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52 Weeks of #HighPointHappy: Best of [HPU] Summer 2014

09.1.2014
      As we celebrate Labor Day today, the time has come for us to start saying our goodbyes to Summer 2014. This being said, it’s fitting that we celebrate the third week of our 52 weeks of #HighPointHappy by commemorating Summer 2014.    Our Summer-2014-In-Review brings you the top 10 stories and images […]
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Take a look at HPU!

06.18.2014
We are thrilled you are interested in High Point University! There has never been a more exciting time for our university and we are so excited to show you why it might just be the perfect fit for you! With 4,000 undergraduate students, High Point is a small school with big school facilities. our 16 […]
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Alumni Success Series – James Jadote

04.16.2014
This alum was a really close friend of mine! We worked together in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and shared many tour times together. I was so sad when he told us that he was graduating early, but am so happy for all the success that James has had! “I recently graduated in December of […]
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Andy Answers Admitted Student FAQs

04.9.2014
Hello, future Panthers! What an exciting time this is for you and your family—you’re in the final weeks of your high school careers! Congratulations on making it this far and on your stellar academic and extracurricular performance. As a father, I know that this time in your lives can also present some anxiety. That’s why […]
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Alumni Success Series – Johnathan Jones

04.2.2014
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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Alumni Success Series – Elyse Crenshaw

03.19.2014
Hi friends! You asked for a Success Series post about a biology student, so I hope you enjoy! I have so much respect for our biology students. They attend so many different classes and labs during their four years here at High Point University. Meet Elyse Crenshaw, a 2013 graduate! “I have always had a […]
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Alumni Success Series – Kellie Canosa

03.12.2014
Meet my friend Kellie! She is so talented and I am so lucky to be able to call her a close friend! Kellie Canosa majored in Strategic Communications with her primary focus being in advertising, marketing and graphic design. Kellie not only graduated in December 2013, but also got a job the same day. She owes […]
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Alumni Success Series – Leanna Bigelow

02.26.2014
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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Food Friday! “1924 Prime Steakhouse”

02.21.2014
In last week’s Food Friday post, blogger Kara brought you to the Silver Line Diner. Well, this week we’re going to the other end of the dining option spectrum: 1924 Prime Steakhouse. While this upscale restaurant is incredibly delicious, it’s not just on campus to give you access to red meat. Rather, Prime is just […]
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One day she’ll be your “Floss Boss”

02.20.2014
Teeth! You mostly think of your own, how they form a smile, how white they are and probably the dentist and your major fear of him or her, as most people tend to tell me. But…did you forget what they’re mostly there for? Think about it…that’s right – for food! Well, for grinding and breaking […]
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Alumni Success Series – Seth Gold

02.19.2014
Hi everyone! It’s Wednesday again and that means it’s another opportunity for me to introduce you to an extraordinary HPU alum! Meet Seth Gold, a 2012 graduate. Here’s his story! “I graduated in 2012 with a double major in marketing and entrepreneurship. Since graduation I have held many hats…While still in High Point, I was […]
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Alumni Success Series – Alicia Berry

02.12.2014
Hi everyone! One of the best parts about being a High Point University student is getting to meet amazing people who graduate and do extraordinary things. I am in such awe of some of the accomplishments that my friends have had with their careers, internships and graduate school acceptances. I’d like to introduce you to […]
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Social Media – In The Classroom!

01.27.2014
I am having an amazing start to my last semester of college. I truly love each of my classes and find myself enjoying doing the assignments for each one! One of the classes I am taking this semester is on the topic of social media. I figured that this would be simple since I basically […]
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An extraordinary, inspiring, caring professor

12.16.2013
Professors, without a doubt, are some of the most influential people that young adults interact with on a daily basis. They are mentors, friends and authority figures all at the same time. The perfect balance of these traits is key to student success and cooperation in a classroom. For example, a student could go into […]
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As the semester winds down…

12.9.2013
I hope that you are all gearing up for a wonderful holiday season, because I know that we are all very excited here at High Point University.  The campus is decorated beautifully, and it feels like a Winter Wonderland here (minus the snow, of course, it is North Carolina after all!) This is also an […]
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Students and parents: Wow!

11.25.2013
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…

11.21.2013
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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HPU is everywhere!

11.6.2013
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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Bonner what?

10.30.2013
“Bonner What?” “Bonner Love!”   Above are the two things I heard the most this two weekends ago at one of the Bonner Foundation’s annual conferences, Bonner Congress. Two-four representatives from each of the 70+ Bonner Colleges come to the host school to develop a big idea project for their program, receive feedback and network […]
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Kara’s dentistry adventures

10.25.2013
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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Starbucks: before and during class

10.2.2013
I had such a good class experience yesterday that I just had to share with all of you! Despite the fact that I don’t drink coffee, I love Starbucks! I guess you could say there’s just something about the assortment of pastries and non-coffee drinks that makes me want to use almost all of my […]
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Happy senior year!

09.17.2013
9/17/2013 Aloha Future Panthers! I hope that you are having a wonderful start to your semester.  Where did the summer go?! For many of you, you have just started your last year of high school.  Over the next year, as you continue your college search process, you may feel overwhelmed and excited, nervous and thrilled, […]
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Welcome to High Point!

09.10.2013
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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Donté’s first few weeks

Hey Everyone, It’s Donté here. Now that I’ve been introduced on the blog, I’d like to talk to you about my first few weeks of school. First: move-in day. I was so excited to drive onto campus knowing that this was going to be my new home for the next four years. I actually shed […]
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Meet the new bloggers: Briayna Cuffie

08.29.2013
Hey! My name is Briayna Cuffie, and I am a junior here at HPU. I am an International Relations and Sociology double major, and Anthropology minor. I am from Annapolis, Maryland! I speak Spanish and am functional in Arabic. My goal once I came to HPU was to involved everywhere on campus, and I’ve somewhat […]
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Meet the new bloggers: Stephanie Schwartz

08.28.2013
Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie Schwartz and I am a senior from sunny Boynton Beach, Florida! I am studying Strategic Communication and Marketing, with hopes to go into corporate marketing upon graduation! In addition to being the senior blogger for the marketing team, I am a University Ambassador and the VP of PR and […]
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04.12.2013
Greetings future Panthers!   Today, I wanted to talk about something that might not sound all that exciting.  Unless, of course, you can understand the dialog from The Big Bang Theory without a translator.   This weekend, SERMON, the South Eastern Regional Meeting on Numbers, will be taking place at High Point University.  Mathematicians from […]
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