Guilford named “green college”
Guilford was included in The Princeton Review’s 2015 Guide to 353 Green Colleges. Selected out of over 2,000 other colleges and universities, Guilford has had great success in promoting sustainability. It has the lowest energy cost per square foot compared to other schools in the region. In addition, it promotes composting and reducing food waste through various compost bins on campus and sustainable energy sources through solar panels. By 2047, it hopes to have a net zero carbon footprint.
Departments moving to new locations
Due to Guilford College’s reorganization and budget reconciliation, some departments have moved to new locations. CCE has moved from Hendricks Hall to New Garden Hall, joining the Admission and Financial Aid to form the Enrollment Management Division. The CCE student lounge has also moved from Hendricks Hall to Marry Hobbs Hall. Finance has moved into Hendricks Hall from New Garden. Advancement has moved from the Quaker Village to Hendricks Hall and the Alumni House, and Marketing has moved to New Garden Hall. Campus maps and directories have all been updated to fit these changes.
New leadership studies Minor
The College has created a new Leadership Studies minor under the Center for Principled Problem Solving. The minor is open to sophomores and juniors and aims at developing leadership skills and understanding leadership. The first course, PPS 250: Leadership, is available this semester. To earn this minor, students are expected to complete PPS 250: Leadership, another leadership course, a course on group leadership, a one-credit internship seminar and a three-credit internship. If interested, contact Steve Moran at [email protected]
84% of class of 2014 have full-time jobs or are in graduate school
According to an annual alumni survey, 62 percent of Guilford’s class of 2014 have full time jobs, compared to the national average of 53 percent. Employers include AT&T, the Triad Stage Company and the U.S. House of Representatives Historian’s Office. In addition, 22 percent of the class is enrolled in more than 45 different graduate schools across the nation, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, George Washington University and Howard University.