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The national Guilford College Alumni Association is a family of over 23,000 alumni spanning the globe each with ties to a transformative liberal arts college, deeply rooted with Quaker values and nestled in the beautiful Piedmont of North Carolina.
We are critical thinkers prepared to develop innovative solutions to new and existing problems in whatever place we find ourselves. We are social entrepreneurs creating paths that will sustain the world in which we live and make a positive impact on those whom we serve. We are grounded by a sense of altruism and guided by our convictions - that is, the testimony of our Guilford experience.
We are a city mayor, underwater archaeologist, U.S. Congressman, NBA player, award-winning author and blogger, CEO of Fortune 1000 company, pediatrician and clinic operator, wildlife biologist, software developer, religious studies professor, metals sculptor...we are YOU.
Guilford College alumni are represented to the College by two Advisory boards - Guilford College Alumni Association Board of Directors (GCAAB) & Black Alumni of Guilford College Advisory Board (BAGC).
about how the boards function and how you can get involved.
“The Tree” once bore witness to our ancestor’s desperation as they made the uncertain journey through the Underground Railroad. Today Guilford’s grounds can attest to a new living history that fosters the coming together of generations old and new in celebration and in love while remaining reverent of the struggles of those who came before. Nowhere was this better displayed than during Guilford’s Homecoming and Family Weekend September 18-20
Journalist Robin Wright, the first speaker in the 2015-16 Bryan Series, talked about reasons for optimism amidst the turmoil in the Middle East.
Only four of the 20 college presidents on the list are women. Only two on the list lead private liberal arts colleges. And only one on the list is in North Carolina.
The Alumni Association presented a new honor, the Exemplary Educator Award, to 60 current and retired faculty at a ceremony during Homecoming 2015.
Sixty current and former faculty members with 1,913 years of service to Guilford have received the new Exemplary Educator Award.
“I didn’t take my first surfing lesson until I was 49. My friend Maia, who started surfing at age 40, talked me into it.” So begins faculty member Mylène Dressler’s new essay about attending surf camp with a group of Guilford students.
Physics students volunteered their time to lead an after-school science program at nearby Jefferson Elementary. The outreach program stimulates curiosity among Jefferson students through hands-on experiments.
“Here at Guilford College, I think that I can be whoever I am,” Jane told Our State Magazine. “There will be multiple ways I can use my voice.”