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alumni & students
BY MAILE MUNRO
Homecoming, the week-long series of
campus-wide events, will bring Guilford
grads from all over the country back to the
community that once fostered their eager
minds in their undergraduate education.
This year, the Career Development
Center and the Alumni Relations Office
are collaborating to bring Quake Talks to
homecoming weekend. According to the
Guilford College website, "(it is) a new
series offering an innovative opportunity
for alumni to share stories, Imowledge,
experiences and post-college navigation
through short presentations on various
From corporate executives and authors
to political activists and film producers.
Quake Talks will bring together graduates
from countless academic disciplines and
"The folks who are speaking at Quake
Talks have been there, and they have
done that. They have been in the students'
shoes and now ... they're living their lives
outside of Guilford," said Megan Walters,
assistant director for internships in the
Career Development Center. "They have
been through interviews, they have had
to go to work, they have had to deal with
supervisors and they have taken their
Quaker values to work."
Departments across campus have held
similar alumni reunions, but this is the first
time that alumni will come together across
majors and professions.
"It's really a Celebration of the liberal
arts," said Karrie Jo Manson '82, senior
director of Alumni Relations.
"We all know that we have to continue
to get better about helping students make
the connection between liberal arts and the
next steps. That's a nuanced conversation,
and that is what this is really about."
This shared Guilford experience brings
alumni together in discussing the nonlinear
career path that a multifaceted liberal arts
Since alumni will be presenting
throughout the day on Friday and Saturday
in the Gilmer Room, students will be able
to come in and out as is convenient for
"All of us are going to be learning a lot,
but they're also going to be inspiring,"
said Miriam Biber '02, assistant director of
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"Have you ever had to call your parent and tell them
you had to cut them out of your movie?" asked Ron
Howard, an award-winning director and former child
star. "That happened (to me) twice."
Ron Howard played the role of Opie Taylor on "The
Andy Griffith Show," which was set in North Carolina.
On Oct. 23, he returned to have a conversation with
distinguished film critic, historian and author Leonard
Maltin for Guilford College's Bryan Series.
The event was held in Greensboro Coliseum from 7:30
p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Of the 3,000 people who attended the event, most
"I normally feel like I cannot really connect with the
speakers, but I was absolutely hooked as soon as (Howard)
started singing 'The Music Man,"' said junior Lee Sisson.
Many liked the event for Howard's authenticity.
"It didn't seemed forced, and it felt real," said Anne
Baumgartner, a Greensboro citizen. "He was here just to
talk about his career, and he wasn't here to sell anything
like many past Bryan Series speakers. I appreciated that."
Manager of Prospect Research Gertrude Beal shared a
See HOWARD | Page 3
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