November 29, 2006
Dec. 16, 2006
2 LAWANDA JEANNETTE ADDISON, B.S., Biology
2 ROBERT ADLER, B.S., Physics
2 CHARLES LAMONT ALLISON, B.S., Business Management
2 KATHRYN LEE ALTIZER, A.B., Psychology
2 SARAH LOUISE ALVAREZ, B.S., Accounting
2 TED LARUE BEVERLY, B.S., Computer Information Systems
1 ABIGAIL DANA BLODGETT, A.B., Environmental Studies and Political Science
2 BARBARA CAROL BRADDOCK, B.S., Business Management
1 ANDREW LLOYD BRENER, A.B., Political Science
2 JOSEPH MICHAEL BROADNAX, B.S., Computer Information Systems
2 SHELLY PICKARD BUSKIRK, B.S., Accounting
2 DAVID ROBERT CANTER, B.S., Computer Information Systems
2 DARRELL KIT CARSON, A.B., Forensic Biology
2 INGRID A. CASSETTA, B.S., Business Management
1 MURPHIE ELIZABETH CHAPPELL, B.S., Criminal Justice
2 TANYA KIM CLARK, B.S., Business Management
2 BETSY MARIE COLBY, B.S., Criminal Justice
2 DAVID LYNN COX, A.B., Psychology and Community & Justice Studies
2 ANTHONY J. CRAFT, B.S., Sport Management
2 DIONNE M. CURRIE-HUNSUCKER, A.B., Psychology
1 DANIEL MURPHY DAY, B.S., Accounting
1 BENJAMIN JACOB DOYLE, A.B., Philosophy
2 JOHN ANDREW DUPONT JR., A.B., Theatre Studies
2 JENNIFER RENEE EDENFIELD, A.B., Forensic Biology
2 VICTORIA LYNN ELLIOTT-HEADEN, A.B., Political Science
1 SAMANTHA SEANNE ELLIS, A.B., Psychology
2 WELDON ANDREW FAIRCLOTH, B.S., Computer Information Systems
2 TERESA MARIE FAULK, B.S., Accounting
2 UZELLIA WRIGHT FINLEY, A.B., Psychology
1 SARAH B. FISHER, B.S., Mathematics
2 RENE DAVIS FORREST, B.S., Community & Justice Studies
2 THOMAS RAY FREEZE, B.S., Computer Information Systems
2 SHEMEIKA ANN FULLER, B.S., Criminal Justice
2 DENISE FULMORE, B.S., Community & Justice Studies
2 VICTOR HERBERT GARROU JR, A.B., English and Education Studies(Secondary)
1 MATTHEW ARTHUR GOLDMAN, A.B., English
2 RICKY J. GREENE, B.S., Criminal Justice
2 DELORES LYNETTE GWALTNEY, A.B., Psychology
1 EMILY CARROLL HANTZ, A.B., Philosophy
2 BABBI LOIS HAWKINS, A.B., Forensic Biology
1 CASSIDY ANNE HELLER, A.B., Religious Studies
1 KYLE YATES HIGGS, B.S., Geology
2 ANDREA LAFAYE HINESLEY, A.B., Forensic Biology
2 JODY KOONTZ JACKSON, B.S., Criminal Justice
1 EVELYN MOORE JADIN, A.B., Education Studies(Elementary) and Peace & Conflict Studies
2 VIVETTE LYNEE’ JEFFRIES-LOGAN, A.B., Psychology
2 SANDRA F. JOHNSON, B.S., Business Management
2 TONYA RAQUEL JOHNSON-HOLLEY, A.B., History and Religious Studies
2 CHARLES V. JONES, B.A.S., Community & Justice Studies
2 DAVID AUSTIN JOYCE, B.S., Computer Information Systems
2 LORI SISK JOYCE, B.S., Community & Justice Studies
2 JANICE DENISE KEARNey, A.B. , Psychology
2 ROSEMARY GROOME KELLAM, B.S., Business Management
1 JOANNA MARIE KELLY, A.B., Music
1 NADINE OSAMA KHALAF, B.S., Biology and Health Sciences
1 ANDREW PAUL KILIBARDA, A.B., History
2 CLAUDIA NEWMAN KING, B.S., Business Management
2 RHONDA LYNN KING, B.S., Criminal Justice and Psychology
2 CHRISTOPHER MARK KIRKMAN, B.S., Community & Justice Studies
2 SARAH L. KOLSTO, A.B., Spanish
1 LEONARD STEVEN LAWSON, B.S., Mathematics
1 ADAM LERNER, B.S., Business Management
