby C. McSwain, ’54 Lori Robinson Medlin, ’84 Elizabeth Carraway Meikle, ’68 Dorothy Merritt, ’33* Sue Hilton Metzger, ’66, and Gerald Metzger Christa Burris Middleton, ’78 Olive Hamrick Miller, ’40* Fannie Memory Farmer Mitchell, ’44 Belle McNeill Monroe, 1914* Dorie Atkins Monroe, ’52 Jean Johnson Moore, ’52 Beatrice Nye Morris, ’22* Sara Blalock Munford, ’54 Elizabeth Reid Murray, ’46 Lynn B. Myers, ’65 Margaret Covington Nelson, ’38* Elizabeth Carter New, ’41 Jennie Reid Newby, ’38* Maude Wilson Newell, ’39* * Deceased
Sarah Ridgell Nicholson, ’53* Grace and Roy Nifong Marylene Noel Parker Smith Normann, ’85, and William K. Normann Charles S. Norwood* Vivian Nowell, ’46* Audra Noelle Nunn, ’90 Edla Adams Ogburn, ’30* Dorothy McNeer O’Quinn, ’78 Murphy M. and Janice Osborne Lois Griswold Outland, ’32,* and Robert B. Outland, Sr.* Sara Cotey Overby, ’77, and William S. Overby Barbara Bullard Page, ’54, and Allen Page Elizabeth Nanney Page, ’38,* and Hugh W. Page* Laura J. Page, ’67 Susan M. Page Celeste Harris Pageau, ’88 Margaret Weatherspoon Parker, ’38* Ola W.* and John W. Patterson* Maurine Winfree Patterson, ’39* Mary Lou Bullock Paul, ’45 Cleo Glover Perry, ’45, and Elwood Perry* Pauline Davis Perry, ’37* Larnette White Phifer, ’60 Anne Parker Phillips, ’66, and Terry Phillips Lucy Hayes Pittman, 1909* Ricki Wisenburg Plunkett, ’73 Mary Virginia Warren Poe, ’48* Dave and Rhonda Pollard W. Gordon Poole* Parker Poole J. Earl and Doris Pope Sandra J. Pope Sybil Williams Pope, ’62 Virginia Branch Pope, ’28* Estelle L. Popham* Lewis W.* and Ann C. Porter* Ann White Porter, ’44* Joyce Thomas Porter, ’47,* and Oscar Porter* Crystal Davis Potter, ’26* J. Dewey Powell* Loleta Kenan Powell, ’41 Mabel Martin Powell, ’35* John Robinson Prince* Myra Motley Prince 42* Rev. Bruce Rabon* Marcy Stephens Rackley, ’90 Evelyn Hampton Rappaport, ’43* Virginia Reynolds Rapport, ’37 Rachel Fulton Rawls, ’42* Linda Keith Ray, ’74* Minnie Huffman Reddish Foundation E. Kemp Reece* Jo Ann Funderburke Reeves, ’77 Kathy Seeger Rhoades, ’84 Estelle Wilkins Ridenhour, ’28* Pamela Mitchell Riley, ’73 Jessie Markert Rivers, ’71 Mary Jon Gerald Roach, ’56 Nellie Ball Roberts, ’39* Virginia Lancaster Robertson, ’42* Katherine Holt Robison, ’57 Aileen Rogers, ’42* Norma V. Rose, ’36* Mary Rotella, ’45,* and Romelo Rotella Dorothy Turlington Royal, ’28* Fannie Turlington Royal, ’20*
Gertrude Pierce Royal, ’46 Amy Myers Rudd, ’40* Joyce McIntyre Rudisill, ’42 Helen Wallis Rusher, ’47 Oma Taylor Russell, ’41 Elizabeth Hill Sainio, ’62 Hideo Sakane Emma Sanders* Louise Sanderson, ’45* Alice Goodman Satisky, ’37,* and Daniel Satisky* Sue Anne James Schoonderwoerd, ’64 Chloe Scott* Edith Johnson Seifert, ’57 Vida L.* and John A. Senter* Jane Fleming Severance, 1910* Janie Green Shearin, ’39* Janie G. Shearin, ’39,* and Raymond F. Shearin* Ruth Sheets, ’22* Sharon Holder Shehdan, ’78 Elizabeth H. Shermer, ’41* Hugh M. Shingleton Ann Lowery Shivar, ’74 Catherine Yates Short, ’56 Virginia H. Silver, ’29* Margaret Rymer Simmons, ’65 Elizabeth N.* and L. Gordon Sinclair* Kester A. Sink Marvin Slate, Jr.* C. C. Smith Dawn Biggerstaff Smith, ’81 Deborah Smith* Deborah Dove Smith, ’80 Deloris B. Smith, ’88 Margaret English Smith, ’56 Susan Moore Smith, ’78 Gertrude Smitherman, ’21* Ruth Lowdermilk Snyder, ’28* Dolores Burnham Soderberg, ’88 Mary Louise Ott Spain, ’43 Earl W.* and Evelyn Spangler Melba Truelove Sparrow, ’84 LaRose Spooner Margaret Carter Springston, ’60 Frances Morris Spurrier, ’36* Nancy Herring Stallings, ’68 Frances Gorham Stewart, ’63 Betty Rand Coward Stillwell, ’56 Minnie* and Fred A. Stone* William R. Stroud* Jane Phinney Suggs, ’56 Charles Sullivan* Lucy Alderman Sutton, 1917* Grace Alexander Swann, ’44 Charleen Swansea, ’54 Charlotte Tedder Swift, ’30* H. Patrick Taylor, Jr. Helen Knott Taylor, ’44 Margaret J. Tharrington, ’71 Betsy Ann Moore Thigpen, ’60* Melinda Wrenn Thomas, ’86, and Albert L. Thomas Sarah E. Thomas, ’53 Frances Almond Thompson, ’51, and Hannis Thompson Patricia A. Thorp Georgie Brewer Tilley, ’44 Lou Perry Tippett, ’62, and Walter Lyndo Tippett Bonnie Scott Truelove, ’71 Emily Campbell Tuck, ’60 Stuart Weatherspoon Upchurch, ’35* Hepsie Lane Utley, ’46* Elizabeth Vann, 1917* Reverend Joan Vella, ’86
C. Ed Vick, Jr.* and Laura Anne Vick Willene Y. Vincent, ’35* Irving H. Wainwright* Phyllis Brooks Wainwright Alyce Epley Walker, ’54 Jennie Harris Wallace and Stuart Wallace Wesley H. Wallace* and Carolyn Andrews Wallace* Beth Wicker Walters, ’78 Susan Leath Walton, ’68 Glenn Ward, ’20* Eva Neel Wardrup, ’70 Donald and Mary Ann Warren Mary Carol Warwick, ’61 Bettie Griffin Watts, ’66 Sarah E.V. Watts, ’34* John and Ruth Weems Elizabeth Walters Weidle, ’84 Angela Caveness Weisskopf Dianne and Marvin Welton Sharyn Hemrick West, ’71, and Harold West Clara J. Spell Westbrook* Anne Harris Whaley, ’44* Glenn White Captain Carolyn C. Wiggins, CHC, USN (Ret), ’76 Helen Proctor Wilkie, ’71 Sally Wilkins, ’25* Bobbitt Clay Williams, ’57 Claude B. Williams, Jr. and Jerry Williams George B. Williams George L. Williams Lena Mae Williams, ’26* Luther W. Williams* Mary L. Williams, ’40* Mary Seagraves Williams, ’40* Vida Thompson Williams, ’37,* and W. Fred Williams, Sr. Zelma Greene Williams, ’61 Margaret Webb Wilson, ’44 Ruth C. Wilson* Jan Perdue Woodard, ’94 Sharon Harding Woodlief, ’88 Judy C. Woodruff, ’68, and Al Hunt Mabel James Woods, ’27* Mary Lucretia Wooten, ’75 Darlene Smith Worthington, ’77 Gladys Wrenn Louise L. Wyatt, ’30* Mary Yarbrough, ’26* Betty Jean Yeager, ’47* Helen Parker Yeargan, ’36* Mabel Oldham Young, ’24* Zaytoun & Associates, Inc. Susan Sherron Zaytoun, ’80 Nancy Johnston Zimmerman, ’42
Meredith Alumnae Class of 1928 Iris Society - President’s Circle Dorothy Turlington Royal*
Class of 1934
Class of 1938 Annual Donors
Dorothy Haywood Corey Mary Wyche Mintz
Class of 1939 Annual Donors Grace Croom Dunkley* Mary Gavin Edwards Marjorie R. Pearce Lois Johnson Ramsaur Frances S. Robertson
Class of 1940 Annual Donors Frieda Culberson Burts Sadie Wall Dean Mary Esther Williams Harward Dorothy Coble Helms Naomi Sommerville Lee Frances Dixon Leete Minetta Bartlett Newbold Helen Canaday Simms
Class of 1941 Iris Society Elizabeth Hostetler Chamblee
Annual Donors Rosanna Barnes Fountain Myrtle Edna Bailey Lasley Hilda Hamilton Pickard Lucy Allen Riddle* Oma Taylor Russell
Class of 1942 Iris Society - President’s Circle Joyce McIntyre Rudisill
Iris Society Catherine Wyatt Hudson Dorothy Roland Norako
Annual Donors Vivien Jeffreys Barker Mary Moore Beam Eleanor Gibbs Ruth Crissman Harris Anne Barrow Maness Nancy Nuckols Walsh Gretchen Fanney Wyatt Nancy Johnston Zimmerman
Class of 1943 Percentage of class giving: 18% Iris Society - President’s Circle Katherine Furches Rumley Nan Davis Van Every
Iris Society Ione K. Knight Mary Louise Ott Spain
Annual Donors Suzanne Bagnal Britt Willie Barger Gates Sheila Gulley Plott
Class of 1944 Percentage of class giving: 23% Iris Society
Sadie Outlaw Neel Helen Knott Taylor
Jewell Ballentine Stephens
Class of 1937
Mary Hill Garber Sarah Yates Goare Ida Pettigrew Lightner Annie Mary Matthews Luke Fannie Memory Farmer Mitchell
Iris Society - President’s Circle Martha Joyner Adkins Alice Goodman Satisky*
# Denotes members of the Ivy Society, recent graduates (2003 to 2013) who make a monthly gift of $10 or more annually.
Honor Roll of Donors 2012-13
Madeline Latta Purcell Grace Alexander Swann Margaret Webb Wilson
Class of 1945 Percentage of class giving: 31% Iris Society - President’s Circle Durema Fitzgerald Kohl
Iris Society Cleo Glover Perry Laura Ellen McDaniel Walker
Dorothy Cooper Oliver Helen Wallis Rusher Mabel Baldwin Rutledge Angeline Shields Shell Jetta Funderburk Spencer Hilda Liles Strider Glenda Norman Strole Zelma Murray Thomasson Joan Drake Turner Jean Griffith Wall Carolyn Lockamy Warren Betty Jean Yeager*
Christine Webb Beamer Marty Jeffreys Carr Lillian Humphrey Henderson Mary Monteith Hupman Eleanor Loftin Jones Rachel Strole Matthews Susan Crump McArn Mary Lou Bullock Paul Doris Tulbert Robinson Grace Patton Swann Marie Shuffler Welch
Class of 1948
Class of 1946
Doris Jean Nichols Austell Rebecca S. Ballentine Naomi Pugh Barefoot Lillian Swinson Butler Louvene Jordan Cooper Jolene Weathers Edwards Christine Bordeaux Farrior* Kathryn Parker Frye Margaret M. Garner Hilda Austin Highfill Frances Ward Holland Faye Baker Jordan Frances Thompson Knoizen Jane T. Lewis Lillian Phillips Lovelace Doris Mitchiner Matthews Jeanne Arthur Mays Nell Proctor McCaskill Mary McPherson Morrisette Margaret Bunn Moss Dorothy Singleton Perry Elizabeth Emory Price Mary Frances Keene Remsburg Edith Stephenson Simpson Roselind Holloman Steele Eleanor Jane Andrews Wilmot Elizabeth Hardison Wilson* Elizabeth Taylor Wilson Barbara Shellsmith Wood Mildred Hoyle Wood Arlene Hall Work Sarah Lewis Wright Mary Gravely Young
Percentage of class giving: 35% Iris Society - President’s Circle Jean Davis Newell
Iris Society Elizabeth Shelton Smith-Cox
Annual Donors Mary Wilson Berryhill Helen Hall Bosse Mary Jo Clayton Willa Lewis Connor Gwendolyn Krahnke Farrier Jean White Finch Charlotte Leonard Fulp Marjorie Blum Gentry Lucille Sawyer Harris Frances Watkins McCall Katherine Roddick Moore Elizabeth Reid Murray Jewel Hyatt Penny Betsy Hatch Pollard Frances Wallace Rankin Nancy Harris Shaw Arlene Foster Shuler Betty Anne Snyder Hilda Frink Trent Deleano Hall Williams Patsy McLawhorn Worthington
Class of 1947 Percentage of class giving: 39% Iris Society Marie Mason
Annual Donors Carol Bray Bailey Ruth Miller Brewster Virginia Highfill Clark Nancy Resch Clemmons Josephine Joyner Creason Nancy Gates Dale Thelma Ball Davis Frances Elrod Anne Hughes French Doris Allen Frye Dorothy Loftin Goodwin Martha Hamrick Howerton Dorothy Maness Hutton Irene Olive Kittinger Peggy Parker McCaskill Pattie Whitfield Nelson
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Percentage of class giving: 38% Iris Society - President’s Circle Annalean McLamb Johnson Ellen Skinner* Mary Louise Milliken Thompson
Iris Society Ann Beal Sanders Ann Wallis Stephenson
Class of 1949 Percentage of class giving: 40% Annual Donors Harriet Morris Beasley Pauline Cone Beers Eunice Andrews Bland Betty Jean Johnson Brown Doris Thomasson Brown Jane Sparrow Byrd Harriette Littlejohn Compton Dorothy Murray Culbreath Colleen Brown DiPaul Margaret Lamb Dorsett Lois Shuffler Edwards Marjorie Wilson Elinor Anne Lassiter Emory Betty Sinclair Franks Jane Lassiter Freeman
Betty Brooks Fuller Elsie Corbett Hatch Idalia Oglesby High Evelyn Hodges Hill Orea Mauney Homesley Lela Butts Hovis Dorothy Swaringen Hughes Doris Williamson Jones Jean McLamb Jones Ella Shirley Knight Sara Davis Koontz Melba Byrd Musselwhite Dorothy White Rascoe Julia Powers Sandercock Jean Gaddy Scholl Mary Lou Sawyer Sutton Victoria Harrell Teal Eugenia Bradley Thompson Frances Ward Thornton Billie Hart Warren Eleanor Lockamy Williams Rita Britt Williams
Class of 1950
Percentage of class giving: 36% Annual Donors Marjorie Tripper Bennett Charlotte Bowman Cunningham Ann Josey Egleston Josephine Snow Farnandez Mina Mayton Hampton Sally Taylor Johnson Elva Gresham Leighton Carolyn Covington Robinson Imogene Narron Rowland Roxanne Vallas Serletis Jane McDaniel Shouse Winnie Fitzgerald Smith June Harmon Trafton Alice G. Tuttle Bertha Wilson Woltz E. Louise Yarbrough
Class of 1951 Percentage of class giving: 36% Iris Society - President’s Circle Margaret B. Benbow* Frances Almond Thompson
Iris Society Dickie Phillips Bowerman Frances Altman Greenlee Mary Bland Josey
Annual Donors Margot Grimes Anderson Betty Rogers Atkinson Shirley Bone Beal Margaret Leach Block Jeanette Atkins Brooks Betty Johnson Byrd Joanne Mason Clark Martha Smith Clement Helen Brunson Cook Donna Walston Crawford Marion Winston Dean Barry Barefoot Doyle Joyce Bailey Getzen Bettie Compton Godfrey Mary Jordan Goldston Nancy Hefner Goodson Rosalind Knott Harrell Betty Whichard Hickman Margaret Swann Jones Dorothy Stephens Long Rebecca Knott McKinley Martha J. Norman
Marjorie Joyner Northup Virginia Waldrop Powell Stella Matthews Staley Jean T. Taylor Janet Roberts Weir Jennett Bramble Whiteside Sheila Knapp Woodard Patricia Lawrence Wooten
Class of 1952 Percentage of class giving: 31% Iris Society Jane Slate Brooks
Annual Donors Margaret Holland Adams Jerry Staton Batchelor Lucyann Liddy Billups Marilyn Morrissette Brandt Jean Miller Burroughs Jeanne Ramsey Byrd Irma Ray Clipson Barbara Morris Cloaninger Mary Evelyn Hensley Divers Betty Jo Smith Farrington Rosalyn Poole Farthing Dorothy Miller Faulkenbury F. Sue Fitzgerald Nancy Cheek Gaines Jean Parrish Mason Barbara Schettler Massenburg Virginia Harris McGranahan Alice W. Milton Jean Johnson Moore Ernestine Nance Newman Elaine Hancock Perry Janet Smith Shogren Norma Murray Swann Lynette Adcock Thomas
Class of 1953 Percentage of class giving: 54% Iris Society - President’s Circle Helen Henson Leggett Mary Estes Speight
Iris Society Frances Marie Andrews Allen Hart Norris Estelle Waller Summerlin
Annual Donors Dorothy Stell Alexander Mary Fisher Beaver Betty Finklea Bell Elizabeth Hamrick Brady Hollis Howard Broadfoot Anne Midyette Brownlee* Doris Perry Cox Anne O’Quinn Crockett Janet Stallings Cumbee Kappy Stanfield Dornseif Nancy Jo Wallis Fleming Jean Dula Fletcher Jane Cate Fowler Shirley Cliatt Frost Bette Winchester Glance Joan Langley Harrod Anne Bruton Hayward Patricia Pendergraft Hicks Sally Melvin Horner Betty Jo Welch Hull Edith Bradley Johnson Meta Mae Williams Kennedy Melrose Canaday Lee Virginia Harris Lee Johnnie May Fisher Long Peggy Earp McManus
Patricia Smathers Moulton Jeannette Leopard Overby Janne Dawson Phillips Penina Bowden Ramseur Marilyn Hunt Rollins Juanita Ipock Smith Doris A. Stainback Dorothy Brigman Sutton Sarah E. Thomas Annabelle Whitehurst Thornton Ann Seagrove Tolleson Phyllis Nottingham Tuck Mary Ann Godwin Umphlett Emma Jean Maddrey Vann Lynette Hooks Walters Sarah Smith Watson Adele Buening White Elizabeth Faucette Wilson Bessie Francis Zulch
Class of 1954 Percentage of class giving: 66% Iris Society - President’s Circle Anne Clark Dahle
Iris Society Carolyn Belton Bonahue Rebecca Wicker Clayton Jean Batten Cooper Joanne Brown Herring Lorette Oglesby Hollinshed Lou Gardner Kline Bonny Morgan Lewis Dorothy Knott Preston Phyllis Trible Anna Ruthe Tyson
Annual Donors Betty Lou Paschall Ammons Anne Ruth Thames Andrew Barbara Propst Andrews Shirley West Arledge Melba Barbour Arnold Cherrie Beddingfield Baskette Katherine Waynick Bastian Mary Stone Booth Carolyn Hall Borden Barbara Rice Bunch Janis Witherington Cannon Virginia Corbett Carroll Mildred Green Clark Sara Langdon Clinard Mary Maxwell Corbin Mary Ruth Willcox Coss Kay Sugg Crum Barbara Jones Cummings Florence Laverna Bell Davis Barbara White De Louise Betty Olive Dennis Ruth Lennon Dowell Doris McMillan Faires Ann Quay Gardner Vivian Byrd Glover Miriam Allen Hall Mary Ellen Upchurch Hartis Dorothy White Hartley Eva Townsend Herring N. Blanche Hodge Melissa Matthews Jones Jean Journigan Joyner Nobuko Kawano Jean Morton King Sally Dean Knight Doris Allen Litchfield Ann Lovell Dorothy Hampton Marcus Carolynn Little Miller
Rebecca Haynes Morvil Sara Blalock Munford Ann Draughon Opferkuch Barbara Bullard Page Sylvia Deans Peabody Sonnya Hamilton Quinn Patricia Bland Rose Alstine F. Salter Jeannette Scott Patricia Eberhart Simpich Doris Page Smith Pat Loftin Spear Charleen Swansea Doris Knott Talley Theresa Raynor Tayloe Evelyn Waugh Taylor Betty Smith Thompson Pat O’Quinn Tomasino Martha Renfro Tucker Louise Stephens Upchurch Alyce Epley Walker Jean Pace Warren Celia Townsend Wells Bernice White Whiteside Barbara Dickens Wilder Carmena Barnes Zimmerman
Class of 1955 Percentage of class giving: 60% Iris Society - President’s Circle Bess Peeler Averre
Iris Society Lois Williams Gerald Jane Lancaster Kibler Phoebe Barnhardt Satterwhite Patty Melvin Watson
Annual Donors Sue Rucker Andrew Leah Scarborough Barton Mary Delbridge Blalock Jennie Barbour Brooks Lorna Staples Clark Betty Ball Cope Sarah Mangum Daniel Anne Barbrey Davis Shirley McLean Davis Cleo Jones Edwards Marjorie Stowe Floyd Effie Sneeden Green Mary Lane Hagan Nancy M. Hall Evelyn Spencer Hamrick Mary Cadle Heath Velma Smithwick Hickman Alice Spell Holder Vivian Stanley Hughes Jan Rudisill Huitt Frances Patterson Ingram Barbara Andrews Jones Katie Lee Currin Kimbrough Frances Carr Kratt Jean Sheets Leonard Charlotte Cooper Locke Patricia Anne Allen Lucas M. Ophelia McLean McCallum Nancy McGinnis McGill Ruth Jeanne Allen Moss Virginia Mumford Nance Mary Moore Newman Kathleen Clemmons Parker Nina Ruppelt Phillips Mary Glenn Randall Pittman Carolyn Wood Plowman Joan Allen Rainey Louise McCall Sheets * Deceased
Margaret Brunson Simkus Gladys Daphine Mayton Sparrow Sarah Pate Styron Annette Caudle Tarlton Janette Huneycutt Trull Gerry Brown Vaughan Margaret McArthur Waller Rebekah Upchurch Way Hortense Wiggs Wilkins
Class of 1956 Percentage of class giving: 35% Iris Society Charlene Smith Bennett Elizabeth Vance Raft Mary Jon Gerald Roach Iris Merritt Womble
Annual Donors Sarah Whittier Adams Harriett Andrews Adcock Edna Smith Austin Miriam Knight Bell Nancy Reece Belton Anne Parr Bowne Suzanne Davis Bunn Bettie Jean Davis Polly Richardson Farned Betty Deloatch Havener Eleanor Chandler Hollowell Marjorie Thore Hoots Ruby Britt Jackson Sarah Bissette Matthews Norma Bridges McGee Janice Dennis Morgan Virginia A. Morris Delores Blanton Murphrey Trudi Moore Nelson Alphia Small Paddock Annice Smith Rhue Nancy Drake Savage Catherine Yates Short Margaret English Smith Betty Rand Coward Stillwell Jane Phinney Suggs June Freeze Treece Sarah Thompson Winn
Class of 1957 Percentage of class giving: 47% Iris Society - President’s Circle Jo Ellen Williams Ammons Betty Jo Kiff-Eason* Betsy Wells Schrum
Iris Society Nancy Bunn Bunting Corinne Lowery Howey Nancy Young Noel M. Faye Wheeler Simmons Marjorie Jackson Wiggins
