HPU Hires Duchess As Instructor Of History

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 22, 2009 ? Eric D. Duchess has been hired as instructor of history in the Department of History at High Point University.
In his new role, Duchess is responsible for teaching survey courses in both European and United States history.
“My favorite part of the day is the time I get to spend in class with my students,? Duchess says. ?The fact that our students are so engaged and focused makes it even more rewarding. I could not have asked to be part of a better university.”
Duchess holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Arts degree from Slippery Rock University, both in history. Currently, Duchess is working on completing his doctorate at West Virginia University.
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 www.highpoint.edu.
  Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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