What youâ€™ll find inside: Uniquely Supported: Jessica Quah finds her home far away from home
Uniquely Prepared: Exploratory Studies helps students find their way in major and career
Uniquely Involved: From gardening to gifting, Village 401 connects students to the community
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE UNIQUELY GREENSBORO? It means being you. It means being an important voice in a small, close-knit class. It means being taught from a liberal arts curriculum that’s centered around the way you learn, by faculty and staff who care as much about what you think as how you perform. It means being genuinely known, encouraged, and prepared—in the classroom, in your career, and long throughout your life. That’s what it means to be uniquely Greensboro.
active student organizations
students have graduated from Greensboro College
students make up the average class which means more personalized attention from faculty
men’s and women’s sports teams
Greensboro College Programs of Study Accounting Art
History History with Social Studies
- general sociology, human services and cultural studies
- Art with Teacher Licensure Athletic Training
Teacher Licensure History and Political Science
Spanish Education Special Education
Biology - Biology with Teacher Licensure Biology/Allied Health
History and Religion Liberal Studies Mathematics
- General - Adapted Theatre
- Medical Technology Combined Degree - Radiologic Technology
Mathematics Education Middle Grades Education 6-9 - Language Arts/Social Studies
- focus areas in acting, costume, stage design/technical, stage directing/management,
Combined Degree Birth through Kindergarten
- Mathematics/Science Music
and teacher licensure Urban Ecology
Education Business Administration Chemistry
- concentrations in vocal or instrumental performance, contemporary improvisation,
Enrichment Programs and Opportunities
Criminal Justice Elementary Education K-6
and digital music production Music Education
Exploratory Studies for undeclared students
English - English with Teacher Licensure English and Communication Studies Exercise and Sports Studies - concentrations in exercise science, sport administration and sport coaching
Political Science Psychology - concentrations in general psychology and human factors Religion - concentrations in biblical studies and ethics and philosophy Secondary Comprehensive
Ethics Across the Curriculum Honors Program - The George Center for Honors Studies Study Abroad Teacher Education Program Village 401 Writing Across the Curriculum
Science Education Sociology
A campus visit is one of the best ways you can determine if a college is right for you. We encourage all of our prospective students to attend an open house, campus tour or information session to help prepare them to make the best decision. Choose the type of visit that fits you. Customized Campus Tours and Information Sessions Sit in on a class or meet with a faculty member or coach. Explore our beautiful, historic campus. Eat in our newly renovated dining hall. Then, spend the rest of the day exploring exciting downtown Greensboro, just steps away from the campus.
Saturday Tours and Information Sessions Life can be hectic during the week窶田ome visit us on Saturday. Experience Greensboro College in a small group setting, learn more about the admissions process, and take a tour of campus with a current student.
Open Houses Experience the campus on a larger scale at an Open House. Learn about the admissions process and financial options. Meet people who can show you how to get involved once you are here, or learn about our great study abroad program.
To schedule a visit, email visitdays@ greensboro.edu or call 336-217-7211. Learn more at greensboro.edu/ admissions
Spotlight on Jessica Quah Why did Jessica Quah come all the way from Malaysia to Greensboro College? Credit Jon Brotherton and Dave Fox. Quah, a pianist and one of the college’s first two Barrett Scholars, was looking at colleges and universities in the U.S. and the U.K. with both music performance and music education programs because she couldn’t choose between them. She found Greensboro College and emailed people she found listed on the website. Brotherton, a professor of music, and Fox, an associate professor of music, responded and made her feel welcome. “Other colleges were nice, but they didn’t seem as keen to have me in,” Quah says. “The people at Greensboro College made me feel connected, and that’s important. And when you come from someplace far away like I did, that’s even more important.”
As a finalist for the Barrett Scholarship, she was interviewed over the Internet via Skype. She said a teacher in Malaysia asked her what she would do if she got here and found that Greensboro College wasn’t everything she wanted. “I said, well, then, I would get to spend four years figuring out what I didn’t want,” she says. So she’s here, and she’s all in. Besides classes and piano rehearsal, she has taken part in opera and choral performances, music tutoring, English tutoring and, when she can, service with the college’s Village 401 service program. She has a lot of demands on her time – and says yes to as many as she can because she sees each demand as an opportunity. At last fall’s Soup Bowl, she helped Village 401 collect canned goods for charity. During a recent trustees’ meeting, she played piano during lunch, slipping the hip-hop duo Outkast’s hit “Hey Ya” in between such standards as “Both Sides, Now” and “Over the Rainbow.”