Annual Donors Betty Smith Bartlett Barbara Stanley Batts Gwen Maddrey Bell Eileen Browne Bostick Marilyn G. Burris Mamie Shutt Burton Diane Morris Clark Eliza Culberson Cocke Carolyn Strayhorn Compton Janet Fulcher Cooper Patricia Jackson Cothran Sara Lawrence Dupree Lucy Atkinson Edmundson Shirley Jordan Finch Joyce Herndon Goodwin
Mary Edna Grimes Grantham Marlene Reep Guthrie Mary Helen Cooper Hamlet Anita Hiatt Hennis Peggy Whitaker Holland JoAnn Selley Hunter Rebekah Miles Johnston Jacqueline Little Jones Jocelyn Nelms Kenion Katherine Chungho King Gail Ward Lassiter Ann Anthony Lathrop Bette Nock Laursen Mary Ann Braswell Lawrence Patricia Corbett McKenzie Julene Barlow McPhaul Mary Catherine Cole Metters Barbara Cozart Pollard Marie Peele Robertson Katherine Holt Robison Bessie Codas Roupas Iris Sullivan Saaf Marcia Horrell Scaggs Donnie H. Simons Kathryn Marshall White Bobbitt Clay Williams Peggy Peoples Winkles Angela Griffith Yarbrough Jeanne Tong Yeh
Class of 1958 Percentage of class giving: 48% Iris Society Beulah Bradley Cameron Nancy C. Joyner Sally Newton Morrow Virginia Stone Thomas
Annual Donors Christine Livingston Arthur Jane Maynard Bowers Shirley Sherron Bowling Louise Moore Bryan Betty Kellum Burnett Betsy Lane Cochrane Martha Bone Crow Thomasine Bass Cubine Vivian Morris Deal Mona Horton Dean Linda Grigg Duncan Nancy Perkins Edwards Mary Frances Powell Ellington Janncey Wellons Ferrell Lynn Davis Foote Fran Fulp Franklin Lucretia King Gilbert Sheila Balfour Goodman Norma Stephenson Griffin Susan Moss Grigg Janet Jenkins Harding Fay Chandler Honeycutt Jackie Yates Hubbard Betty Williams Jackson Joyce Herring LaMotte Lou Winstead Lindanger Joyce Skillman McKenzie Mae Omie Hobby Mosely Linda Smith Parker Pat Watkins Parker Martha Fasul Poulos Geraldine Parham Ritter Margaret Mott Rogers Molly James Sloan Lula Jones Snipes Mary Fran Oliver Spencer Janice Dawkins Squires
Elizabeth Baxter Stover Miriam Lundy Strickland Margaret Creech Sutton Shirley Strother Taylor Virginia Byrne Tedder Glenda Eddins Temple Patricia Barrett Terrill Margaret Slate Walker Betsy Greene Waters Peggy Yancey Whitaker Avis Formyduval Williams
Class of 1959 Percentage of class giving: 39% Iris Society Linda Smith Wall
Annual Donors Marie Croom Ashburn Marilyn Williams Barnhill Mildred Humphreys Bawden Betty Hoyle Blue Donna Ellington Brady Peninah Powell Brown Alice Burrows Gelynda Thomas Capel Elaine Burleson Clarke Charlotte Jones Corner Marlene Clayton Coulter Jane Owen Duckworth Ellen Carole Kerley Ellis Janice Wilson Fowler Judith Scaggs Fusonie Samantha Robinson Geoghegan Carol Inscoe Hamrick Hazel Wiggins Harris Emily Dean Henderson Mary Frances Warren Horton Betsy Hooks Johnson Julia Railey Justice Louise White Laughton Joyce Foster Pate Patricia Maynard Prather Beverly Scott Rodgers Joyce Hargrove Ross Mary Cole Snotherly Katherine Almond Talbert Ethelyn Pickett Taylor Sue Ridge Todd Joan Madre Trueblood Jo Anne Kendall Urwick M. Louise Waters Katherine Renfrew Wolfe Diane Williams Yamamoto
Class of 1960 Percentage of class giving: 57% Iris Society - President’s Circle Jane Dorward Valentine
Iris Society Anna Fay Jackson Campbell Lillian Brandon Dinklage Patricia Houser Gay Betty Galloway Harkey Betsy Ann Moore Thigpen*
Stuart James Burroughs Jane Matthews Campbell Janis Meggs Carroll Carolyn Boyette Childress Rachel Watkins Council Kitty Berger DuPlessis Suzanne Hunter Eskridge Janis K. Fisher Barbara Booth Florence Rose Daniels Gambill Lois Haigh Gibbon Rebecca Turner Gillespie Elizabeth Milliken Golding Barbara Armstrong Haas Joyce Baker Hardison Carol Cheavens Harrison Ruth Young Holliday Jane Wagoner Hoover Emma Everett House Shirla Griffin Hudson Joy Goldsmith Jarrett Ellen Paschall Johnson Barbara Smith Jones Jo Anne Carter Jones Ann Rackley Kilian Peggie Jernigan Lindsay Glenda Pressley Lovelace Jeanette McDonald Marzen Judy Garland McLamb Lelia Davenport Midkiff Amelia Ann Allred Miller Elizabeth Carter Neal Rebecca C. Oliver Helen Parker Patterson Elizabeth Vernon Pearce Betsy Thomerson Pendergraph Frances Thomas Petty Larnette White Phifer Patricia Jarrett Phifer Barbara Medlin Raynor Mary Ann Finley Ridenhour Carolyn Bullard Rock Judith Thompson Scull Carolyn Brown Smith Margaret Carter Springston Rosemary Edwards Sundeen Mary Conner Swanson Bettie Herbert Sykes Norma Lockaby Thomas Jane Manning Trowbridge Emily Campbell Tuck Helen Carlton Walker Willilou Mason Walters Sylvia McLin Wilkins Janice Smith Williams Nan Owen Wilson Josephine Weatherford Wimbish Sarah Helms Winslow
Class of 1961 Percentage of class giving: 54% Iris Society
Jenny Taylor Bond Marjorie Edwards Holleman Quincy Stewart Inman
Susan Sanderlin Antoniewiez Betty Ann Chandler Atkins Barbara Howard Aycock Anne C Carroll Baird Linda Jenkins Barnard Carol Mackintosh Barnes Mary Elizabeth Barnes Angeline Norris Bean Iracema Paez Bolch Frances Ward Brooks
Frances Rogers Alderman Peggy Perry Alston Anne Britton Ammerman Julia Hardee Anderson Margaret Ricks Asbury Pat Rhue Bickel Anne Irby Bramlett Patricia Brice Brewer Suzanne Sault Brooks
# Denotes members of the Ivy Society, recent graduates (2003 to 2013) who make a monthly gift of $10 or more annually.
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Kay Robinson Brotherton Dorothy Maynard Carawan Betty Kennedy Carraway Elizabeth Woody Carroll Pearl Faye Corbett Carroll Judith Schaffer Cleveland Ann Raynor Courie Susan Self Courtney Judith Jones Davis Kathleen Simmons Edwards Julia Forbes Floars Faye Carter Formy-Duval Betty Walton Frye Nancy Scott Fuller Mary Lou Allen Gallagher Gayle Kelly Garrison Gwendolyn Spearman Garwood Nina Wagner Graves Suzanne Leath Hamner Carole Hamrick Johnson Imogene Harrelson Jones Raney Bradshaw Jones Sara Bowers Keistler Beth Boyette Knoche Hilda Strayhorn Leigh Phyllis Green Liner Anne S. Sharpe Mace Sylvia Strayhorn McBane Peggy Ratley McNeill Elizabeth Viar Moore Sonia Mattocks Moore Mary Lynn Caldwell Morrill Evelyn Simpson Osbahr Alice Maney Painter Anita Everett Powell Paige Bunch Rowell Faye L. Samuels Betty Jo Kinlaw Simmons Myra McKenney Skinner Camille Boyette Smith Virginia Britt Smith Jennie Turlington Spell Novella Rountree Spivey Carolyn Liles Stith Phyllis Williams Swanson Mary Lee Lassiter Taylor Ann Isenhour Thompson Rachel Rogers Thompson Betty Edwards Timberlake Donna Taylor Tucker Molly Stevens Wells Sally Holbrook Whelan Nancy Turner White Zelma Greene Williams Gaynelle Gray Wood Joan Cope Woods
Class of 1962 Percentage of class giving: 47% Iris Society Gwendolyn Picklesimer Davis Lou Perry Tippett Ida Carol Senter Wilson
Annual Donors Polly Stroud Anderson Verna Dryden Asplen Carol Park Barksdale Letitia Blount Bratton Peggy DeLoatch Bridgers Susan Creech Broome Patricia Taylor Clark Katherine Gravett Cochran Margaret L. Crutchfield Carolyn Lay Dowd
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Linda Hales Duncan Pattie McCay Dunn Mary Baugham Ennis Carolyn Nicholds Fitzgerald Diane Price Fleming Sarah Shoaf Gamble Diane Journigan Garcia Gigi Jackson Giersch Lucille Benton Griffith Johanna McKevlin Grimes Crissie Gurkin Hardison Amy Bell Hatley Nancy Ricker High Reca Sanders Hines Judith Young James Margaret Summey Jarrett Helen Neblett Johnson Linda Motsinger Keiner Linda L. Kirby Alice McGuire Kirk Anne White White Knopf Linda Rose Lee Patricia Bryant Lee JoAnn Clayton Leist Joyce Collie Lindberg Martha Jean Horton Locke Carol Heck Lucas Celia Caldwell Maddry Nancy Phillips Makin Martha Morgan Maner Jessie Mae Long Matthews Judith Goodwin McGehee Brenda Payne Millar Peggy Martin Nuckols Mary Hawkins Pfalzgraf Sybil Williams Pope Sara Leiby Potter Sue Holland Rodgers Doris Yates Rogers Anne Mallard Sanders Judith Bullard Sanford Beverly White Shearon L. Elizabeth Gray Singletary Billie Jean Jones Stallings Daphne Clark Stone Mary Anne Eason Tingen Barbara Worthington Walker Brenda Sanders Williams Carol Harris Williams Ruth Dial Woods
Class of 1963 Percentage of class giving: 53% Iris Society - President’s Circle Nancy Williams Cheek Gretchen Leffler Pindell
Iris Society Patricia Hutchins Alexander Barbara Blanchard Allen Carroll Hicks Backman Harriet Rivers Brower Susan Leathers Burnette Mary Anne Johnson Dickson Jean Hege Durham Annette McFall Epps Jane Link Fleming Katherine Weede Griggs Beverlye Huff Hancock Barbara A. Jones Betsy Stem Mashburn Mary Belle Pate Mary Frances Carver Perkinson Amy Robinson Plowden Anna Shadoin Rickell Brenda Bunn Taylor
Annual Donors Margaret Klick Abernathy Mary Lou Morgan Argow Laura Branch Ball June Leonard Barger Harriet Dodd Barlowe Martha Spence Blount Patricia Rains Boyette Bryna Barrett Bozart-Barnes Nancy Maynard Brown Martha Ballou Caphton Elizabeth Haywood Derreth Elizabeth Woodall Dunning Ann Sanders Durham Patricia Shuman Faulkner Velma McGee Ferrell Elsa Anders Glover Anne Pope Grice Betty Young Guffin Harriett Cole Guyton Virginia Holloway Harward Barbara Walker Hudson Jane Lawrence Hutchison Mary Lou Davis Jackson Sandra Sue Horton Jennings Billie Jordan Janet Jones Kapur Berma Jean Davenport Kincaid Katheryn S Smith Knowles Judith Avery Lane Sylvia Cooper McCreary Linda Foster McGlamery Mary Lasley Milam Joyce Tripp Miller Betty Jo Johnson Pearson Bettie McManus Phillips Jane Lewis Promnitz Ann Barnhardt Ridenhour Julia Ann Sorrell Rodgers Ellen Lockhart Rogers Nancy Jones Salter Rebecca Griffin Schmickley Betsy York Scott Nancy Stephens Sears Helen Daniel Shingleton Philecta Clarke Staton Frances Gorham Stewart Nancy Dail Taylor Margaret McGuirt Teal Linda Baxter Thompson Salie Smith Trull Susan Moore Waller Victoria Glenn Weathers Virginia Browning Whilden
Class of 1964 Percentage of class giving: 58% Iris Society - President’s Circle Camille Griffin Camp
Iris Society Frieda Farmer Bostian Martha Rivers Dickson Ann Waters Jones Barbara Sue Ennis Kearney Brenda Williams McLean The Honorable Sarah E. Parker Freda Hartness Wilkins
Annual Donors Betty Brock Anderson Elizabeth White Auman Rebecca Matthews Barnes Nancy Spencer Bartlett Clarene Roberson Bennett Margaret Pruitt Benson
Penelope Senter Bethune Rebecca Watson Blake Sara Gwynn Bryan Brackett Mary Featherston Brame Betsy Forbes Brewer Brenda Elliott Brickhouse Millicent Pearce Brooks Kay Fox Buckner Betsy Long Bucks Ann Nooe C’ de Baca Mary Lyon McKenney Camper Ann Cockerham Carmichael Patricia Williams Carter Mary McManus Chapman Elizabeth Jean Chappell Anita Maier Childrey Bruce Tull Clare Mary Ann Grimshaw Clifford Margaret Strickland Collins Phyllis B. Corter Jean Tate Davis Sandra Butler Deal Nancy Evans Dellinger Jo Crowder Dermid Carol Coxe Devir Jane Bumpass Dixon Patricia Lay-Dorsey Judith Wicker Eaton* Suellen Walter Edens Mary Ellen Ellis Nancy Godwin Epting Lucinda Howell Glover Elizabeth S. Godwin Betty Hooks Henderson Lillian MacFarland Hicks Scott Beaver Hill Ann Dean Honeycutt Margaret Houghton Howell Jerry Lou Holbert Jones Linda Evans Kearns Sandra Anderson Kelly Marie-Louise Allen Kempf Peggy Tutor Kring Jane Reams Lucas Joy Adams Lucas Caroline Vaught McCall Jane Kincheloe McDonald Carol Don Montague Ann DeWitt Mulford Gwen Short Munzer Yvonne Norris Nance Barbara Bivens Neal Lena Patterson Parks Catherine Stovall Peacock Nan Perkins Margaret Rackley Phillips Adalia Wiggs Powell Peggy Fish Rada Sue Anne James Schoonderwoerd Betty Bass Shows Charity Russell Snider Brenda Smith Stott Ann White Tate Mary Louise Tyndall Gayle Sullivan Van Velsor Joyce Ellen Macintosh Wardlaw Martha Jane Willis Watkins Anne Hodges White Diane Bowers Whitehead Rhonda Morgan Wilkerson Frances McNairy Wilkins
Class of 1965 Percentage of class giving: 52% Iris Society - President’s Circle Marie Dunn Inscore Martha Plyler Tracy*
Iris Society Alice F. Baker Verona Chow Hung Marion Welch Thorn
Annual Donors Sarah Carver Adams Elizabeth Holland Albritton Betty Jo Steele Anderson Mary Allcott Beach Margaret Ann Beard Buffaloe Sue Teachey Bowden Cathy Smart Butler Deborah S. Carawan Susan Frye Carpenter Carolyn Long Cobb Pam McCall Coley Nancy Armstrong Cooke Reverend Martha Stone Courie Kay Hall Crawford Jessica Adams Creech Kay Bridgers Creech Carol Lloyd Crowell Mary Elizabeth Currin LaRue Pearce Davenport Patricia Berry Davidson Patricia Rogers Dozier Ann Lambeth Duke Nancy Jean Hutcherson Ebert Kay McCorkle Edwards Martha Branon Edwards Doris Penninger Farmer Donna Haverstock Fisher Andra Smith-Jones Garbutt Linda Arledge Gruehn Marion Thomas Guerard Mary Israel Harbison Martha House Helms Mary Ann Britt Hopkins Ginger Brown Horton Donna Dull Hurt Mary Ann Ainsley Hutchinson Faye Autry Jackson Jane Guion Kanipe Nell Britton Kilpatrick Josephine Tankard Lamberto Polly Finan Laubinger Crystal Hartness Leathers Janet Pugh Martin Sandra J. Mayhew Susan Kesler McFatridge Nell Shelton Meece Betty Ipock Mickle Judith Strickland Miller Sarah Howard Moore Lucinda Swayne Morris Lynn B. Myers Patricia Newlin Zona Carawan Norwood Gail Williams O’Brien Judy Cook O’Daniel Nancy Craig Parker Margaret Jane Parrish Helen Smith Paul Sandra Dean Peedin Patricia Walker Plaisted Lynn Abraham Powell Annette Wicker Rains A. Maynette Regan Jane Eaton Roda
Penny Pittard Rogers Harriet Taylor Ross Priscilla Macomber Seals Judith Elliott Sherrill Eleanor Marks Snead Carol Andrews Southerland Lura Penney Stringer Jeanne Isley Thomas Diane Drake Truelove Betty Kirkpatrick Tysinger Beverley Lipscomb Walker Carol Bucher Washburn Jerry Martin Watson Dorothy Bullock Wilkerson Glenda Brown Worley Patricia Womble Yaroszewski Connie Becky Craver Zimmerman
Class of 1966 Percentage of class giving: 44% Iris Society - President’s Circle Marshall Moore Marchman Anne Parker Phillips
Carolyn Griffin Shepherd Janet Grogan Shepherd M. Betty Lester Smith Lee Smith Spong Margaret Worth St. George Linda Carter Stensvad Pearl Price Marsh Thrower Joy Daniel Todd Beth Eakes Turner Joan Voshell Werner Ann Hanchey Whaley Janet Morris Whitaker Ruth Ann Sloop Whitener Julia Ratchford Williams Jeanne Bryant Wood Susan Bell Wooten
Class of 1967 Percentage of class giving: 37% Iris Society - President’s Circle Ann Batson James
Sandra Flynt Canipe Paula Lowry Herren Bettie Griffin Watts
Josephine Smith Cooper Helen Everett Goins Laura J. Page Martha Reynolds Thaler Betty Webb
Nancy Litton Anderson Judy Alligood Bailey Fran Rabon Bartlett Rachel Owen Bivins Beverly Brown Branch JoAnn Knight Brown Ann Dahl Bulla Betty Hastings Carter Nell Wilkerson Chesley Mary Herring Childs Judith Wilson Daniel D. Phyllis Duncan Sylvia Woodford Ellen Laurie Cress Farrell Wilda Marie Ferguson Johnette Ingold Fields Jane Wilson Finger Jean Hooks Gibbs Anne Sparger Goodwin Pamela Jordan Gurley Norma Gargis Halterman Georgia Franklin Hamilton Lucy Whedbee Hancock Susan McCormick Harrington Barbara Watson Hawkins Rebecca Shaver Johnson Barbara Johnson Kennedy Louise Stokes Kinken Mary Katharine Lambeth Elizabeth Booker Lawson Mary Angela Clemons Lee* Marian Bunch Mankin Pansy Hudler Mann LaRay Williams Mason Judith Riley Matlock Florence Dickens McDonald Jean Lyles McLeod Shirley Tarleton Napier Sandra Morgan Oelschlager Anita Hauser Ogburn Mary Ellen Phillips Betsy Scarborough Pierce Janet Brown Ramser Candace Welsted Ramseur Marcia Sned Reamer Delinda B. Rodgers Dianne Lumsden Shearer
Carroll Capell Anderson Gail Gentry Bailey Rita Nurkin Bailey Nancy Williams Basham Carol Ann Griffin Bell Ann Hampton Bennett Beverly Scarborough Blackwelder Rachel Reade Brown Patricia Denny Burkett Gail Butler Cannady Louise Whitty Carey Stella Memory Crutchfield Patsy Howell Cuthrell Pamela Fitchett Daniel Judy Ellis Daniels Joyce Rudisill Donahoe Judith Carroll Gardner Nancy Forrest Goddard Joan E. Green Gayle Biggs Hall Margaret Hall Hayes Patricia Wynn Head Lynn Grumbles Hildenbrand Laura Worthington Holley Myra Holloman Jansen Judy Journigan Kallgren Sharon Bradshaw Lamm Brenda Jean Vaughan Lawson Sarah Jane League Carolyn Overton Lynch Elizabeth Perry Marvin Mary Lou Patrick McJunkin Karen Cockerham Modlin Patricia Lewis Morris Betty Hartley-Oldham Linda Wright Osborn Candace Crumly Rankin Judy Ramsey Roberts Marilyn McGoogan Salyer Rebekah Chapman Saul Jane Hocutt Sheffer Nancy Farabow Shoemaker Linda Blanchard Sparks Caroline Gambell Staton Gloria McDonald Stubbs Elizabeth King Thompson Joan Elizabeth Thompson
Carol Melton Tyson Barbara Jean Carver Warren Marie Howell White Frances Maness Wooten
Class of 1968
Class of 1969 Percentage of class giving: 36% Iris Society - President’s Circle Hollis Fields Mullen
Percentage of class giving: 38% Iris Society
Ruth Ann Walters Dyer
Vickie Tart Burlington Lynn L. Dodge Theresa Ayers Griffin Judy C. Woodruff
Donna Hanson Bailey Kathryn Reaves Barton Rebecca Kiser Beal Ellen Derby Best Janet Hamilton Blanton Elizabeth Garrett Cake Kelly Knott Cobb Penny Smith Conine Eva Nancy Blalock Cook Wanda Lindsey Daniels Dale Ritter Dodson Josie Woodard Douglas Betty McNeill Fahed Angie Pridgen Faulk Dianne Mitchell Forsyth Barbara Wall Fraser Joyce Robertson Fulcher Judy Wright Goad Linda Barnett Hall Sondra Neel Harrell Ann Peterson Hitchings Shera Jackson Hube Jacquelyn Boone James Mary Neil Senter King Carol Jean Thompson Kinsley Louise Watson Lamm Gail Smith Mobley Judy Park Molleur Kate Huggins Morrow Alice Smith Nichols Mary Helen Simms Patterson Susan Fletcher Phillips Evelyn Carter Pollak Suzanne Carpenter Raine Beth Brady Richards F. Page Vaden Ritter Mary Shipp Robinson Nancy Bruce Starkey Sanderson Catherine Ferens Sigmon Linda Graham Stogner Linda Sears Suggs Mary Frances Simpson Summerlin Barbara Neville Taylor Carrie Frampton Thompson Claudia M. Tutterow Sandra V. Tyre Marilyn Childress Vernon Karen Hyland Williams Judy Kennedy Winslow Donna P. Wood Louise Foster Wood Carol Herring Wright
