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The Class of 2022 senior class president Casey Corpening speaking at commencement.

Meredith College Holds Commencement for Class of 2022

By Melyssa Allen

Meredith College Holds Commencement for Class of 2022

By Melyssa Allen

Meredith College celebrated the Class of 2022 with two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, 2022. The ceremonies were held in the College’s courtyard.

President Jo Allen, ’80, and Senior Class President Casey Corpening, ’22, were the featured speakers.

Corpening focused on the hard work she and her classmates had done in order to complete their degrees and achieve their goals, supported by each other and the Meredith community. 

“From this point forward, know that no work or task is ever going to be too hard because you’ve got the best team in the game and that team consists of everyone sitting here with you today …,” Corpening said. “When you are faced with challenges beyond the iron gates of Meredith College, know that you’ve been faced with hard challenges and put in the hard work to surpass them.”

In her closing remarks, President Allen reflected on “Lux” from the College seal.

“You have known and lived the Lux, meaning ‘light,’ a lamp of learning that is proudly featured in the Meredith College seal,” Allen said. “Hold it in your heart, for you will need its light to guide your path and in turn, the world will look to you as a beacon of promise.” 

Ceremony for Lacrosse Seniors Held

A special ceremony was held for Meredith’s senior Lacrosse team members on May 11. Three seniors were honored in Johnson Hall with shortened versions of baccalaureate, class day, and commencement. The ceremony occurred because the team won its 8th consecutive USA South Tournament Championship, qualifying for the NCAA Division III tournament. The Avenging Angels played in round one on May 14, when the College’s regular commencement ceremonies were held.

Strong Outcomes

Corpening earned a degree in environmental sustainability and will soon begin her teaching career in the Wake County Public School System. Other members of the class have accepted positions with SAS, Credit Suisse, BioAgilytix, Fidelity Investments, REVGEN, MetLife, El Pueblo, Inc., RTI International, Prometheus Group, the N.C. Aquarium Society, Texas Instruments, and more. Graduates have been accepted into graduate and professional programs at a range of schools, including NC State, University of Pennsylvania, Georgia Tech, East Carolina University, Vanderbilt University, and Meredith College. 

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About the Class of 2022

Approximately 449 students were eligible to participate in commencement this year, including 370 students completing undergraduate degrees and 79 in Meredith’s graduate programs. These include individuals who completed their degrees in Summer 2021, December 2021, and May 2022. Each Meredith graduate degree program holds separate hooding ceremonies for their master’s degree candidates.

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