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Local graduates from Duke

POSTED: August 12, 2008 5:00 a.m.
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Meredith Devendorf

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Meredith Randolph Devendorf of Midway has graduated from Duke University in Durham, N.C., with a master’s in environmental management from Duke’s Nicolas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences as part of the Duke environmental leadership program.
This follows her master’s in Southern studies from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., where she focused on cultural anthropology and was a fellow at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Her undergraduate degrees were earned cum laude in English and history from Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.  
Devendorf and her family were named Georgia Tree Farmers of the Year and the National Arbor Day Foundation’s National Good Stewards of the Year. She has studied environmental law and policy, resource economics and decision analysis and she plans to become a professional consultant for land use policy focusing on historic, cultural and environmental matters.  
Devendorf is president of Seabrook Village Foundation, Inc. and is a founder of the Springfield Legacy Foundation housed at Melon Bluff in eastern Liberty County, a foundation dedicated to education, research and public enjoyment.

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