2 DORIS SUE LINNANE, B.S., Criminal Justice
2 LAURIE ANN LIVINGSTON-KELlogg, A.B., Psychology
2 HELEN ELIZABETH LOGAN, A.B., Religious Studies
2 CHARLES KENT LOPP, A.B., Political Science
1 MALISA CLAIRE MANN, A.B., Sociology/Anthropology
1 GIULLIA ELIZABETH MATTEO, B.S., Accounting
2 BROOKS D. MAYTON, B.S., Accounting
2 AMY CHRISTINE MCGRAW, B.S., Accounting
1 JOHN THOMAS MCLEAN, B.S., Exercise & Sport Studies
1 ANNE ELIZABETH MCMICKEN, A.B., Art
2 GERALD LEMONTE MELTON, B.S., Business Management
2 MATTHEW DAVID MENSHEW, B.S., Computing/Informatn Technology
2 DONNA JO MOODY, A.B., Sociology/Anthropology
2 LAURA LEE MOORE, B.S., Accounting and Business Management
1 KYRI ANASTASIA MURDOUGH, B.S., Community & Justice Studies
1 LISA M. OROS, A.B., English and Theatre Studies (Joint Major)
2 DEIDRE R. OUTLAW, B.S., Business Management
2 MICHELLE L. PERINCHIEF, A.B., Forensic Biology
2 CAROLYN MAYS PERRY, A.B., Psychology
2 LISA EVERHART POINTER, B.S., Business Management
2 THOMAS RUSSELL POWELL III, A.B., Philosophy
2 KEVIN ALAN RILEY, B.S., Computer Information Systems
2 AMANDA K. RIVERA, A.B., Forensic Biology
2 DENNIS EDWARD ROBBINS, B.S., Business Management
2 WENDY MARIE RODRIGUEZ, A.B., Political Science and Spanish
2 SHANDRA L. ROGERS, B.S., Criminal Justice
1 JUSTIN CAIN ROPER, A.B., Political Science
2 JASON EDWARD RUSSELL, B.S., Biology
2 MICHAEL ELDREDGE SCHOENBACH, B.S., Physics
1 NATHANIEL PETER SEBENS, A.B., Music
2 HEATHER LYNN SEMINARA, B.S., Business Management
2 JUSTUS ADAM SHEAN, A.B., History
1 JESSICA BRISTER SIMMONS, A.B., Integrative Studies
2 JUDY GALBRAITH SIMMONS, A.B., Psychology
2 ANITA LORETTA SLOANE, B.S., Community & Justice Studies
2 NATALIE M. SMITH, A.B., Forensic Biology
2 BRIAN CHARLES SMITHWICK, B.S., Computer Information Systems
2 JAMES BRANDON SPEARS, A.B., Forensic Biology
1 MATTHEW ALAN SPOERLEIN, A.B., Economics
1 TAYLOR DOUGLAS TRAVERSA, A.B., Psychology and Business Management
2 ERIC NATHANIEL TROUT, B.S., Business Management and Computer Information Systems
2 ALLISON DIXON TURNER, A.B., Education Studies(Elementary) and Psychology
2 NATALIE M. VERMITSKY, A.B., Forensic Biology
2 STEVEN RANDALL WARD, A.B., Forensic Biology
1 EVAN STRYKER WELKIN, A.B., Sociology/Anthropology
1 STEVEN STANFIELD WHEELER, B.S., Computer Information Systems and Computing/Informatn
1 SAMANTHA TIEMANN WILLIAMS, A.B., Forensic Biology
2 JASON SCOTT WILSON, B.S., Computer Information Systems
1 MELISSA ANN WOLCK, A.B., Psychology and Criminal Justice
2 JOEL LEE WOODY, A.B., Psychology
2 STACY JANE WRENN, A.B., Forensic Biology
1- Traditional Student
2- Continuing Education Student
November 27, 2006
Old Dominion Athletic Conference football coaches selected CHRIS BARNETTE ’07 as the Offensive Player of the Year. Barnette joined teammates JOSH VOGELBACH ’09, MICAH RUSHING ’07 and TRAVIS FRAZIER ’07 as first team all-conference selections. BLAKE UNDERWOOD ’09 and MIKE SIX ’09 received second team All-ODAC honors. JOE JOYNER ’08 and BRYAN COOK ’08 were honorable mention selections.
