Curious about this years Orientation team? Have a look at our new and returning OL bios!
Name: Laura Adair
Year: rising sophmore
Hometown: San Luis Obispo
Major: Biology and Art
Interests: ceramics, ultimate Frisbee
Clubs, groups, and other stuff: QLSP biohazard ultimate Frisbee, track and field
Favorite movie: the princess bride
Why I chose Guilford: because of the community and QLSP
Major: Interdisciplinary, Sustainability in agriculture,
development, and the environment. Minor: Non-Profit Management
Interests: Hiking/Outdoors, travel
Clubs, groups, and other stuff*: outdoors club VP, Greenleaf,
community scholars, cupcakes for a cause,
Favorite movie: Princess bride
Why I chose Guilford: small liberal arts school.
Name: Gerardo Antonio Cruz Garza
Year: 2nd Year
Hometown: Durham NC
Major: French, Spanish, Premed
Interests: Tennis, running, biking, autism research, languages, college access
Clubs: Hispanos Unidos De Guilford, Project Community, Soy Un Lider
Favorite Movie: The Breakfast Club
Why I chose Guilford: I love the atmosphere! I felt comfortable living here for four years, but felt the academic challenge at the same time. It was a great balance of both worlds.
Name: Victoria Decrescenzo
Year: second year
Hometown: stamford ct
Major: criminal justice
Clubs, groups, and other stuff:
Favorite movie: freedom writers
Why I chose Guilford: small classes, values, campus was beautiful, environment.
Name: Jocelyn Gesner
Hometown: Newark, Delaware
Interests: …everything? Haha
Clubs, groups, and other stuff: PEP, lacrosse, swimming
Favorite movie: Alice in Wonderland
Why I chose Guilford: Long, cheesy story short, I walked onto campus and it just…clicked.
Name: Byron Hamilton
Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa
Major: Business Management and Biology
Interests: Sports, books, being outside, environmental sustainability (aka saving the planet)
Clubs, groups, and other stuff: Campus Activities Board, Rugby
Favorite movie: Invictus
Why I chose Guilford: To be more than a number and have my professors actually know who I am
Name: Seren Homer
Hometown: Blacksburg, VA
Major: Environmental Studies, Biology
Interests: Running, the Outdoors, Music
Clubs, groups, and other stuff: Guilford Farm, Sustainability Committee, College Democrats, Outdoors Club, Pride
Favorite movie: Bridesmaids
Why I chose Guilford: Warm, welcoming atmosphere, friendly community, beautiful campus
Name: Ajiah Jones
Hometown: New York
Major: Sociology & Anthropology
Interests: Music, dance, eating, reading, geography, cultures
Clubs, groups, and other stuff: Blacks Unifying Society, Expressions in Dance
Favorite movie: Up, John Q
Why I chose Guilford: Southern hospitality
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Interests: Dance, Creative Writing,
Clubs, groups, and other stuff: Guilford Writing Group, Expressions in Dance Club, co-managing editor of the Greanleaf Review
Favorite movie:The Wedding Singer
Why I chose Guilford: .At first I didn’t really want to go to Guilford it was just a back up, but by the end of my first semester I had fallen in love with the students and faculty and knew that this was the only school for me.
Name: Kelsey McClellan
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Major: Peace & Conflict Studies
Interests: Traveling, Crafting, Experiencing new cultures
Clubs, groups, and other stuff: Conflict Resolution Resource Center (CRRC), Hispanos Unidos de Guilford (HUG)
Favorite movie: White Chicks and 21 Jump Street
Why I chose Guilford: I felt at home immediately. The people were friendly, compassionate, and genuine. Plus, the campus is beautiful!
Name: Rosario Mijangos-Lucero
Hometown: Grew up in Greensboro NC born in Oaxaca Mexico
Major: Business Administration and Accounting
Interests: Volunteering, shopping, dancing, nature watching
Clubs: Soy un Lider Conference, Hispanics United @ Guilford, CAB, Quaker Business Institute
Favorite Movie: Instructions Not Included
Why I chose Guilford: I came to jump into Guilford and the schools overall personality appealed to me. I loved the criteria for the Business Dept. and my family loved this school.
Name: Emma Moreno
Year: 2nd year
Hometown: Glenside PA
Major: Theater Studies
Interests: theater, music, the New York football Giants, photography, flowers, farming, summer camp, hiking, adventures
Clubs, groups, and other stuff: QLSP, photography club
Favorite movie: the breakfast club
Why I chose Guilford: I love the community Guilford creates, the way people pass each other and smile and say hello. The final decision was walking across campus and seeing Max Carter on his bike, students relaxing in the sun, and dogs all gathered to de stress the student body during finals, Guilford is my happy space.
Name: Devon Murphy- Anderson
Hometown: Brunswick, ME
Major: International Relations, Economics
Interests: Politics, Country Music, Beachin’, watching Documentaries, eating food and being outside!
Clubs, groups, and other stuff: College Democrats, Pride, Outdoors Club, Ultimate Frisbee, SAASA
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump
Why I chose Guilford: the people, the atmosphere and the location
Name: Colin Nollet
Nickname: I don’t have any
Year: Sophomore (Class of ’17)
Hometown: Epping NH
Interests: German, Drawing, Running, Mac and Cheese, and collecting bookmarks
Clubs, groups, and other stuff: PRIDE and SAASA (Sexual Assault Awareness Support and Advocacy)
Favorite movie: Legally Blonde or Dead Poet’s Society
Why I chose Guilford: The community
Name : De’Shauna Ottley
Year : Senior Class of 2015 Whoop Whoop !!!
Hometown : Harlem, NYC
Major : Exercise Sports Science ; Psychology minor
Interests: Volunteering, Dancing, eating, Channing Tatum, and chilling with my Guilford peeps !
Clubs etc: Blacks Unifying Society, Africana CHANGE, Senegal Global Exchange Program 2014 Peer Educator
Favorite Movie: She’s the man or John Tucker Must Die.
Why I chose Guilford : Small friendly and welcoming environment.
Name: Pasangi Perera
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Interests: food, running, puppies, most music/ television shows
Clubs, groups and other stuff: cross country/ track &field, F.R.A.M.E, tri-beta,
Favorite Movie: Mystery Team
Why I chose Guilford: I appericiate the small class size, good academics and the overall atmosphere of the campus.
Name: Nora Prokosh
Nickname: (no nickname)
Year: Upcoming sophomore
Major: Peace and Conflict Studies
Interests: Tennis, volleyball, reading, being outdoors
Clubs, etc: Project Community (volunteer/comm. service organization), tennis team
Favorite Movie: The Little Mermaid
Why I chose Guilford: Close to home, small, could play tennis
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Interests: singing, parkour, tennis
Clubs, groups, and other stuff: Friend Sings My Mind, Pines.
Favorite movie: Little Miss Sunshine
Why I chose Guilford: I like the people here. It’s a place of openness, not one of judgement or competition.
Name: Veronica Zambrano Coffie
Year: Sophomore class of 2017
Hometown: Willemstad, Curaçao
Major: Psychology Minor: Visual Arts & Communication
Interests: Art, Music, Hiking, Rugby, Dancing, Cooking, Soccer, Traveling, Musicals.
Clubs & Organizations :Cupcakes For A Cause Project coordinator, Guilford Women Rugby, Outdoors Club.
Favorite movie: Moulin Rouge
Why I chose Guilford ? Because Guilford is so beautifully random and down to earth.