Building a Legacy
Three of Dawn’s five children have graduated or are working toward a degree at Guilford in subjects ranging from Forensic Accounting to Peace and Conflict Studies.
They say they truly value the niches that each of them have found at Guilford. Accounting major, Steven Guthrie ’20 is in the Honors Program, Brandy Guthrie ’13 participated in the Step Further Mediation program with the Guilford County Court System, and Elizabeth (Beth) Hammer ’13 was active in the Friend-to-Friend Mentor Program.
Beth, a Forensic Accounting major, has worked at NWN Corporation since graduating in 2013 and is currently a Senior Account, while Brandy, a Peace and Conflict Studies major, now handles national accounts as a Business Specialist, using her degree to create training curriculum and assist in employee program implementation at her company. After graduation, Steven is excited to start his career in accounting.
Guilford is a shared experience and a source of pride for the family, bringing them closer and building a legacy and permanent link to Greensboro.
“This past summer while my grandchildren were visiting, my son Steven walked them around Guilford’s campus. He showed them first hand where he attends, where his two sisters went to college, and talked to them about what college is and how fortunate they were to attend Guilford,” Dawn says. “They sat under the beautiful trees and strolled around the picturesque campus, just taking it all in. It really personalized the vision of college for the grandchildren and made it both peaceful and inviting. Maybe one day they, too, will attend Guilford!”