Meet Our Students
Miesha Perry was awarded a United Parcel Service Foundation Scholarship. Meredith College is one of 36 participating North Carolina independent colleges eligible to receive part of the UPS scholarship. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.
Pictured (left to right) is President Jo Allen, Miesha Perry, and Nicole Brandon, UPS Division Manager. Miesha is a senior majoring in Accounting.
Two scholarships were awarded at the North Carolina Society for Human Resource Management State Conference. Business School seniors Allison May and Jennifer Hill (pictured below left to right) were recipients of the 2012 NCSHRM State Council Scholarships. The awards are based on academics, references, and essays written by the applicants. Allison is from Oxford, NC and Jennifer is from Clayton, NC.
The School of Business held its 2012 Senior Celebration and Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 20th. Graduating seniors and award recipients were recognized.
On April 17, 2012, The School of Business inducted new members in two International Honor Societies; Beta Gamma Sigma and Omicron Delta Epsilon.
Beta Gamma Sigma provides the highest recognition a business student can receive in a baccalaureate or graduate program at a school accredited by AACSB International. The mission of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members. Website: www.betagammasigma.org
2012 Beta Gamma Sigma Undergraduate Inductees
2012 Beta Gamma Sigma Undergraduate Members
Back Row Left to Right
Omicron Delta Epsilon is the International Honor Society for Economics, one of the world's largest honor societies. The objectives of ODE are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities; the publication of its official jorunal, The American Economist, and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions. Website: www.omicrondeltaepsilon.org
2012 Omicron Delta Epsilon Inductees
Crystal Teague, a senior Accounting major, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Triangle Chapter of the NC Assocation of CPAs. Crystal plans to pursue a Masters of Accounting degree and become a CPA.
Mariamawit Tadesse, a senior Business Administration and Economics major (second from right below), was one of five WomenNC CSW Fellows who participated and presented in the 2012 United Nations 56th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) recently.
The NGO Consultation Day on Sunday, February 26th, kicked-off the two week CSW conference with a plethroa of international panels and inspiring speakers. Each day, the students and WNC Board chaperones attended many Official and Non-Official Governmental sessions at the U.N. and dozens of NGO-sponsored seminars. The Fellows posed pertinent questions during sessions, engaged in many panel dialogues, and networked with hundreds of people from all over the world. All the sessions pertained to the multi-faceted 2012 CSW theme of "...empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges." Addressing the disadvantages of rural women and girls is urgent for providing equal rights and access for opportunities, and future sustainable development of the growing world population hinges upon resolving these severe incongruities.
On March 1st, the five WomenNC CSW Fellows presented their topics as they pertain to North Carolina rural women, that include Politcal Participation, Technology Education for Girls, Agriculture and Women Farmers, Human Trafficking in NC, and Community Health Systems.
Additional highlights for the Fellows included two invitations to the U.S. Mission interactive sessions, lunch roundtable at Ms. Foundation, and an NGO evening reception with 300+ delegates and NGO attendees at the Turkish Center.
Mariamawit Tadesse also received the WomenNC Carolyn King CSW Award.
The exceptional student selected for this honor must demonstrate a passion for racial justice, exhibit courage in advocating opportunities for marginalized persons, and display sensitivity, positive attitude, and perseverance in the face of challeng
Maria Guithua was chosen to participate in the Barclays Capital 2012 Wall Street Scholars Investment Banking and Global Markets Boot Camp held in New York City.
Maria learned about opportunities in investment banking, global markets, and public finance from the President, VPs, Managing Directors and Business Representatives of Barclays Capital who have successful careers in different capacities on Wall Street. Maria is a junior majoring in Economics and Math with a minor in Finance.
Senior Ashley Irvin, Business Administration major, was awarded the "Jan Sharp Memorial Scholarship" of $1,000. Ashley received the award based on her academic standing, her involvement in the Meredith SHRM Chapter, and her commitment to the HR profession.
The 2011 Excellence Awards were presented to business students during the School of Business Senior Celebration, Friday, April 15th. Award recipients were chosen by faculty from a list of seniors with a 3.5 GPA or better, outstanding academic performance, evidence of leadership or service to the School, and
who show promise for a career in their major or for graduate school.
Excellence in Economics
Excellence in Accounting
Excellence in Business Administration
|Samantha Bryant, an Economics major with minors in Ethics in the Public Interest and Political Science, received the Excellence in Economics Award. She was inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon and served this year as vice president. As a result of her internship at Time Warner Pavilion, she conducted research on the anti-trust implications of TicketMaster.||Carlin Creech who completed a Spanish minor along with her Accounting major, received the Excellence in Accounting Award. For the past two years she was a tutor in the Accounting Lab. She also worked as an intern at Progress Energy. She is President of the Meredith Accounting and Finance Association and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honor society for business.||Sarah Hauth, a double major in Business Administration and Economics with a minor in Finance, received the Excellence in Business Administration Award. She also studied European Business Strategy in Denmark last summer. An an intern at Credit Suisse, she worked in Human Resources IT. She was inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the national honor society for economics, and served this year as its President.|
Nicole Eutsler (Class of 2009) was a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing. She was the President of Meredith's chapter of the American Marketing Association. Nicole received the American Advertising Federation 2008 Robert Lauterborn Student Scholarship Award.
Stephanie Farmer (Class of 2009) worked her dream job as an intern at Universal Music Group in Nashville, Tennessee. As a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing, she knew she wanted an internship in Nashville with a major record label and a career there after graduation.
Read what Stephanie Farmer says about her experience in the School of Business and her success in Nashville.