Alumni Association Honors Four With Awards
The Guilford College Alumni Association presented its annual awards to three alumni and one long-time faculty member as part of Reunion Weekend, held May 21-22.
Alumni Excellence Award
The Alumni Excellence Award, which recognizes alumni who have contributed outstanding service as humanitarians and professionals in their chosen field, was given to Carole F. Hunter ’63 and John H. “Jack” Reynolds ’65.
Hunter earned a B.S. in biology from Guilford in 1963, later earning a master’s degree in anatomy/physiology from Case Western Reserve University. A certified professional ergonomist, she is founder and president of Industrial Biomechanics Inc., a consulting firm specializing in helping companies alleviate employee musculoskeletal problems associated with repetitive motion and improperly designed work environments. Her long career in the public health field includes an emergency three-month appointment in Vietnam with the American Friends Service Committee and work with the N.C. Department of Human Resources and public health departments in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. She serves on the board of directors for Friends Homes, Inc., and several committees at New Garden Friends Meeting. Hunter was a member of the Board of Visitors and now serves on the Board of Trustees. She lives in Oak Ridge.
A native of Haddonfield, N.J., Reynolds graduated from Guilford with an A.B. in sociology and anthropology. After a five-year career in anti-submarine intelligence, he joined U.S. Steel in 1970, where he worked in sales until retiring in 2002. With his brother-in-law Fr. Marc Boisvert, he founded Theo’s Work, Inc., a humanitarian, independent, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that owns and operates an orphanage, school, clinic, and food kitchen in Les Cayes, Haiti. The facility currently houses 700 children; learn more at www.FreeTheKids.org. Reynolds lives in Greensboro and Fountain Hills, Ariz.
Charles C. Hendricks Distinguished Service Award
Max Carter, who has led Guilford’s campus ministry since 1990, received the Charles C. Hendricks Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to those persons who have given outstanding and prolonged service to Guilford College. A recorded Friends minister and “generational” Quaker, Carter directs Friends Center, a collaboration between the College and the Religious Society of Friends. He also directs the College’s minor concentration in Quaker studies. Carter attended Ball State University and the Earlham School of Religion, earning his Ph.D. from Temple University. He has published two books and several articles, and contributes to the Washington Post’s On Faith panel. Carter serves on the board of the American Friends Service Committee and the advisory board of Earlham School of Religion. He lives in Greensboro
Young Alumni Achievement Award
The Young Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes graduates under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments early in their careers or volunteer service, was granted to James Edward Tatum ’03. Tatum earned an A.B. in political science from Guilford and will complete a MALS in theory and practice of American democracy from Georgetown University next year. He is a development associate at the Economic Policy Institute, and was previously program coordinator for KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization that helps communities build playgrounds. He has been active with Guilford’s D.C. Regional Alumni Council since 2006. Tatum lives in Falls Church, Va.