Annual Donors Alice Jean Stafford Adelson Elizabeth Porter Black Judith Alexander Bobo Hilda Myers Burton Kathryn Booth Butler Bonita Riffle Currey Claudia Currin Daniel Nancy Moore Dombroski Carole Evans Dubber Pennie Daniel Duggins Sandy Bradsher Dunevant Norma Hanchey Elrod Elizabeth Stone Ervin Mary Kathryn Moffitt Fisher Bonnie Poplin Gainey Linda Gallehugh Carolyn Neal Goethert Linda Mashburn Griffin Donna Von Cannon Griffith Margaret Matthews Hanchey C. Ann Crockett Hardenbergh Cathy Roberts Harris Grace Hoyt Holland Sandra Holder Irving Jessie Dixon Ives Dava Drew Jarman Janet Rodgers Johnson Eve Moser Jones Anne Dulin Joyner Eloise Behnken Kaeck Nancy Boyd Kipp Evelyn Wood Kirkman Alma Jo Hall Langston Irene Hines Laube Jeanne Ebelein Leonard Suzanne Guthrie Letchworth Linda Haigler Marks Judith Ratley May Nancy Batson Mizelle Leila Jernigan Moeller Millicent W. Nash Agnes Stancil Niess Marion Nolan O’Quinn Shannon Pruitt Rock Janice Sanford Scott Jeannie Sams Siegler Ann Felton Smith Jane Waller Smith Nancy Herring Stallings Lucia Lewis Stanley Frances Hayes Swanson Kay Pruett Taylor Mary Gay Summer Taylor Carol Forney Temple Teenie Sink Tilley Barbara Bailey Van Hofe Clara Safrit Wade Elizabeth Watkins Watts Brenda Smith Woodcock Patsy Eddins Woodlief Susan Diane Parker Wright Jean Levin Yates
Class of 1970 Percentage of class giving: 46% Iris Society Betty Fuquay Hyatt Cynthia Griffith McEnery Beverly Barefoot Smith
Annual Donors Julia Hacskaylo Abernethy Elizabeth Nicholls B. Baxter Janet Morris Belvin Brenda Pierce Bonardi Betty Moore Burkett Margaret Timmerman Carter Ayn Sullivan Cole
Margaret Martin Conley Sue Hammons Cook Jeanne Spach Cox Phyllis Jeffreys Culbreth Susan Soloway Daul Victoria M. Davis Nancy Yates Dove Alicia Suarez Eller Peggy Williams Elmore Paula Tudor Gilbert Anne Davenport Godley Judy Shepherd Goodson Elizabeth Goss Barbara Brewer Hankins Nancy Walters Hardee Linda Haddock Harriett Susan A. Harward Chery Heedick Belinda Smith Helms Anne Pretlow Henderson Donna Armstrong Henderson Louise Pearce Hillenbrand Anne Morris Hinson Ann Cheek Euliss Holt Kathy Parrish Horton Margaret Whitlow Howard Brenda Parks Hughes Lynda Barker Imhoff Betty King Johnson Evelyn Godwin Kientz Dianne Yelton Kinard Donna Burgess Lupo Georgia Glass Maner Rita Caveny Mangum Jeannie Martin Ann Davis Matheny Gary Clarke McInnis Marilyn Albright Michael Mary Suzanne George Palmer Bonnie Sparks Parrish Carolyn Langhorne Pittman Nancy Williams Prevatt Sharon Ray Jean Wolf Robb Ellen Webb Rose Frances Sessoms Emma Bartholomew Stewart Jo Brumley Taylor Laurie Cocker Timberlake Evelyn Hodgin Tolson Anne Holloway Underwood Mary Turner Wannamaker Ann Carroll Ward Jacqueline Briles Ward Eva Neel Wardrup Betty Brewer Watson Ruth Talton Watson Karen Watson Watts Mary Anne Westphal Bonnie Campbell Whitesell Catherine Moran Winstead Sophia McLawhorn Yarborough
Class of 1971 Percentage of class giving: 33% Iris Society - President’s Circle Mary-Stuart Parker Alderman Deborah Stanley McNeill
Iris Society Anne Bryan Katharine S. Gardner Marilyn Ballard Gardner Johnnie Lamm Jackson Susan Hooker Metts Sharyn Hemrick West Honor Roll of Donors 2012-13
Annual Donors Sharron Robbins Atkinson Anne Luter Bromby Christine Barker Calvert Martha Scott Carden Susan Crouch Craig Jane Cromley Curtis Roberta Wardell Cyrus Jane Alligood de Vos Boyd King Dimmock Christine Fecho Dixon Martha Lyday Dobbins Gloria Little English Carolyn Pond Fisher Olivia Harris Fleming Virginia Bost Ford Rose Blanton Gisonna Paula Smith Hare Betty Alligood Harrington Janice Holleman House Shirley Scarborough Johnson Janet Traynham Killen Jane Davis Knox Jennie Lancaster Nancy Watkins Laney June White Lucas Wanda Pulley Madden Judy Hubbard Marx Patricia Conyers Maxwell Doris McIlwain Jane Kiser Modlin Ellen Manson Moore Barbara Vail Morrison Sara Kennemur Mountford Ann Clark Munns Lynn McDowell Pelsmaeker Jean Davenport Peterson Becky Trader Raynor Suzanne Reynolds Eugenia Tull Rhoten Ann Singletary Richards Vivian Regan Rolfe Sandra Stone Shealy Pamela Pruitt Sherman Glynda Warren Smith Shirley L. Staples Charlotte Vick Sullivan Carolyn Barrett Thackston Margaret J. Tharrington Bonnie Scott Truelove Peggy Williamson Wiggins Peggy Allen Williamson Marjorie Jane Holloway Woodard Martha Millard Worsley Dorothea Jones Wright
Class of 1972 Percentage of class giving: 27% Iris Society - President’s Circle Kathryn Fenters House Lydia Senter Langdon Kathy Moore Watkins
Iris Society Hulene McLean
Annual Donors Kathy Griffin Anglin Mary Winstead Auger Mary Thompson Austell Nancy Barnhill Aycock Susan Smith Basnight Elizabeth Triplett Beam Carol Swarr Beaumont Edna Sue Floyd Bess Vickie Wimberley Blanchard Elizabeth Biggs Britt
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Camie Barnes Brooks Catherine Asbill Brown Martha S. Brown Sandra McClain Buller Gail Knapp Cooke JoAnn Hickman Cox Margaret Alexander Cox Cassandra Crump Margaret Person Currin Elaine Dawkins Daves Judy Abner Elmore Carol McLaney Felts Carolyn Harrelson Fitch Penelope L. Gallins Ann M. Goodson Carol Pearson Helms Betsy Newton Herman Elizabeth S. Knott Nan Kutulas Lynda Bell Moore Sylvia Morris Moore Shelor Strider Morgan Meredith Elam Muse Betty Sue Manning Norris Ann Googe Nusbaum Marianne Nifong Raker Kathy Ogburn Roebuck Betty Anne Haskins Schlegel Marcia Miller Schmid Ann Johnson Shields Claire Sullivan Slaughter Miki Jones Spencer Glenda Tie Standley Martha E. Stephenson Carol Boyd Tillman Karen A. Voelker Martha Bielat Wall Deborah Brown Ward Mary Jo Harrison Wilson Margaret Incerto Zachry
Class of 1973 Percentage of class giving: 37% Iris Society Theresa Smith Hooks Fayette Jacobs Jones Bobbie Heilman Murphy Jeanne Tilley Nash Pamela Mitchell Riley Elizabeth Ankers Tuttle
Annual Donors Andrea Rodler Andrews Karen McDaniel Armstrong Rebecca Johns Bertram Jo Anna Geffcken Boyette Margaret Bridges Luanne Roebuck Brown Julia Carmer Bryan Carolyn H. Carter Roxie Massengill Cauley Deborah Hudson Champion Ann Wilbourne Childress Myra Luton Coghill Carolyn Hutchinson Coram Mary Ann Tadlock Crawford Mary Anne Corey Crowe Kathryn McNeill deRoeck Brownie Williams Doss Nancy Bass Drake Linda C. Ehrlich Jane Brett Fahey Kay Carpenter Finger Carolyn Nooe Flowers Debra Pearce Godwin Michelle Rich Goode
Lynn Moore Gordon Judy Thompson Hale Anne Pittman Hardison* Susan G. Herring Marsha McCutchen Hewitt Dona Isley Hill Linda Armentrout Horne Carla Whitaker Jernigan Pamela Hendrick Jessup Diane Compton John Kathy Sluder Jordan Joanne Eckert Kesler Sally Jordan Killough Susan Lassiter Lampley Cynthia Capps Landvater Marie Hollingsworth Lawrence Shirley Whitehurst Liner Barbara Dorsett McClure Deborah Tingle McCutchen Sharon Schultz McGraw Jean W. McLaughlin Celia Evans Miller Beverly Fowler Mitchell Susan K. Moore Anne Gilbert Morgan Christine Such Mulder Donna Salem Naeser Marilyn Fowler Neely Rebecca Carraway Newberry Gwen Noble Carolyn Van Hoy O’Brien Dianne Reavis Occhetti Paula Gupton Page Mary Beth Pruette Parker Linda Weeks Peterson Sarah Powell Prior Linda Goodrich Purnell Sallie Eure Redding Brenda A. Richardson Patricia Scott-Finn Mary Penn Fitzsimmons Sherlin Judy Yates Siker Nancy Brewer Sloop Susan Dilday Smith Marianne Stackhouse Susan Derby Stackhouse Claudia Hayes Stowers Elizabeth Thornton Sutton Dorothy Sink Sykes Laura Hawkins Teague Connie Frazier Turlington Laura Robinson Wadlington Karen Farless Webb Ann Harden Whitford Blanche Jones Williams Patricia Battle Wilson Rita Ritchie Wolfe
Class of 1974 Percentage of class giving: 29% Iris Society - President’s Circle Ann Lowery Shivar
Iris Society Dianne Forshee Baker Cecilia Watson Blackwell Michelle Alverda Francis Cynthia C. Godwin Patricia Nathan Groves L. Victoria Owens Robinson
Annual Donors Catherine Chambers Bailey Maureen Blankenbeckler Theresa Herrin Bowles Elizabeth Roberson Boyd Sarah Reierson Bradsher
Jody Johnson Brashear Mary Beth Andrews Brewer Elizabeth Dickie Campbell Leah Spencer Chauncey Alice Winecoff Clayton Peggy Bryan Cochran Hope Faircloth Coffey Susan E. Creager Laura Baker Crook Peggy Easton Driggs Anne Parson Everett Linda Thompson Fairchild Teresa Wiggins Finley Mary Alice Williamson Formo Genevieve Johnson Frazier Kay Carlisle Grady Kathryn Johnston Harris Sylvia Cooper Harriss Phoenix Chen Haydon Lisa Brown Hines Gwendolyn Daye Hodges Susan DeLeon Hoffman Donna Hopewell Margaret Walser Howard Marilyn Kornegay Hroza Joanne Saunders Huntley Maryalice Johnson Kimel Janet Olive Kinsey Ann Wagoner LeGarde Leigh Steele Lehan Linda Moore Lewis Lynne Oliver Martin Deborah Jordan Matthews Marae Paschal McGhee Kathleen Fleetwood McNeill Sarah Young Meacham Peggy Schafer Meares Deborah Pugh Miller Bernice E. Minga Elizabeth Love Mitchell Caroline Roberts Mock Mary Sloop Montgomery Diane Gardner Neal Meredith W. Neill Jeanne Guthrie Newton Kay Hall Norman Eleanor Hill Oakley Karen Youngblood Padgett Jane Baker Pearson Louise Sullivan Peters Frances Houser Petty Donna Dowdy Phillips Amy L. Pierce Lynn Jones Poston Mary Lewis Potter Barbara Longest Raynor Susan Stenbuck Reneau Marie Swindler Rodden Margaret Karstedt Sanders Elaine Bartholomew Scarborough Laura Lee Slate Gretchen Smith Kitty Brewer Spillman Allynna Brooks Stone Jean M. Summerville Rebecca Olive-Taylor Katherine T. Vessells Meredith Marr Watson Reverend Marilyn Lawrence Weiler Judith L. Williams
Class of 1975 Percentage of class giving: 30% Iris Society Beth C. Barr Patricia Whisnant Cease
N. Jean Jackson Sherri McGee Cynthia Long McPhail
Annual Donors Sue Grant Allen Mary Lee Womble Bailey Katherine Butler Barkin Sherri Houchens Blight Mary Lou Jernigan Bowen Kenna Ritchie Bullard Dianne Timm Byerly Nancy Neal Cagle Mary Jo Williams Carr Barbara Yates Clapp Virginia M. Clark Karen Cvetko Conrad Gail Stott Cook Laurie L. Cressman Helen Copeland Crisp Debra Edge Day Patricia P. Doyle Linda Susan Wood Eubanks Elizabeth Gray Ferguson Melynda McIntyre Flynn Cheri Garnett Furr Barbara Chesson Gallion Susan Hamlin Gentry Ann Darden Gibbs Beth Joyce Goldston Celeste Till Harris Patricia Young Herrington Mary Benjamin Hester Amy J. Hill Lynette Broadwell Holmes Mary Anne Kelly Howard Rhonda Strickland Irwin Emily P. Johnson Karen Oliver Johnson Jean Leonard Jones Marilyn L. Jones June Leggett Judge Jane Hartley Kaman Cathy McCaskill Kearney Jackie Cullifer Kinney Catherine Morgan Kolk Laura Ann Bailey Leamon Mary Beth Hardy Leavitt Norma Heath Lundy Barbara Morton Marsh Margaret Martin Karen Harris McManus Linda Chappell Mohr Catherine Constant Monaghan Marsha Howard Morgan Karen Powell Nery Kathryn Garris Owen Anne Brigham Pace Lynne Thomason Park Sue Ellen Beal Parrish Jan Carrigan Payne Valerie Glenn Pearce Carol Bonham Penick Deborah Phillips Riley Shelly Williams Robinson Dale Hawkins Russell Sarah L. Shell Virginia Crouch Slack Katherine Fuller Stokes Suzanne Stinson Thomasson Nancy Morris Turrone Susan Webster Vallance Marion F. Venable Ann B. Wall Starlette Thomas Walston Nan Harris Watson
Ellen P. Wester Cynthia Baughan Wheaton Mary Brown Wicker Mary Beth Wilkie Ann Williams Jo Ann Williford Christine Cornwell Wilson Susan Ferguson Winstead Susan Senter Worrell Penny Benson Ziemer
Class of 1976 Percentage of class giving: 30% Iris Society - President’s Circle Nancy Pentecost Siska and Brian D. Siska
Iris Society Christine Speight Brown Carolyn Dunn Hawver Meredith McGill
Annual Donors Marla Tugwell Adams Patricia Vehorn Allen Elisabeth Horton Ambrosio Kathryn Midyette Anderson Jane Andrews Rebecca E. Askew Cynthia Creech Beasley Kathryn Lewis Boswell June Lowdermilk Brantley Amy Garber Byrd Susan White Carroll Joanne Ward Compton Susan Merritt Cox Lucy Davis Deeprose Janet Koonce Dumas Gwen Weatherly Earley Margaret Morrisey Early Sharon Long Eddins Gerry Leigh McRoy Edwards Frances Wynn Ehrlich Patricia Lynne Estes Dianne Creech Finan Katharine Tuck Fisher Mazie Tilley Fleetwood Elizabeth Neville Fonville Susan Creech Fowls Lynn Green Gardner Ann Upchurch Godfrey Kathy Hollins Gregersen Vickie Kiziah Gulledge Susan Carroll Hamilton Frances Charlene High Mary Dowell Taylor Hinson Pamela Jefcoat Holt Lou Flynt Jackson Sallie Marshburn Johnson BettyAnn West Jones Louise Crouch Lee Dondra Traylor Maney Patrice DesVergers McNeill Susan Dean McWhorter Mary Stuart Menees Joy Hussey Menius Lee Ann Kirk Michael Karen Creamer Morgan Susan Tew Okada Margaret Taylor Park Lou Mickey Paules Karen Britt Peeler Deborah Vick Peters Martha Martin Pippin Elizabeth B. Pope Denise Brown Rix Shearon Florence Roberts * Deceased
Catherine Roberts Robson Catherine Bland Rodgers Susan Jordan Small Linda Minnis Smith Jacqueline Owen Stallings Bethany Langdon Stevens Annette Rountree Taylor Susan Goodwin Thornbrough Julia H. Turner Janet L. Tysinger Susan Hill Wadsworth Laura Boone Ward Pamela S. Watson Jeanette Griffin White Captain Carolyn C. Wiggins, CHC, USN (Ret.) Gay Cameron Wilson Kathleen B. Wyche
Class of 1977 Percentage of class giving: 37% Iris Society - President’s Circle Margaret R. Beale Anne Fonville-Sams Betsy Porter Fritschel
Iris Society Kathryn Christian Bender Teri Meadows Hires Sue Crabtree Newton Sharon R. Stephenson Denise Gaskins Willey Joyce Pendergraft Young
Annual Donors Margaret Phoenix Agee Debra Godwin Avery Virginia Patrick Avery Mary Layne Baker Gail Ledbetter Beaver Jenny Barton Bolen Jane Gates Bradley Mary Kay Allsbrook Bradshaw Kay Jenkins Brown Sheree Begor Browning M. Amelia Bryant Nedra Rogers Bryant Deborah Niswonger Caldwell Gail Yates Carnagua Millie McLaney Chalk Elizabeth Steagall Christenbury Rebecca Barnes Coble Anne Reece Collins Belinda Patterson Collins Omega Evans Collins Pamela Smith Compton Pamela Ready Cook Cathey Cuttino Reverend Anne Edge Dale Catherine Harris de Lespinois Paula Clayton Dempsey Suzanne Styron Edwards Janet Osmer Elmore Geneva Hale Etheridge Rhonda Harris Evrard Carole Burbank Fabiano Teresa Kiger Farmer Martha Small Ferebee Barbara Wiggins Fleming Diane Arnaiz Garner Pamela Schultz Guptill Phyllis Smith Hayes Julie Jones Hicks Janice Stewart Hinson Catherine McCracken James Alice P. Johnson Rebecca Armstrong Johnson
Vivian A. Keasler Joyce Nethery Kemmerer Cheryl Koob Cathy Pickett Lamb Carol Clapp Lemke Elaine Strother Lewellyn Jacquelyn Webb Lewis Nancy Martin Long Patricia Fishel Long Mary J. Ludt Jo Ann Howard McIver Katy Harper Montgomery Dorothy Booker Moore Robin Morgan Elizabeth Graham Morrison Kimberly Hicks Naegelen Jayne Lynne Callahan Nimocks Lynda D. Noffsinger Margaret S. Odell Mary Don Tallman Olds Sara Cotey Overby Annie Stamey Palles Deborah Talbert Patton Hazel Browning Possiel Alice Simmons Ratcliffe Jo Ann Funderburke Reeves Grace Cawley-Rhine Leatha Perry Ritchie Janet Hornaday Rogers P. Susan Stone Rogers Cherry Croom Rouse Deborah Doss Russell Nancy L. Schult Joy Denny Seif Helen Carolyn Gay Shackelford Suzanne Shell Connie Adams Sherrill Evelyn Buie Shytle Jean Robinette Simpson Judith A. Smith Robin Withers Smith Nancy Brewbaker Stanton Paula Davenport Stewart Jane Siceloff Stokes Julia Surratt Taylor Julie A. Taylor Jo Ann Marks Trethaway Freda M. Tricarico Harriette Schreiber Weinstein Elizabeth J. Welsh Laura Jackson Williams Charlot Frye Wood Lee Coble Worden
Class of 1978 Percentage of class giving: 26% Iris Society - President’s Circle Mary Nell Bostick Jenke
Iris Society Joni Fay Watts Fetterman Suzanne Stocks Hawley Margaret Carter Herring Sharon Brewer Nault
Dana Gay Parks Brogden Debra M. Bryant Karen Harrison Calhoun Betsy Culler Cockman Mary Kathryn Morgan Crowe Elizabeth Bailey Daniel Mary Anne Hardy Dawson Deanne Margot Dorsey Donna Kay Douglas Beverly Hewitt Duffee Mary Jane Lockamy Evans Julia Dorman Fort Susan Coldfelter Foushee Nancy Radford Frazier Carol Sustek Garris Eleanor Chappell Goss Georganne Branham Griffin Reverend Margaret Ballard Hess Nancy Shinn Highfill Patricia Price Hinkle Joyce Montgomery Hinton Tina Shirley Hobbs Elizabeth Lee Hodges Jacqueline Lawrence Huber Debbie McGee Hunter Tess Winslow King Teresa Carter Kline Kathy Tudor Learner Bettie Blackley Loucks Carol Hedspeth Lowe Margaret Hester MacMillan Leigh Anne Boone McLean Nancy Rosenbaum Meek Christa Burris Middleton Celia Brown Mitchell Cathy York Morrison Claire Elmore Natt Frances Cuttle Newby Sherry L. Olson Katherine McGee Orloff Betty Anne Parker Page Rose Pond Sara Lynn Neel Powell Virginia Oliver Robinson Sally Lawrence Sandifer Sharon E. Shehdan Mazie Swindell Smith Rebecca Sugg Smothers Alix Willcox Snyder Mary Margaret Steele Emily Widman Texter Melanie Brown Ting Jenny Miller Tolson Carol Fitch Walker Wendy Walton Ward Elizabeth Adams Watkins Julia Carr Whitney
Class of 1979 Percentage of class giving: 19% Iris Society - President’s Circle Annette L. Bailey Carol Lancaster Milano
Sondra Williams Adams Julie C. Amos Mary Elizabeth Johnston Arthurs Carla Ashley Marsha Carol Kelly Bain Marcia Ruth Barham Danita Wood Barnes Molly Bailey Bayard Laura Maynard Beall Kay Allen Blizzard Arneice H. Bowen
Sandra G. Godwin Emily Graham Howell J. Renee Keever Susan Kitts Messer Miriam O. Victorian Karen Mangum Allen Dell Hooper-Barbee Katherine R. Beale Kay Pollock Bender Sandra Graham Cagle
Najla Nave Carlton Susan Wilkins Cashwell Lois Hayes Chamblee Ann Newman Coble Billie Jo Kennedy Cockman Barbara Westbrook Collins Mandy Mitchell Dozier Jennifer Norvell Farrell Nena Warren-Felsher Janice Hopkins Frizzell Susan Fogleman Gordon Stella E. Hall Pandora Dunn Holloway Rita Blevins Jennings Laura Leppla Joyner Anne Arnold Keen Leigh Ferrell Kirkman Kimberly Everhart Lentz Anne Rogers Lowder Katherine Knobeloch MacDonald Mary Beth Baecher Metcalf Gail Moody Milteer Diana Minta Ellen Gourley Mitchell Alice Arico Morrison Charlotte Lolley Murphy Ruth J. Pardue Lisa Barrett Parker Donna Dean Parrish Robin Reich Procter Lisa Biddix Royal Nancy Walker Scott Pamela Cumbie Stallings Jennifer Carter Stephenson Anna Comer Stidham Denise Jones Stroud Katherine Keith Thomas Molly Lawrence Whitaker Lisa Wall Williams Carrie Compton Wintermute Susan Kellam Woodward Chris Phillips Wright Patricia K. Yelvington
Class of 1980 Percentage of class giving: 29% Iris Society - President’s Circle President Jo Allen N. Jane Campbell
Iris Society Frances Diane Bacon Katherine Argersinger Grant Leslie Landis Hayes Deborah Dove Smith Karen Maness Stone
