Faculty/Staff Accomplishments and News Briefs 2/22/23

In this issue, we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and staff in criminal justice and music. We also share calls for employee volunteers for a Latine Heritage Planning Committee and to support Spring Formal, along with a reminder of the final strategic planning summit.

Professor of Sociology Lori Brown was elected president of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Association for the 2023-24 year and Criminal Justice Program Director Bianca Harris was elected vice president at the annual meeting this month. 

Assistant Professor of English Jayme Ringleb will read from his poetry collection on Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.  A book signing will follow.  The collection, published by Tin House Press, is entitled So Tall it Ends in Heaven.

Director of Instrumental Activities Jim Waddelow conducted the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Senior High Honors Orchestra on February 9-10. 

News Briefs

Angeles Heritage Month Planning Committee
Angeles Latines in collaboration with DEI and SLS are coordinating a Latine Heritage Month planning committee. Organizers are seeking Meredith employees who would be interested in joining the planning committee. Planning Committee Responsibilities are to:

  • Help identify resources (ie: speakers, funding, contacts) 
  • Engage in the creative planning process 
  • Help promote and share the information across campus 
  • Support Angeles Latines. 

Please use this google form to indicate your interest in participating in the planning committee.

Volunteers Needed for Spring Formal
The annual Meredith College Spring Formal is scheduled to be held at the Crabtree Valley Marriott on Saturday, March 25, 2023. This event is a tradition open to all Meredith students and their guests. It is held in honor of the graduating Senior class. We are looking for faculty/staff VOLUNTEERS to help us that evening.

The dance will begin at 9 p.m. and continue until 1 a.m. We also will have a Coach Bus to shuttle any students who decide to take advantage of this option for transportation. The buses are equipped with ADA wheelchair lifts. Volunteers will be scheduled in one- to two-hour blocks (unless volunteers are available for longer hours). Most volunteers will be working at the hotel and a few volunteers will be needed for the bus pick-up site at Meredith, along with some volunteers needed to travel on the bus. 

If you are interested in volunteering your time, please fill out this Google Form with your preferences on assignments and the times (between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m.) that suit your schedule. Please fill it out by the end of the day on Friday, February 24, 2023. The Spring Formal Committee looks forward to a wonderful evening and we encourage you to join us! Questions?  Email Cheryl Jenkins at or Stem Martin at

Final Strategic Planning Summit Scheduled for February 23
The final strategic planning summit, focused on facilities and IT, will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 2-3:30 p.m. in Jones Auditorium. A Strategic Planning 2023 site is available on MyMeredith. The site houses session recordings, slide presentations, and forms through which to submit input, for those unable to participate in the live events.

Melyssa Allen

News Director
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