Summer 2016


News & Features

  • Fast Track to Democracy

    Tess McEnery ’06 has always been well ahead of the curve. Completing high school at Guilford’s Early College at age 17, she needed just two more years to receive her political science degree from Guilford.

  • Commencement 2016

    Guilford awarded degrees to the 400 members of the Class of 2016 at Commencement on May 14. The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Douglas M. Gilmer received honorary degrees.

  • Carl Simon '07

    Greenway to Restoration

    Carl Simon ’07 is doing his part to rally people, restoring community in healthy and green ways.

  • Challenging the Status Quo

    Kristi Matthews '06 is committed to making communities more inclusive. It’s what she did at Guilford, and it’s what she’s doing in Washington.

  • More than Luck

    International trade attorney Sukhan Kim ’77 is far from just another barrister.

  • Patrisse Cullors, Co-founder of the #BlackLivesMatter movement delivers a powerful speech to the Guilford community in Dana Auditorium. Photo by Juliet Magoon ’16.

    Black Lives Matter

    Student leaders Teresa Bedzigui ’16 and Brandee Craig ’17, planned and hosted a watershed series of events in October celebrating Black Lives Matter.

  • Photo by Kat Miller ’16

    Every Campus a Refuge: It's Who We Are

    Every Campus A Refuge is a truly unique initiative, and Guilford is happy to be the first of many other campuses to embark on this very necessary “radical hospitality.”

  • Actor and activist George Takei and Colin Tripp ’16 give the Vulcan salute following a student session March 21 in Founders Hall. Takei was one of the featured speakers for the 2015-16 Bryan Series season. In his talk that evening, George thanked Guilford

    Bryan Series Lives Long, Prospers

    The 2016-17 schedule has been announced and subscriptions are on sale now.

  • Photo by Malaika Geffrard ‘19

    Academic News Briefs

    The Guilford Farm is recognized for sustainability, Guilford and Elon Law create accelerated path to law degree and The Early College at Guilford is ranked #1 in N.C.

  • Guilford College inaugurates Jane Fernandes as its ninth president Aug. 26.

    Jane K. Fernandes Inaugurated

    Guilford inaugurated Jane Fernandes as its ninth president Aug. 26 in Dana Auditorium.

  • Laura Hall '16

    Stepping Up To The Plate

    Laura Hall '16 is equally impressive on the softball field or in the classroom, but it's her dedication to the community beyond the borders of Guilford that truly sets her apart.

  • Academic Innovation

    Guilford recently launched a new major in cyber and network security.

  • Guilford spirit warms the hearts of families across generations.

    Sunny Celebration - Homecoming 2015

    Guilfordians celebrate Homecoming with friends, family and fellowship.

  • Alumnae who raised money to renovate Mary Hobbs Hall wave “magic wands” given to them by the students who live in the revitalized residence hall.

    'Fairy Godmothers' Work Magic on Mary Hobbs Hall

    Thanks to a group of devoted alumnae, Mary Hobbs Hall is restored to its former glory.

  • Najha Zigbi-Johnson ’17 is the inaugural recipient of the BOOST Award established by the Black Alumni of Guilford College. Najha will use her scholarship funds to conduct research in Spain this summer. Photo by Ashley Gilmer ECG ’08.

    First BOOST Awards Presented at Journeys in Blackness

    “It’s exciting to know that when I graduate that I will be a part of a community of black alums that are invested in the future and sustainability of Guilford.”

  • Students and staff strike a pose at the photo booth during the 24-hour Day for Guilford giving challenge. Photo by Ashley Gilmer ECG ’08.

    More than 700 Donate on Annual Day for Guilford

    Thank you to the alumni, trustees, students, parents, faculty, staff and students who gave!

  • Remembering a Guilford Giant

    Seth C. Macon ’40, one of Guilford’s most dedicated alumni and ardent supporters, rose from humble beginnings on a farm in rural Randolph County to a position of leadership with the College and in the Greensboro community.

  • Mary Kirkman Routh ’45 and her husband, Charlie, are flanked by President  Jane K. Fernandes and Wess Daniels, the William R. Rogers director of Friends Center and Quaker studies.

    Murchison Estate Gift Supports Friends Center

    Guilford has received a gift of $330,000 for Friends Center from the estate of long-time Greensboro residents and College supporters Marian Kirkman Murchison ’45 and her husband, Victor.

  • 2015 Alumni Association Awards

    The Alumni Association honored seven distinguished individuals and a group during a Saturday morning Homecoming ceremony in the Moon Room of Dana Auditorium.

  • Doug Gilmer poses in front of Founders Hall where he worked for 46 years in dining services. Doug, a highly respected and beloved community member, was made an honorary alumnus during Homecoming 2015. He will be awarded an honorary degree at Commencement

    Raising a Village

    Douglas M. Gilmer is honored for his transformative mentorship and service to Guilford.

  • Rep. Howard Coble ’53 and Claire Massagee Lanier ’12 (seated) are joined by Claire’s parents, Terry and Margaret, and Claire’s husband, Patrick Lanier ’12, in Howard’s Capitol Hill office. “As was his style, Howard let me sit in his chair, Claire says.

    Remembering Howard Coble '53

    "How could a veteran congressman afford to spend time chatting with an intern? Surely he had more pressing matters to attend to. I didn’t yet realize that he’d been in Congress longer than I’d been alive for exactly that reason, because of his genuine interest in others."

  • James McMillan and Ted Benfey reunite during a program honoring generations of faculty giants.

    The Heart of the College

    Sixty current and former faculty members with 1,913 years of service to Guilford have been honored with the new Exemplary Educator Award.

  • Vision for Excellence Raises $9.1 Million

    The College raised $9.1 million for student scholarships, faculty support, academic and co-curricular programs, and capital projects during its Vision for Excellence campaign that concluded in February.

  • Nicholas Remmes ’97, medical physicist at the Mayo Clinic, presented the Sheridan A. Simon Distinguished Alumni Lecture to a full house of students, faculty and alumni.

    Alumni Celebrate Physics, Math and Elwood Parker

    Guilford’s biennial physics reunion drew about 90 alumni and friends to campus for alumni and student presentations and a luncheon honoring retired math professor Elwood Parker ’64.

  • President Fernandes Receives Contract Extension

    “She is an inspiring leader who embodies Guilford’s values and is enlivening our vision. At the same time, she is a no-nonsense manager who does not shrink from hard realities.”

  • Margaret Budd ’37 celebrates her 100th birthday surrounded  by family and friends at the President’s House. Photo by  Ashley Gilmer ECG ’08.

    Celebrating a Century

    President Jane, distinguished faculty, fellow Guilfordians and friends, I am humbled that you invited me here for my 100th birthday. Thank you, Guilford.

  • Class of '66 Joins Golden Circle

    The Class of 1966 returned to campus April 22-23 for its 50th Reunion and induction into the Golden Circle.

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