Annual Donors Amy Davis Adams Terri Moore Bailey Kimberly Smith Ball Maureen Kacsur Banker Catherine Allen Beaver Marcia Hall Bethea Valerie Ray Blankenship Robyn Wright Bone Lois Sledge Brown Edwina Evans Bruce Robin Howell Burt Cathy Clapp Byman M. Ann Clark Malinda Owens Coombs Lisa K. Cunningham Victoria Ballard Currin Lisa E. Dahlgren Vicki Miguel Davis Booker Chewing Deakyne Honor Roll of Donors 2012-13
Susan Dowdy Dunlow Allison Foster Edwards Betsy Hutt Fauntleroy Nancy Clendenin Forbes Ella Plyler Frantz Janet Liles Gowan Rebecca Parrish Green Sheri A. Green Jennifer Coltrain Harris Lee Callahan Hayden Jane Belk Hemingway Julie Ranson Hester Cynthia Smith Hoffner Nancy Houston Laura Anderson Jacobson Faithe Grantham Jobe Beverly Taylor Johnson Dana Draughn Johnson Gloria Boyd Johnson Catherine Wright Jones LuAnn Whitley Joyner Phama Mullen Larsen-Johnston Sandra Hancock McNeill Thelma Goodwin Miller Ruth Franklin Murphy C. Andrea Neese Terri Hamilton Northcutt Ann Wright Owen Lou Ann Murphy Parker Sarah Ludlum Penny Sally Merrill Pittman Anne Cherry Price Cynthia Christie Price Florence Hassell Rabon Mary Powell McLeod Rhodes Mary Pickett Rizzo Kitty Cox Rollins Janet Conway Rose Danette Gordon Rutherford Jeanie Griffin Sherman Silda Wall Spitzer Mary Nelson Spruill Brenda J. Stallings Kim Lawson Strong Beverly Dawn Hall Sutton Jan Bethune Tart Frances Wooten Theodorakis Katharine Noble Theriot Margaret Holman Thompson Mary Ferrell Twine Jane Marshall Vance Karen Womble Wallace Betty Leigh Osborne Walters Lura Anthony Whitcomb Barbara Bear Whitley Margaret Bassett Williams Elaine Robinson Wise Cindy Thomas Wood Susan Sherron Zaytoun
Class of 1981 Percentage of class giving: 19% Iris Society Anne Mickle Huffman Rebecca Correll McClendon
Annual Donors Jackie Revels Abbott Olivia Heath Banks Rebecca Boyette Batchelor Sara Granley Becker Denise Walters Burchett Karen Baker Burden Sandra Sain Byrd Helena Lee-Young Cahoon Nancy Jill Paget Carpenter
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Sherrill A. Cash Robin Bailey Colby Sara Lucinda Cole Cecilia Foushee Cook Mary Leigh Lambert Cottrell Beth Hines Crews Sharon Swain Currin Gerilyn Marie Malesky Deines Teresa L. Deshields Martha Anderson Dobson Lynn Davis Edwards Keith Massenburg Farish D. Sharmon Simmons Herring Margaret Edwards Hodges Amy Cline Hull Frankie Virginia Knott Johnson Jan Gardner Kelly Mary Williams-Kotnik Connie Taylor Lewis Sonya Ammons Massengill Sandra Watson McDaniel Deborah Bartlett McKay Elaine Powell McLeod Susan White Minter Elizabeth Brashear Mobley Tudy Moncure Margot Houtz Murphy Ramona Milligan Parker Jeannie Bowers Phillips Elizabeth Allen Pierce Patricia Forbes Poe Judith Carr Reel Janet Green Rosie Jane Allen Sams Carla Parker Sink Deborah Mosley Stilley Courtney Atkins Swanson Susan Jones Turner Martha Hollowell Welch Suzanne Ripley Weston Connie Rogers Whitt Cynthia Ingold Willets Jennifer Blackmon Williams Catherine Ann Lancaster Wright
Class of 1982 Percentage of class giving: 28% Iris Society - President’s Circle Mary Katherine Parks
Iris Society Jerry Tolson Bartlett Gloria A. Gaskin Jane Dameron Worley
Annual Donors Donna Tripp Adams Mary Graham Andrews Linda Barbour Elba Crowe Barnes Virginia Porter Bateman Mary Ward Robbins Baucom Sharon Hall Bauer Reverend Kelly Lennon Belcher Suzanne Clark Bennett Roxanne Scism Bridges Tanya Turner Bridges Christine N. Buchanan Ginny Thaggard Burcham Lora Dinning Chisholm Elisabeth Ponder Clary Catherine White Couch Stacey Douglas Daniels Jeanne Lynn Hurt Davis Celia H. Dickerson Kaywood Graham Draughon Laney Hodge Edwards
Dabney Chakales Erwin Mary Diane Lindley Fisher Jeanne Puckett Fishwick Joni Coleman Fitzgerald Nan Davis Fleming Martha Baker Fraize Kelley Stone Garris Michelle Gregory Graham Cynthia Perry Griesedieck Jan Garmon Griffin Kay Jones Hicks Sheila Lawson Hite Barbara Richards Holland Felicia Stewart Hoyle Darlene Wilson James Constance Wilder Lieder Susan Hoover Lyon Kay Murphy Madden Johnsie Pass Mason Judith Andrews Mays Jean Bond McCamy Marie Hiott McEntire Deborah Lentz Morgan Linda Pepper Morton Tracy Moseley Janet Meares Nettles Liz Harrell Newell Mary Beth Smith Petersen Susan Jones Platt Jenna Miranda Bowers Proctor Susan Stocks Proctor Elizabeth Belton Rabun Dolores Childers Riggins Betsy Dawkins Ripley Jamie Hofler Robbins Gina Patterson Robinson Kimberly Minich Rogers Sheri Shelton Satterwhite Cynthia N. Sellers Laura Fulton Shankle Glenda Morgan Shelton Bryn E. Smith Kelly Kritzer Smith Lynda L. Smith Terri Lynnette Snead Phyllis Dale Stallings Elizabeth Roach Switzer Rebecca White Tapp Amy Eidson Tayloe Mary Boehling Traynham Jane Brenegar Trexler Margaret McGaughey Wells Leslie Saunders Williford Kelly Sullivan Wyatt
Class of 1983 Percentage of class giving: 24% Iris Society - President’s Circle Frances Jennings Teter
Iris Society Jayne Osborne Abernethy Virginia Hayworth Hoover Lynn Vaughan Leidheiser Stephanie Georgallis Proctor
Annual Donors Nancy Sparks Adams Cinda Bodford Alexander Anne Norvik Altieri Lisa A. Bailey Jeanne Reid Baker Kimberly Metts Beal Elizabeth McClernon Becker Suzanne Springston Benge Catherine Cochran Boswell Joyce Myers Boyles
JoAnne Williams Branch Karen McAden Broadway Anna E. Brown Julie Moore Bullock Janet E. Cheek Rebecca Hall Clark Kimberly M. Cozart Jill Allen Crawford Patricia Mixon Crowe Laura G. Crumpler Kristin Kemm Davenport Mary Stone Deakle Betty Lyn Walters Eller Debra Highsmith Falkner Sandra Weatherman Felton H. Ashby Flannagan Gaye Pickard Galyon Carla Fowler Gibbons Jona Riggan Gilliam Catherine McLeod Gilmore Kelly Weaver Goley Christine Lee-Young Gruenfelder Caroline Greene Hamrick Connie Lineberry Hastings Virginia Taylor Hurdle Susan Davis Johnson Lori A. Jordan Lori Howell Kelley Amanda Wester Kidd Constance Melvin Kinney Elizabeth Marie Knox Stacey Psillas Lahey Martha King Mason Katherine Harless McMullan Karen Smith Monroe Denise Perry Parker Virginia Gentry Parker Haven Godwin Parrott Lee Betts Perry Wanda Wyatt Proctor Annie Dillon Roberts Cynthia Smith Scheipers Karen Wolcott Schulz Angela Spaanbroek Schuster Michelle Farrier Seaboch Kathleen M. Sherman Melissa Davis Sikes Carol Belk Smith Kimberly Davis Sparks Nancy Mullinax Stamper Cheryl Dean Steele Elizabeth Walton Stephens Penelope Mitchiner Stevens Martha Ensley Stokes Ann Wilkerson Suber Elizabeth Lewis Trice Lisa E. Warlick Stephanie Prevatte Warren Elizabeth Watson Lynne Whitfeld Donna Newton Wiggins Lee Mabry Williams Susan Eason Windrum Sally Bruce Withers Ginger Woodard
Class of 1984 Percentage of class giving: 18% Iris Society - President’s Circle C. Elizabeth Dove
Iris Society Helen Sue Jarratt Agee Denise M. Biccum Henrietta Edwards Braun Kathy Seeger Rhoades
Annual Donors Lisa D. Bailey Catherine Cole Baldwin Martha Waugh Barnwell Beverly Herron Carlton Linda Norris Chapman Gwyn Trueblood Cloninger Melody Dossenbach Crow Elaine Jolly Davis Deanna Carlton Drescher Karen Sutton Dyson Linda Otten Fitch Susan Kientz Grigg Tanessa Gradford Groah Cynthia Lawson Harding Cynthia Self Harper Cynthia A. Harris Lisa White Hatchell Monica Citty Hix Lauri Ann Hickman Hurd Deborah Seals Hubbard Sharon Rinker Johnson Dianne Powell Jones Elizabeth Madren Kasai Nita Rogister Leach Louise Armstrong Lewis Betsy Beals Lowder Amy Dement Lowe Laura Payne Lowe Deborah Martin Marks Leslie Purcell McCormick Frances R. Mundy Marguerite Davenport Nicholls Jane Morgan Nixon Dora Weaver Owens Ann Thomasson Parker M. Noel Pellish Reverend Harriet K. Platts Caroline Smith Raphun Lane Parker Raskauskas Kimberly Jenkins Rawlings Kimberly Causey Ray Wynne Carey Rodgers Jane Harrell Dodd-Rollins Suzanne Scott Rudder Mary Kay McIver Shelley Elizabeth Rodgers Stabler Shelia Bass Steed Donna Steele Pinckney Sheri Wayne Stockton Linda Cheek Su Carol Brooks Uphoff Elizabeth Walters Weidle Patricia Lewis West Melissa Stewart Woodell
Class of 1985 Percentage of class giving: 10% Iris Society - President’s Circle Jena Muntz Gallagher Carolyn Sperry Leith
Iris Society Kellie J. Falk
Annual Donors Dorothy Ann Rogers Adams Kimberly Jones Adams Anita Waters Alpenfels Martha Gibson Anderson Gayle McFarland Boothe Zan Bunn Beth Krewson Carter Lori Lewis Day Claire Macaulay Etheridge Anne Ferebee Gavaghan Rebecca Evans Glass
Angie Sutton Lock Julia Beckett Marsh Teresa Johnson McCollum Linda Mumford McSwain Cammy Smith Mullen Deborah Cobb Pace Lee Page Leah Harris Rucker Kay Robertson Sokolovic Denise Pope Stearley Carol Hicks Stott Deborah Corey Straight Betty Lynn Suber Maria Blackmon Tobin Dana Newsome Watson Michelle Richardson Williams Catherine Everett Wilson
Class of 1986 Percentage of class giving: 13% Annual Donors Elizabeth S. Absher Christine Schmitt Albro Lisa Clark Ashworth Lisa Taylor Barnhill Elizabeth A. Brock Serena Blankenship Buckner Sandra Critzer Close Bridgette Parker Coates Kelly Wyatt Crawley Dalinda Dunn Fairley Allison Draper Gant Amy Watson Hancock Rhonda Hawker Hollison Elizabeth Short Huffstetler Harriet M. Jablonover Michele Cherry Larson Barbara Garris Lee Virginia Leach Lenaeus Teresa McMaster Martin Kathryn Nalani Masewicz Gaye McCraw Outlaw S. Ann McGee Powers Mary Lynn Purcell Roberts Laura K. Robinson Sally Woolard Sandy Lori Coleman Schomburg Anne Douglass Scruggs Lori Flowers Sheffield Mary Hazel Morris Small Jonelle Davis Strickland Nancy Humbert Sweeney Holly Connell Tehan Marcia Taylor Thompson Reverend Joan Vella Tamara Swann Whitley Lygia Cooke Wicker Johnsie Gun Wiley Kelley Milstead Woggon
Class of 1987 Percentage of class giving: 15% Iris Society - President’s Circle Kay Perkins Carrington Mary Beth Coleman Mosca
Iris Society Jennifer Lyn Hubbard Kim Giddeons Quinn Martha L. Register Caroline Powell Veronee
Annual Donors Mary Louise Tousignant Antoci Sandra Todd-Atkinson Lisa Benton Leigh Sneed Berrier * Deceased
Helen Rebecca Bizzell Julie Harris Bledsoe Tommie Allsbrook Braddy Anne Mager Burke Dorcas Hostetler Douglas Marion McMahon Driver Margaret Gill Emily Adcock Hayne Lucy O. Henry Carolyn J. Hill Fannie Rowland Howell Penelope A. Jarvis Cinthia Miner Johnson Sophie Grady Jones Nan Henry Keel Teresa Dawn Koonce Nancy Floyd Long Kathy May Julia Ann McKeithan Ruth Ponder Moore Martha Hedrick Newsom Kelly Nobles-Parker Lisa Powers O’Connor Greta Schott Paith Cheryl D. Perry Patricia Brannock Rhodes Audrey Locke Shearin Phyllis O’Hara Smetana Allison Godwin Spears Aileen Jenkins Staples Kelli Barefoot Stroud Carlissa Oakley Taylor Donna Wilson Thagard Paige Leist Tolar Leslie Swain Vaughan Jeanne Coleman von Lehmden Michele Merritt Webb Rhonda L. Whitaker Dana Pierce White Connie Wagner Williams
Class of 1988
Percentage of class giving: 12% Iris Society - President’s Circle
Percentage of class giving: 8% Iris Society - President’s Circle Sharon Harding Woodlief
Annual Donors Laura Taylor Alridge Susanne Wilkinson Blair Jennifer Vick Catellani Jill Geary Collins Christen Hayworth Duke Andrea Woodell Eason Mary Robin E. Fastenau Betty Stroud Griffin Gina Fowler Hopkins McCall Dean Jones Julia Edwards Kinlaw Teresa Pope Lane Lou Anne Stephenson Liverman Carol Asplen-Masden Christal Porter Mitchell Tracey Smith Moody Kathleen O’Brien Karen Bergt Paul Jacqueline Rudy Phelps Helen Carla Quinn Rouse Kimberly Spell Szarek Anne Pulliam Tambling Mary R. Umstead
Class of 1989 Percentage of class giving: 9% Iris Society Mary Elizabeth Sanderson Deaton Cindy Parkman Godwin
Melanie Parkins Bacheler Maria A. Barndt Monica Lewis Borden Laura Jane Abernethy Brock Wilda Eskew Brown Deborah Shaw Capps Virginia Williams Carter Leslie Belsha Collins Cynthia Price Ellington Laura Van Hoven Erdman Sheila Liverman Forbes Susan Kelley Harrell Reverend Susan E. Holec Catherine Plasters Imperial Dana Bailey Johnson Kathryn Strange Jones Pamela Batchelor Larimer Mary Dickson Long Winborne Thorn Macphail Ann Rice McAfee Jennifer Horton McIntyre Sonya Beth Williams Oates M. Hope Proctor Parker Terry Conard Phillips Michelle Rich Quinn Sherri Pegram Robie Mary Falkner Ross Beth Wood Smith Carol Michelle Davis Stivers Susan Whichard Tankard Lynda Collier Taylor Alice Tropman Thacher Diane Orrell Thomas Davina Bunn Touchton Iris Wilkins Turner Paula Rogers Wagner Kristin Richey Watkins
Class of 1990 Yvette M. Brown
Annual Donors Gayle Woodard Alford Robin S. Andrews Elizabeth H. Barrett Patricia Lee Boone Amanda Brooks Carson Deborah Lunsford Chambers Maria Parker Costello Patricia Neale Daniels Amber Hager Elam Dawn Flynn Euman Anne Carroll Mustian Ezzelle Laura Bishop Fiveash Susan Worley Forbes Patricia Lee Foster Susan Dorato Fox Elizabeth Outland German Christine P. Hamrick Deanna R. Harris Mary Bigham Hoffman Laura Plowden Hollar Jeannine Manning Hutson Kimberly Lemmons Kenney Anna McCants Manley Jennifer L. McLean Virginia Wood Norris Elizabeth Wilson Norton LoriAnn Little Owen Victoria E. Parker Laura E. Prestwood Lisa Woodruff Roberds Roberta Katherine Crowder Rowe
Sandra Michael Russell Salma Murad Smith Kathleen Powers Sparks Mary Lynne L. Stephens Nancy E. Stevens Myra G. Waddell Michelle Rowe Walsh Jane Gragnani Watson Jenny Bradsher Wells Kristie K. Westbrook Georgia E. Williams Frances Viverette Willis Stephanie Beck Yount
Class of 1991 Percentage of class giving: 10% Iris Society Amy Kain Mayer Katharine Bragg Scruggs
Annual Donors Deanna Fogle Boksleitner Margaret K. Burke Kim Price Chestnutt Margaret A. Deal Crystal Cheatham Drum Dana Lucy Egan Sara Elizabeth Ragsdale Eskridge Ruth T. Fonville Kiddie Moseley Galligan Robbie Walker Griffin Helen N. Harris Alyson Ann Coburn Honeycutt Rebecca Roush Kanach Lori Pappendick Kegel Susan Howard Kennedy Susan Liles Kraus Gladys Cusley Langdon Amy Keistler Marshall Jane Evans Mason Kay Jernigan McGriff Holly Hensley Messick Kimberly Corcoran Moore Laura Peedin Moushey Rhonwyn Curtis-Nicholson Kelly White-Owens Kerri S. Rawls Nancy Roark Christy Sizemore Robeson Donna Newton Ryals April Boyer Sitler Maria Williams Styers Melanie D. Teague Stacey Thomas Nancy Smith Toppin Suzanne Perry Triemstra Amy-Lyn Lafferty Warren Lynne Loving Wilkerson
Class of 1992 Percentage of class giving: 7% Iris Society Ann Hiott Barham, MD Tanya E. Brunner
Annual Donors Kelly Parker Andrews Elizabeth Brawley Barber Kendra Neese Bowers Martha B. Danek Amy Lee Daugherty Emily Elliott Dilday Lesley Williams Faulkner Sarah Young Garbee Emily Bell Gibbons Cristy Fowler Glagola Bonnie Bugnar Glass
Virginia McCotter Hevener Gwen Daughtry Hodges Anna Hollifield Stephanie B. Jessee Jessica Fischer Kuehl Kimberly Hobbs Lane Holley Milam Lewis Michelle Murrow Maynard Ann Scates McGee Marcia Stevens McLain Mary Ann Monk Mary Adcock Pearce Melissa Barefoot Pearce Kimberly Sanders Patricia S. Sikes Susan Clark Smith Elizabeth Ray Stack Libby Volker Stucky Paula Fields Taylor Kristie Morgan Wallace Luci L. Weldon Mary A. Williford Monica Stephens Williford
Class of 1993 Percentage of class giving: 9% Iris Society Trinnie Terrell O’Connor
Annual Donors Allison Spearman Battista Celeste Derey Brogdon Margaret Mitchell Brown Ashley Taylor Cantrell Georgia Moyer Davis Courtney Marks Difruscio Jill Beeson Fisher Yvonne Herald Fus Joanna Gibson Glidewell Katherine Gu Granger Kimberly Colston Hilliard Amanda Dill Hines Mallory Hearne Hodges Virginia E. Holthausen Karen Jean Howell Jennifer Fender Huggins Amy Plott Kersting Kate Wilson King Kristi Narron Legnante Tiahna Krabacher McDowell Page Hankin Midyette Jodi W. Mitchiner Leigh Anne Perkinson Naas Jamie Bunn O’Briant Kelly Brown Ogburn Stacy Young Pace Andrea Kristen Roberts Nancy M. Rocamora Martha Boaz Shaw Dawn Renee Simpson Sarah Sumner Spinak Sally Anne Goodwyn Thomas Brenda A. Tracy Catherine M. Waugh Amanda Moore White Shannon Strickland White Angela Swain Williams Elizabeth Farmer Zimmer
Class of 1994 Percentage of class giving: 13% Iris Society - President’s Circle Barbara Lyons Goodmon Cynthia Worsham Urquhart
Iris Society Linda M. Paulhus Honor Roll of Donors 2012-13
Annual Donors Melanie Horne Blair Karen Mooney Brenneman Ellen Greer Buffaloe Janet C. Bullock Susan Elisabeth Burnette Wendy Royal Cabral Christa Bucks-Camacho Carol Hill Cato Shelly Warden Cefalu Laura Zimmerman-Clark Katie Kincaid Coley Rachel Gilley Collins Alissa Brown Denbo Cheryl K. Diegel Jennifer Jones Fernandez Amy Shepard Galvan Jennifer Williams Gaskins Laura Lineberger Gray Tracy Howell Harkness Mary Streeter Harmelink Elizabeth Eisele Hayes Stephanie Morris Howard Carolyn S. Hriso Carolyn M. Kerr Tracy Salter Leary Sheryl R. Long Cynthia King Mazur Dawn Fleming McDonald Karla A. Mitchell Edith Allison Hodges Molinaro Alicia V. Morris Shirley L. Morton Kimberly Simmons Pope Amanda Chitsaz Reid Elizabeth T. Rihani Rebecca Faw Spears Stephanie Holland Stallings Leigh Stanislaw Adrianne Hurt Staten Lori Watson Strickland Rebecca Hodges Swindell Carrie Turich Taylor Mary Blythe Taylor Nancy Bradley Thompson Anne Leigh Wankel Caroline Roney Ward Dawn C. Ward Tiffany Short West Ellen A. Williamson Jennifer Davidson Williamson Amy Pope Wilson Jan Perdue Woodard Melanie Perkins Young
Class of 1995 Percentage of class giving: 13% Iris Society Valerie van Oosten Cline Andrea Oakley Fox Hollie Goins Kernan Carol A. Mims
Annual Donors Sharon Duffer Adams Cynthia J. Affronti Truly C. Ager Rebecca Sweeney Anderson Rebecca Daw Blum Yasmin N. Bradley Shannon Baynor Braxton Julie Frick Brooks Jeanette Milosavljievic Bruce Kathryn White Bryant Georgia Hanford Burger Elizabeth P. Burlew
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J. Michelle Smith Cowan Laine Marus Crowe Jane S. Davis Kelly C. Formy-Duval Sarah Garmhausen Gilbert Juliet Thomas Growney Sara Bordeaux Hunter Kathleen E. Iafrate Ashley Wardell King Katie Tyre King Shannon T. Lambeth Kimberly Collier Leatherman Heather Marshbanks Lore Christy Moore Mallut Jacquelin Powell Mantak Amy Blevins May Mary Elizabeth Ross McKee Catherine L. Moore Mary A. Moore Beth Morris Nance Sonali Kolhatkar Oberg Melissa G. Oâ€™Neal Stephanie Singleton Oshaughnessey Lynn Sauls Petillo Elizabeth Trible Reid Catherine Davis Rideout Spencer Clement Sossa Karen Elrod Southern Marion Guin Stith Jacqueline Mann Straub Paula B. Trantham Thomissa Talley Wallwork Lorelei M. Watts Melissa White Wells Holly Lennon Wilford Susan Bryan Williams
