ALUMNI FOR EDUCATION
Entrepreneurs, artists, inventors, athletes, scientists, tradespeople – they all started as kindergartners with dreams of growing up to be great. Find inspiration in their journeys.
Want to keep your children excited about learning over the summer? Guilford County Schools Alum Rodney Dawson suggests planning a visit to the Greensboro History Museum. The curator of education lives by the motto made famous by former President Barack Obama,“If you...
Greensboro resident Sterling Freeman is the epitome of an all-around artist. Beginning with an interest in visual arts like dancing, acting, and music Freeman’s passion to energize, enlighten, and empower others quickly lead to a career as a children’s author and...
March celebrates the achievements of women, and we are excited to introduce you to an inspiring woman whose favorite advice to any student with a bright future in mind is to “never give up.” Siobhan Riley says she is “a living witness of what can happen if you keep...
As Say Yes Guilford’s Alumni for Education podcast rolls ahead we are continuing in the wide world of sports. We are stepping back onto the basketball court, during the NBA All-Star week, with a man who is responsible for some of today’s NBA elite. This includes our...
Page High School alumnus David Furr may not have realized his hidden talent while a member of Guilford County Schools, but is here to inspire all future actors/actresses here in Guilford County today.
As Say Yes Guilford’s Alumni for Education podcast continues we are excited to move from meeting two former Guilford County Schools alumni that became pretty amazing athletes to an alum who helps athletes like this follow the rules of the sport. UNC Greensboro’s...
It is the month of November, which is a great time to show our thanks. One thing that we should all be grateful for is this wonderful planet and all that it has to offer and teach us. One such area of education that this world offers us are within those big blue beautiful oceans. This is why we are taking the time to introduce you to Guilford County alum and current Marine Biologist Charlie Plybon who can help us all learn to appreciate these large bodies of water that are all over the world.
Turner shares how an early education led him to a love for athletics, and how a college education is key to seeing both his and your dreams come true.
A new school year is upon us, and a lot of us are thinking about the start of high school and college athletics. If you ever dreamed of being part of the game, you’re going to want to meet Maili Williamson. UNC Greensboro’s competitive sports coordinator for...
K2 Productions is a family business imagined by and now run three Northwest Guilford alumni. These creative GCS grads make work look like a whole lot of fun.
Microbiologist Camille England is a talented young woman who spends her days studying microorganisms for Procter & Gamble. This North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University graduate found a passion for her scientific side while in college, but the path to scientific hero wasn’t always so clear.
BAM! We did it; we started a podcast. Say Yes Guilford’s popular Alumni for Education Blog is now streaming audio. Meet athletes, entrepreneurs, artists and other professionals with one thing in common, a passion for education. Check out our first edition featuring the one and only Bam Adebayo! Search “Say Yes Guilford” wherever you get your podcasts.
“My mother’s persistence about the importance of getting a good education as well as some teachers and counselors realizing how good I was at math led me to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University,” and that foundation still drives him today.
“I don’t know how I could become the successful athlete that I am today without going to college. This is actually why organizations like Say Yes are so important. Because not everyone has the option of an athletic scholarship, but everyone deserves to see their dreams come true and a good education is all part of this.”
Before becoming a trainer for some of the NBA’s basketball elite, Greensboro’s own Kevin Graves (better known as KG) also had his own famous basketball career, and instead of taking this all the way to the top decided to use his knowledge and talent to help other players chase their dreams.
“Although I loved being an athlete growing up, my whole goal in high school was to get a scholarship at a prestigious college so that I could get a good education outside of athletics.”
“While I loved playing basketball, I also kept something that my dad always said in the back of my head ‘sports is 60 percent mental and 40 percent talent,’ so I knew that I also wanted to get the best education possible.”
Bam Adebayo, the talented Center/Power Forward for the Miami recently competed in the NBA finals, but not so long ago was competing on courts in Guilford County. He credits his strong education for a big part of his success.