June 29, 2009
Clara Behar, daughter of former professor RUDY BEHAR, died June 26 at Beacon Place in Greensboro. A memorial service was held June 30 at New Garden Friends Meeting.
A breast cancer survivor for almost 10 years, she resided in Baltimore, Md., where she actively participated with Hopewell Cancer Support, and, for as long as she could, pursued a career in sales of corporate exhibit displays.
She is survived by her mother, Judith Behar of Greensboro; her father, Rudy Behar of Columbia, Md.; her grandmother, Celia Wenig; her aunt and uncle, Kim and Marty Goldstein of Greensboro; her cousins, Jessica and Jacob, their spouses, and many beloved and loving friends.
The family thank Dr. Yvonne Ottaviano and Dr. Richard Hudes, Clara’s oncologist and radiation oncologist in Maryland, Dr. Faust of Towson, Md., Dr. Gus Magrinat in Greensboro, and the nurses, nurse-techs, and social workers of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro for their care and appreciation of Clara and their kindness to her family.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Hopewell Cancer Support, P.O. Box 755, Brooklandville, MD 21022; The American Cancer Society, High Point Unit, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407; Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405, or the breast cancer research organization of your choice.
June 25, 2009
About 75 representatives of Quaker-associated colleges and practicing Quakers working in education attended the annual Friends Association of Higher Education conference, which Guilford hosted June 18-21.
The conference theme, “Education for the Abundant Life,” featured a variety of workshops, plenary discussions and presentations, as well as opportunities for worship. Featured speakers included Stanley Hauerwas, professor of theological ethics at the Divinity School at Duke University; George Fox University seminary professor Carole Spencer; and MAX CARTER, director of Friends Center at Guilford and coordinator of campus ministry.
Carter spoke about two historical area Quakers, Allen Jay and Mary Mendenhall Hobbs (for whom Guilford’s Hobbs Hall is named). Jay and Hobbs are what Carter called “Quaker bodhisattvas,” referring to the Buddhist concept of an enlightened person who chooses to lead others to enlightenment rather than enter Nirvana.
“Can we learn from these Friends and educators to find ways, ourselves, to live more fully in Quaker educational community? To be, in our own ways, Quaker bodhisattvas? What would that community look like? What service might take us out of our ‘comfort zones’? Perhaps Allen Jay and Mary Mendenhall Hobbs can offer hints at what Spirit might lead us into today. The results, I believe, would lead not only to a more abundant life in the Quaker community and in our educational work, but in our own lives,” Carter said. (Read the full text of Carter’s remarks here.)
Gifts Discernment Coordinator FRANK MASSEY and MARK JUSTAD, director of the Center for Principled Problem Solving, led a session on two of Guilford’s unique leadership development programs. While the CPPS initiatives are targeted at the general student body, they are “consistent with Guilford’s heritage” and values, Justad said.
Students in the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program, a four-year commitment of academic courses, service learning and leadership training, often provide direction in mediating conflict on campus, Massey said. The program, established in the early 1990s, prepares Quaker students for taking active roles in their meetings and in Quaker organizations.
A number of Guilford faculty and staff attended and led conference sessions. Assistant Professor of Physics DON SMITH, one of Guilford’s Quaker faculty members, led a session on motivating students to complete reading assignments. President KENT CHABOTAR led a panel discussion and held a forum on how the economy is affecting Quaker-associated colleges and universities.
“I go [to the FAHE conferences] as often as I can,” said KATE HOOD ’76, the assistant to Guilford’s vice president of advancement, who led a session called “Information Technology and the Abundant Life at a Quaker College.” Hood is a Quaker herself. Two of her brothers also graduated from Guilford (including JIM HOOD ’79, a professor of English); another brother and her daughter went to Earlham College.
Even though Hood does not teach, “I still consider myself part of the educational community,” she says. “This conference enables me to put my faith and my concern for education together. And I just love the people who attend (the conference). They’re so grounded and so mindful of what they teach and how.”
Guilford previously hosted the FAHE conference in 2001. William Penn University in Iowa will host next year’s conference.
June 24, 2009
A $500,000 grant from BB&T will support programs exploring the ethics of capitalism, including a new interdisciplinary course, a faculty-led discussion series on selected books, scholarships and a speaker series.