Barnette, the college’s first ODAC Offensive Player of the Year, made 94 catches for 900 yards and nine touchdowns in 10 games, all league highs. The receiver ranks second in NCAA Division III through games of Nov. 18 with 9.4 catches per game and stands 20th among national receiving yards per game leaders (90.0). His 94 receptions rank second in school history to his own league-record 101 grabs of 2005 and fourth in ODAC history.
Barnette concluded his brilliant career as the college’s receptions leader with 266 catches for 2,953 yards and 30 touchdowns. He ranks third among the ODAC’s all-time receptions leaders, fifth in career receiving yards and fourth in career touchdown receptions. His 266 grabs rank 12th in NCAA Division III history, according to records through the 2005 season. Barnette earned Second Team Football Gazette All-America honors last year and was a 2006 preseason All-American according to three preseason media outlets.
Vogelbach, last year’s ODAC Rookie of the Year, enjoyed another record-breaking season as the Quakers’ starting quarterback. He completed 306-of-534 passes for 3,334 yards and 32 touchdowns in 10 games. He broke his own ODAC season marks for pass completions and attempts and had the fourth-highest touchdown pass total in league history. Vogelbach ranks second among Division III total offense and passing yardage leaders (347.2 ypg) and 76th in passing efficiency (120.7). After 20 college games, Vogelbach is already Guilford’s career leader in passing completions (586), attempts (1,006), yards (6,943), and touchdowns (69). He holds the ODAC career mark for completions and ranks second in passing yards and attempts.
Rushing, a receiver, led the league and ranks 30th nationally with 141.7 all-purpose yards per game. He made 77 catches for 697 yards and eight touchdowns. Rushing led Guilford’s rushers with 412 yards and two scores on 62 carries and averaged 19.9 yards on 15 kickoff returns. He ranks fourth among NCAA Division III receptions per game leaders (7.8) and 69th in receiving yards per game (70.7). Rushing rolled up 237 all-purpose yards, including a career-high 150 rushing yards, in Guilford’s Oct. 14 upset of nationally ranked Bridgewater, which snapped the Eagles’ 36-game ODAC winning streak. He concludes his career ranked second among the Quakers’ all-time receptions leaders and fifth in league history with 203 catches. Rushing holds Guilford’s career standards for kickoff returns (69) and kickoff return yards (1,495) and ranks second in career all-purpose yards (4,575).
Like his high school teammate Barnette, Frazier is a repeat selection to the First Team All-ODAC squad. The senior punter led the league with a career-high 41.3-yard average, which marks the fifth straight season a Guilford kicker has led the league in punting average. Frazier kicked a league-low 34 times for 1,404 yards with six touchbacks and nine kicks inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. He unleashed his career-long punt in his final college game with a 65-yard boot at Emory & Henry. Frazier also handled place-kicking and kickoff duties and set the Quakers’ records for point-after kicks in a season (33, 2005) and career (109).