Class of 1996 Percentage of class giving: 10% Iris Society - Presidentâ€™s Circle Ann Carter Kirkland
Iris Society Shelly Barrick Parsons
Annual Donors Paula Beam Anstrom Kristen Bradshaw Atkins Mary Esther Clark Baker Jennifer Moore Bannister Nina Crawford Bostic Lori Miller Buckheister Elizabeth S. Campbell Margery W. Clifton Jamie M. Coan Clarky Lucas Davis Mary Mason Deck Lori Gillis Duke Vanessa Newton Greathouse Emily Robinette Harpe Amanda Steele Johnson Mary Beth Kennedy Lisa Powell Loflin Andrea Mace Molly Shepherd Nichols Jennifer Sharp Noonan Carmen M. Prevette June Holland Propes Lisa Nance Reddy Regina A. Reid Ruth Anne Bowles Sawyer Heather Graves Shurm Kimberly Zucker Siefert Elizabeth Howe Stewart Lori Jones Sykes Amanda Thomas Tart Diep M. Tran
Angela McGlamery Tucker Hope Lee Murdock Venetta Laura G. Ward Amy Harper Watkins Ashley Carawan White Jan A. Yow
Class of 1997 Percentage of class giving: 8% Iris Society Kathy Adams Pierce
Annual Donors Nancy Welton Avett Veronica King Aycock Sheila Barrett Barnes Kristye Koontz Brackett Katherine Turner Brooks Megan L. Carney Heather Martin Cheatham Carrie Snider Cogbill Amy E. Davis Suzette S. deForas Amelia Brooke Fisher Carol L. Gaskins Angie M. Harris Christi Stewart Hollifield Amber Lewis Lovelace Jessica K. Monroe Virginia Walsh Paisie Rebecca-Anne Carruth Parker Clyda Wood Pasquantonio Jaime Morris Pearman Shonica A. Perrou Sarah White Rawls Lori Goforth Shaw Michelle R. Snead Theresa Vela Strader Amanda Austin Stratton Hillary West Strengholt Cindy M. Wardle Dena White Waters Monica Jones Williams Sharon McCarthy Wright Jonna Anderson Yarbrough
Class of 1998 Percentage of class giving: 10% Annual Donors Marsha Parker Apke Barbara F. Banadyga Suzanna McNeely Beamish Jennifer Habeeb Bell Tennille Hurley Boyer Adriane Chambless Brower Kimberly Ann Collins Cameron Grant Cusa Hettie Nelms Faulkner Emily Necessary Fowler Heather Lea Hunt Gates Martha Susan Gilliam Patricia Elaine Higdon Paige Lassiter Hill Ruth Seelman Hill Christine Laughlin Hughes Charla Boyette Hutchinson Lisa Noel Jones Courtney J. Lancaster Amy Arrowood Lin Melissa Blackwood Long Amy Woodard Marriott Mary Edmondson Mayeux Irene Spalteholz McClellan Kathryn Dukes Miller Ann Frasier Mullen Sarah Upchurch Owen Michelle DeGruy Patterson
Jennifer Blackwood Rogers Mika Murdock Scarlett Meredith Lovelace Swindell Fanella Bell Tague Emma Powell Tantum Mary Vitkus Tomczak Sarah Young Walas Ellen Havens Wentz Elisabeth Corson Whetstine Amy Hester Wilson
Class of 1999 Percentage of class giving: 8% Iris Society Janet Butler-Stephens
Annual Donors Jennifer Laws Barker Brittany Cleavenger Bass Amy Wade Brewer Nelly Navarro-Britt Ann De Simone Brown Shannon MacFarlane Byers Elizabeth Wellman Czerwiec Emily Smith Davis Tisha Admire Duncan Nikki Illingworth Eyquem Carolyn Bradford Fleming Elizabeth Adkins Flowers Aimee J. Foskie Jennifer West Freeman Helen Lewis Gibbs Ashley Hutchins Gower Kelly Jones Greene Ann Mebane Hine Bennett Bell Jones Reverend Patricia Tart Jones Rebecca Holloman Liverman Wendy Holman McLawhorn Jenna M. Meck Cynthia Simmons Messimore Lynn Langdon Miedema Lori Messina Moscato Carrie Fields Richardson Cicely Penney Shoemaker Elizabeth Dobbins Smith Katie Robinson Springer Wendy L. Strickland Mamie McKinney Sutphin Amanda McCullen Warren
Class of 2000 Percentage of class giving: 4% Annual Donors Caroline Austin Ashburn Kelli Brown Beaver Heather L. Blackley Erin E. Bowman Kelly Tetterton Casey Lee Ann Clay Clark Nichole A. Conneen Elizabeth Joy Kalogonis Ferguson Laura May Jennifer Ricks Merritt Melissa McGee Meyer Meredith S. Mitchell Kelia Hester Pless Frankie Epps Taylor Melanie A. Chrisp-Thorpe Greyson Davis Tillman
Class of 2001 Percentage of class giving: 14% Annual Donors Hilary S. Allen Katherine Withers Armstrong
Mary Ann C. Bacon Sarah M. Barnhart Kate D. Breen Meredith Dillehay Butler Susan Grotsky Camp Laura Chalk Dana Turnage Chong Kim Joyner Dail Julia Davis Laura Autry Dunlap Rachel Langley Embler Deanna Whaley Ford Shannon Morris Fox Kimberly Clendenen Franklin Christine Furmick Fussell Natalie Thackston Gilliam Sarah Baluss Goins Melissa D. Gould Kimberly Shive Green Elizabeth Warren Hamilton Erica Kelly Hege Mary Kemple Sutphin Henderson Emily Phillips Herring Jamye M. Hickman Robin Naylor Higgins Laura Minnotte Hoyle Elizabeth M. Jackson Sarah Friench Johnson Jessica Walsh Johnston Pamela Hale Josey Penny Chapman Kucera Cacie McLaurin Langley Amy Stallings Lee Duchess Jenna Leggett Leissner Emily Gail Lucas Leslie Gilliland Lynette Leslie C. Maxwell Elizabeth Hamilton McLamb Christian C. Melvin Betsy Rhame-Minor Rye Anderson Myers Elizabeth Arruda Otey Lesley M. Parr Amanda G. Puckett Leigh Jernigan Ragone Elizabeth Kelly Reilly Laura Gadd Robinson Marley Finch Russell Melissa Kelly Sigler Wallis Kirby Stott Donna Wilkins Thompson Krystal G. Tyndall Jennifer White Urban Carrol Adams Warren Debra K. Wiggins Elizabeth Hart Williams Cassie Evans Williamson
Class of 2002 Percentage of class giving: 9% Iris Society Christina E. Brizendine
Annual Donors Lindsay Styron Allen K. Jordan West Bostic Leesha Austin-Buehlmann Talia A. Caligiuri Elizabeth Carbrey Castellow Jean Metz Cole Kathleen Goforth Darden Annette Snyder Deese Tiffany Elaine Floyd Laurabel J. Harling Ginger Moore Harrell Tangie Wright Hofer
JoAnne Duffy Kinyon Erin Aldredge Lancaster Amanda Knox Lyle Keri E. Medlin Suzanne Coddington Morris Amanda J. Oliver Kimberly Waddell Osborne Ashley M. Pruett Kristina Wood Ray Christine Kelley Storch Juanita Hall Watkins Cara C. Watson Kathleen Cox Weathers E. Hope Parrish Whitesides Anna Walston Williams Karen L. Williams Kelly Mutzabaugh Williams Sarah Edwards Wilson
Class of 2003 Percentage of class giving: 14% Iris Society Margaret Dean Greer Lora Hawk-Tillman
Annual Donors Malissa de La Fosse Albright Stella Sutton Barker # Joelle N. Baysden Lindsay Sutton Beavers Meredith Olson Blair # Alison Suber Braswell # Charlene Demangone Butala # Melissa Currin Byrum # Allison Harmon Callis Sara Thornton Carpenter Ashley P. Dempsey Kylene Dibble Lara Stroud Dick Crystal Canady Dixon Allison Hastings Eargle Allison Rowe Edwards Su-Anne Ward Estes Amanda L. Fletcher Dori White Franklin Christina Meade Gainor Hunter Eddins Gentel # Cassie K. Hall Jennifer Carter Hare Allee Byrd Harrell # Elizabeth Holden Burke Hayes Lauren E. Highfill Lindsey Moorefield Howard Beth M. Jarvis # Tracy Harward Jones # Sarah Shelton Lawrence Amanda Warren Lee Crystal Whitley Lester Sue Anne Lewis # Sarah Watson Lynch Cathy Smith Marion # Renn Baker McMurray # Natasha Matheny Michaels # Holly M. Oâ€™Berry Sejal V. Patel Elizabeth Stephenson Pelter Tiesha K. Pope Theresa A. Reuter Erin Taylor Rice Stormmie G. Richardson E. Hastings Hughes Ruger Christy L. Sadler Karen Burke Safley Renee Bass Schreibman Mary K. Schreier Courtney Little Shelton Ashley Dews Smith * Deceased
Elizabeth Kelly Smith Kelly Cain Smith Anne B. Stewart # Caroline Mercer Sweezy Sarah Wood Swihart Allison Shivar Tompkins Courtney L. Vaughan Juanita McDougald Velazquez Amy Mitchell Wellbrook Margaret Perdue Wyatt
Class of 2004 Percentage of class giving: 13% Iris Society Blair Briggs Roberts #
Annual Donors April Honeycutt Austin Lindsay T. Bass # Amanda C. Beasley Anne Rand Bettendorf Jennifer McClees Birch Karen S. Bobinyec # Amanda Smith Browning Meredith Parker Canterbury Sharla Smith Collins Mary-Kathryn Pate Connor # Jacqueline Cash Cook Ruth Stephenson Cowan Casey Nave Cox Laura E. Cress # Whitney C. Crowder # E. Kathryn Cushwa # Cassandra Lee Davis Amanda P. Denny Sarah Dawson Fink Jamie Morris Firebaugh Sandee Bizzell Hales Kristina M. Harkness # Georgia Davis Harris Erin L. Hege Sara Stevenson Hines Ryan Jennifer L. Jones Lindsey M. Jones # Kimberly Turnage Keith Paige Kemmerer Kiser Abigail J. Kody Megan Marie Kuykendall Malone Lockaby Shannon Massey Lowry Tracey K. Marina Rachel Stenbuck McKee # Emily Cox Mitchell Karla Gregory Nantz Amy Cornett Penny Andrea A. Pittman # Tiffany Adams Pridgen Brandi L. Privette Kelly E. Rhodes Hannah Gray Rinehart Whitney Pence Rodgers Katherine Weaver Scott Johanna Lukhard Steis Meredith Brook Stone # Kacie Miller Teeter Rebekah Heath Tozer Krystal M. Twiford Emily Gupton Upchurch Mary Kathryn Hardy Washington Barbara Hambel Werner Kareema Whitfield # Mary Frances Wilson
Class of 2005 Percentage of class giving: 17% Iris Society - Presidentâ€™s Circle Virginia Alexander Neustadt
Iris Society Mary Sterling Winslow Grimes
Annual Donors Holly Schmidt Akkerman Kendra Keech Alexander Sarah T. Anderson Sarah Gransee Arnaudin Alicia M. Baucom # Emily J. Bennett Jennifer Smith Bissette Victoria K. Bunch Margaret Hudson Cameron # Blair E. Cashion Sarah Wilson Collins # Laura McNeill Cox # Jordan L. Dickerson Corinne Parham DiFiore Katie Fuller Dohrman A. Taylor Newberry Elliott Stephanie Ellis # Nikki B. Evans Deanna E. Faison Rachel Chilcot Findley # Cameron E. Fisher Rachel Salsman Harrison # Jill Nester Hayes Katherine T. Henderson Elizabeth Briggs Holt Jessica Klein Horner Meredith Heinisch Huie Sara Seago-Blanton Illig # Virginia Sloop Johnson # Megan L. Jones Cynthia L. Keller Inez Baldino Leyden Abigail McAlister Littlefield Allison Clapp Marth Elizabeth Wilson McAllister Gladys R. McAuley Karoline E. Moore Ann Morrison Ava Leigh Jackson Naylor Courtney Morris Newberry Elizabeth J. Newton Megan Arnold Parker Lacey Carothers Pegram Amanda Strawbridge Richardson Crystal D. Robinson Kathryn Bailey Runy Jenni Drew Smith Erika March Snitzer Christi McKee Standley # Mary Beth Knox Stutts # Elizabeth Robinson Throckmorton Leslie Scott van den Berg Amanda A. Whitley #
Class of 2006 Percentage of class giving: 10% Iris Society Lindsey de La Fosse Turnau
Annual Donors Jennifer Hilton Adcock Heather Allmond Barker # Megan Gillespie Brady Kelly E. Cash Ashley Penman Dashputre # Ashley Leigh Daughtry # Christine L. Davis # Sarah C. Edwards # Talley Rouse Evans # Courtney Price Fletcher Laura Krouse Gould Kelly Beth Smith Hapgood Emily R. Harkey
Charlotte Fetterman Harrell # Jennifer Noel Henderson Lauren Renee Combs Hottel Lisa Galindo Iannetta Virginia Benner Kemp Jacquelyn B. Manning Ashley Meredith Flouhouse Mokris Holly Louise Narron Melissa Poe Parks Lindsey French Parnell Elizabeth Loftis Plotkin Julie Stansbury Powell Amanda Jo Huerta Rackley Ashley Bohn Roberson Michelle L. Scott # Samantha Speers Christina Adkins Steel Maggie Stroud Meredith Rhea Strub Mary Covington Walker # Karen Allison Kroszner Zimmerman #
Class of 2007 Percentage of class giving: 7% Annual Donors Julia Marie Adams # Breeanne A. Baker Amber Caudle Beckwith Anna F. Brown Stacy Cabeen Buck Kary Creekmore Charlebois Minnie L. Corwin Jessica Pike Currin # Jennifer Garner Melissa Lee Goodwin Rebekah Hroza Ivey Emily H. Loughridge Seldon S. McArdle Anna Elizabeth McFadyen Adrianne R. McKee Katherine E. Moreschi Angela Levesque Murray Sarah E. Owen Francesca E. Perez S. Grace Sugg # Lauren J. Thie # Laura Wagner Christen Ware #
Class of 2008 Percentage of class giving: 19% Iris Society Laureen Herrmann
Annual Donors Leigh Ann Alford # Heather E. Allen Megan L. Anderson Mary Elizabeth Armstrong # Lizzy Boyles Bain Sarah W. Beck Paige Birdsall Chondra Coles Boswell Shannon Walsh Boyd Cynthia Abell-Brown Cynthia Adcock Carey Amanda K. Citron Somar B. Coleman Natalie Roane Colhoun Elizabeth J. Conlon # Krystal S. Desai Megan Borland Eargle # Mary C. Ferree Kristin M. Fisher Erica Futrell Fitts Jacinta Whitehurst Futrelle #
ToniAnn R. Gambella Courtney L. Godwin Emily A. Hedrick # Megan A. Hentze Nicole McGuinness Hines # Meghan E. Ickes Brooke Johnson # Marissa L. Knott Meagan Millen Knowles Amber N. Krawczyk # Caitlin M. Lawless Nancy M. K. Leute Leslie Brooke Rice Lisk # McKinley Brooke Lupton Stephanie A. Massey # Britney Brown Matthews # Mary Elizabeth McLean # Nichole Ecklund Miller # Laura C. Mitchell Carol Anne Oakes Jennifer Oldham Carrie J. Oliver Caroline A. Peterson Rebecca Allen Poole Carrie E. Pratt Katie L. Price Maureen A. Price Meredith R. Pugh # Laura Tietgen Racz Keri L. Rehm Laura Brittany Rice # Meredith Tooker Roberson # LeAnn Brown Roelofs Lennis Dionne Sample # Meredith L. Secosky # Allison Slight Melissa D. Staley Leigh Ann Stephenson Kathryn G. Strickler Jamie L. Taylor Kathleen Angermeier Terracina M. Hayley McPhail Walston # Elizabeth Murray Watson # Yvonne Zaragoza
Class of 2009 Percentage of class giving: 8% Annual Donors Meredith A. Aimsworth Meredith E. Alexander # Meredith E. Beeman Margaret R. Bizzell Lacey A. Burt # Anna M. Buryk Shelley M. Cousins Elinor L. L. Dale Sarah E. Dickens Caitlin M. Dillon # Emelia D. Dunston Torie M. Fields Emily H. Harper # Charis A. Hill Laurie J. Hunter Kristin Smith Jones Ashley W. King # Kandice Lewis Mott # Margaret R. Nelms Katherine M. Perkins Courtney A. Plaisted Elizabeth P. Riddick Anna E. Simmons # Hanna E. Slomianyj Joanna E. Still # Meredith Moore Stokes # Joy C. Strickland # Honor Roll of Donors 2012-13
Crystal Sumner Rachel R. Tabbi Whitney Rains Taheri Antonietta Tricarico Allison C. van den Berg #
Class of 2010 Percentage of class giving: 15% Annual Donors Anna Youngblood Armstrong Margarette Barilich Amanda D. Bitler # Heather B. Chandler Samantha M. Cibelli Samantha F. Costell Hannah E. Crim Emily H. Dawson Amanda N. Faison Sarah A. Fischer # Molly K. Gluck Lindsay M. Gobush Rachel E. Greene Renata F. Heineman # Cathryn K. Hitzigrath Amy Sapp Holcomb Brittany Cornelius Honeycutt # Ashley E. Horn Lauren Connell Huber # Kimberly E. Jennings # Terri A. Johnson # Lindsay Kay Kelvington Meghan R. Kent # Collette R. Kinane Harriett L. Kinney Marie C. LaHaye # Amber W. McClure Emily L. McKenzie # Amber N. McKinney Caitlin E. McNabb Kimberly M. McSorley Carolyn Penning Mercer Christina E. Metcalf Jesse L. Monroe # Meredith Moore Moody # Sarah E. Moore Matney N. Murad Katie Nagel # Chelsea E. Nielsen Taryn M. Oesch # Lauren N. Pearce Samantha W. Perry Jessica A. Prescott Erin Etheridge Prim Kimberly D. Rickman Sara Roberson Sanjeeka Silva Jennifer S. Smith # Susan D. Snead Kala B. Stanton # Elizabeth Britt Tatum # Virginia Claire Tharrington # Mindi R. Thornton Hillery S. Vallance Whitney C. Westbrook Jessica D. Wyngaarden
Class of 2011 Percentage of class giving: 15% Annual Donors Margo J. Alfieri # Allison L. Austin Heather N. Ayers Samantha J. Bryant Jasmine L. Broadnax # Nataleigh Timberlake Carscaddon
Honor Roll of Donors 2012-13
Lacey B. Coward Marian-Kathryn Cranford Claire Dwyer # Tonia M. Ersland Brittany M. Forlidas # Kristin L. Fowler Ellen Frazier # Brittany L. Frieson Courtney T. Griffith # Rebecca Britt Harper # Tiffany R. Harness Ellen S. Hefner Amber C. Horton Julia N. Houtchings Elizabeth C. Howard # Erin M. Huber Julia A. Jackson Jordan E. Jaked Rachel L. Karaman Karen M. Keith Alyson B. Kolberg Rebecca H. Lang # Elizabeth M. Matthews Najla S. McClain # Brittany S. Morgan Courtney A. Morris Carver A. Morrow Adair E. Mueller # Janie R. Perry Margaret W. Ruth Ayanna N. Scott Karen Small Halie Sue Smith # Margaux M. Spiegel # Carly E. Stoneman # Allyson L. Sutton # Latara M. Sydnor Katherine Thomas Hilary F. Towle Katherine A. Trogdon Heather M. Troxler Zannah T. Webster Erin M. White
Class of 2012 Percentage of class giving: 17% Annual Donors Savanna M. Adkins Clair K. Fabrizio Ashburn Erica L. Bader # Rachael N. Beckner Lisa Y. Beliveau Lilly C. Bliss # Jessie A. Breazeale Linda P. Bridgers # Brittany V. Brown Kathryn C. Bunn Jenna L. Cameron Brianna E. Castillo Lauren C. Christ Julie K. Cooper Stephanie A. Culbreth Jillian S. Curtis Deanna K. Edwards Kyndle W. Faulkner # Kelsey M. Fitchett # Alison M. Flanagan # Claudia L. Flores-Ramirez Hadley Willis Fulcher Gina Marie Gambella Allison Huber Godwin Betsy S. Graves Elizabeth Alexander Green Katherine D. Harper Logan L. Hill #
Laura K. Holder Mary Kathyrn Howard Salena M. Howlett Lauren J. Johnson Christian D. Jones Lydia L. King Barbara A. Maloney # Hannah R. Massey # Chanell N. McCain Vanessa A. McLamb Christina B. Mendenhall Debra H. Miller Katelyn J. Miller Denise A. Moncol Brittany E. Moore Emily C. Pappas # Ashley E. Pearsall April D. Plumley Jennifer L. Prince # Ai-Vy Riniker Lindsay N. Ross Ashley N. Shaw Taylor C. Smith Mary C. Smith Jordan E. Stewart Sarah R. Terrell # Abigail E. Tester Jodi E. Von Jess Renada L. Vuono Elizabeth M. Warren Codi M. Weber Anna M. Williams Kathryn V. Williams Hallie C. Willis Whitney R. Windsor Hailee L. Wingfield Rebecca E. Yow
Class of 2013 Percentage of class giving: 53% Annual Donors Meahgan G. Absalom Maria E. Adonay # Shanna J. Alley Alexandra E. Apple # Rachel Atkinson # Molly P. Ballard # Anna C. Barefoot # Megan O. Beebe Lindsey D. Belote # Sarah M. Beno Lindsay A. Benton Marianna F. Blizzard # Hillary E. Bowling Avery C. Brewer # Diana L. Burrafato # Talisha R. Burt Sydnee L. Chavis Miller L. Cheatham # Karen Chung Anne A. Collie Jennifer S. Collins # Carli S. Compton Christiana H. Conrad # Chloe A. Cook Michelle L. Cox # Jillian S. Craig Sara Kathryn Cranford # Shannon M. Cuddington Carolyn V. Danilowicz Kelsey I. Davis # Hannah H. Dawson # Anna G. Dougherty Tori P. Downs Nicole D. Dutton #
