HPU Senior Interns With WNBA's Atlanta Dream

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 24, 2009 – Whitney Tarver, a senior majoring in sport management at High Point University, has landed a summer internship with the Atlanta Dream – a WNBA team.
Tarver’s responsibilities include handling donation requests, and coordinating community appearances and post-game autograph sessions, among other things. She works in multiple departments in addition to community relations, such as media and public relations, because of the smaller size of the organization.
She has also had the chance to work closely with the Power of Girls mentoring program by planning “Power Lessons” and “Power Trips” designed to help girls preparing to enter high school learn valuable lessons in communication, self-esteem, appearance and more.
“I’m having a great time with my internship,” Tarver says. “It is preparing me for a career in the front office of a sports team.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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