Alumni for Education

Sharing the stories of successful Guilford County School alumni who credit their education in their path to success. If you are a current GCS student who has a dream to rise to the top of your chosen path, remember that if you can dream it you can be it just like our featured alumni.

Alumni for Education: Rodney Dawson

Alumni for Education: Rodney Dawson

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...

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Alumni for Education: Sterling Freeman

Alumni for Education: Sterling Freeman

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...

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Alumni for Education: Siobhan Riley

Alumni for Education: Siobhan Riley

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...

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Alumni for Education: Charlie Plybon

Alumni for Education: Charlie Plybon

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.

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Alumni for Education: Maili Williamson

Alumni for Education: Maili Williamson

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...

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Alumni for Education: Camille England

Alumni for Education: Camille England

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.

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Alumni for Education Podcast: Bam Adebayo

Alumni for Education Podcast: Bam Adebayo

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.

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Alumni for Education: Willie Kea

Alumni for Education: Willie Kea

“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.

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Alumni for Education: Tre’ Turner

Alumni for Education: Tre’ Turner

“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.”

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Alumni for Education: Kevin Graves

Alumni for Education: Kevin Graves

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.

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