Hillsborough, NC, United States
Hillsborough, NC, United States

Meredith College is a liberal arts women's college located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Meredith has about 2,000 undergraduate students and 300 co-ed graduate students in evening programs. Meredith is the largest college for undergraduate women in the southeastern United States. 89% of students come from in-state.Since 2000, Meredith College has hosted Governor's School East each summer. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 3, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has analyzed more than a dozen metrics to determine the best two-year and four-year schools in North Carolina for 2017. 50 four-year colleges and universities were ranked, and Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Wake Forest University and Queens University of Charlotte were the top five. Of the 50 two-year schools also made the list, with McDowell Technical Community College, Rockingham Community College, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Pitt Community College and Durham Technical Community College taking the top five positions. A complete list of schools is included below. “Students in North Carolina have a lot of options when it comes to earning a certificate or degree, but the schools on our list have distinguished themselves as being a cut above the rest,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do they offer solid educational programs, they also have career services that lead to strong post-college earnings.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in North Carolina” list, all schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in North Carolina” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in North Carolina for 2017 include: Appalachian State University Barton College Belmont Abbey College Bennett College Brevard College Campbell University Catawba College Chowan University Davidson College Duke University East Carolina University Elizabeth City State University Elon University Fayetteville State University Gardner-Webb University Greensboro College Guilford College High Point University Johnson C Smith University Lees-McRae College Lenoir-Rhyne University Livingstone College Mars Hill University Meredith College Methodist University Montreat College North Carolina A & T State University North Carolina Central University North Carolina State University at Raleigh North Carolina Wesleyan College Pfeiffer University Piedmont International University Queens University of Charlotte Saint Augustine's University Salem College Shaw University St Andrews University University of Mount Olive University of North Carolina at Asheville University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Carolina at Pembroke University of North Carolina Wilmington Wake Forest University Warren Wilson College Western Carolina University William Peace University Wingate University Winston-Salem State University The Best Two-Year Colleges in North Carolina for 2017 include: Alamance Community College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Beaufort County Community College Bladen Community College Blue Ridge Community College Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Cape Fear Community College Carolinas College of Health Sciences Carteret Community College Catawba Valley Community College Central Carolina Community College Central Piedmont Community College Cleveland Community College Coastal Carolina Community College College of the Albemarle Craven Community College Davidson County Community College Durham Technical Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Forsyth Technical Community College Gaston College Guilford Technical Community College Halifax Community College Haywood Community College James Sprunt Community College Johnston Community College Lenoir Community College Martin Community College McDowell Technical Community College Mitchell Community College Montgomery Community College Nash Community College Pamlico Community College Piedmont Community College Pitt Community College Randolph Community College Rockingham Community College Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Sandhills Community College South Piedmont Community College Southeastern Community College Southwestern Community College Stanly Community College Surry Community College Vance-Granville Community College Wake Technical Community College Wayne Community College Western Piedmont Community College Wilkes Community College Wilson Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | May 31, 2017
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The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Michelle Mundra as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters. “I’m pleased to welcome Michelle into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.” As Owner of Mundra Realty and Design Group, located in Raleigh, NC, Michelle Mundra combines her more than 16 years of experience in real estate and interior design. With her expansive industry knowledge and expertise, she offers clients the tools they need to make informed decisions when it comes to realizing their real estate goals and dreams. Ms. Mundra, who has a degree from Duke University in Legal Studies and from Meredith College in Interior Design, expertly guides clients through the often- complex process of buying or selling a home. Whether they are purchasing their first house, selling the family home or looking to make a smart investment, Ms. Mundra carefully listens to and assesses her clients’ needs, and communicates and negotiates with interested parties on their behalf. Knowing the importance of staying up-to-date on market trends, the latest technology and the building industry, Ms. Mundra has earned a number of certifications, including RENE (real estate negotiation expert); ePro, GREEN and ASID (American Society of Interior Designers). She has trained with the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing where she earned the prestigious certification of Luxury Agent. Ms. Mundra is an active member of the National Association of REALTORS, the International Interior Design Association, the American Society of Interior Design, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, the Women’s Council of REALTORS and the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County. Awards & Accomplishments: Duke University, Legal Studies; Meredith College, Interior Design; member of the International Interior Design Association, the American Society of Interior Design, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Women’s Council of REALTORS, the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County About NAPW: NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.