She also looked at music programs at schools ranging in size from Heidelberg University in Ohio and Shepherd University in West Virginia to the University of South Florida.
One thing is clearer now for her: She intends to focus on music performance as a concentration and plans to seek a master’s degree in performance after she graduates. “I will do some education somewhere along the way, I know,” she says. “But I can’t teach (music) if I can’t do it.”
“Greensboro was more personal. They made me feel they were interested in me as a person.”
And what of her teacher’s warning? Has Greensboro College been everything she wanted? She smiles. “And more.”
Scholarships at Greensboro College Greensboro College offers significant scholarships to its students each year to support their education. The James S. Barrett Scholarship that Jessica received is the highest level of scholarship offered by Greensboro College and includes full tuition, fees, room and board. Applicants must exhibit exemplary academic achievement plus undergo an intense interview process conducted by Greensboro College. Each student accepted into Greensboro College is reviewed for merit and need scholarships– approximately 99% of our traditional undergraduate students receive financial aid. Scholarships are available in the following categories:
Need-based Scholarships are awarded based on each student’s need as computed from his or her FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Our FAFSA Code is 002930. Merit-based Merit-based scholarships are determined by a student’s SAT or ACT and accomplishments. This category also awards Honors Program scholarships including James S. Barrett, Presidential and Honors scholarships. United Methodist Recognizing our heritage as a Methodist-affiliated college, we offer up to $2,000 scholarships to Methodist students.
Leadership Students who have achieved honors in leadership and service could be eligible to receive an additional $1,000 scholarship. Examples include the Eagle Scout and Gold Awards in scouting. Fine Arts Students with outstanding talents in theatre, music or art may be considered for additional fine arts scholarships from $500 to $7,500. Auditions and portfolio evaluations are required.
Performance Activity Grants
Students could be eligible for activity grants recognizing performance in the Greensboro College Concert Bands.
Learn more at greensboro.edu/admissions www.greensboro.edu
A Major Exploration: Exploratory Studies helps students find their way
Choosing a career is an important decision in every student’s life. And making sure a student chooses the right major is even more important. When students change majors, they often take longer than they otherwise would to complete their degrees. More time in college often means a greater financial investment; one that many parents don’t expect or budget for. “About 5% of incoming college students think they might change their major in college,” said Brandi Phillips, associate director of exploratory studies at Greensboro College. “In actuality, about 65% of undergraduate students will change their major at least once during their college career.” The Exploratory Studies program is partially funded by a two-year, $100,000 grant from the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation. The program targets undeclared, first- and secondyear undergraduate students to help them determine the right major, get involved in campus activities and explore career options.
“Our fundamental goal is to create a very high-quality learning and personal development experience for students who are not sure about their academic or career paths,” said Phillips. “At the core, we want to help these students find their way in terms of major, campus involvements, service commitments and career pathways.” Phillips joined the program in July 2011 as associate director of the program. Phillips delivers the fundamental elements of the program including course instruction, advising, counseling opportunities and campus involvement. She leads students through the quest for determining a major with exercises in self-awareness, discussion, assessments and guidance into what Greensboro College offers. She also guides students through a STRONG Interest Inventory assessment, which helps students discover their interests, preferences and personal styles so they can select classes, a major and a career they can be passionate about. “The STRONG assessment identifies both broad and specific occupational areas that students would find motivating and rewarding,” said Phillips. “It is a useful tool for exploration because it suggests various majors, campus activities, and internships that would be of interest to each student. With those suggestions, along with in-depth academic and personal advising, I’m able to guide students in choosing a major and pursuing campus involvements.” Students can voluntarily enroll in the Exploratory Studies program during their first year at Greensboro College. The program involves enrollment in a semesterlong Exploratory Studies course instructed by Phillips, social events, advising sessions, counseling opportunities, and more. “The greatest benefit that Exploratory Studies has provided for me is the encouragement to meet with my advisor one-on-one on a regular basis,” said student Hayley Lowe, Class of 2015. “Without this class, I honestly do not think I would have taken the time to go and talk about my interests and concerns. By meeting with my advisor, I have my questions answered and I get advice on my ideas and goals.”
