Serve & Support

Affiliation with the national Guilford College Alumni Association provides a lifelong connection to your alma mater. It is comprised of alumni chapters formed in select geographic regions and around disciplines and affinities, which offer opportunities for service, friendship, and networking. Members in these groups hail from diverse backgrounds and create a rich pool of people resources. Your participation is invaluable to fellow alumni, students and the College.

Alumni know Guilford like no other.  Through Parents and Alumni for Volunteers for Enrollment (PAVE) you can serve Guilford in the following ways:

  • Refer a student – Year-Round
    Tell us about students who you think would enjoy Guilford’s unique educational environment.
  • Represent Guilford at college fairs – Fall/Spring
    Distribute literature and answer questions at college fairs throughout the fall and spring. You will have the opportunity to personally meet students interested in Guilford. The time commitment is minimal – just a couple of hours one evening.
  • Interview a prospective student – Fall/Spring
    Developing personal relationships with students is an integral part of the admission process at Guilford. The interview provides an opportunity for you to connect with students personally, creating a connection to the College.
  • Host/Attend regional prospective and admitted student events – Winter/Spring/Summer
    Meeting with accepted and/or enrolled students is another fun way to volunteer. Admitted students appreciate the opportunity to meet with alumni as they make their college choice. Once students have decided to enroll at Guilford, summer send-offs offer a festive way to meet, share in their excitement and ease their anxiety as they prepare to leave home for college. We have receptions throughout the year in various parts of the country as well as here on campus.
  • Participate in admitted student postcard campaigns – Fall/Spring
    Congratulate admitted students on their acceptance to the College and share what you love about Guilford.
  • Make parent-to-parent phone calls – Fall/Spring
    The college admission process can be stressful for students and their families. As such, we offer support in the form of phone calls to parents of admitted and deposited students. As the parent of a Guilford College student, current or former, we invite you to share your experiences, tips, and stories.

If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer program, please click here. 

Sign up to volunteer here.

For more information, please contact Kaycee Ingram '12, Alumni Admission Coordinator, at 336-316-2386 or ingramkl@guilford.edu

News

  • Harvest Gathering

    Guilford College, Our State magazine and Proximity Hotel are presenting a "Harvest Gathering" Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Soak up a weekend of great victuals and extraordinary sustainable food movement speakers including: author Ronni Lundy, chef Leigh Hesling, editor Sarah Fritschner, farmer and Guilford alumna Rania Campbell-Cobb '08 and chef and author Virginia Willis. Click to find the weekend highlights, details of the Harvest Gathering Package and learn more about the speakers.

  • A Celebration of 50 Years Creates New Rituals

    News from Lakisha Tatum ‘13, Black Alumni of Guilford College (BAGCAB)

    The celebration of our 50th class reunion of 1966 at the Golden Circle Induction Ceremony included the first three African-American graduates: Linda Moore Banks, James McCorkle, and Melrose Nimmo. To commemorate this historic moment, honor our elders and to establish a sustainable tradition for generations to come, the Black Alumni of Guilford College Advisory Board (BAGCAB) designed a lapel pin. We held our first Pinning Ceremony for all Black graduating seniors this year prior to the Baccalaureate Ceremony.

  • Alumni are Invited to 2016-17 Guilford College Bryan Series

    Alumni are invited to enjoy five great programs in the 2016-17 Guilford College Bryan Series at a special discounted rate for first-time subscribers.

    A subscription guarantees reserved seating for next season’s talks by astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, actor Alan Alda, human rights attorney Amal Clooney, Equal Justice Institute founder and author Bryan Stevenson and sustainable food advocate and author Michael Pollan (on Homecoming Weekend).

  • Help Us Hit the Target this Year

    As we approach the end of our fiscal year, we want to thank all of our alumni who have made a financial contribution to Guilford College. Your love and support of our students, faculty, and staff is felt every day. If you haven't yet made a donation, you can still make a difference as we approach our million dollar goal. Donate today at www.guilford.edu/makeagift and help your alma mater end the year financially strong.

  • Ara Serjoie Named Vice President for Advancement

    Ara, who has held fundraising leadership positions at five higher education institutions during the past 20 years, will begin work at Guilford in mid-August.