Archive for June, 2010
June 30, 2010
President Bill Clinton’s talk in the Bryan Series has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. The original date was Thursday, Nov. 18.
The event will be in the Greensboro Coliseum arena, in a 4,200-seat configuration.
Guilford students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to pick up free tickets for the event Tuesday, Nov. 9. Details of the pickup, including the time and location, will be announced in the fall.
Tickets for the general public are available online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or at the Greensboro Coliseum Advance Box Office.
E-mail SUZANNE SULLIVAN at email@example.com or call 336-316-2852 with any ticket questions.
For other information, visit www.guilford.edu/bryanseries.
June 29, 2010
Recent gifts totaling $300,000 will fund equipment for the forensic biology program, a collaborative learning center in Hege Library and other initiatives to be determined by the College.
A $100,000 grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance will fund the purchase of equipmentthe forensic biology program, which is committed to working closely with local and state law enforcement agencies to train current and future officers and analysts.
The funds will help purchase, install and calibrate a Shimadzu QP-2010 gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, used to analyze and identify illegal drugs. This state of the art equipment for forensic drug identification will be used for the instruction of forensic biology majors and interested local law enforcement personnel seeking a specialty in drug analysis.
“The analysis and identification of illegal drugs continues to be a major responsibility of forensic laboratories, accounting for more than 70 percent of the tests run each year,” said FRANK KEEGAN, Binford Professor of Biology and director of the forensic biology major. “By providing hands-on instruction in the type of equipment used in professional forensic laboratories, we are better preparing our students to compete effectively for the new local jobs opening up in the field of forensics.”
The college received the grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grant Program, as part of an appropriation request from U.S. Rep. Brad Miller (N.C.-13th).
A $100,000 gift from Winston-Salem attorney A. LINCOLN SHERK III will fund the Nancy Triplett Dennis Sherk and A. Lincoln Sherk Collaborative Learning Center in Hege Library. The flexible instruction space will allow for hands-on interaction between instructors and students, and will be used for library instruction, group study and meeting space.
Sherk earned an English degree from Guilford in 1957 and a J.D. from Wake Forest University in 1962. He served two terms as District Court Judge for the 21st District and on the Forsyth County Jury Commission, earning the State Distinguished Citizenship Award in 1974-75 in recognition of his work with youthful offenders. His wife Nancy, also an attorney, died in 2004.
A $100,000 unrestricted gift from Dr. ROBERT B. JONES and Barbara M. Jones of Hillsborough, N.C., will be used to fund initiatives determined by college administrators. Robert Jones, a member of Guilford’s Board of Trustees, is retired from the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he had taught since 1978. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
June 29, 2010
TYLER SANBORN ’10 is playing for the Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA Summer League team July 9-16 in Las Vegas.
Sanborn, a 6-10, 260-pound center, joins other free agents, draft picks and young players on the Lakers’ entry into the 22-team league. Los Angeles opens play July 9 against Detroit.
Sanborn, who completed pre-NBA Draft tryouts with the Lakers as well as Memphis and Charlotte, captured three 2010 NCAA Division III player of the year awards after compiling 30 double-doubles and averaging 19.8 points, 14.1 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 33 games.
A two-time All-American, he helped Guilford to a 104-19 record, four NCAA Tournament appearances and two national semifinal berths in four seasons.
June 29, 2010
DAN BARANIK was named an assistant football coach and CALEB KIMBROUGH ’08, an assistant men’s basketball coach in late June.
Baranik, who will serve as head coach KEVIN KIESEL’S offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, brings 24 years of coaching experience to Guilford, including 11 years as a head coach. Most recently, he coached wide receivers and was the recruiting coordinator at the U.S. Military Academy.
Baranik has been a head coach 11 seasons, four at the U.S. Military Academy Prep School and seven at NCAA Division III Waynesburg (Pa.) College. In his last four seasons at Waynesburg, Baranik’s teams had four straight winning seasons shared the 1998 Presidents Athletic Conference title.
He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Shippensburg (Pa.) University graduate and has coached at his alma mater, at Lock Haven University, the University of Maryland, Olivet Nazarene University and Lehigh University.
Kimbrough, who coached one year at Washington and Lee University, replaces Matt Parke, who was named head coach at Averett University.
A Chapel Hill, N.C., native, Kimbrough had a four-year career with the Quakers in which he started 108 of 112 games at point guard and averaged 6.8 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. He ranks fourth in career assists with 358 and third in steals with 130. During his time Guilford won the 2008 ODAC title and made two NCAA playoff appearances. He was an All-ODAC tennis player and won various college awards, including the 2008 Nereus C. English ’26 Athletic Leadership Award.
After graduating, Kimbrough toured the world with the Washington Generals, best known as the opponent to the Harlem Globetrotters.
June 24, 2010
Congratulations to those receiving degrees.