Kaylee M. Dyson Jessica N. Dzeskewicz Betty D. Edwards Frances B. Edwards # Sara E. Farrell-Buchanan Leslie Suzann Flory # Sara E. Forgione # Miangela S. Frazier Staci L. Fulp Emily W. Fuquay # Colleen E. Gibbons # Alaina S. Gobush Abigail S. Gupton Laura B. Hainley # Katlynn L. Hardy Suzannah J. Harrelson # Kristen I. Hartshorn # Hannah A. Hess Hannah L. Hill Jennifer D. Hill Emily B. Hinton Bryana L. Holmes Jelisa D. Hoyt Amelia J. Hruby Karie L. Hudgins # Keierra M. Hudson Jessica L. Huneycutt # Meredith G. Hyatt Angel N. Jackson # Brittany A. Jaked Leah S. P. Jay Meredith L. Jenkins # Rebecca A. Jernigan Courtney S. Johnson Emma R. Johnson Morgan L. Johnson Kayley B. Jolly Brittany L. Jones # Whitney C. Jones # Caroline E. Kaleel # Brianna R. Karmi Emma L. Keim # Shelby L. Kesler # Kristin L. Kirby # Kaitlyn H. Kirk Christie M. Lane # Emily A. Lane # Rebecca J. Leigh Angel S. Lewallen Elizabeth Harrison Lilley Sarah K. Long Heather A. Losee # Grace C. Maddrey Ives A. Maready # Kathryn A. Martin # Kayla A. Mason Cameron E. Mast Ashley T. Matthews # Allison L. May Mary L. McDonald Andrea L. McKerlie # Emily E. McLaughlin # Amber E. Meadows Emily A. Melton Paula M. Meredith Morgan P. Merritt # Devin E. Montague Hannah R. Morgan Jane E. Morgan # Catherine J. Moye # Kathryn M. Mundt Ashley Brooke Murray # Brittany J. Murray # Jessica M. Murray Mollie W. Musgrave Toni A. Nicolsen
Elizabeth H. Oates # Elizabeth H. Ostermann Kristine E. Parks Miesha S. Perry Kelsie E. Peters Leslie A. Pifer Mary L. Rawls # Nooria Razai Zeenat A. Razvi Jade N. Rice # April L. Richard Anna K. Rochester # Shelley K. Rose Julia E. Ross # Brittany A. Scuotto # Rachel E. Serrano # Danielle H. Smith Emily E. Smith Emily E. Smith # Chelsea R. Spaeth Stephanie R. Spring Sherry C. Storrs-Casanova Alexandra M. Stratas # Kelsey N. Suther Kelsey E. Suttenfield Lauren B. Symonds Carolyn B. Talbert Mary A. Thomas Jessica A. Troetti Janice C. Trotter Lauren C. Tyndall Tiffany J. Varnell # Hillary A. Verrilli Allison J. Vigna # Kayla M. Walker # Alexandria P. Warren Chelsea K. Wettroth Mackenzie E. Whitton Samantha J. Wiggins # Chloe F. Williams Felice L. Williams # Laura Jane Williams # Taylor M. Wilson # Elizabeth M. Wood #
Class of 2014 Annual Donors Allyn W. Collins Sarah R. Coreno # Melissa N. Pulkoski
Corporations, Organizations & Foundations Iris Society - Presidentâ€™s Circle Baptist State Convention of North Carolina BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Broyhill Family Foundation, Inc. CBF of North Carolina, Inc Coca-Cola Bottling Company The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina Lucy T. Fassett Memorial Trust Golden Leaf Foundation Goodnight Educational Foundation G. Fred Hale Charitable Trust Independent College Fund Of NC Judy W. Anderson Charitable Trust Martin Marietta Materials The McMichael Family Foundation Estate of Ralph Monger Jr. NC Baptist Foundation, Inc. NCDOT Division Of Motor Vehicles Porter B. Byrum Charitable Trust
Minnie Huffman Reddish Foundation Robins Foundation Estate of Louise W. Wade Wells Fargo Foundation Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation
Iris Society Aramark Corporation Branch Banking & Trust Company Camp-Younts Foundation Dale’s Seafood of Whiteville A.E. Finley Foundation Follett Higher Education Group Investors Management Corp. The Seby B. Jones Family Foundation Lawrence & Sandra Davis Family Foundation Charles & Irene Nanney Foundation North Carolina Association of Educators, Inc North Carolina Section of American Chemical Society NC Community Foundation NC State Poultry Science Club Providence Baptist Church Raleigh Piano Teachers Association The UPS Foundation James & Mildred Wilkinson Charitable Trust Womble Carlyle Sandridge Rice
Annual Donors Bae Systems Blakenship Associates, Inc. Boyd Insurance Services Camp Bow Wow Capital Chrysler Jeep Dodge Carolina Custom Kitchen & Bath, LLC Cary Orthopedic Choate Construction Company Class of 1946 College Park Baptist Church Democratic Women Of Wake County Earth Angels Ferguson Waterworks First Baptist Church Raleigh Gregory Poole Equipment Co. Hester, Moore & Tucker PLLC Howard Stallings, From & Hutson, P.A. The Howe Foundation, Inc. Inland Construction Co. James E. & Mary Z. Bryan Foundation Margaret B. Benbow Trust Maynard and Harris Attorneys at Law, PLLC Michael K. and Carolyn N. Jones Foundation Network For Good North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation Albert D. Phelps Jr., Charitable Foundation Photo Specialties Raleigh Area Flute Association Raleigh-Wake HRM Association Residence Inn Crabtree Rich Commercial Realty, LLC Ridgewood Bookfairs, Inc. The Sampson County Medical Alliance Sampson-Bladen Oil Co., Inc. Sensors Safety Products, Inc. Shades of Grey Tattoo and Art Gallery SJV Medical Products, LLC The Class of 1973 Wake Forest Baptist Church Winston-Salem Foundation XPEDX * Deceased
Faculty & Staff Iris Society - President’s Circle President Jo Allen
Iris Society Craig M. Barfield Jane E. Barnes Charles L. Barton William C. Brown Melinda B. Campbell Dean Marie B. Chamblee Cynthia C. Godwin Ellen Bonham Goode Jeffrey Howlett N. Jean Jackson Robert W. Luedtke Susan Hooker Metts Dean William Garrett Walton, Jr. Betty Webb Harold West
Annual Giving Margo J. Alfieri # Hilary S. Allen Melyssa Raye Allen Douglas R. Alm Allison Anthony Lyn Aubrecht Astra R. Barnes Tim Bartlett Amber Caudle Beckwith Cynthia Bishop Meaghan Bixby Monica Lewis Borden Nina Crawford Bostic Shery Boyles Kristye Koontz Brackett Karen Mooney Brenneman Linda P. Bridgers # Martha Burpitt Anna M. Buryk Marisa S. Campbell Sharon Campbell Gail Yates Carnagua Amanda Brooks Carson Alicia C. Casadonte Carmen Christopher Kathryn Summers Clark Charlotte Claypoole Erin Cleghorn Patricia Clements Billie Jo Kennedy Cockman Robin Bailey Colby Alyson Colwell-Waber Dean Laura B. Davidson Pamela Davis Lara Stroud Dick E. Jacquelin Dietz Tamara Dittmar Kristy McLaurin Dixon Lori Gillis Duke Rebecca S. Duncan Tisha Admire Duncan Denise B. Dworznicki Cynthia A. Edwards Sarah C. Edwards # Diane R. Ellis Stephanie Ellis # Doreen Fairbank Carol K. Finley Susan G. Fisher Kelsey M. Fitchett # Martha Fonville Grace Franceschelli Clyde C. Frazier Jean Maskol Gambrill Beth Gankofskie Carol Gellerstedt
Kathi Gillaspy Ann C. Gleason Angela Gouge Carol A. Gramer Eloise Grathwohl Daniel Green Emily R. Harkey Betty G. Harper Vanessa F. Harris Mattie L. Hawkins Sharon Henderson Natalie Herrmann Gaye D. Hill Sylvia P. Horton Kristin C. Householder Cheryl Jenkins Marilyn L. Jones Wendy Jones Caroline E. Kaleel # Virginia Benner Kemp Rebecca Kirstein Donna Knott Barrett Koster Donna LaHaye William Landis Christie M. Lane # Jeff W. Langenderfer Todd Lechner Mary Jane Lenard Crystal Whitley Lester Stephanie Little Amy Losordo Julie A. Malley Sharon Malley Lillian Mallia Cammey C. Manning Jacquelyn B. Manning Andrea Marritt-Pabalate Leslie Maxwell Sarah E. May Ashley McIlvain Monica B. McKinney Melinda McLain Kristi Eaves-McLennan Kevin Michaelsen Page Hankin Midyette Kay L. Miller Jesse L. Monroe # Meredith Moore Moody # Jeannie S. Morelock Cindy Morton-Rose Beth A. Mulvaney Jackie Myers Katie Nagel # Claytona D. Nixon Anne Noland Michael Novak Evie Odom Jennifer Olson Cathleen Ostrowski Kathryn Garris Owen Katherine Palmieri Stacy Pardue Denise Perry Parker Wetonah Rice Parker Mary Ellen Philen Brent A. Pitts Kathryn Potts Walda A. Powell Kaye Harris Rains Juan Rendon Andrew Richards Jean Ann Rick Catherine Bland Rodgers Jeannette Rogers Peggy Ross Dean Denise M. Rotondo
Anthony Riddick Kelli Rushing Aaron Schettler Christine Schulze Romita Sen Diane P. Sherman Phyllis O’Hara Smetana Eleanore J. Smith Halie Sue Smith # Douglas A. Spero Jennifer L. Spiker Amanda J. Steele-Middleton Heather Steudel Brandon Stokes Parker E. Strangis S. Grace Sugg # Marie B. Sumerel Dana Faircloth Sumner Fanella Bell Tague Danielle Taylor Sarah R. Terrell # Belinda Thomas Melanie A. Chrisp-Thorpe Deborah Tunstall Tippett Cheryl C. Todd Cecilia Toole Bonnie Torgerson Ann M. Troutman Allison C. van den Berg # Sharon Lassiter Vinson Edward M. Waller Kristin Richey Watkins Barbara Wilder Susan R. Williams Whitney R. Windsor Paul A. Winterhoff Dean Elizabeth D. Wolfinger Scott Wray Eunyoung Yang Elizabeth Anne York Bing Yu
Friends Iris Society - President’s Circle Charles A. Davis Brigadier General Norman Gaddis [U.S. Air Force, Ret.] Julian Goff William F. Humbert, III Judith Cubberley LeGrand Robert H. Lewis James Maynard Grace and Roy Nifong Maureen Kelly O’Connor Louise Ross Virginia Sall Faye Branham Sharpe Paula J. Sims O. Temple Sloan, Jr. James A. Taylor C. Ed Vick, Jr. * and Laura Anne Vick Angela Caveness Weisskopf Derrick P. Williamson Janet Williamson W. Fred Williams, Sr.
Iris Society Peter and Michelle Amanatides Catherine Bailey Daniel K. Bailey Lois Bailey Meredith C. Bailey Gregory B. Bennett Rob and Suzanne S. Bizzell Homer and Catherine Bliss Charles and Karen Broms David Burris Kathryn V. Clancy Margaret Clover
Bruce Cosgrove C. Grayson Covington The Honorable N. Leo Daughtry PC E. Lawrence Davis, III Mary B. Dossenbach Elsie Eads Loren and Beth Edwards Sam E. Ewell, Jr. Josephine P. Guglielmi James C. Hamrick PC Carolyn M. Happer Sue Hladik H. Alexander Holmes Keith and Denise Johnson Oscar A. Keller, Jr. Norman B. Kellum, Jr. Phillip J. Kirk, Jr. Virginia E. Knight Francis A. La Monica Eugene M. Langley, Jr. PC Durwood Laughinghouse William F. Lee Steve and Lynn Leidheiser James and Tracey Lorentzen Wendy Majewski Margaret and Harrison Marshall Jay Massey Duncan A. McMillan David P. Murray James O. Outland Robert B. Outland, Jr. Charles and Ronnie Sue Pfeiffer Carlton S. Prickett, Jr. Knox and Stephanie Proctor Kimberly Quiinn David and Nancy Recht Meredith Shrimanker Cliff and Mary Lynne Stephens Robert T. Stephens Shari Stewart Kent and Karen Stone Jerry Taylor* Bill Thigpen John and Becky Thompson Reid S. Towler Judge Gary E. Trawick William F. Wade, Jr. Diana H. Wall Jennie Harris Wallace Kathleen Waylett Jack and Sheila Wiggins W. Fred Williams, Jr. Lee Williamson Ronald and Paula Withrow Vincent and Mary Mason Wood John W. Yarbrough Beatrice G. Zepeda
Annual Donors Maureen Aarons Frances A. Acquaviva Anita Adams Wade Adams Juli A. Alfieri Marcia Hicks Alford Catheryne Allen Lorraine Allen Brenda Anderson Yolanda Anderson Michael Angove Marvin T. Ankers Daniel F. Arch Katherine Arch Shelly Archer Mary E. Armstrong Michael J. Arnold Frances L. Ashburn Ed Atkins Lector Bailey Honor Roll of Donors 2012-13
Mary Ruth Bailey Rebecca L. Bailey Annette C. Baker Susan M. Baker Brian H. Baldwin Valerie Balestrieri Rebecca Banadyga Tami Barbeau Kenneth Baron Ann Barton Sabrina Bass William Bauer Cynthia Bell Inman Benton Jodi Vogel Binard Cynthia Bishop William J. Block Elizabeth Bolyard Camille H. Boone John B. Bourne Henry Bowers Susan Bowling Frank Boyd Amanda Boyers Kathryn P. Branch Donald L. Brewer Martin Brinkley Roy Brinson Timothy Brooks Cindy Bross Dorothy M. Broughton Carol J. Brown Christopher Brown Cornelia J. Brown Sandra Brown Gwen Bryant Yvonne G. Bryant Stuart Upchurch Buice Sarah Bunton Carol Burgess Kathy Burke C. Allen Burris Cecil Burt Anne Burton Jane E. Buryk Elaine N. Buxton Margaret Campbell Christine H. Carmichael Barbara A. Carney Sam Carothers Leigh-Anne Gaffney Carter Catherine Chavez Tracy Cheatham Hann-Yi H. Chen Terry Cheney Bobbie Clark Rogers H. Clark Barbara Clawson Elizabeth Clay Kenny Close Bernard H. Cochran Carrie L. Cokely Monica N. Coleman Andrew Collins Tamara G. Cone Jean Farnsworth Cooper Kimberly Cooper Kristin B. Cooper Annie Corcoran Anne Cormier Randolph C. Cox Elizabeth Crawford John R. Crook Alton Davis Betty Sue Davis Gary M. Davis Jeannette Davis Joyce A. Davis
Honor Roll of Donors 2012-13
Lucinda Davis Pamela Layfield Davis Mary Kay Delaney Allyson DeMatteo Janis Dempster Kay R. Demyan Brian DiDiano Daniel R. Dionne Susan Ord Dixon Mary Jane Dobbins Carl Dull S. Worth Dunn, III Sarah Dunn-Williams James E. Dyer Donald J. Easterlin, III Jim Eddy Gayle Edwards Jim Edwards Bradford Ellis William Erskine, Jr. Albert Everson Mary Farmer Maria T. Fernandez Betsy Ferrell Mary Wall Ledbetter Fischer Lisa Flint-Morris Salvatore Formica Penni Forshee Lois E. Frazier Andy Freeman Lila P. Friday Elizabeth Friedman Scott J. Fritschel Aaron T. Gankofskie Judy Garrett Denesh Ghai Susan Glendenning Alice Y. Goode Meredith Carson Goodwin Malvine P. Graham Thomas Green Bluma K. Greenberg Theresa Greene George W. Griffin Lora Grimes Helen L. Grippo Cindy Grunewald Charlene Grunwaldt Ronald Hagwood Barbara F. Hainley Zesely Haislip Tori Lockamy Hall Verna Reynolds Hall Tyler Hammock Sarah E. Hamrick Connie L. Harris Pamela Hartman James Hayes Del H. Helton R. David Henderson Gloria B. Herr James Herrmann Suzanne P. Hess Lisa Hicks Gray Hill Sondra Hinnant Kris A. Hinton Ray Hodge Alma Ammons Hoffmann Carolyn Holding Malia P. Hollingsworth Brenda Holloman Mary Mayesky Holroyd Elizabeth Hoyle Kim A. Hudgins Cornelia Hudson Timothy Hull Martha R. Hulse
Lucienne Hyppolite Wendy Jackson Richard Jakobczyk Mollie James Bryson Jenkins Sonya M. Jenkins Glenda Jervey Frank Johns James Johnson, III Karen K. Johnson Susan Johnson Deborah Jones Peggy N. Jordan Steven Keesee Gary Killen Vickie Knott Lynne Kohn Heather Koons Jerod J. Kratzer Steven Kreisman Bebe A. Krewson Scott and Claire Krzywinski Jeffrey Lahaye Ananda Lal Charles Lambert Karen Larsen Valeria Lassiter Lou Ann Laughlin Barbara Lawyer William R. Ledford Melissa Leifheit Edwin C. Leonard Patricia Leonard Gertrude Liscum Cheryl L. Lockamy Kathryn Vreeland Locklear Steven J. Mack Angela Manning Diane Marshall Sharon Martin Steven Martin Douglas Martini Paul Mason Judy Massengill Elizabeth Matthews Wanda Kemp Maxson James W. Maxwell Douglas Maynard Emma McAdams Stephen McAdams David McCaw, Jr. David and Betty McCaw Diana R. McClung Andrew McDaniel Anne McDonald Danita Ostasiewski McDonald Benjamin F. McGilvray Robert L. McMillan Elizabeth Y. Merritt Patricia Yelton Messere Lisa Meyer Harry Milam Beverly Miller Suzanne Parker Miller Teandra Miller Fred B. and Margaret Mills William A. Mills Jessica Mistric MacNair Mikeal Mitchell Katherine Moncol Patricia A. Moore Carolyn Moretz Barbara Morgan Wendy Morris Sandra D. Moulton Constance Flynt Mullinix Frank E. Muth Jalal E. Nadimi
Anne Nelson Thomas K. Nelson Carole F. Nicholson Susan Northrop Jamie Obriant Kenneth Oesch Joseph Oâ€™Keefe Nancy R. Olson Susan Orr Kathleen Oâ€™Steen Angela Packer Ramona Parker Ann Paul Carolyn Pennington Vera Pergl-Butkovich Deborah Plyler-Perry Odelia Perry Gisela Pinta Cynthia Porfilio Mamie Potter Angela Powell Cheryl L. Powell Michael J. Pratl William S. Price, Jr. Rochelle Schiffman Prystowsky Stephen D. Prystowsky Anne McMillan Purcell Gina Puryear Donovan Ragsdale David Rappaport Julie B. Rawls Truett Ray Ellie Ray Edward Rhame Vann M. Rhew Ann C. Rick Kathleen Callahan Rieder Jessica D. Rigouard Elizabeth Ritz Madelin Rivera Ralph Roberson Cynthia Roberts Frank E. Roberts* Rancia Rodgers Soo H. Romano John R. Rose Mary Susan F. Ross Cathy Ryan Christine Ryan Karen L. Santrock Vincent Scavone Suzette Sells Linda Setliff Fred Shectman Sharon Shehdan John R. Shutt Lois Shytle William Simmons, III John Sink Carol Sizemore Candy Skinner Robert Skinner Mary M. Skrabec Cara Smelter Mildred C. Smith Susan Smith Sandra O. Snead Rebecca McMillan Sparrow Jerry Sprague J. Gilbert Stallings Nyda Sutton Janice Coffey Swab Jennifer Swann Susan G. Szep Richard Talach Andi H. Tart George Tatum Louise Todd Taylor
Olive D. Taylor Patricia Taylor Betty Teator Karen Thacker Harriet Tharrington Nancy Thomas Judith Thompson Susan Thompson Otis Thornton Larry Tilley Charlotte P. Tippett Karen Trickey Susan Turchi Barbara Vandenbroeck Frances Vaughn Barbara Vernon Ellen Verrilli Josephine M. Walker Hugh Wallace Jill Walsh Margaret Swafford Warren Teresa P. Warren Beth H. Watson Frances Watts Terrell Webster Ruth Weibel Barbara White Steve Wiggins Judith J. Wilkins Daniel Williams Maria Williams Sarah Williams Lisa M. Williamson Ophelia Williamson Teresa L. Wilson Jeanne P. Winegar Judith Wish Johnnie L. Witt Jane Wright Shelia Yearby Kate Young Shelton Young Jeanette Zackery Paula Zellner Heidi Zollo
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GREETINGS FELLOW ALUMNAE: For each of us, Meredith College holds a special place in our lives and hearts. My four years as a student were critical in developing my skills, confidence and ability to pursue my goals and dreams. Meredith offers women exceptional experiences, and I am very grateful for mine. When I was asked to join the Alumnae Association board, I was excited. It provided an opportunity for me to get more involved and help guide Meredith’s future. It has been a treasure to share this experience with other Meredith graduates, who span the decades. Meredith women inspire me to do more, give more and simply live more. As your new president of the Alumnae Association, I hope to share and pass on this sentiment. The new board will carry on Elizabeth Dove’s and the previous board’s hard work and wonderful progress in engaging more alumnae. Through Discover Meredith and the new ARMS Program, alumnae will continue assisting with recruiting talented, smart students who can continue to define and mold Meredith’s legacy. We will continue to research and utilize best practices to educate our alumnae on the importance of giving back to Meredith and the impact those gifts make on the students, faculty, staff and campus. We will assist President Allen in ensuring the direction and vision outlined in the College’s strategic plan is reached to the fullest potential. Overall, our goal is to ensure Meredith remains unique and continues to grow stronger. I am looking forward to serving you over the next two years as president of our Alumnae Association. I hope that you, too, will support Meredith by attending an event in your area or on campus, referring a prospective student or bringing one to campus, and certainly by making a gift to the College, a place that has given each of us so much. It is our duty as alumnae to share the message and mission of Meredith, and in doing so, we will continue to increase the visibility of our beloved alma mater. I hope you will join me in supporting and promoting Meredith College. Warm regards, Andrea Oakley Fox, ’95 President, Meredith College Alumnae Association
CONNECTION Class notes and news for Meredith Alumnae 1953 Dot Stell Alexander has lived in Cary for 60 years.