Beginning in the fall semester of 2010, Guilford will offer a course entitled “The Moral Foundations of Capitalism,” which will focus on the theoretical, practical and ethical approaches to a free market economy. Faculty-led discussions on selected books and authors will be presented annually for upper level students.
“Guilford’s values-based curriculum has always emphasized that life and work don’t exist in a vacuum,” said President KENT CHABOTAR, who will periodically instruct the new course. “The generous support of BB&T will allow us even greater opportunities to teach our students not just the technology of business, but also its underlying moral principles.”
In the course, students will read and discuss the ideas presented by Ayn Rand, chiefly her classic philosophical novel Atlas Shrugged, and also John Maynard Keynes, Milton Friedman, Paul Krugman and others. In keeping with Guilford’s heritage, Quaker teachings and testimonies on the principles of money and capitalism will also be discussed.
The capstone course will be open to seniors in all academic majors, and will be taught by faculty from the business management, economics and political science departments.
“Unfortunately, we find that many business graduates enter the workplace without a firm grasp of the moral principles underlying the free markets,” said BB&T Chairman John Allison. “These programs will emphasize our shared interest with Guilford College in giving students a hands-on perspective on capitalism and free markets, a better understanding of our economy and an enhanced ability to make meaningful contributions to the world.”
In addition to funding the course, the BB&T grant will support as many as three students each year in the existing Principled Problem Solving Scholars program with a focus on ethical approaches to capitalism within the community. A combination of courses and engaged learning opportunities will offer each student a scholarship, support for an internship and individualized skill development.
“The business management department is excited to have this partnership with BB&T and the opportunity to expand our students’ exposure to both the theoretical and practical applications of the ethical and moral foundations of a capitalist society,” said DEENA BURRIS, assistant professor and chair of business management.
The grant will also fund a series of speaker events during the 2010-2011 academic year on the intersection of capitalism and environmentally sustainable development. Speakers will be drawn from the corporate world, higher education and other industries.
June 22, 2009
ANNE GLENN, professor of chemistry, has been elected to the board of directors through 2011 of the Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (SAAHP) and as vice-president through 2012 of the Health Professions Advisors of North Carolina (HPANC). Through annual meetings, mailing lists, and other contacts, SAAHP and HPANC provide for the sharing of information among health professions advisors, professional groups, and medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, and other schools. SAAHP is one of four regional organizations that make up the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP).
Glenn has been involved in health professions advising at Guilford since 1996, has coordinated the Health Sciences major since its inception in 2001, and teaches Health Sciences Seminar each spring.
June 19, 2009
Congratulations to those receiving degrees.
GUILFORD COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT ROSTER
July 24, 2009
1 RASHA SAMIR ALI, B.S., Business Management
2 ELODIE CAMILLE ALVARADO, A.B., Forensic Biology
2 JOY CRYSTAL ANTHONY, A.B., Biology
1 LAUREN NICOLE BABER, B.S., Sports Medicine