Underwood, a starting center, anchored the line of the Quakers’ offense that leads the nation with 348.4 passing yards per game and ranks 10th in total offense (432.0 ypg). Guilford ranks 27th in the land with an average of 31.2 points per game. The sophomore transfer from Catawba started all 10 contests and snapped all of Guilford’s offensive plays. The Quakers’ offensive line paved the way for 206 rushing yards in Guilford’s win over Bridgewater Oct. 14, the team’s most rushing yards since 2004.
Six led the defensive line with 59 tackles, including three sacks and 12.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. The sophomore nose guard also broke up a pass, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble in his first Guilford campaign. Six led the Quakers and ranked fourth in the league in tackles for loss per game. He had three-and-a-half tackles for loss in against Washington and Lee and Emory & Henry, a team season high. His 12 stops against Washington and Lee included eight solo tackles and matched the team’s highest single-game total this year. He made eight tackles and a sack at Averett and had six stops (5 solo) at Emory & Henry.
Joyner ranked third in the ODAC in receptions and fifth in receiving yards per game. He matched his career high with 57 catches for 642 yards and seven touchdowns. The redshirt junior receiver ranks 38th among the national receptions per game leaders (5.7). Joyner caught a career-high nine balls for 84 yards and a touchdown at Averett and had six grabs for 104 yards and two touchdowns the following week at Hampden-Sydney. He caught at least one score in each of his first five games and made two scoring grabs against Ferrum and Hampden-Sydney. A three-year starter, Joyner has 128 catches for 1,650 yards and 15 touchdowns in his 30 college contests.
Another three-year starter, Cook enjoyed his finest season as a member of Guilford’s secondary. The junior safety ranked third on the team with a career-high 57 stops and had at least six tackles in each of his last seven games. Cook added two sacks, three interceptions and two forced fumbles to his defensive totals, all new personal highs. He recorded an interception in each of the Quakers’ final three games, including the season finale at Emory & Henry where he also contributed six tackles (5 solo), a sack and forced a fumble. He enters his senior season with 157 tackles and seven interceptions in his 30-game career.
The six students helped second-year head coach KEVIN KIESEL’s club to a 6-4 overall record (3-3 ODAC), Guilford’s best since its 1997 ODAC championship team that went 8-2. Combined with last year’s 5-5 record, the Quakers have recorded back-to-back non-losing seasons for the first time since 1990 and 1991. Kiesel looks forward to returning Vogelbach, Six, Joyner and Cook next season.
November 25, 2006
In making decisions, Guilford College takes highly unusual steps to get input from the community. The president and vice presidents hold weekly open office hours. Digests of meetings of the senior staff and Board of Trustees regularly appear in the Beacon. Open meetings are held to discuss the annual budget, campus facilities, housing policies, and a host of other issues. The college often then publishes a draft policy for additional community input before finalizing; this is called informally the “zoning ordinance” that reflects how many cities put possible changes in zoning policies in local newspapers for public comment.
A system of “upward assessments” began in 2006 in which the community evaluates the performance of administrators. These assessments started with the president and vice president and will be extended to 25%% of administrators every year as part of their annual performance appraisal and salary action. Finally, surveys are conducted such as the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Group Management Questionnaire (GMQ) and “The Pulse.”
For the second straight year, the Strategic Long Range Planning Committee took the “pulse” of the campus with a springtime survey. Questions in the 2006 survey were the same as in 2005, enabling members of SLRP to compare results for the two years. Responses increased by 78%% from 2005, from 178 to 242. This year’s survey results were reported in faculty, staff, traditional students and CCE students categories.
• What is Guilford doing really well right now?
• What is it that Guilford needs to do better?
• What is it about Guilford that you hope will never change?
What is Guilford College doing really well right now?
Forty percent of faculty and 42%% of traditional students commented on academics. Appreciation was expressed for small classes and personal contact between faculty and students. “It is a very open, accepting atmosphere here,” said one respondent, which captured the sense of a number of comments about inclusion, integration and support among the entire community. The quality of the faculty was noted as well. “The current faculty is outstanding” and “I love my teachers and the small classes” as well as comments about specific departments helped make clear that what is valued most by our students and faculty is the strength of the commitment to education as a small liberal arts college.
