Traditions have helped define the Meredith experience since its founding, but in recent decades, they have assumed an even greater significance for students and alumnae.
Meredith is a vastly different place than it was when many of our time-honored traditions were first celebrated, encompassing a diversity of cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints unknown to the generations of women here before us. In transcending these differences, our traditions are one of the major bonds uniting us and shaping our common identity, spirit and pride as Meredith women.
Without a doubt, Cornhuskin’ is our most visible and legendary tradition encompassing all classes within a myriad of light shows, complex stage sets and costume extravaganzas.
A recent graduate from the class of 2010 told me, “it wasn’t so much that the whole production was amazing, it was the new friendships I made while working to get ready for the big night that I will always remember”
Similar comments have been made through the ages, by each class across thousands of alumnae. That each of us holds similar sentiments speak to the continuum of long lasting memories that Cornhuskin’ embodies in each us regardless of class year.
Personally, I haven’t been to Cornhuskin’ since my senior year at Meredith, but I’m going back this year and cannot wait. SEE YOU THERE.
– Elizabeth Dove, ’84, President, Meredith College Alumnae Association