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Melanie Chrisp-Thorpe
Associate Director,
Independent College Fund of North Carolina
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Melanie joined the NCICU in August 2017 as Associate Director of the Independent College Fund of North Carolina.  With more than nine years in higher education, Melanie previously, worked at Saint Augustine’s University as Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and at Meredith College as the Assistant Director of Constituent Records.  She earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource from Meredith College, holds a Master’s in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and is currently working on a doctorate in Public Administration. Melanie is responsible for managing the gift-tracking process, donor database, online grants, and fundraising reporting.  She will work with financial aid directors to ensure integrity and accuracy in scholarship recipient selections.

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