Strategic planning and the college’s improved financial status resonated with the community. Fifty percent of staff and 35%% of faculty commented on administrative issues, and many responded positively to the planning process and commented on the administration’s commitment to keeping the community informed of issues. “Focusing on the future and having a plan” were specifically noted. Traditional students recognized community time as important. Comments were made about efforts to improve salaries and stabilize the budget.
Thirty percent of staff commented about college facilities, and many respondents noted and appreciated the improvement in various facilities. “The campus is starting to look great,” was mentioned, with respondents commenting that care and attention was being paid to an already attractive setting. “Creating community spaces to hang out” was specifically noted. The Greenleaf was cited by traditional students as a positive aspect of student life.
In each constituent group, Quaker values and the college’s Core values received comment. The community recognizes the Quaker spirit as being an important part of what makes Guilford a unique place. The college’s “focus on values,” community spirit and friendly people were noted as an important part of the Guilford landscape.
Comparison with 2005
In 2005, the community recognized small classes and personal connections to professors as an important part of the Guilford experience. The same thread resonated with respondents in 2006. Comments were made about the difficulty in keeping class size small and understanding the difficulty in doing so. In 2006 the survey indicated a stronger sense about that.
The community expressed an understanding that the college is going to continue to grow and expects the administration to address the tension on the resources in a more direct fashion, by either slowing the rate of growth or providing greater funding to address the growth.
In 2005, the community was beginning to see some positive movement in the college’s financial picture. Respondents continued to recognize that improvement in 2006. They expressed an understanding of the relationship of the renovations to finances and are markedly positive about both this year.
What is it that Guilford College needs to do better?
Thirty-five percent of faculty made comments about academics. There were positive responses and some specific, directed concerns stated by faculty and others. Responses seemed to be rooted in experience as well as perception. There were general comments about “unprepared” CCE students and the need to make CCE courses more rigorous. Comments about “bridging the gap between CCE students, the CCE office and everyone else on campus…” suggest that more work is needed to create the one-college concept called for in the strategic plan.
Eighty-two percent of staff and 50%% of faculty made comments about administrative issues. Concerns continue to focus on improving the campus workplace by recognizing employees, improving communication and increasing pay. Traditional students, in particular, expressed concern about the size of the college and noted the need to increase the number of faculty members to keep up with the growth of the student population. “Guilford is accepting more students than it can handle” and “we either need to hire more teachers or stop accepting so many students” were sentiments that were stated by multiple respondents.
The need for more parking was noted by CCE and traditional students, who also expressed concerns about updating residence halls to keep up with the growing student population. Those who commented on brick sidewalks indicated that they felt they were “unnecessary” and that the money spent on them could have been spent better elsewhere.
One traditional student respondent noted that “Guilford must implement gender blind rooming options for those who need them.” Some students commented on housing options and food in the cafeteria.
Comparison with 2005
Cries of “raise more funds” in 2005 were not heard in 2006. Results from both years included student concerns about how increasing the number of students was going to affect class size. Parking and cafeteria food were issues both years.
What is it about Guilford College that you hope will never change?
Sixty-three percent of CCE students and 40%% of traditional students commented on various aspects of academics that they hope will never change. Generally speaking, class size, the commitment of professors, the beautiful surroundings, Quaker values and the friendliness of the people were qualities respondents mentioned most often. A respondent commented, “I believe that the principles of the Quaker tradition and the strong orientation to social justice…” makes the college unique and special. Respondents commented repeatedly on the intangible sense of “community” as being exceedingly important.
Comparison with 2005
Community, faculty connections, small class size, and beauty of the campus are all still the same qualities that various campus constituents have come to expect. They appreciate campus improvements, but really enjoy the enduring natural beauty of the Guilford campus.