#WeAreDestined

  • Gilbert Bailey

    Gilbert is one of a few alumni to study political science with an emphasis in Russian Soviet studies, but he has made his mark in the technology sector.

    Now, the Executive Vice President of Beanstalk Data in Charlotte, Gilbert understands the advantage of a liberal arts education at Guilford College and the positive impact it’s had on his career.

    “With a Guilford College degree, you can do anything,” Gilbert says.

    “If you want to change the world and work for a non-profit, you can do that. If you want to work for SpaceX or Tesla Motors, you can do that. Find your passion and do it. You can make anything happen.”

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    Beau Young

    His music career was set to launch, but Beau Young made the decision to pursue education before fame and fortune.

    Beau knew he couldn’t fully develop as an artist until his mind was mature enough to understand the world around him. “My education gave me the fuel to truly believe that I have the brainpower to do whatever I want,” Beau says.

    He’s a rapper who advocates education, spiritual freedom and progression.

    “These are all values I built upon during my time at Guilford,” Beau says. “Guilford helped me understand the power I have to go into the world and carry out the mission I was destined to embark on.”

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  • E’leyna Garcia

    "As soon as I got here I was like, ‘This is where I’m going to play. This is where I want to be for the next four years.’”

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