Guilfordians are invited to gather at the College on Saturday, Nov. 12, in remembrance of Bill Rogers, the College’s sixth President. There is no cost for participating. Persons interested in attending should RSVP at this link by Nov. 1.
Bill, who died July 15 at the age of 90, in several activities that day will be remembered by alumni, friends, faculty, and staff for his commitment to a Quaker-inspired liberal arts education at Guilford. During Bill’s 16 years as President, from 1980-96, Guilfordians experienced a depth and quality of leadership and guidance that continues to resonate in the lives of alumni and friends of the College.
The day will include sharing from some of Bill’s colleagues, President Kyle Farmbry, and William R. Rogers Friends Center Director Wess Daniels, beginning with a gathering and meeting for worship in Carnegie Room of Hege Academic Commons (library). Members of the Rogers family, including BIll’s spouse, Beverley Rogers, are expected to participate.
The schedule for Nov. 12:
1:30 to 2:45 p.m. — A Gathering of Friends: Remembering Bill Rogers
3 to 3:45 p.m. — Meeting For Worship
4 to 5 p.m. — Reception (Ragsdale House)
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Bonfire (Guilford Lake)
Attendees also will have an opportunity to share their visions for the College’s future, as the process continues for developing Envisioning Guilford 2027, the new strategic plan.