Guilford College Commencement Roster
July 23, 2010
BENJAMIN CHARLES HEYS ALLEN, A.B., Sociology/Anthropology
TARA LATRICE BAKER, A.B., Forensic Biology
REID WILLIAM-HOWERTON BLOMQUIST, A.B., Art
AMANDA TUCKER BRADY, B.S., Accounting
ROBERT MATTHEW BRADY, B.S., Accounting
JONATHAN ALLEN BUCK, B.S., Computer Information Systems
SCOTT W. BURNETTE, B.S., Computer Information Systems
ANNAMARIE ELIZABETH CALASANTI-LAWS, A.B., Political Science
SHIRLEY MARIE CHEEK, A.B., Psychology
TERRENCE VINCENT CLEARY, A.B., History and Political Science
NATHANIEL LARSON COPPOCK, A.B., Biology
ALEAH JORDAN CORNETT, A.B., English and Religious Studies
CLARESE DAVIES, B.S., Community & Justice Studies
WILLIAM DANIEL DENNIS, B.S., Accounting and Business Management
MATTHEW JENNINGS DENNY, B.S., Criminal Justice
TONI ULANDA ELLIOTT, B.S., Accounting
DANIEL CHARLES ETTER, A.B., English
IAN JAMES FERGUSON, B.S., Computing/Informatn Technology
SHAWN C. FITZMAURICE, B.S., Geology
KARL HANS FLOITGRAF, A.B., Economics
LYNN JEANETTE FLORENCE, B.S., Business Management
ALAFIA KI FOWLKES, B.S., Business Management
CLAIRE RACHEL FOXMAN, B.S., Biology
KATHRYN ATKINS GAULT, B.S., Business Management and Forensic Biology
ANDREW SCOTT GIBSON, B.S., Sport Management
GARRETT L. GREENE, B.S., Business Management
GRACIE DELOISE HARRIS, B.S., Accounting
DOUGLAS K. HARRISON, A.B., Music
IRIS JONES HARVEY, B.S., Business Management
DAVID EDWARD HAYES, B.S., Sport Management
ERIN FRANCIS MARY HEAKIN, A.B., Women’s Studies and Community & Justice Studies
WENDAL CLAY HENSON, B.S., Exercise & Sport Studies
JENEEN VICKY HOPKINS, A.B., Education Studies(Elementary) and Psychology
LARRY ALLEN INGRAM, B.S., Computer Information Systems
RACHEL LOUISE IVORY, B.S., Accounting
MONICA C. JACKSON, B.S., Business Management
ISABEL SUSAN KELLIHER, A.B., Art
REBECCA A. KINLAW, A.B., Psychology
CHRISTINA RENEE LENNON, B.S., Business Management
CHESTER CIRILLO LEVINE, A.B., Sociology/Anthropology
ANGELA GRACE WINGATE LEWIS, B.S., Business Management
ASHLEY T. LOFTIS, B.S., Forensic Accounting
SHAWN KERRY MACZKA, B.S., Business Management
SIDNEY JOSEPH MARTIN, A.B., Philosophy
JEFFREY MILTON MCLAURIN, B.S., Accounting
ABEL MONTES DE OCA, A.B., Political Science
ISAEL SOTELO MORALES, B.S., Computer Information Systems and International Studies
KEVIN AFANDA MUHANJI, B.S., Physics
JOSHUA RYAN OSBOURNE, B.S., Business Management
TONYA ALECIA PRINCE, A.B., History
DAWN LOWDER PUGH, B.A.S., Justice & Policy Studies and Psychology
LISA KELLY RICH, B.S., Accounting
ROBERT ALLAN ROTHE, B.S., Accounting
DAPHNE WILBUR SAPP, A.B., Forensic Biology
TARA LEE SMALLEY, B.S., Criminal Justice
BRYAN GRANVILLE SMITH, B.S., Business Management
LATONIA DANETTE STEWART, B.S., Business Management
EMILY KATHERINE THOMAS, A.B., Psychology
JEAN-PAUL THOMAS VADEBONCOEUR, B.S., Computing/Informatn Technology
TAMITHA A. VAN PELT, B.S., Accounting
BRITTANY LAYNE VARNER, A.B., Religious Studies
JESSICA MICHELLE VOCKROTH, A.B., Psychology
JAIME WHITTINGTON WALKER, B.S., Business Management
TERESA DAWN WARD, B.S., Business Management
JESSICA LINDER WESTERVELT, A.B., Sociology/Anthropology
ALEXA JEAN WILLIAMS, B.S., Accounting
YURI COHEN WOODSTOCK, A.B., Political Science
TYLER JOSEPH ZIVIC, B.S., Business Management
June 24, 2010
Veteran instructor and coach DAVE MCCAIN has been named men’s and women’s tennis coach at Guilford.
McCain spent the past five years coaching tennis at Greensboro College and serves as director of tennis at the Precision Golf School and Tennis Academy in Greensboro.
McCain guided Greensboro’s women’s team to a 38 wins and the men’s team to 21 wins. He coached men’s tennis two years at Sangamon State (Ill.) College, where he was twice NAIA District 20 Coach of the Year.
Most of McCain’s 43 years of coaching experience is personal instruction of both juniors and adults on the national and international levels. His students have won 12 United States Tennis Association (USTA) gold balls, earned over $6 million in college tennis scholarships and captured USTA national junior indoor and clay court titles.