Her son, daughter, and grown grandkids are only blocks away. Her oldest grandson lives with Dot and appreciates her care. Marie Andrews taught 39 years in NC Public schools, earning her master’s degree during those years. She has enjoyed many interesting years of traveling through most of the lower 50 states and much of Canada. Betty Jean Finklea Bell writes she has five children and four grandchildren, who are “the light of her life.” She also enjoys church work, traveling and still has a love of reading. She says she “tries to make a difference and give back in my church work.” Martha Baird Blackley lived in London and traveled Europe while her husband attended university there. After moving to Charlotte, they raised their three sons and a daughter and are now back traveling, often with Meredith friends, Janne and Adele. Elizabeth Hamrick Brady made a surprise two-hour visit to the 60th Reunion. She was accompanied by her husband and one of their three daughters. They assisted her to visit Johnson Hall to meet many of her classmates and enjoyed their visits together. Doris Perry Cox taught for 20 years and has traveled extensively in Northern Europe and to many U.S. states. She enjoys her Korean Ministry, reading, and bridge. Anne O’Quinn Crockett enjoys spending time with her five children, singing in church choirs, and working in her garden. Nancy Jo Wallis Fleming and her husband live in Raleigh and remain active in First Baptist Church. They have four children and six grandchildren. A favorite enjoyable spot is their cabin in the N.C. mountains. Jean Dula Fletcher enjoyed an active life in Durham for many years but has moved to
be near her daughter in Arizona. She misses N.C. and her Meredith friends but is being cared for there. Fletcher led the class the first 25 years after graduation and is remembered for her leadership. Jane Cate Fowler writes “the honor, pleasure and work as class agent these last 35 years have been rewarding.” She was a dietitian at Rex Hospital, then became a housewife, mom, and farm office assistant. She and her son are continuing Wakelon Angus Farms, now in its 58th year. She has two daughters and two grandchildren. Daughter Giny and granddaughter Jan are Meredith graduates. She enjoys flower arranging, church committees, reading, and beach trips. Shirley Cliatt Frost and her husband had three girls and one boy. She taught school after they moved back to Myrtle Beach. Anne Bruton Hayward taught mostly in private schools. She recently moved to Georgia to live in a beautiful addition at the home of her daughter. They have a pottery studio where Hayward teaches. She often assists therapy center patients. Pat Pendergraf Hicks worked at duPont before they moved to Eden and she became a home maker and mom to three children. During later years, she worked in an insurance office. Her pastimes are reading, gardening, traveling, and politics. Ann Partin Holland has had a variety of professions: science teacher, lab technician, assistant Home Extension Agent, and a jewelry store assistant/bookkeeper for her husband. She had two sons and five daughters, three of whom are Meredith graduates. She teaches Sunday School and attends Bible studies. Often she hosts the whole family for Sunday lunch. Meta Mae Williams Kennedy enjoyed catching up with classmates at Reunion, especially with roommate Anne Bruton Hayward and her
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CONNECTION daughter. Meta Mae lives in Kinston but often visits her daughter, Billie Jo Cockman, Meredith’s director of strategic giving, in Raleigh. Joan Harrod Langley was a home economics teacher before becoming “mother to three babies in six years!” After they moved to Raleigh, she taught for 25 more years and now enjoys reading, bridge and handbells. Joyce Brown McIntyre continued to live in Raleigh after graduation and marriage and has been a Forest Hills church member and a choir member for 60 years. Their children helped her tremendously, enabling her and her husband to enjoy a beach trip for family togetherness. Patricia Smathers Moulton earned her DDS degree at UNC, and practiced dentistry for 10 years. She went to Emory to continue her education and she taught there for 20 years. Moulton was the first woman certified by American Board of Prosthodontics in 1975, and she received Meredith’s Distinguished Alumnae Award in 1976. She is now retired to golf, concerts, bridge, church choir and her family. Allen Hart Norris was employed for 39 years at the National Security Agency. She won several awards of distinction. She is a life member of New England Historic Genealogical Society and DAR, having published three books by Genealogical
Society. She enjoys sewing and tailoring her own clothes. Janne Dawson Phillips first worked with National Security Agency while her husband was in the Army. They then moved to Columbia. There she worked for the South Carolina Employment Commission. They traveled overseas for many years and now travel the states with Meredith friends, Martha and Adele and spouses. Ann Baucom Pitts and her husband started their own business 60 years ago in Wilmington. She is active in church activities and volunteers in the Republican party campaigns. Pitts and her Meredith friends have kept in touch with each other “till death do we part.” Penina Bowden Ramseur and her husband traveled extensively in Europe after her retirement in 1988. They moved 22 times and are now back on the family farm and enjoying huge gardens. Eleanor Henry Reim taught music in New York and then in Hendersonville for 23 years. She has enjoyed extensive travels, knitting, exercising, reading and bridge. Alma Brigman Richards moved from Raleigh in 2004 to The Rice Home in Columbia, S.C., to be near her son and his family, who are very attentive to her. She also has a daughter and seven grandchildren. Mary Estes Speight and her daughter,
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Chris S. Brown, ’76, enjoyed the fun at Reunion, especially the dorm parties with Phyllis Nottingham Tuck and her daughter Katharine, a member of the Class of 1976. They were college roommates! Speight lives in Richmond and was the pro-basketball player’s wife with three children. Tuck was voted “Favorite Teacher” during her 30 years. She has two daughters, one son, and six grandchildren. Estelle Waller Summerlin is faithful to the music department of her church in Dublin. She and her husband are retired and are enjoying two sons, two daughters, golf, bridge, and the book club. Dot Brigman Sutton is active in her church music program and in her hometown of Mebane. As class gift agent, she is the driving force behind the Class of 1953 Scholarship Fund. She enjoys following the activities of her two daughters and two granddaughters, and loves for her son from California to visit with his family. Ann Seagrove Tolleson taught off and on for 25 years, adopted two babies, then surprise ... had a baby girl! All three daughters graduated from Meredith. Tolleson wrote she “liked Meredith in every way — big and small!” Mary Ann Godwin Uphlett lives in Ahoskie, N.C. She is enjoying her grandsons, and follows their baseball teams. She teaches Sunday School, sings in the choir and is a reader. Sarah Lee Smith Watson was a music teacher, then a stay-at-home mom with three children. She, her son, and three grandsons continue organic farming on their land. Watson has had two daughters and a great-granddaughter to graduate from Meredith. She enjoys learning to sew and quilt, reading, working in her yard, and playing the organ at her church. Adele Buening White and her husband have moved to Connecticut from Pennsylvania but she still comes to almost all class reunions. She also remembers her days of travel with Janne, Martha and spouses. They have three children, but plenty of time for bridge and tennis. Betty Faucette Wilson left Meredith after her junior year to be with her husband who was in the Army. After her fifth child, she returned to Meredith to graduate. After her sixth child, she earned her master’s degree in guidance counseling. After her days in the schools were over, she became involved in various community service roles. She enjoys gardening, entertaining for fundraisers and politics. Bess Frances Zulch, who lives in Pinehurst, taught for a total of six years. She took graduate classes and went on a trip to Europe in 1954 and married in 1958. Three little girls followed as well as a new job for her husband. She worked for Special Olympics for 28 years, receiving the “NC Volunteer of the Year” award in 1999.
1954 Gordie Maxwell Corbin is the winner of the first North
Bethesda Camera Club Lifetime Achievement Award.
1958 Nancy Joyner enjoyed being part of a gathering to celebrate Dr. Ione Knight’s 90th birthday. She also enjoys being a member of two book clubs.
1960 Suzanne Hunter Eskridge and her husband have
eight grandchildren and two dogs. They are moving to Greenville, S.C., to be closer to children and their families.
1961 Phyllis Green Liner went to Houston to visit Mary
Carol Warwick and hear one of her compositions performed. Evelyn Simpson Osbahr welcomed her fourth grandchild in January 2013. Mary Carol Warwick, composer, has used her skill to set the words of incarcerated young people to music.
1962 Carol Park Barksdale and her husband celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary in December 2012.
1964 Freida Farmer Bostian enjoyed a 10-day vacation
in Costa Rica. Jerry Lou Holbert Jones writes that memories of her riding days at Meredith are happy ones. She kept her own horses until 2003 and she still enjoys occasional rides. At age 60, Jones learned to ski and is still at it, and she also loves whitewater rafting. “I guess I’m trying to outrun old age,” she says. Since retiring from a career in development/fundraising for an independent prep school in Providence, R.I., Anne Palmer Hodges White has become serious about writing. She’s pursuing the new, ragged edges of narrative non-fiction and is delighted that after five years of hard labor, she will be published when her story “Claws,” appears in the December issue of Milk Sugar, an online literary journal.
1965 Becky Parker Shue has been visiting with Dr. Ione
Knight, who now lives at Springmoor Retirement Community. She continues to be an avid reader.
1968 Lynn Dodge retired from her director position for
libraries and museums for Lynchburg, Va. She looks forward to traveling, reading and staying involved
in the community. Eloise Behnken Kaeck has lived in Green Mountain now 12 years and continues to be involved in the African-American and Latino communities, including a Latino leadership group called the Multicultural Education Group. She expects to finish hiking the Appalachian Trail this July — only Vermont and New Hampshire to go! Judy Ratley May enjoyed seeing classmates at Reunion Weekend. She and her daughter, Laura May, ’01, also went on a Mediterranean cruise.
a career in public school administration with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, continues to thrive on the adventure of international life and living. She and her husband live between Winston-Salem and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Nancy Bass Drake lives in Burlington and is in her 15th year teaching. She has two young grandchildren, one in Burlington and one in South Carolina. Michelle Rich Goode celebrated 23 years of owning her company, Rich Commercial Realty. She serves on Meredith’s Alumnae Legacy committee that has raised $6 million in full scholarships. Lynn Moore Gordon is celebrating the last of her four children’s wedding. She still maintains several jobs at Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro. Her family gave her a trip to the Holy Land in May 2012. Mary Marvin Johnson is retired from practicing pediatric medicine. She is getting more involved in the business management/medical director side and trying to get into medical advocacy of her pediatric practice. Jeanne Tilley Nash would like to thank all the donors who supported her in raising over $25,000 for the Deborah Lakin Doster Endowment Fund. Beth Ankers Tuttle writes that she and Sally Welling Martin traveled to Italy for ten days with two other friends, and “loved every minute.” Paula Rose Warlick’s full retirement is just around the corner.
celebrating the first birthday of her granddaughter in June 2013. Deborah Jordan Matthews is continuing her work as a consultant with Bridgewood Educational Services. Matthews has enjoyed serving on the Meredith College Alumnae Board of Directors for the past seven years as a regional director, presidentelect, president and past president. Meredith Neill enjoyed a spectacular trip to Meredith’s palazzo in Sansepolcro in October 2012 for the WWII intensive with Meredith faculty Betty Webb, John Rose, and other fun-loving Meredith grads. Louise Sullivan Peters looks forward to retirement in December after more than 34 years teaching elementary and middle school. Her roommate, Cissy O’Neal, has been her partner at the same school for 19 years. O’Neal plans to retire in the near future. Amy Pierce’s counseling and spiritual direction practice has been chosen as an employee assistance program by a Raleigh company. Mamie Lewis Potter is looking forward to her 40th Meredith reunion. She is working on a project that brought together 19 Triangle writers, which will be exhibited at the Raleigh 1880 Gallery at the Long View Center. Marie Swindler Rodden and classmate Laura Lee Slate had a wonderful trip with other alumnae in November 2012 on the Meredith trip to New York. They enjoyed connecting with classmates Deborah Jordan Matthews and Jane Baker on the trip. Rodden also had a serendipitous moment when she ran into classmate Hope Faircloth Coffey in Blowing Rock. Allynna Taylor Stone retired from her position as director of Teaching Fellows at Meredith. Since retirement, Stone has supervised interns at the elementary level and has served as an alumnae representative to the Meredith Diversity Council. She and husband enjoy living on a small lake near Raleigh. Her daughter, Jessica Brooks Walsh, ’98, married in 2010 and completed her MBA from Meredith in May, 2012. Stone is thrilled that her first granddaughter was born to her son and his wife in January, 2013.
Robin McKinney Aparicio and her husband are living
Patti Doyle has retired from IBM.
1973 Carolyn Hutchinson Coram, having left behind
in Roswell, Ga. She retired from the Georgia public school system in 2011. Sarah Reierson Bradsher is enjoying her 21-month-old grandson and is excited that a second grandson will arrive in January 2014. Alice Winecoff Clayton continues to enjoy contact with classmates and other alumnae through her various alumnae roles. Peggy Bryan Cochran has been retired from public school teaching for six years. Cochran is working with her church in Robersonville and at the local Food Pantry. She and her husband have been married for 39 years and enjoy camping and kayaking. Mary Elizabeth Loving Lane enjoyed
1976 Dana Edwards Boone, Deborah Ferguson Moore, Kim Stephenson Miller, Lucy Davis Deeprose, Pat Parker Prouty, Ramona Waddell Maynard, and Wilma Ellis Hawley are looking forward to their annual girls’
weekend. Boone is a teacher and skin care consultant for Rodan+Fields. She enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren. Lucy Davis Deeprose is a retired career teacher who tutors elementary age students in her spare time and enjoys traveling. Susie Creech Fowls and her husband celebrated their 34th wedding F all 2013 | M E R E D IT H M A G A Z I N E
CONNECTION anniversary. Having raised three sons, the family lives in Arizona where she spends time volunteering and became certified as a braille transcriber. Wilma Ellis Hawley is a high school counselor at Garner High School. Lou Ann Flynt Jackson is awaiting the arrival of her first grandchild. Dondra Traylor Maney is a supervisor of student teachers at Ashland University. She is also the director of music and communications at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church. Ramona Waddell Maynard is a retired career teacher. She is an avid reader and also tutors high school level students. Patrice DesVergers McNeill teaches middle school and is department head of language arts at her school in Sanford, N.C. She has taught for more than 20 years and has been named Lee County’s Teacher of the Year. Kim Stephenson Miller is an accountant with a Raleigh law firm and is expecting her first grandchild. Deborah Ferguson Moore owns her own business selling and installing residential and commercial vertical lifts, residential elevators and stair lifts. She also enjoys traveling. Pat Parker Prouty is a retired career teacher. She stays busy traveling and spending time with her eight grandchildren. She is also a Beginning Teacher Mentor in the Wilson schools. Reya Blount Roller celebrated her 29th wedding anniversary this year. Her oldest son just got married and her youngest son is in school. She began a new job with Hospice of Virginia. Marsha Blalock Roy is now retired after 33 years of teaching but she is still loves substitute teaching. Nancy Pentecost Siska retired from Cargill in May 2010 and writes that she is enjoying this new phase of life. She is busy keeping up with several boards, new hobbies, her church and her children. Susan Goodwin Thornbrough’s daughter finished her master’s in accounting and was recently married. She also notes that three grandchildren, work, and church keep them busy and grateful.
1977 Kathryn Christian Bender is senior vice president for legal affairs and general counsel at The College of Charleston. Mary Kay Allsbrook Bradshaw retired from the public school system after 35 years and is now teaching in a private school. In August, she and her husband celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary! Anne Edge Dale is now priest-in-charge of The Episcopal Church of the Advent, Norfolk, Va. In August, she and her husband led a mission group to Honduras. Suzanne Styron Edwards teaches high school English and is “having a ball” being an empty nester. Last fall, she went to a Meredith Tuscan Intensive taught by Betty Webb. Beth Veasey Pleasant’s daughter was married in 2007 and
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Pleasant now has a grandson. She retired in 2010 after working over 30 years at Duke University Medical. Denise Gaskins Willey is now working with Century 21 Zaytoun Raines.
1978 Mary Margaret Steel retired from her position at
1983 Virginia Gentry Parker was named the new vice
president of development for Divers Alert Network.
1985 Lisa Ott Johnson and her husband moved from Raleigh to Fayetteville.
1986 Jonelle Davis Strickland is now married. She is still working for SAS and is a senior customer account executive.
1988 Sara Beth Fulford Rhoades’ oldest daughter is 16. The family participated in the annual alumnae trip to New York City. Rhoades is starting her sixth year serving as the elected Clerk of Superior Court of Pitt County.
1990 Dawn Flynn Euman teaches at Landsdown High School.
She ran a half-marathon in September. She stays busy taking care of two teenage boys. Her husband retired from the Navy and they have settled in Virginia Beach. Susan Worley Forbes is now library director at the US Environmental Protection Agency Library in Research Triangle Park, NC. Deanna Harris is serving as PTA president at her daughter’s elementary school. Debbie Gray Parrish will be teaching Child Development at Broughton High School in Raleigh in the fall. Melene Spears Sexton is teaching piano from her home in Chesapeake, Va., and playing the piano for her church. She is involved in the MOPS Ministry there as a mentor mom. Their oldest daughter will graduate from high school in 2014, and has already made a college visit to Meredith.
1993 Jessica Cook Smythe is scheduled to speak at the
2013 CLM Workers’ Compensation Mini Conference.
1994 Janna Morgan Lennon was named assistant principal at Bellamy Elementary School in Wilmington, N.C.
Wendy Lovelady has been working at the N.C.
Museum of Natural Sciences for several years and was promoted to senior exhibit developer.
1996 Perri Sutton Matthews graduated from Case Western Reserve University’s School of Management with a M.S. degree in positive organization development and change. She, her husband, and their daughter live in Greenville, S.C.
1998 Elizabeth Grey Bass has become Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. She is the secretary of the American Association of Women Podiatrists. Donna Murray Burnette works as an account manager at Classic Party Rentals in Raleigh and an independent sales representative for Wildtree Products. Kelli Altom Caldwell and her husband finalized the adoption of their son from Korea in December 2012. Jennifer Richardson Clemmer and her husband are parents to three boys. She now lives in Dallas, N.C., but continues to work at First Baptist Church child care center in Huntersville. Hettie Nelms Faulkner has been teaching since 1999 and at Louisburg High School since 2001. She completed her master’s degree in family and consumer sciences at ECU a couple of years ago and has also obtained her National Board Certification. She has been married since 2000. Emily Necessary Fowler went from a volunteer to employee of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer in 2008. Last summer, she became the organization’s first executive director, working with founder Gretchen Holt Witt, ’89. Christine Laughlin Hughes completed her 11th triathlon, 3rd half marathon, and her first horse show in May. Amy Woodard Marriott has been married for 12 wonderful years. They have two sons, who keep them busy with school, sports, and church activities. She is a physical therapist at Cone Health Neurorehabilitation Center in Greensboro. She is a co-creator of the Power Over Parkinson’s community education group. Mary Dare Edmondson Mayeux is married with three sons who keep her busy. She also works part time as a personal trainer. Amy Hester Wilson is a missionary for Worldwide Evangelization for Christ and their children’s ministry team. She does marketing and works as editor and training coordinator. She has been married for 15 years and will be attending Campbell University’s physician assistant program this fall.
2000 Joanna Estes Freitag received a national award for
her volunteer work in the adoption community. Danielle Letorneau-Theirrien was inducted into the Business West’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2013.
2001 Heather Spell Arrington and her family have relocated
to Durham. She has obtained her Real Estate License and has joined the family business. Jenna Leggett Leissner is the new program director for National League of Junior Cotillion-Craven County Chapter. Leslie Maxwell has had the pleasure, since August 2012, of teaching English at one of her favorite places: Meredith’s English Department in Joyner! She finished a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at George Mason University in 2012 and returned to Durham, N.C., shortly thereafter. In November, she married Steve Gardner.
2003 Allison Harmon Callis writes that “things have been
very crazy at my house lately. I raised my first group of chicks this year and am absolutely loving having them around.” She is also in Meredith’s alumnae book club. Angela Palmer was accepted into the doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction at Gardner Webb University.
2004 Natalie Hall Carrell has worked for three years as a
traveling physical therapist, in Arizona, New Mexico and Oregon. In between jobs she’s traveled the world with her husband, visiting 15 countries and 13 U.S. states in three years. Jennifer Jones was promoted to Experienced Manager, Business Advisory Services, at Grant Thornton and obtained her Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). Shannon Massey Lowry is teaching 6th grade language arts and social studies at Rolesville Middle School. Hannah Gray Rinehart is licensed as a professional counselor in the state of Georgia. Brook Stone was promoted to lieutenant commander in the U.S. Public Health Service.
2005 Amanda Hatfield has moved to a new church in
Hillsville, Va. She is the first woman minister this church has had.
