The Purple Umbrella

Alumni Success Series – Johnathan Jones

Hey everyone, meet Johnathan Jones. He graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in entrepreneurship and a minor in Communication. Currently, Johnathan is the Director of Technology and Facility at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center in Nashville, TN! “Everyone starts to think about life past graduation at some point. For some, its well before they start there college […]

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Food Friday! “The Point”

We’re nearing the end of our Food Friday series. Kara has loved getting to sip, snack and show you why she loves all the dining options around HPU’s campus! Today she’s taking you on a sporty adventure to The Point!

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Alumni Success Series – Leanna Bigelow

Another Wednesday means another alumni success story! Get ready to meet Leanna! She was a strategic communication and marketing major when she was at High Point University. Leanna graduated in 2013 and is currently the Guest Experience Services Professional Intern at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Here’s her story:   “As a marketing major at HPU, […]

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Students and parents: Wow!

As the admissions application season continues to move full speed ahead, all I can say is “Wow!”   To the many students whose incredible applications I’ve been fortunate enough to read, wow! To the students I have been able to meet during your campus visits, wow! To the students who have already been admitted under […]

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We’ve got a surprise for you…

Wow guys…I promised you a surprise post last week and I hope the suspense hasn’t been killing you…aha just kidding! But seriously, last week was an incredibly busy week. I was away last weekend with our HPU Running Club, as I ran my first half marathon in the Charlotte Thunder Road Race. Surprisingly, I am […]

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It’s easy to love the South, y’all

Growing up in the north, I had a pretty harsh opinion of southern folk and had grouped them into two categories. There were folks who could’ve been characters from Gone with the Wind, dressed to the nines attending fabulous parties and drinking sweet tea on the front porch. And then there were those southern rebels, […]

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A month of philanthropy

October was a busy month on High Point University’s campus. Between Alumni Weekend, midterm exams and Fall Break, it is amazing that students have had the time to come together to help those who deserve it most. The Greek community on campus works tremendously hard to promote their philanthropies, and October was a month full […]

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HPU is everywhere!

Aloha future Panthers! I am finally back in the office after six weeks on the road.  I had a wonderful time meeting with many fantastic students and families, all of whom are hoping to join our amazing community here at High Point University.  A few quick things that I learned: I am not meant to […]

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Kara’s dentistry adventures

Hey guys! I hope you all had a nice Columbus Day weekend. The students here at High Point are lucky to get an entire week off. Some of my friends stayed here to work market, some went to visit friends, others went home – which is what I did. Leaving on Friday night after my […]

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Steph can’t wait for Family Weekend!

Well everyone, this is the first of many last traditions for me here at High Point University: Fall Family Weekend. It has always been a tradition that my dad comes to Fall Family Weekend and my mom visits for Spring Family Weekend, so this will be the last time my dad comes to campus until […]

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How Briayna keeps busy

I told you in my bio that I was very involved here on campus, now let me tell you just how involved! Campus Concierge, Peer Mentor, Civitan Club, The Bonner Leader Program… these are just some of the things I’m involved in, and only a brief look at some of the 50+ campus clubs, organizations […]

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Kara’s favorite faces on campus

Hi everyone! It is hard to believe that it has only been four weeks since I have been at school…with all of my busyness, I feel like I did not even leave High Point for summer vacation, although I am not complaining! I am so happy I was able to get to school early and […]

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Welcome to High Point!

September 9, 2013 To the parents of the Class of 2017, congratulations! You raised your student to be a scholar, a leader, an explorer and a friend. Your sons and daughters were valedictorians, class presidents, star athletes and Eagle Scouts. We are absolutely honored that together, you and your student chose to call High Point […]

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Meet the new bloggers: Donte Hobbs

My name is Donte Hobbs and I am a freshman living in Belk. I was born in Baltimore, MD but moved to Washington, D.C. I’m 18 years old. I’ve played many different sports, including basketball, lacrosse, soccer, track and field, competitive sailing and tennis. I knew that I was going to be a High Point […]

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Meet the new bloggers: Kara Benkovich

Hi! I’m Kara, the sophomore class blogger for this year! I’m majoring in biology, with a minor in French. I am hopefully one day going to be a dentist. My favorite food is sushi. I am from Buffalo, New York and am a huge Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan. In addition to my new position […]

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