Learn more at greensboro.edu
Exploratory Studies is one way that Greensboro College students are uniquely encouraged and prepared in the classroom, into their careers, and long throughout their lives. The Career Exploration & Development Center at Greensboro College is dedicated to providing students with the services, resources and tools they need to land a job after graduation including career shadowing, informational interviews, career counseling and assessment, resume and job search assistance and internship opportunities. Internships give students the edge in finding a job after graduation. We have great relationships with local businesses and organizations to help you land that valuable opportunity. Our students have successfully completed internships at:
prepared Community Access Therapy Services, Inc. Lawndale Veterinary Hospital Cone Health Systems Lincoln Financial Group Davidson County Community College Natural Science Center of Greensboro Family Services of the Piedmont NC State Bureau of Investigation Glenwood Family Ministries NC Superior Court Judges Chambers Greensboro Day School
Our State Magazine Greensboro Police Department Pace Communications Greensboro Sports Commission Proehlific Park Sports Complex and Fitness Canter Guilford Country District Attorney’s Office VF Jeanswear - Guilford County Emergency Services/911 Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Guilford County Schools YMCA Local Branches and YMCA Corp. Office
involved Greensboro College students can choose from several great ways to give back to their community, build connections, and continue to learn through service. Village 401 also offers these annual service opportunities:
Gate City Soup Bowl: Canned Food Drive Competition between GC and Guilford Neewollah: Campus Trick or Treating and Halloween Festival with the Boys and Girls Club National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: A series of events that raise awareness about hunger and homelessness, its causes, and solutions
MLK Day of Service: Day of service featuring one-time service projects throughout the city, a peace march through the city, and two inspirational ceremonies to honor the legacy of Dr. King Alternative Spring Break: Service trip during spring break to serve a community in need Project Leap: An Easter celebration with the Boys and Girls Club
Angel Tree: Christmas gift program for Boys and Girls Club and holiday celebration
Connecting College and Community with Village 401 “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Greensboro College students, faculty, staff and friends give hundreds of hours of service to Greensboro. Some make blankets for children suffering from illness, others serve a meal to the hungry; all make a positive impact on the Greensboro, North Carolina, community. This is just one of the many events led by Village 401.
“Through Village 401, we are able to further those goals and increase our students’ investment in the Greensboro community that has long supported Greensboro College.”
Named for the last three digits of the college’s zip code, Village 401 is the community service organization for the college, connecting Greensboro College with its neighbors through meaningful outreach programs. Working closely with businesses, schools, agencies and organizations in the 27401 area, Village 401 provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to assist and learn from a large, urban community as it meets some of its challenges. And Village 401 enhances the students’ liberalarts education through service and community involvement.
“Village 401 has given me opportunities beyond community service,” says Matt Troy ’13, a student community service coordinator with Village 401. “I have had the privilege to present at a state conference and meet people who have connected me to many national community service organizations and leadership positions. I have made great friends, built character and, most importantly, had a lot of fun.”
“The college understands how important it is to teach students the value of service and dedication to one’s community,” says Ilona Owens, dean of students at Greensboro College. “That service teaches lessons that will benefit students as they look for work, begin to raise families, and leave their mark in the world.” Connecting College and Community Village 401’s contributions to the community are invaluable. From the Gate City Soup Bowl to the Angel Tree Gift Program, from Alternative Spring Break to the college’s brandnew Community Garden project, students can connect and contribute to Greensboro while learning about its strengths and needs. “We work to develop consciousness, integrity and compassion in our students,” says Owens.
Students can choose service commitments that suit their time and interests. Students can serve in a one-time service experience, take on a regular service opportunity, work with a group, act as a service leader, or even commit to several years of service. All they need to serve is a desire to uplift those around them.
