The Guilfordian

SPC focuses on priorities, implementing programs

Harris Billings, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

Last year, the board of trustees laid out what they believed to be the most critical issues facing Guilford College — mainly issues involving enrollment and retention. These became Guilford’s 10 strategic priorities. Now, with a new semester underway, many are finding it difficult to measure how...

Recruiting difficulties haunt the College

Christopher Collins, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

Falling. Guilford College’s enrollment, that is. For the past four years, Guilford College has seen a drop in enrollment each year. Is this Guilford’s fault or is something larger causing this? Nationally, the number of students applying to college has declined since 2009. While several causes...

Class of 2019 begins at Guilford, ready to engage with community

Brenna Walsh, Staff Writer

September 4, 2015

Three hundred and twenty first-years arrived at this summer’s new student orientation at the College on Aug. 24. Greeted with fresh faces, full schedules and fun activities, first-years got to know Guilford. One hundred seventy-one first-year students are from North Carolina and 149 are from out...

President Fernandes plants her roots

Jane Fernandes delivers her inaugural speech, 'Inspiring Distinction.'

José Oliva, Staff Writer

September 4, 2015

On Aug. 26, President Jane K. Fernandes was welcomed as Guilford College’s first woman president and the first deaf woman president of an American college during the inauguration of the college’s ninth president. Family, friends, students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered at Dana Auditorium...

To survive budget crisis, we must talk

Nicole Zelniker, Features Editor

May 1, 2015

Guilford College has a $2 million deficit, and no one seems to know how we got here. Due mainly to a drop in enrollment, cuts will be made and no one is safe. “I’ve been here 16 years,” said Instructor of English Caroline McAlister. “There should be some sort of labor protection for people...

The future of CCE: How Budget Cuts may affect the program

The future of CCE: How Budget Cuts may affect the program

Lily Lou, Staff Writer

April 10, 2015

“Guilford is treating (CCE students) like second- class citizens,” said CCE sophomore Jeffrey Ray at the event, “Help Save Your CCE Program,” organized by the CCE Student Government Association. The event began after rumors of Guilford College ending its CCE program emerged. “We have...

Declining enrollment puts the college in dire straits

Vanessa Madonna, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015

When enrollment numbers are dropping fast, what is a school to do? A decline in enrollment rates is something Guilford College has been struggling with for a couple of years now. As of spring 2015, Guilford has 1,087 traditional students, 783 CCE students and 96 early college students enrolled. “(Guilford...

Enrollment declines, affects financial future of College

Ian Penny, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

The numbers are in. For the Spring 2014 semester, Guilford College has enrolled 1,105 traditional students and 952 CCE students. “(The numbers are) decent, not great,” said Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Administration Andy Strickler. “We’re a little lower, but these things tend to...

Admissions Office exceeds enrollment expectations

Admissions Office exceeds enrollment expectations

Anthony Harrison & Natalie Sutton and Natalie Sutton

September 6, 2013

If you hear victorious cries and triumphant cheers echoing from New Garden Hall, it’s likely they’re coming from the Admission Office. With the help of his team, Director of Admissions Andy Strickler far exceeded any hopes or expectations for enrollment numbers this semester when they successfully...