HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 16, 2009 – High Point University celebrated the dedication of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication on Sept. 15 with pomp and circumstance, thanks to several special guests and events throughout the afternoon and evening. More than 1,500 people attended the events.
Events included a panel discussion, “Communication Trends: A future View.” The panel featured Marysol Castro, co-anchor of Good Morning America in New York City; Rick Amme, CEO of Rick Amme and Associates; Bert Decker, founder and chairman of Decker Communication in San Francisco; and Denise Franklin, general manager and host of 88.5 WFDD (local NPR). Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president, served as moderator.
The dedication ceremony for the new school, held just outside of the School of Communication building, featured North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue. Special guest Cal Ripken Jr. gave the keynote address of the evening in the Millis Athletic/Convocation Center.
The Nido R. Qubein School of Communication building is a state-of-the-art facility featuring two television studios, an audio recording studio, a theatre, editing rooms, computer labs, interactive gaming labs, a polling center and more. The 60,000-square-foot building also houses major programs in Electronic Media, Games and Interactive Communication, Journalism, Media and Popular Culture Studies, and Strategic Communication.
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 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 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.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 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 . Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336firstname.lastname@example.org