News Article | August 9, 2017
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Raleigh, NC, August 09, 2017 --( · Michelle Rich Goode, president of Rich Commercial Realty · Jeffry Trad, regional manager of Wells Fargo Goode and Trad will contribute their knowledge and skills to the board’s efforts of making Wake County public schools places where students are prepared to succeed in the changing world. They will be joining five current board members, each of whom has been approved to serve new, three-year terms: Robert Buhler, Cara Greening, Scot McAlexander, Jennifer Pittman and Doug Sprecher. Goode received a bachelor’s degree from Meredith College and a Master of Library Science from East Carolina University. She served the Sampson County and Wake County Public School Systems for years as an educator, librarian and media specialist. In 1989, Goode established Rich Commercial Realty, one of the Triangle’s first tenant representative firms. As president of the commercial real estate company, she has cultivated prestigious list of clients throughout her 30 years of experience. In addition to her business skills, Goode has held leadership roles at a number of other nonprofit organizations. Trad received a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University, as well as an MBA with an emphasis on finance from North Central College. He has worked in the financial industry for more than 25 years and has written a number of publications. Trad currently serves as senior vice president of the private bank segment of Wells Fargo. “We are excited to welcome our new members to the WakeEd Partnership board of directors,” says Steve Parrott, president of WakeEd. “Michelle and Jeffry both bring a wealth of knowledge, and we are confident they will make significant contributions to our board.” About WakeEd Partnership WakeEd Partnership is an independent, nonprofit organization comprised of business and community leaders committed to improving public education. Since 1983, the Partnership has advocated for excellent educational opportunities for all students in the Wake County Public School System. For more information, please visit www.wakeed.org. Raleigh, NC, August 09, 2017 --( PR.com )-- WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd), a business-backed nonprofit organization committed to improving public education in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), has introduced two new members to its board of directors. The business leaders, who were recently approved during WakeEd’s annual board meeting, include:· Michelle Rich Goode, president of Rich Commercial Realty· Jeffry Trad, regional manager of Wells FargoGoode and Trad will contribute their knowledge and skills to the board’s efforts of making Wake County public schools places where students are prepared to succeed in the changing world. They will be joining five current board members, each of whom has been approved to serve new, three-year terms: Robert Buhler, Cara Greening, Scot McAlexander, Jennifer Pittman and Doug Sprecher.Goode received a bachelor’s degree from Meredith College and a Master of Library Science from East Carolina University. She served the Sampson County and Wake County Public School Systems for years as an educator, librarian and media specialist. In 1989, Goode established Rich Commercial Realty, one of the Triangle’s first tenant representative firms. As president of the commercial real estate company, she has cultivated prestigious list of clients throughout her 30 years of experience. In addition to her business skills, Goode has held leadership roles at a number of other nonprofit organizations.Trad received a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University, as well as an MBA with an emphasis on finance from North Central College. He has worked in the financial industry for more than 25 years and has written a number of publications. Trad currently serves as senior vice president of the private bank segment of Wells Fargo.“We are excited to welcome our new members to the WakeEd Partnership board of directors,” says Steve Parrott, president of WakeEd. “Michelle and Jeffry both bring a wealth of knowledge, and we are confident they will make significant contributions to our board.”About WakeEd PartnershipWakeEd Partnership is an independent, nonprofit organization comprised of business and community leaders committed to improving public education. Since 1983, the Partnership has advocated for excellent educational opportunities for all students in the Wake County Public School System. For more information, please visit www.wakeed.org. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Wake Education


