HPU Dean Of School Of Education Honored As Recipient Of 2009 Women Extraordinaire Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 11, 2009 ? Dr. Mariann Tillery, dean of the School of Education at High Point University, was recently honored as one of the recipients of the 2009 Women Extraordinaire Award, given by Business Leader Media. The eighth annual awards event was held on Dec. 8 at the Revolution Mill Event Center in Greensboro.

Tillery, who will appear alongside other honorees in the December issue of Business Leader Triad, was chosen out of a record number of nominations.

The award is given to honor accomplished women business leaders in the Triad community. Honorees must be women of outstanding accomplishment, a leader, innovator, problem-solver and an inspiration and mentor to others. Honorees were leaders from large and small businesses, professional and educational institutions.

Tillery’s family, along with Dr. Dennis Carroll, provost and vice president for academic affairs at HPU, and Dr. Barbara Leonard, associate dean of the School of Education, attended the event as well.

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 http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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