Friends Center Seeks to create a vibrant, generative, welcoming campus climate as it pertains to religious and spiritual life at Guilford College. Rooted in the Quaker tradition, Friends Center staff oversee multifaith collaboration, spiritual renewal, and Quaker studies.
C. Wess Daniels (Director)
Wess serves in the role that most would see as the “campus chaplain,” he reports to President Jane Fernandes and is a part of her Cabinet. He is very interested in both building a strong and authentic Quaker ethos at Guilford, while also growing and strengthen the religions and spiritual life of the campus as a whole through interfaith collaboration.
Wess is directly responsible for:
1. Cultivating a Quaker ethos on campus and helping nurture it in the wider community (off campus).
2. Offering spiritual/pastoral care to anyone on campus seeking it.
3. Working with and supervising Friends Center staff in their work leading the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program, on and off-campus Quaker Programming, and the Interfaith collaboration.
4. Maintain the strength of Friends Center through effective communication and fundraising
Friends Center @ Eva Campbell House – 202
Birthday: 10/27 Scorpio
Favorite Album: Subterranean Homesick Blues
Favorite Mode of Transportation: Triumph Bonneville (Motorcycle)
Favorite Beverage: Coffee
Favorite App: Evernote
Aleks Babić ’07 (QLSP Director)
Aleks is an intersectional pedagogue with a Ph.D. in Public Health Education. Aleks came to the Society of Friends through a lifelong commitment to interdependent community practices reflected in the Quaker testimonies. As QLSP Director Aleks brings their experience in experiential, justice-driven curriculum development, and community health. They aim to support the deepening of community engagement/relationships in Greensboro and beyond as part of spiritual practice, leadership, and collective liberation.
Friends Center @ Eva Campbell House – 203
Birthday: 3/21 Aries/Pisces cusp
Favorite Mode of Transportation: Custom-built road bicycle made by Aleks’ Dad (affectionally named “Beast”)
Favorite Craft (In Order of Practice): Knitting, Sewing, Spinning, Embroidery, Printmaking, Drawing, Making Traveler’s Notebooks
Favorite Podcasts: (in order of listening likelihood): Reveal, Code Switch, 2 Dope Queens, How Sound, Scene on Radio, Vey Pink Knits, By the Book, GutsXGritXGrind