Below are images from last weekend’s commencement events! We hope that you will enjoy them! Also below is the greeting from Elizabeth Dove, president of the Meredith College Alumnae Association from last weekend’s commencement ceremony.
“I am honored to stand before you today as the President of the Meredith College Alumnae Association. On behalf of more than 18,000 Alumnae worldwide, congratulations to the class of 2012! Welcome to the ranks of world-class leaders, teachers, physicians, consultants, mothers, researchers, and a host of other fields too numerous to name. Each year, our Association is renewed and rejuvenated as it welcomes the next group of alumnae to its ranks.
As Meredith women, we share a common bond. The rigorous process through which a Meredith graduate earns her degree instills in each of us the necessary skills and stamina to meet most any challenge. As each of you moves into your chosen professions or pursue advanced degrees, you may rest assured that Meredith College has prepared you well.
One of the outward ways we share a common bond is the Meredith onyx. Like the never ending circle of a ring, so is your continuous bond to Meredith. It, like your ring, symbolizes the never ending circle of support, friendship and responsibility that you have to this great institution.
As you leave Meredith, you carry the hopes and dreams of many generations of Meredith Alumnae. On behalf of the alumnae, we give you our collective permission to dream! If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re probably not big enough! The truth is, we need you… we need your intelligence; we need your heart;, we need your courage, and we need your continued passion for Meredith. And we need you to remember there’s no place like this big, oak lined campus you called ‘home’, if but briefly.
It is now your duty and your responsibility to give back to Meredith in the way that it has contributed to you. You so do by giving back to the school, and to society, of your time, your training and your treasure. I ask that you use the Alumnae Association as the portal through which you stay connected to Meredith. Give back when and where you can. Rest assured, your alma mater will be here… waiting to welcome you back.
Godspeed and best of luck, Class of 2012!”
– Elizabeth Dove, ’84, President, Meredith College Alumnae Association