Tidings from Friends: Special Issue – Welcome Back

Tidings from Friends

The Weekly Newsletter of Guilford College Friends Center

Welcome back and happy new year!

We at Friends Center are excited for the new year and all that it brings with us. For starters, we welcome Liz Nicholson (she/her) ’12 as the new Director of the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program. Liz comes to us by way of Earlham School of Religion, recently graduating with a Masters in Peace and Social Transformation, and before that she was a part of Quaker Voluntary Service for 7 years. If you’d like to offer Liz a warm welcome, you can email her here: nicholsonea@guilford.edu.

Next, we’re excited to welcome, Kyle Farmbry, Guilford’s 10th president. Kyle’s accomplishments have been shared elsewhere so we don’t need to repeat them here but Friends Center offers a warm welcome to Kyle in his first semester as a Guilfordian.

Finally, we welcome back all of our students after winter break. Currently, we are in lockdown and doing all classes and meetings remotely. The hope is that soon enough we will be back together in person.

Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, I am grateful for the staff, faculty, students and community that Guilford College provides all of us.

I also want to close with thanks to and for Jacob Perkins ’22, Friends Center Fellow and last-semester Senior who has been running this newsletter for almost two years. He’s done a fantastic job of making it what it is today. Thank you for your time and attention to this and many other things, Jacob!

Happy New Year,
C. Wess Daniels
William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College

About Friends Center:

Friends Center is a collaborative project between the Religious Society of Friends and Guilford College. Friends Center is responsible for nurturing Quaker life and renewal on campus, building and sustaining interfaith cooperation on campus, and building relationships with the global Quaker community. To read more about Friends Center, visit the homepage of our website.