A Mission to Help
Wanting to be treated like an individual and hoping to travel, Mara Stewart ’18 chose Guilford. It’s paid off — and she’s paying it forward. She'll soon travel to Botswana with the Peace Corps.
Keeping It Civil
Stories Yet Untold
Beatriz Caldas '18, English major, minors in French and Communications, 2017-2018 Editor-in-Chief of The Guilfordian, is headed to journalism school at City University of New York.
"What Guilford has done for me is give me all the tools that I need to go out into the world and be successful — as a journalist and as a person."
Belong and Be You
"When I visited Guilford, I saw the sense of community, the push for social justice and the intimate education. I knew that this was where I belonged."
Sarah Sedaghat ’18 will barely take a break after graduation. She's headed to East Carolina University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Read this Q&A with a future physical therapist.
Grab Coffee Sometime
"There’s nothing that can’t be solved with perseverance, hard work, a helping hand, a great adviser and lots of your choice of caffeinated drink."
Hank Groon ’18 is heading to UNC Chapel Hill for the relative quiet of a master's in library science once the madness of finals dies down.
"Be unapologetically you! Everyone is interesting and has value, regardless of what you think of yourself."
Alyssa Horton ’18 says Guilford taught her how to be herself, even when it’s challenging. She'll attend High Point University's Physician Assistant Studies program. Read this Q&A from your future PA.
"It’s a running joke in my German family that I was actually born to French parents — that there was some kind of accident at the hospital, and by one way or another, I was mistakenly given to the Germans."
Honors Program graduate Danika Gottbrecht ’18 was recently awarded a Fulbright Grant! She'll soon board a plane for Germany! Check out her study abroad experience, where she enjoyed a fusion of French and German cultures near the border of the two European countries.
New Confidence, Same Passion
Marimar Mantuano '18, Psychology major, Education Studies minor and Bonner Scholar, will head back to The Bronx to teach while also pursuing graduate school.
"My Guilford experience wouldn't be the same without Bonner. The Bonner House is so rich in culture, and that's where I feel comfortable, but also challenged to try new things."
Fighting for Freedom
"I believe in the power of community to grow real knowledge of the issues people face. I believe in its power to challenge structures of oppression, its power to grow value systems of worth and dignity for all people."
2018 Student Commencement Speaker, Judia "JuJu" Holton '18 will spend three weeks peace-building in Rwanda, then head to City University in New York for a fellowship at the Participatory Action Research Institute.
Putting It Into Practice
Wesley Harrison '18, Computing Technology and Information Systems major, Math minor, found an education tailored to his desire to work as a software engineer while going to school.
"My Guilford Edge was the learning environment. The small class sizes allowed professors to be really hands-on — you really built a rapport with them."