HPU Names Chairman Of Nightingale-Conant Corp. To School Of Communication Board Of Advisors

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 18, 2009 – Vic Conant, chairman of the board of Nightingale-Conant Corp. – the premier publisher of audio personal development programs in the world – has been named by High Point University to the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Board of Advisors.

Conant, who graduated from the University of Michigan, grew up surrounded by the works of modern legends, such as Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, Dale Carnegie and Norman Vincent Peale ? thanks to the business Conant?s father, Lloyd, and fellow businessman Nightingale, formed in 1960.

Upon graduation and a stint in Vietnam, Conant joined his father’s business and began pubishing other authors, including Denis Waitley and eventually the Who’s Who of business and self-improvement.

Conant became president of the company in 1986, and has spearheaded its growth to more than $40 million in sales, making it by far the dominant publisher in its field.

About the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication:
The 60,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, named in honor of the university’s seventh president, was dedicated on Sept. 15, 2009. The School is home to majors in Electronic Media, Games and Interactive Media Design, Journalism, Media and Popular Culture Studies, and Strategic Communication. The building is equipped with two television studios, an audio recording studio, a theatre, editing rooms, computer labs, interactive gaming labs, the Survey Research Center and more.

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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