News Article | May 10, 2017
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The Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) will host the inaugural Economics of Higher Education workshop on August 6-8, 2017 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta. Tailored for chief academic officers, provosts, presidents, and trustees of private colleges and universities, the two-day workshop will provide participants with a better understanding of sustainable new business models to address the challenges at their home institutions. “According to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s recent report on the Future of Enrollment, more than four in ten private colleges missed their goals for enrollment and tuition in 2016,” explains N. Karl Haden, Ph.D., AAL President. “This program takes aim at enhancing the technical, communication, leadership, and process skills administrators need to navigate successfully today’s ever-changing environment of higher education.” The program curriculum for new and experienced chief academic officers includes: “A multitude of internal and external financial struggles are rapidly impacting how institutions maintain the quality of their academic programs,” said James F. Galbally, Jr., Ed.D., AAL Senior Consultant. “In this workshop, we will walk through the entire planning process, discussing the proper technical skills of planning, budgeting, and finance. Then, at the conclusion, our distinguished panel of instructors will bring the workshop full circle, as each participant develops action plans for implementing change at their home institutions. We intend for this program to revitalize administrators’ perspectives as they prepare for their upcoming financial planning cycles.” With decades of higher education administration experience, instructors for the 2017 Economics of Higher Education workshop include: To kick off the executive workshop, Robert Zemsky, Ph.D. will headline as the keynote speaker at an evening dinner reception for attendees on August 6, 2017. Serving for 20 years as Founding Director of the Institute for Research on Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Zemsky has focused his career on how best to keep universities true to their missions while remaining market smart. The title of Dr. Zemsky’s keynote address will be “The Market Imperative: What Market Analysis Has Taught Bob Zemsky.” “What many leaders in higher education—including presidents and chief academic officers—often miss is the critical role that healthy relationships play in leading change, and especially in making and communicating good budget decisions," explains Dr. Jo Allen, Ph.D., Meredith College President. “Whether adopting a new business model to expand revenues, cut expenses, or both, senior leaders benefit from understanding each other's strengths in these important partnerships. Ultimately, relationships are at the heart of good budgetary decisions, drawing on shared or interwoven perspectives on creativity, economic philosophies, tolerances for risk, and personal strengths.” To register or learn more about this unique and workshop for chief academic officers, provosts, presidents, and trustees of private colleges and universities, visit http://www.AALgroup.org/Economics or call 404-350-2098. The deadline to register is June 30, 2017. About the Academy for Academic Leadership For more than a decade, AAL has been dedicated to advancing people and institutions through professional development and consulting services. Headquartered in Atlanta, AAL provides customized professional development and consulting services for healthcare executives, educators, practitioners, institutions, and associations. AAL activities include leadership development, coaching, strategic planning, change management, team building and curriculum development. For more information about AAL’s consulting services or professional development programs, visit http://www.AALgroup.org.


Lao Y.,Meredith College | Hong P.,University of Toledo | Rao S.S.,University of Toledo
Journal of Supply Chain Management | Year: 2010

Increasingly, the global market environment is becoming more turbulent, complex and uncertain. Literature has explored the importance of supply management and its direct impact on performance. However, the nature of strategic supply management and its impact on supply flexibility needs further clarification in the context of the use of supplier resources and supplier network coordination. This research presents a model of supply management, supply flexibility and supply chain performance. In this study, we examine the relationships between supply management and supply flexibility, and extend the concept of supply flexibility in terms of supplier flexibility and supply network flexibility on relevant supply chain performance measures. Data for the study were collected from 201 manufacturing firms, and the measurement scales of supply flexibility were tested and validated using structural equation modeling. The results indicate strong, positive and direct relationships between supply management practices and supply flexibility, and between supply flexibility and supply chain performance. Concluding theoretical and managerial implications are discussed. © 2010 Institute for Supply Management, Inc.™.


Maiden M.D.,Meredith College | Bookman L.D.,North Carolina State University | Hoefer M.A.,North Carolina State University
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics | Year: 2014

The interaction behaviors of solitons are defining characteristics of these nonlinear, coherent structures. Due to recent experimental observations, thin ferromagnetic films offer a promising medium in which to study the scattering properties of two-dimensional magnetic droplet solitons, particle-like, precessing dipoles. Here, a rich set of two-droplet interaction behaviors are classified through micromagnetic simulations. Repulsive and attractive interaction dynamics are generically determined by the relative phase and speeds of the two droplets and can be classified into four types: (1) merger into a breather bound state, (2) counterpropagation trapped along the axis of symmetry, (3) reflection, and (4) violent droplet annihilation into spin wave radiation and a breather. Utilizing a nonlinear method of images, it is demonstrated that these dynamics describe repulsive/attractive scattering of a single droplet off of a magnetic boundary with pinned/free spin boundary conditions, respectively. These results explain the mechanism by which propagating and stationary droplets can be stabilized in a confined ferromagnet. © 2014 American Physical Society.

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