2006 Anna Baldwin Echols opened One Belle Bakery, a boutique bakery, in Wilmington, N.C. Elise Radcliff moved to Tunisia, Africa to teach second grade. Jill Rogers is now the assistant director of residence life at Pfeiffer University. Kellie Stephenson Smith and her
Alumna Showcases Design Talent During New York Fashion Week By Melyssa Allen
ust a month after graduating from Meredith, fashion designer Cori Spade, ’13, was selected to bring her designs to a wider audience during New York’s famed Fashion Week. Spade won the opportunity through the Third Annual Trend*Setting Fashion Show, presented by LR Avance Enterprise LLC and The Session Magazine, in June. Through the competition, Spade was chosen to create a Spring/Summer 2014 collection for a Designer’s Review showcase. As an undergraduate, Spade also won accolades for her work. In 2011, Spade was a finalist for the International Textiles and Apparel Association’s Paris American Academy Scholarship, with a design piece called “Igniting the Change,” inspired by the BP oil rig explosion off the Gulf coast. Spade says she finds design inspiration everywhere. “Everything from constantly watching runway shows online to my daily adventures around Raleigh can become an inspiration,” Spade said. “It is incredible to see the transformation of your design from the smallest inspiration to a beautiful outfit on the runway.” Color and fabric choice are important. “People will only put something on if the color draws them in and the fabric is comfortable,” Spade said. “Because of this, I choose my colors first, then I search for beautiful, luxurious fabric. Once I find the perfect fabric, I begin my designs.” In addition to the Fashion Week opportunity, Spade has made her designs available through an online boutique called Maze’s Couture. She and her partners in the venture put on a fashion show in October to support women who have been affected by domestic violence. Spade credits the real world experience gained through Meredith’s fashion program, including an internship with designer Elie Saab while studying abroad in Paris, with giving her the skills needed to pursue a career in design. “Our professors are well connected and well educated. I learned so much and gained many experiences that not many students at other schools get the chance to do,” Spade said. “I learned that there was a possibility of doing what I love in the future. They have taught me to put my all into everything that I do.”
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CONNECTION husband live in Raleigh. She is employed as a clinical social worker in Johnston County. Jennifer Pearson Taylor achieved National Board Certification in 2011.
2008 Rebecca Vannoy Bailey graduated from Duke
Physician Assistant Program in August 2013. Cynthia Abell-Brown graduated from Campbell in 2012 with a master’s degree in clinical research. She works for Merck as an associate specialist-quality systems and compliance. Cindy Adcock Carey was married in 2010 and has been living in Henderson, teaching third and fourth grades. Mary Katherine Edwards moved to Charlotte and manages a J. McLaughlin Clothing store. Melissa Roberson Felton worked in Wake County Public Schools for four years. She had her first son in July 2012 and is now staying home full time. Courtney Godwin is working for Duke Realty Corporation in Washington, D.C. Brittany Allred Hout graduated from East Carolina University’s physician assistant master’s program. She is serving in the Navy as a PA. She lives with her husband and daughter in Virginia Beach, Va. Mary Kate Ruth Humphrey was married in 2009 and now has two sons. Brooke Johnson is now in software sales after leaving retail as a makeup artist for Chanel. Caitlin Lawless has been teaching elementary grades for five years. Britney Brown Matthews is still working with BB&T and is also involved with Forsyth County’s Young Leaders United group, serving as vice chair. Nicole Miller is a mentor and evaluator of preschool teachers with Early Educator Support. She has two handsome sons. Laura Mitchell has returned to East Carolina University in pursuit of a physician assistant degree. Carol Anne Roberson Oakes moved to the Raleigh area and was recently married to Robert Oakes. She has become a doula to assist in delivering babies. Rebecca Allen Poole and her husband are building a house in Apex. Lauren Poteat graduated with her master’s degree in library and information studies in 2012. She was hired as the business services librarian and nonprofit coordinator at the Greensboro Public Library. Carrie Pratt completed a master’s degree at the University of Tennessee in 2010 and is teaching in Catawba County. Meredith Pugh finished her second year of AmeriCorps in July 2012 and began a new job as the AmeriCorps program coordinator. Laura Tietgen Racz is married and working in research at Duke University. Ashley Smith is teaching third grade and living in Raleigh. Susan Stewart is a 4th Grade teacher in Raleigh. Meredith Strickland is pursuing a master’s degree in Christian education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with an anticipated graduation
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date of 2015. She chose to pursue this degree after living in Uganda for four months. Melissa Bland Turner graduated cum laude from Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in May 2013 with a Doctor of Pharmacy. She has taken a position with CVS in Dunn, N.C. Stephanie Wilbanks is pursuing an MBA at Meredith College.
Stephenson to Greg Smith, 8/4/12. Tara Walkowski to Jeffrey Berrier, 11/3/12.
Hillary Morgan spent five weeks in Beijing in the fall of 2012 getting certified to teach middle and high school English. Amanda Bridgeman Slatter and her husband live in Durham. She is a graphic designer at UNC Creative.
2010 Maggie Lally traveled back to Ireland for another glorious two weeks of study abroad, completed her M.A. in English, and is an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston and the Citadel. Emily McKenzie is a graphic designer at UNCGreensboro. Meredith Moore Moody is now serving as the campaign coordinator in Meredith College’s department of Institutional Advancement. Lauren Williams has returned to her hometown, Roseboro, N.C. She is a reporter for Sampson Independent newspaper. She enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, cooking, singing in her church choir, and taking care of her two cats.
2011 Beth Howard graduated in May 2013 from Pace
University with a Master of Science in mental health counseling with a concentration in grief and loss. She has moved back to Raleigh. Jamie Rice has been accepted into NCSU’s School of Social Work Advanced Standing program. Terria Bates created and directed an original play, “The 9th Commandment,” presented in October 2012 at Halifax Community College.
Mary Ellen Yarbrough to Scott Elliott, 7/14/12. Natalie Hall to Ryan Carrell, 10/6/12.
2006 Ebony Barron to Justin Haywood, 4/27/13. Courtney Price to Eric Fletcher, 4/30/11. Kelly Beth Smith to Charles Hapgood, 6/15/13. Kellie
2008 Jacinta Whitehurst to Brian Futrelle, 9/15/12.
2009 Jessica Adams to Curtis Gelatt, 1/13/13. Holt Gooch to Chris Smith, 2/2/13. Brittany Lawhorn to Donnie Hamilton, 12/8/12. Amanda Bridgeman to Andrew Slatter, 09/10/11. Whitney Rains to Roshan Taheri, 5/4/13.
2010 Chelsea McGlaughlin to Rasmus Nielsen, 4/12/13.
2011 Rebecca Stephenson to Witt Harper, 6/22/13. Catherine Pannill to Nathaniel Rohrbaugh, 6/29/13.
2013 Sara Brinson to Philip Sorgione, 6/15/13.
BIRTHS 1994 Tracey Rawls Preslan, a son, Male Miller Grant,
1996 Molly Shepherd Nichols, a son, Vaughn Shepherd,
1997 Kelly McLawhorn Graham, a son, Wyatt Charles, 12/24/12.
Jennifer Snow Thomas, twin girls, Cedar Ellis and Harper Reyes, 12/13/11.
Ann Lovell to Janet Williams, 12/6/12.
1994 Karen Mooney to Karl Brenneman, 12/22/12.
1998 Donna Murray to Ray Burnette, 3/24/13. Jennifer Richardson to Todd Clemmer, 3/17/13.
2000 Sarah Poole to Nicholas Wincovich, 4/13/13.
2003 Emily Postell to John Nguyen, 12/1/12.
2000 Kelly Tetterton Casey, a son, Bennett Gray, 7/9/12. Ashlynn Browning Greene, a son, Thomas Andrew,
2001 Shannon Morris Fox, a daughter, Carson Grace,
10/19/12. Susan Jones Mailey, a daughter, Amelia Catherine, 6/5/13. Melissa Favreau Mathe, a daughter, Lucy Rejean, 8/20/12. Marley Finch Russell, a son, Stuart Hale, 3/10/13.
2002 Kristy Wilson Johnson, a son, Andrew “Andy” Michael, 9/27/12. Kristen Black King, a daughter, Norah Carolyn, 3/26/13. Carly Christian Lantz, a son, Grayson Allen, 5/31/13. Allison Moore Teeter, a daughter, Ava Paige, 2/18/13. Katie Creech Yarbrough, a daughter, Claire Addison, 5/17/13.
2003 Kendall Byrum Hussey, a son, Christopher “Vance”,
12/2/12. Meredith Jones Martin, a son, Walker James, 6/22/13. Jennie Frazier Mitchell, a son, Ty Martin, 10/17/12. Christy Dewees Orthner, a daughter, Elliot DeWees “Elli Dew”, 5/24/12. Hassie Hughes Ruger, a daughter, Phoebe James, 2/20/13. Kristen Smith Vincent, twin daughters, Caroline Kelley and Carter Ruth, 1/26/13.
ON A TOUR OF GREAT BRITAIN Enjoy a unique travel experience discovering the rich history and natural beauty of places most Americans never see when touring this “sceptered isle.”
2004 Jacquelyn Helms Campbell, a daughter, Bristol
McKinley, 5/25/12. Megan Blackburn Filippi, a son, Ryan Thomas, 2/21/13. Kim Turnage Keith, a son, Harrison Davis, 11/26/12. Brooke Kelley Magee, a son, Zachary Brice, 7/14/12. Hannah Gray Rinehart, a daughter, Sydney Grace, 3/9/13.
2005 Christin Higgins Harrison, a daughter, Lucille Parks,
6/7/13. Jennifer Burns Thompson, a daughter, Alana Reese, 2/7/13.
2006 Quinna Mauney Hayes, a son, Reese Manley, 4/1/13. Sarah Eshraghi Kassouf, a son, Mason “Max” James, 5/28/13. Jennie Niland Kerley, a daughter, Natalie Marie, 1/19/13. Paige Lineberry King, twin daughters, Cameron and Claire, 7/3/13. Elizabeth Loftis Plotkin, a son, Carter Neal, 3/11/13. Julie Stansbury Powell, a son, Asher, 6/13/13. Beth Graham Turner, a son, Jacob Alexander, 12/13/12. Megan Fitzgerald White, a daughter, Anna Claire, 4/30/13.
2008 Jessica Driscoll, a son, Wyatt, 3/12. Brooke Thomas
Join Betty Webb, ’67, Professor Emerita, Department of English, and former Director of International Programs, and Becky Bailey, Professor Emerita, Department of Art and former dean of the School of the Arts, as they lead Meredith alumnae and friends in exploring Great Britain, focusing on England but with a two-day foray into Scotland. Your travels will be enhanced by the expertise of our guides who have intimate knowledge of the region. As an added bonus, Meredith President Jo Allen (an English professor herself) will be traveling with us! Thursday, June 5 – Monday, June 16, 2014. Let us hear from you now! Please contact Cindy Godwin at email@example.com or (919) 760-8206 for more information.
Meredith reserves the right to make necessary adjustments in the ultimate itinerary.
Lupton, a daughter, McKinley Paige, 3/8/13.
2010 Fallen Yeager King, a daughter, Chloe Scott, 9/12/12.
Margaret Newlin Leonard, 3/10/13. Annie Walker
Martha Whitted Mincey, 7/1/13.
1939 Kathleen “Kay” Midgett Miller, 5/28/13.
Flora Hewett Brown, 2/3/13. Louise Sawyer Burgess, 5/18/13. Louise Phillips Guigou, 2/12/13.
Janie Gilliland Dickerson, 4/17/13. Dorothy Bell
Julia Bryan Caveness, 5/31/13. Mary Louise
Miller, 1/3/13. Florence Lester Mitchell, 2/17/11.
Holmes, 4/5/13. Helen Warren Jackson, 1/28/13.
Carolyn Andrews Wallace, 4/30/13.
Rebecca Maness, 1/24/13. Dwanda Bissette Roberts,
Bethany Osborne Schneider, a daughter, Caroline
Sallie Mitchell Horton, 3/26/13.
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Evelyn Ray Price, 1/25/12.
Janet Lynch Sullivan, 5/19/13.
Peggy Crutchfield in the death of her mother.
Vicky Manty Chesnutt, 2/22/13. Margie Perry
Mary Esther Pritchard, 7/10/13.
Jane Link Fleming in the death of her husband.
Davis, 1/27/13. Betty Jean Yeager, 4/4/13.
Helen Daniel Shingleton in the death of her son.
1948 Christine Bordeaux Farrior, 1/28/13. Edith Lancaster Johansen, 11/9/12. Elizabeth Hardison Wilson, 2/14/13.
1949 Ruth Hannon Ramsey, 2/27/13.
Dorothy Weaver Mustard, 4/2/13.
2002 Louise Morgan Whitley, 3/5/13.
2003 Stephanie “Katie” Kate Sigmon, 6/3/13.
1965 Lynn Myers in the death of her mother. Harriet Taylor Ross in the death of her husband.
1968 Gaye Miller Benson in the death of her mother. Dava Drew Jarman in the death of her husband.
Jauanita Ballenger “Nita” Black, 4/1/13. Mary Ann
Judy Hubbard Marx in the death of her sister.
Lena Futrelle Holt in the death of her grandson.
Jane Burch Hall, 4/29/13. Linda Hudspeth
Nancy Crews Earp in the death of her husband. Ann
Rachel Lovelace Mitchell in the death of her
Googe Nusbaum in the death of her husband.
husband and brother.
Doris Champion Bernsen, 2/9/13.
Mary “Winkie” Earp Worley in the death of her
Bowers, 4/4/13. Anne Midyette Brownlee, 5/11/13.
Duerma Fitzgerald Kohl in the death of her husband. Cleo Glover Perry in the death of her sister.
Betsy Cox Powell, 2/23/13. Sally Smith Self,
7/3/08. Caroline Jackson Rogers, 10/20/12.
Martha Hamrick Howerton in the death of her husband. Esther Hollowell Kidd in the death of her husband.
Celia Wood Andrews, 9/1/12. Dorothy Thomas
Jean Hicks Perdue, 3/8/13.
Joanna Wilson Herring in the death of her husband.
Gail Bartholomew Kiker in the death of her mother.
1974 Theresa Herrin Bowles in the death of her mother. Alice Winecoff Clayton in the death of her father-inlaw. Glenda Currin in the death of her father. Linda Veazey Duda in the death of her mother. Christine Bordeaux Farrior in the death of her mother. Deborah Jordan Matthews in the death of her father. Ann Lowery Shivar in the death of her father, mother, and mother-in-law.
Peggy Whitaker Holland, 7/23/13. Caroline Kelley,
Betty Jo Smith Farrington in the death of her son.
Allen Hart Norris in the death of her husband.
Audrey Thompson Hornaday, 4/27/13.
Sara “Pug” Blaylock Mumford in the death of her
Ramona Waddell Maynard in the death of her
Betsy Moore Thigpen, 6/26/13.
mother. Patrice DesVergers McNeill in the death of her mother. Karen Creamer Morgan in the death of her father. Margaret Taylor Park in the death of her mother. Nancy Pentecost Siska in the death of her mother and father.
Judith Wicker Eaton, 4/21/13.
1966 Mary Angela Clemmons Lee, 1/26/13.
1971 Jenny Hubbard Ketner, 2/17/13.
Jenny Barbour Brooks in the death of her
husband. Jean Sheets Leonard in the death of her granddaughter.
1956 Iris Merritt Womble in the death of her mother.
1957 Cecilia Young Denning Sneed in the death of her
Anne Hunter Plonk Boone, 4/3/12.
Martha Lewis Martin, 4/5/13.
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Sarah Helms Winslow in the death of her husband.
Mary Brown Wicker in the death of her mother.
1976 Susie Creech Fowls in the death of her brother. Andrea Moore Liverman in the death of her mother.
1977 Laura Boone Ball in the death of her sister.
1978 Elizabeth Black Johnson in the death of her mother. Dorothy McNeer O’Quinn in the death of her sister. Sue Vehorn Rimer in the death of her mother and stepson.
Alumnae Awards Recognize Meredith Success By Melyssa Allen
Alumnae Association Past President Elizabeth Dove with winners Amanda Fletcher, Sandra Close and Gwendolyn Noble.
ive alumnae are the latest Meredith College success stories to receive Alumnae Awards.
Anne Burke, ’87 Career Achievement Award
Anne Burke, ’87, has spent her career as a force for good, raising awareness and support for Urban Ministries, an organization that serves Wake County’s poorest citizens. She is a compelling advocate for homeless men and women in Raleigh. Burke spent her career at the Urban Ministries, first as a volunteer, then as associate director and as executive director from 1986 until her retirement in 2012. She brought together local churches, service organizations, businesses and individuals to make the organization’s goals reality. Under Burke’s leadership, the non-profit grew to provide services including a food pantry, a free health clinic that serves 6,000 patients, and the Helen Wright Center, a women’s shelter that aims to help women rebuild their lives.
Gwendolyn Noble, ’73 Career Achievement Award
Gwendolyn Noble, ’73, earned an undergraduate degree at Meredith College, along with a belief that she could achieve any goal she chose. She graduated knowing that she could make a difference in the world. Armed with a B.A. in biology and history from Meredith, Noble earned an M.S. in microbiology and animal science, a Ph.D. in microbiology and a medical degree. For 20 years, Noble has been a physician in private practice, with a specialty in ophthalmology and a subspecialty in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, a condition in which the eyes are improperly aligned.
Amanda Fletcher, ’03 Recent Graduate Award
Amanda Fletcher, ’03, is an enthusiastic advocate for global education who seeks to create understanding between cultures whenever possible. She attributes her passion for international education to her experience studying abroad in Italy as a Meredith student. Fletcher has traveled widely, visiting more than 25 countries. Fletcher serves as associate director for international programming at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Wash. In this role, she directs the Northwest Community College Initiative, a scholarship and exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State. The program brings students to the United States for a year of professional training and cultural immersion.
Sandra Close, ’86 Distinguished Alumna Award
Sandra Close earned a Meredith degree in 1986 as a non-traditional age student, an experience that she said changed her life. As director of Meredith’s 23+ Program, Close helped other women earn their degrees and achieve success. Close served as the program’s assistant director from 1986-94, and then served as director until her retirement
in 2002. Alumnae who attended Meredith in the 23+ Program during Close’s tenure credit her encouragement with inspiring them to earn degrees. Close’s enthusiastic leadership and mentoring has resulted in hundreds of successful Meredith College alumnae.
Margaret Tharrington, ’71 Philanthropy Award
Margaret Tharrington, ’71, credits her family, faith and Meredith College with her success. In recognition of what Tharrington has given back to Meredith, the College has named her the recipient of the 2013 Philanthropy Award. In 1973, with her degrees from Meredith and Wake Forest, Tharrington began a career in banking. She served as a commercial banker for 38 years before retiring in 2011. Tharrington has created the Estelle and Henry Tharrington Endowment. Her goal for the gift was to honor her parents and encourage young women at Meredith College. Tharrington wants the endowment to help other Meredith students achieve their dreams. Watch profiles of this year’s Alumnae Award recipients at youtube.com/ meredithcollege.
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1979 Karen Mangum Allen in the death of her mother.
Alumna’s Service in South Africa Earns Praise from Nobel Prize Winner By Melyssa Allen
ary Beth Finegan, ’12, is using what she learned at Meredith College to help children in South Africa, winning praise from Nobel Peace Prize recipient Desmond Tutu. Finegan, who was a standout member of Meredith’s Avenging Angels volleyball team while earning a B.A. in communication, moved to Cape Town, South Africa, in February 2013. Finegan’s first experience in South Africa was serving as a children’s volleyball coach with Project SMASH, a Teachers for Africa program that uses volleyball to teach social skills like perseverance and patience. After three months with Project SMASH, Finegan began working with another Teachers for Africa project. Using interpersonal communication skills gained at Meredith, Finegan provided counseling to children in an underserved area of South Africa. She worked in partnership with a licensed social worker/family therapist named Sylke Funk. “The schools can barely afford to pay for enough teachers, so counseling services is something they have never been able to offer the children, nearly all of whom desperately need counseling,” Finegan explained. “The work here is extremely difficult but even more rewarding.” This spring, the work of Teachers for Africa came to the attention of former Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The organization’s local program coordinator invited Finegan to be among a small group of volunteers to attend a private church service and breakfast with Tutu. Finegan sat beside Tutu at breakfast and talked to him about her work. “He asked me to tell him all about what I was doing here, and we spoke about children’s rights and how to prevent the abuse and neglect of children,” Finegan said. “After our chat, he thanked me for the work I am doing here, and said ‘this country needs more people like you.’” Finegan is now working with Funk to start a non-governmental organization (NGO) called Umbuntu, which translates to “human kindness.” “The aim of this NGO is to provide ‘no fee’ township schools with a constant, yearround structure for counseling and therapy services, including occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, intervention and remedial teachers,” Finegan said. Finegan helps fill the social work and therapy needs, as the organization searches for volunteers to expand services to fulfill other needs. Along with the skills she learned in her courses, Finegan credits Meredith with helping her reach her goal of working abroad. Now she has additional goals, including earning a master’s degree in counseling or family therapy. “I was motivated and encouraged by my professors to travel and volunteer abroad following my studies,” Finegan said. “I have a huge passion for children and women’s rights, and have learned how to empower women and children living in poor communities.”
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Najla Nave Carlton in the death of her cousin. Jennifer Norvell Farrell in the death of her mother. Geneva Stanley Harrell in the death of her mother. Clauda Daniel Henneberry in the death of her mother. “Beckisue” Brown Joyner in the death of her mother. Kim Everhart Lentz in the death of her husband.
1980 Frances Wooten Theodorakis in the death of her mother.
1981 Robin Bailey Colby in the death of her father. Ginger Knott Johnson in the death of her mother. Kathy Anderson Newcomb in the death of her husband. Jeannie Bowers Phillips in the death of her mother.
1982 Dabney Chakales Erwin in the death of her
husband. Ramona Christopher Green in the death of her husband. Kelly Sullivan Wyatt in the death of her mother.
1983 Anna Bess Brown in the death of her father.
1990 Deanna Harris in the death of her father.
1993 Barbara Schilling Durkee in the death of her husband. Kim Sullivan Oestereich in the death of her mother.
1994 Dawn Fleming McDonald in the death of her father.
1997 Donna Mills Maye in the death of her mother.
1999 Ann DeSimone Brown in the death of her mother.
2002 Shannon Hayes Callahan in the death of her mother.
2004 Jamie Morris Firebaugh in the death of her daughter. Leah Earp Hodge in the death of her father. Kathryne Gresham Ripley in the death of her mother.
2009 Kahran Myers in the death of her grandfather.
Explore Meredith.edu— From Wherever You Are Earlier this fall, Meredith College launched a fully redesigned website as part of the Going Strong brand initiative. The new site is designed to better meet your needs. • Responsive design: Whether you’re using a smartphone or tablet, you’ll have access to the same content and navigation as those using a desktop computer. • Your own gateway: audience-specific pages with tailored news and links, including a gateway for alumnae. • Intuitive navigation: the site-wide navigation highlights the areas of most importance to the College — Academics, Admissions, Student Life, Athletics, On-Campus Services, News & Events and About — helping you easily access the top-level information you want most. Other highlights of the site include a campus calendar, streamlined content and increased multimedia content, including video. The site also features a Going Strong page, which tells the stories of our strong students, faculty and graduates, and encourages members of the Meredith community to share how you are strong. Have comments or questions about the new site? Let us know! Use the feedback form in the footer of meredith.edu.
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