Meredith College boasts a long history of distinguished guests who have enhanced our academic environment with their thoughtful commentaries. Our students, faculty and staff—as well as members of the larger Triangle community—all benefit from the challenging and thought-provoking insights shared by these illustrious speakers.
The list of speakers who have come to Meredith encompasses five Nobel Laureates, former leaders of the United States and Great Britain, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Senators, an internationally-known anthropologist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, and social and human rights activists.
Typically, the author of the book chosen for our Summer Reading Program has been a speaker at Meredith as part of the Presidential Lecture Series, which adds depth to our discussions and enriches our understanding of the topic at hand. Meredith’s learning environment is also enhanced through the Lillian Parker Wallace Lecture Series, Convocations, Faculty Distinguished Lectures and various departmental lecture programs.