Meredith College to Honor Elaine Buxton

Meredith College to Honor Elaine Buxton

Raleigh, NC. — May 12, 1999 — Elaine Buxton is one of 100 Meredith College to be honored at a special ceremony Friday night at the college’s Raleigh campus.

During the event, the college will dedicate a mural hanging in the student center which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the year Meredith opened its doors (1899). Short biographies of the 100 alumnae honored in the mural will be displayed alongside the mural. Some sixty of the honorees will attend the dedication, some traveling from as far away as Texas, New York and Chicago.

The mural is a gift from Meredith’s class of 1997. Meredith’s associate professor of art, Linda Fitz-Simons, was the artist and organizer of the mural. “A committee of writers and researchers selected the final 100 [alumnae] based purely on their life achievements after they left college,” Fitz-Simons said.

About Elaine Buxton:
Ms. Buxton is Executive Vice President of Confero, Inc. She earned her Master of Business Administration degree from the college in 1993. She is currently serving a two-year term on the college’s Board of Trustees. She served on the college’s Board of Associates from 1993 to 1997.

About Meredith College:
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Meredith College is the largest private women’s college in the Southeast, with more than 2,600 students and 15,800 alumnae. For more information, visit www.meredith.edu

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