Volume XI, Issue 13
November 30, 1994
Raleigh, North Carolina
FBI investigates Meredith for new recruits
by Addie Tschamler
Special Agent Joan Flemming told
Meredith students on Nov. 18 that
now was the time to think about work
with the FBI.
We hire people in waves, she said.
Presently the FBf has a group of em
ployees preparing to retire in the next
few years, so the FBI is currently
recruitting about 640 new people to
send to its academy in Washington,
The FBI requires its applicants to
be between the ages of 23 and 35, be
a United States citizen, have good vi
sion and hearing, possessavalid driver’s
license, and be in excellent physical
“You also must have a four-year
college degree and professional work
experience,” said Flemming, who was
once an elementary school teacher
before finding a job with the FBI.
Flemming said there is no specific
major that can prepare a college stu
dent for FBI work.
are five en
e n c e , "
under the di
lege degree and three years’ full time
“Any skills are helpful,” Flemming
said. Flemming gave the example of
photo by Jetson
Our reporter Addie got into a “brawl" with Special Agent
Joan Flemming duringthe FBI demonstration and lost.
A c a d -
emy, a test is required in which a score
of at least an 80 must be attained.
“Forty-percent of applicants do not
pass the test,” said Flemming. How
ever, those applicants are allowed to
retest within a year.
If an applicant passes the test, the
FBI does a background check to find
out about the applicant’s character.
“They will check everything about
you, ” Flemming said, so it is best not to
Flemming said the FBI checks ev
erything from speeding tickets to drug
usage to previous arrests.
“They also check with former room
mates,” Flemming said, to make sure
all of the information noted on the
application is correct.
After the background check, high-
scoring applicants are scheduled for a
Applicants are also interviewed by
three FBI agents before being accepted, •
according to Flemming.
New agents’ physical fitness tests
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Meredith juniors continue their golden tradition
by Clarky Lucas
Members of the junior class couldn’t
help but grin after receiving their class
rings at the Junior Class Ring Dinner on
Thursday, Nov. 17.
The candlelight celebration held in
Belk Dining Hall gave the women a
chance to gather with friends to reflect
on their accomplishments and look to
the future with an onyx symbol of
hard work and unforgettable experi
ences wrapped arotmd their fingers.
Mindi Outlaw, junior class secre
tary, kicked off the event with a warm
welcome followed byJuniorClass Presi
dent Shelly Barrick with a prayer be
fore the meal.
A slide presentation full of pictures
of the class of '96 participating in
Cornhuskin’, Stunt, ^nces and col
lege life was shown by Catherine
Walker, junior class historian, during
Belk Dining Hall was decorated with
black and gold balloons for the cer
emony. The buffet style dinner that
had mouths watering featured prime
rib, chicken and artichokes in a mush
room and wine sauce.
Margaret Curtin, member of the
class of 72, who has excelled in the
fieldof law, spoke about how Meredith
College helped to shape her life and
contributed to her success. Three
qualities she credits Meredith with
teaching her are intelleaual discipline,
leadership skills and the importance
of serving others.
ChristiMull, who graduated in ’94,
also gave a presentation that brought
a few tears to many eyes including her
own as she spoke of the many ways
attending Meredith touched her life.
Mull expressed that Meredith gives its
students a chance for their voices to
be heard, along with a life time of
memories. She encouraged the jxinior
class to set an example of excellence
photo by Jan Seate and Laura Ross
These Meredith juniors proudly display their new gold finery after
putting on their class rings at the junior class Ring Dinner.
in their professional, social and aca
“I thought their messaged were ap
propriate, and it’s good to know that
Meredith pride lasts long after gradua
tion,” said Joi Williams, junior.
Afterthe programs were completed.
Barrick then an
names of the stu
their rings while
the class officers
to the students.
Ring provided en
Needed Me,” and
members of the
serenaded their big sisters with a song
to the tune of “Hero.”
Julia Rathbone gave the closing re
marks, which prompted a flurry of
picture taking. Students with wide
smUes posed with their shiny new
rings that seem to make their status
as juniors official.