Seven diverse Guilford students will travel to Hendersonville, N.C., April 24-26 for the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Retreat, an opportunity to explore the use of innovative ideas to solve pressing community problems.
The foundation works with colleges in the South to promote social entrepreneurship with the goal of producing problem-solving leaders who will contribute to a stronger, more vibrant and more equitable society.
The Center for Principled Problem Solving (CPPS) is sponsoring Guilford’s participation in the retreat. Megan Walters, assistant director for internships in the Career Development Center, will lead the group of seven students:
- Myeah Gibson
- Eli Cloonan
- Aiperi R Iusupova
- Mirei Kawai
- Shannon King
- Ajar Williams
- Owen McCormick
CPPS plans to launch a social entrepreneurship initiative at Guilford in fall 2016. This initiative will include extra-curricular opportunities for students to develop, test and launch their social entrepreneurship ideas.