1 ERIN MICHELLE BAKER, B.S., Exercise & Sport Studies
2 STEVEN DAVID BAUGHMAN, B.S., Business Management
2 CHERIE V. BENTON, B.S., Business Management
2 MYRA JEAN BERNARD-CADE, B.S., Business Management
2 NICOLE L. BIRNHAK, B.S., Accounting and Criminal Justice
1 PETER JOHN BOBAK, B.S., Sport Management
2 CIASIA N. BROWN, B.S., Business Management
2 ROBYN ANGELA BROWN, B.S., Business Management
2 SARAH MAE COMER, A.B., Forensic Biology
2 JASON ALAN CREWS, B.S., Business Management
1 BRAM CROWE-GETTY, A.B., Theatre Studies
2 MAYA LENA DELEON, A.B., Forensic Biology
1 TURI DELL’AMORE, B.S., Community & Justice Studies
2 SARAH E. DEMAREST, B.S., Community & Justice Studies
1 PETER DANIEL DENG-BUL, B.S., Business Management
2 PATRICIA ANN DENNIS, B.S., Business Management
2 TRACY LYNN DERTEEN, B.S., Accounting
2 TIMOTHY DION DUNCAN, A.B., Biology and Health Sciences
1 SARA LEAH EISENBERG, A.B., Art
1 JULIA ANNE FOUT, A.B., Psychology
1 HONORA AMBIKA GANDHI, A.B., Sociology/Anthropology
2 LYDIA WARING GIBSON, A.B., Biology
2 WILMA JEAN HAIRSTON, B.S., Business Management
2 LISA ANDERSON HALL, B.S., Business Management
2 ANDRIA D. HONORE, A.B., Political Science
1 JAROSLAW ALEXANDER HRECHKA, A.B., English
2 JASON RICHARD HUFFMAN, B.S., Business Management
2 HEATHER MICHELLE JOHNSON, A.B., Forensic Biology and Criminal Justice
2 LAVERNE YVONNE BRINKLEY JOHNSON, B.S., Business Management
2 SUSAN KASEK, B.S., Criminal Justice
2 LISA MARIE KELLEHER, B.S., Community & Justice Studies
2 DANA GAINES KILGOE, A.B., English
2 SHARON ANGELIKA KNIGHT, B.S., Business Management
2 BRENTON T. LEEKLEY, A.B., History
2 ADAIR TREMAINE LONG, B.S., Business Management
2 NATHAN JAY LYONS, A.B., Geology
1 JONATHAN D. MANGIN, A.B., Economics and Business Management
2 MARLENE DEMETRIS MATTHEWS, B.S., Business Management
1 SCOTT TAREK MEGUID, B.S., Accounting
2 GAIL FAIR MELVIN, A.B., Psychology
2 SEAN ANTHONY MILLER, A.B., Psychology
2 JACK ALLEN MONROE, B.S., Computing/Informatn Technology
2 ERICA LEE MOORE, A.B., Forensic Biology and Psychology
2 SHEENA MONEICE MORNING, A.B., English
1 CHRISTOPHER PIERCE MUDD, A.B., History
2 INDISHA LESLIE MUSSINGTON, A.B., Forensic Biology
1 BYRON CHARLES MYERS, A.B., Art
1 COREY HOLMES NELSON, A.B., English
1 ANDREW BENJAMIN PARKER, B.S., Mathematics
1 CURTIS ALEXANDER PARKER, A.B., Spanish
1 SONYA BRIDGET PETROFF, A.B., Religious Studies
1 EEREMENE BAADOM PIARO, A.B., Psychology
2 VELMA PICONE, A.B., Psychology
1 JAMES MORRIS PRATT, A.B., Art
1 MELANIE PRINGLE, A.B., Music and Spanish
2 ANTOINE JERMAINE PRYOR, B.S., Computer Information Systems
2 GINA MARQUISSA ROGERS, B.S., Business Management and Psychology
2 BRANDON LEE SEXTON, B.S., Business Management
2 KAREN ROBINSON SHAW, B.S., Business Management
2 MICHELLE HAYMON SHORT, B.S., Community & Justice Studies
1 KATRINA ELENA SILADI, A.B., Peace & Conflict Studies
2 JAMES RILEN SLADE, B.S., Community & Justice Studies
2 CHANDRA FELICIA SMALLWOOD, B.S., Business Management
1 GABRIELA CORINNA SPANG, A.B., Political Science
1 ERIC THOMAS STEGINSKY, A.B., Art
1 LEAH ALEXIS STETTNER, B.S., Business Management
2 LAUREN MICHELLE TALLEY, A.B., Forensic Biology
2 KATHARINE MONTANA TOLLAS, A.B., Religious Studies
1 JONATHON BLAKE UNDERWOOD, B.S., Exercise & Sport Studies
2 TIMMY DARREN VAUGHAN, A.B., History
1 ERIC NATHANIEL WARDEN, A.B., History and Psychology
2 SHAWNEE LYNN WEAVER, B.S., Biology
2 LISA TAIWAN WHARTON, A.B., Forensic Biology
2 BETSY ALEXANDER WHITE, A.B., Forensic Biology
2 EDWARD WAYNE WILLIFORD, B.S., Criminal Justice
2 AMBER MICHELLE WOODS, B.S., Criminal Justice
2 SCOTTY LEMONT WOODS, B.S., Community & Justice Studies
2 CHRISTIE D. WRIGHT, B.S., Business Management
1- Traditional Student
2- Continuing Education Student