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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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Alice Moore, Say Yes Volunteer

Alice Moore, Say Yes Volunteer

High Point will always hold a place in Alice Moore’s heart. The Say Yes Guilford Board Chair made her career working for the city, and she’s making her retirement about helping its children. “I saw the struggles that many of the children in High Point have, struggles...

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