Greetings from the Guild President
2018-2020 Guild President Cheryl Kaminski
Dearest Ladies of The Guild,
It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your President for a second year. I am sincerely humbled by the personal support, encouragement, and prayers from so many that continue to bless me immeasurably.
November 1st marks the 45th anniversary of The Guild, as it is now known. Conceived in 1974 as the “President’s Advisors” under the leadership of HBU President W. H. Hinton, it was renamed “The Guild” in 1994. The organization began with a small gathering of Godly women from many denominations with strong conviction and firm faith in the eternal value of Christian higher education.
Their legacy continues to this day with a current membership of over 200 whose mission is now more important than ever at this time in history as HBU celebrated a distinctive milestone with the first graduating class of doctoral students this past May and welcomed a record-breaking incoming freshman class this fall.
Reflecting on the contributions of The Guild, the graduate Scholarship Program was established in 1994 to raise funds for the specific purpose of providing financial support to students pursuing advanced degrees. Since then, more than $1.9 million has been raised, 291 annual awards have been granted, 55 endowed scholarships were provided and 165 students have completed degrees through this program.
In December 2009 the Guild Institute in Christian Family Studies was founded in response to “The Ten Pillars” which represents the vision of the University as outlined by Dr. Robert Sloan. Its mission was to strengthen the Christian family by presenting a Biblical worldview supporting traditional values. Ten years later the need for such an outreach could not be greater in contrast to the widespread secular views espoused in our current culture.
I am truly grateful to all of you for the commitment of your time and talents in service to the Lord through The Guild. My prayer is that we will carry forward with passion, determination and steadfastness the vision of those forerunners who paved the way for us in transforming lives for eternity through the support of Christian higher education.
May Almighty God continue to richly bless HBU, Dr. and Mrs. Sloan, and The Guild. Faithfully in His Service,
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3