The President's Blog

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  • Power in Proximity

    Posted February 23, 2017

    Many of you are familiar with the powerful story of Bryan Stevenson and all he has achieved as a groundbreaking champion for justice. Relentlessly challenging bias and inequalities in the criminal justice system, he has helped spare dozens from the death penalty while also successfully advocating for those most abused by the system — especially children.

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  • President Jane Fernandes at the College Board Colloquium with moderator Jim Montoya, University of Houston System Chancellor (and UH President) Renu Khator and Grinnell College President Raynard Kington

    Moving from Safe to Brave

    Posted January 26, 2017

    When I was a young girl, my mother sent me to the corner drugstore to see if I could make a purchase without anyone knowing I couldn’t hear. You see, my mom believed that being able to pass as hearing would keep me safe.

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  • For her service and leadership, Mamta Gurung has been recognized with the Community Impact Award from North Carolina Campus Compact.

    Student-Inspired Hope for 2017

    Posted January 9, 2017

    As we enter this new year with all our hopes and trepidations, I am heartened and inspired by the current generation of Guilford College students leading us into the future.

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  • Season's Greetings from President Jane Fernandes

    Posted December 16, 2016

    As we near the end of 2016, I want to take a moment to wish the Guilford College community a season of peace and light and a happy new year. Please enjoy this video, featuring the heartfelt sentiments of our students.

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  • President Jane Fernandes (from left) Fernando Jimenez '19, Jeniffer Gonzalez '19 and Herrison Chicas, UNC graduate and SLAM spoken word artist

    Sí Se Puede!

    Posted November 22, 2016

    I was thrilled to be part of the 10th Annual Soy Un Lìder (I am a Leader) conference at Guilford College this past weekend. We welcomed more than 300 Latinx and international students to campus, hoping to educate them about higher education access and affordability.

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