With approximately 100 students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends in attendance, the annual Journeys in Blackness Banquet on March 28 recognized black student excellence and honored the trailblazers who opened doors for others at Guilford and throughout the community.
The featured honoree at this year’s event was retired professor Carolyn Beard Whitlow, who was recognized for more than 20 years of leadership and service to the College. Alumni traveled from near and far to see Carolyn and other community members.
“Carolyn was definitely my most influential professor in school and her legacy continues to have a major impact on my life so many years later,” said Neena Robertson ’02, who made the trip from New Jersey to attend the banquet.
Student spoken word artist Brandon “B-Rock” Brockington and Suah African Dance Theater set the tone of Africana culture.
The student leaders of Brothers and Sisters in Blackness (BASIB) created the Journeys in Blackness Banquet. It is sponsored by BASIB, the Multicultural Education Department (MED), the Office of Alumni Relations and the Black Alumni at Guilford College Advisory Board (BAGC).
Click here to see the 2015 award recipients.
Faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni met at the Carolina Theater in Greensboro on April 25, 2014.
Click here to see the 2014 award recipients.
Faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni were honored May 3, 2013 at the Journeys in Blackness Banquet, capping Guilford’s commemoration of 50 years of integration.
Among those recognized with awards were 18 people who were “firsts” as African Americans or Africans in their administrative, teaching or student roles at the College:
Click here to see 2013 award recipients