Growing the Student Experience Village 401 is leading the development of Greensboro College’s new permaculture community garden. Nestled behind the Royce Reynolds Family Student Life Center, the community garden project has transformed underused land into garden beds that will produce food year-round to be donated to Greensboro Urban Ministry. “The garden is an incredible learning opportunity for students,” says Carolyn Chappell, a life-long gardener and one of the project organizers. “Students learn where food comes from, how plans are influenced by surrounding factors such as soil, rain, pests, bees and invasive weeds, how to work together for a common goal, and how to give back to those in need.” The permaculture garden will provide work, study and service opportunities for Greensboro College students, faculty and staff. The project was launched with gifts of $1,000 each from the Yardbirds Garden Club, whose membership includes several Greensboro College alumni, and the National Collegiate Honors Council, of which Greensboro College’s George Center for Honors Studies is a member. It also has received assistance from Charlie Headington, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro who leads permaculture workshops, has run garden programs at several Guilford County elementary schools, and directs the Edible Schoolyard garden at the Greensboro Children’s Museum. “When you are able to turn what has been unused space into something that produces and helps people eat healthier,” says Chappell, “it’s a very rewarding experience for everyone involved.”
Support for Success The PEAK (Personal Enrichment and Knowledge) What should I major in? What are my graduation requirements? How can I improve my GPA? The PEAK at Greensboro College helps students find answers to these questions and more. To help find the answers, PEAK provides students with academic advising, disability accommodations, tutoring services, guidance in time management, and study strategies. Career Exploration and Development You are uniquely you. Your vision for the future is all your own. We challenge you to think of your career beyond a means to financial gain, to explore your personal, educational, professional, and spiritual vision for your future. To develop your unique vision, we’ll help you identify interests, abilities, skills, gifts, values, strengths, weaknesses and life’s purpose. Career Services helps students and alumni: • address self-awareness as a lifelong process, and a career as a part of one’s life journey • investigate career and education while gaining hands-on experience through career shadowing, internships, and relevant work experience
• secure appropriate full-time employment or admission into graduate school and transition into life after college • learn lifelong networking, job search, and interpersonal skills to remain employable in the ever-changing workplace Exploratory Studies Choosing a major is a major decision. Exploratory Studies encourages first- and second-year students to identify their motivations, values, and interests to help choose a major that best serves their vision for the future. Through course instruction, advising, counseling opportunities, and campus involvement, students learn self-awareness, participate in discussion and assessments, and receive guidance in how to put it all together in a realistic way. Counseling and Health Services While exciting and enriching, college life can be tough. Counseling can help you problem-solve, expand your awareness, and enjoy personal growth to encourage your positive well-being. Our shortterm counseling services for personal, interpersonal, and vocational/career concerns are free of charge to all full-time and traditional students.
Two Steps to Financial Aid and Scholarships 1. File your FAFSA Visit fafsa.ed.gov for more info and to apply. FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) is your first step to gaining federal grants and loans for college. Beginning January 1, you may submit your FAFSA for the upcoming academic year; however, you’ll need information taken from your federal income tax form(s), so prepare your income taxes early enough to complete the FAFSA accurately. For maximum consideration, file your FAFSA by April 15 each year. Include Greensboro College as a FAFSA recipient. Our code is: 002930.
2. Explore Greensboro College Scholarships We’re proud to offer our incoming students significant scholarships annually. Each student accepted into Greensboro College is reviewed for merit and need scholarships. We offer Merit scholarships that range from $4,000 to full tuition, fees, room and board. Scholarships are also available for students in fine arts, leadership or performance programs, or with a United Methodist affiliation.
1. Visit fafsa.ed.gov 2. Visit greensboro.edu/admissions
Search for more scholarships. These resources will get you started: Information on State Administered Grants and Scholarships North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority www.ncseaa.edu US Department of Veterans Affairs
Scholarship Information for Women and Minorities
General Scholarship Searches and Information
American Association of University Women www.aauw.org
United Negro College Fund www.uncf.org
College Quest www.collegequest.com The College Board www.collegeboard.com
Program Information The Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry www.gbhem.org
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