#WeAreDestined

  • Simplifying the Language of Learning

    As a software engineer for IBM Watson Health, Jeremy Wayne Gilreath ’15 specializes in coding and developing complex computer language, but his considerable skills go well beyond the technical realm.

    Jeremy came to Guilford with an already impressive portfolio in the making. He sought to complement his bachelor’s degree in the social sciences and some graduate school studies with a bachelor’s degree in computing technology & information systems from Guilford College.

    “I became a better writer, public speaker, and collaborator through my Guilford education,” Jeremy says. “Additionally, by enabling me to take the lead in team projects and allowing me to complete an independent study in Digital Systems Construction, I gained a strong foundation of leadership experience and technical understanding of development. These all combined to set me apart from many of my peers professionally.”

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  • Bryan Dooley '13

    Words for Action

    Bryan Dooley ’13 is using his gift for writing to be a compelling advocate for people with disabilities. As a blogger for Huffington Post and other publications, he brings to life the skills and mindset he developed at Guilford College.

    “I find it rewarding that I have been able to use my principled problem solving scholars experience to go right into important policy work on a variety of disability issues, “ Bryan says. “One of my biggest advocacy projects right now is pushing for enforcement of a disability state law that has been on the books since 2007. It involves teaching disability awareness and history in all North Carolina schools.”

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  • Making Her Mark in Medicine

    Annie Irving ’08 has gone more than the extra mile to make her mark —she’s gone more than 3,500 miles. In June, Annie will receive her bachelor’s of medicine and bachelor’s of surgery degrees from the University of Dundee, in Scotland — site of her study abroad experience as a Guilford College student.

    Her five-year program comes on the heels of a three-year stint at Dundee as International Officer and Study Abroad Coordinator. She says her dual degrees are the perfect extension of her Guilford College education, which provided exceptional preparation.

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