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Kristi Matthews: Challenging the Status Quo

Kristi is committed to making communities more inclusive. It’s what she did at Guilford, and it’s what she’s doing in Washington.

Kristi Matthews ’06 knew she wanted to attend Guilford College years before she graduated from Greensboro’s Dudley High School.

When her sister Sunny Matthews ’04, older by two years, toured colleges, Kristi joined her. And when they visited Guilford, Kristi knew it was the place for her.

They visited the community center in the basement of Founders Hall and talked to staff member Judy Harvey. “I really just loved the sense of community,” Kristi says. “It felt like family.”
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