His daughter, Kelly, was the top-ranked NCAA Division I player and a two-time All-American at Duke and now works with her father at Precision. His son, Dan, played collegiately at Michigan and is women’s tennis coach at California State University-Bakersfield.
Before moving to Greensboro, McCain worked with top-flight players in Tampa, Fla., Wesley Chapel, Fla., and St. Petersburg, Fla.
June 23, 2010
In late May, the Board of Trustees mandated the accelerated improvement of Guilford’s main website. By January 2011, the objective is to have a more attractive and better organized site with purposeful and user-friendly content that is easy to navigate. Improvements will continue in 2011 and future academic years.
This is a major project in the Integrated Communications and Marketing Plan, which supports the goals of The Strategic Plan for Guilford College 2011-2016: Outcomes of a Guilford Education. The web project will be funded by increased revenue generated by the new strategic plan and an unrestricted gift to the College.
The purpose of the new website will be to strengthen Guilford’s ability to compete for students and financial support in an increasingly competitive environment. The initial goal is for the website to positively impact our admission yield — the number of accepted students who choose to enroll — in the fall of 2011.
In the longer term, ongoing improvements in the website will enhance Guilford’s efforts in traditional and adult student recruitment and fundraising for the current capital campaign that is scheduled to continue through 2012.
Colleges typically redesign their websites every 4-5 years to keep them current with technology and best practices. Guilford’s last redesign project was completed in 2006.
With both structural and content improvements in our website, we expect to:
1. Be more effective in expressing Guilford’s distinctiveness
2. Offer compelling information to prospective students and persons interested in supporting a great liberal arts college
3. Make it easy for all users to find and navigate the site
Planning for enhanced marketing initiatives including the web project has been underway for a few months within the Ad Hoc Marketing Group and the Offices of Communications and Marketing and IT&S.
Throughout the web redesign process, the community will be kept informed and offered opportunities for input. For example, a blog will be created so that regular updates can be shared and comments can be gathered. A web advisory group will follow the progress.
More information will follow in the Beacon this summer and at the start of the new academic year. Detailed conversations with department heads and other key stakeholders will take place very soon. We look forward to working together to making an improved website a reality early in 2011.
Associate Vice President for Communications & Marketing
June 23, 2010
A contingent of administrators, staff and students from Guilford travelled to Berea, Ky., June 2 to celebrate the Bonner Foundation’s 20th anniversary. The group was led by Vice President for Academic Affairs ADRIENNE ISRAEL and Bonner Center Director JAMES SHIELDS.
During the festivities Wayne Meisel announced his retirement as president of the foundation after 21 years. Shields was recognized with a Founder’s Award. He was nominated by President KENT CHABOTAR.
Bonner Scholar JULIET CARRINGTON was named to the National Bonner Congress Advisory Board and teamed with Shields to present a workshop on immigration reform. Also attending were Bonner Coordinator ELIZABETH BALOF-BIRD and Bonner Scholars JOSUE ABREU, MECAH BELLAMY-MILLER and GERINA AUGUSTE.
June 21, 2010
Grantseekers, faculty and development staff are urged to review the website regularly to review listings from the RFP (Request for Proposals) Bulletin. Postings are submitted by U.S. grantmaking organizations and are updated weekly. For more information: http://www.guilford.edu/about_guilford/giving_to_guilford/grants.html.
You may also contact KATE HOOD at 316-2178 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 18, 2010
The Eastern Music Festival’s 49th season will be presented June 26-July 31, with concerts featuring internationally acclaimed guest artists on Guilford’s campus.
More than 100 concerts and music-related events will take place in Dana Auditorium, Carnegie Room, Sternberger Auditorium and other venues in the city and nearby communities. Gerald Schwartz returns as the festival’s musical director.
As part of the festival, about 200 piano and orchestral musicians ages 14-22 will take part in EMF’s residential program, which takes place entirely on Guilford’s campus.
The festival opens with a concert by trumpeter Doc Severinsen on Saturday, June 26, at 8 p.m. in Dana Auditorium. Severinsen, best known as leader of the big band on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” joins classical guitarist Gil Gutierrez and violinist Pedro Cartas to present “El Ritmo de la Vida” (“The Rhythm of Life”), an evening of classical Spanish music with a jazz flair.
The Friends and Great Performers Series will open with a gala piano concert in Dana Auditorium on Wednesday, June 30, featuring pianists James Giles, Yoshikazu Nagai, Gideon Rubin and Tianwa Ying performing selected pieces by Chopin and Schumann. Other concerts in the series will take place at First Presbyterian Church and Temple Emmanuel before the series concludes with a final piano concert in Dana Auditorium on July 28.
The popular Saturday Festival Orchestra Series, with the Eastern Festival Orchestra, opens July 3 with a performance of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, op.107 by cellist Lynn Harrell. Later concerts will feature pianist Barry Douglas, violinist Tianwa Yang, pianist William Wolfram (with guest conductor Christopher Seaman) and violinist Gil Shaham.
Additionally, two free concerts will take place on the lawn as part of the Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park series: the Young Artists Orchestra Pops Concert on July 11, and EMFfringe presenting Amelia’s Mechanics on July 25.
For more information, visit www.easternmusicfestival.org.