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Alumnae Association, 1891 Club Host Pop-Up Events for Students

By Rachel Van Horne, ’23

Alumnae Association, 1891 Club Host Pop-Up Events for Students

By Rachel Van Horne, ’23

Meredith’s Alumnae Association showed support for current students by hosting a Fall Pop-Up event. This was one of several events sponsored by the Alumnae Association and the 1891 Club this academic year.

During the Fall Pop-Up event, students received goodie bags with candy, Meredith stickers, and Halloween socks. Hot chocolate and apple cider were also offered in a to-go capacity. 

The goal of the Fall Pop-Up event was to connect students to the Alumnae Association by providing them with treats. This event garnered an attendance of over 350 students during the day. Alumnae Association President Courtney Allen, ’10, attended and helped pass out bags.

Chair of Student Relations Jennifer Christenberry, ’92, who has helped at past events, said, “We had a very enthusiastic response to our Alumnae Association Halloween Pop-Up Event! Students lined up early for hot chocolate, cider, and treats and were so appreciative. It was great to have alumnae make a connection with current students.”

Students also enjoyed the event. Anna Prince, ’24, shared, “I enjoyed how friendly everyone at the event was. I always love being able to celebrate my school spirit with pop-up events.”

The Alumnae Association also provided colorful popcorn in individual bags to students following Cornhuskin’ on November 5.

Last Day of Class Celebration

At the end of the fall 2021 semester, Meredith’s 1891 Club held a special event to celebrate the last day of class. 

Approximately 150 students who are members of the 1891 Club were invited to stop by the Alumnae House on December 1 to receive a coffee mug with the Meredith Lux and take a to-go hot chocolate or coffee sponsored by the Alumnae Association.

“I enjoyed getting to talk to several students, some of whom were finishing up their first semester of college,” said Hannah Kicklighter, ’19, assistant director of alumnae relations.

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to arrange events through the 1891 Club and the Alumnae Association for students in a safe, but fun capacity. As a recent graduate, I remember the impact that events like this one have on the students to make their experience on campus special,” Kicklighter said.

The Alumnae Association intends to host more pop-up events in the future.


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