Guilford ABC alumnae have gone on to graduate from excellent four-year colleges, pursue careers that bring them satisfaction and independence and participate in the leadership of their communities. Today many Guilford ABC graduates serve as role models for young, aspiring minority students, illustrating the value of a fine education and dedication.
Some of the colleges and universities attended by our graduates include: Barnard, Boston University, Bryant, Bentley University, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Denison, Duke, Fairfield University, Fordham, Georgetown, Marist, Muhlenberg, NYU, Northwestern, Ohio State, Ohio Wesleyan, Paine, Quinnipiac, Rutgers, Smith, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Empire State, Syracuse University, Trinity College, University of Central Florida, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of Redlands, University of Virginia, Vassar, Wellesley, and Wesleyan.
Our most recent four Guilford ABC graduates (2014-2015) are attending Franklin & Marshall College, Wesleyan University, Syracuse University and Bentley University.
One of the first Guilford ABC graduates, Lori Harris Pleasure, is a shining example of successful ABC alumnae. Lori graduated from GHS with honors in 1978, and went on to receive a BA in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. She obtained her JD from Cleveland Marshall College of Law and is a longstanding member of the Ohio Bar. Lori began her legal career as a staff attorney with The Toledo Legal Aide Society and then became a prosecutor for Lucas County Child Support Enforcement. Since then, Lori has held various legal and non-legal positions and gained vast experience negotiating, preparing and reviewing contracts, arbitrating, conducting legal research and civil and criminal discovery. Lori is currently employed with Emory University Hospital in the Office of Risk and Insurance Services. She and her husband Morris Pleasure own WaterSign Media, a multi media company engaged in improving the future of the entertainment industry. She is a member of Guilford ABC Alumni Association and a former Board Member of iDream, a charity providing tutoring and mentoring to underprivileged children in the Atlanta area.
Today Guilford A Better Chance is working with a number of GABC alumnae to find and reconnect with all its alumnae. Helping with that effort are Kim Pompey Anglada, Cynthia Banks, Valarie Price Cornelious, Cheryl Harvey McPherson, Miranda Nance, and Tina Wiggins.