HPU Interiors And Home Furnishings Club Takes Educational Trip To Charleston, S.C.

Posted on April 20, 2010.

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 20, 2010 – Students in the Interiors and Home Furnishings Club at High Point University recently traveled to Charleston, S.C. to study famous “low country” architecture and interior design styles.

The students had the opportunity to visit restored homes, which included the Nathaniel Russell House and the Aiken-Rhett House, and also viewed other brightly colored antebellum mansions and homes near Battery Park, circa 1800s. The group also toured the Boone Hall Plantation.

“For many of the students, this was the first trip to historic Charleston, and it proved to be a valuable way to reinforce classroom learning,” says Dr. Cathy Hillenbrand-Nowicki, coordinator of the Interior Design Department.

Students who took the educational trip included IHFC officers Lauren Graback, president; Meghan Leonard, vice president; Jessica Rose, secretary; Jody Chesko, treasurer; and Kaitlyn Carpenter, vice president of events. Student Government Association representatives included Colleen Lettich, Rebecca Morris, Chandra Christian and Joslynn Thomas. Other students who went were Imani Grampus, Chelsea Carico, Kelsey Pethybridge, Virginia Ellis, Cori Bane, Allyson Hemric and Meghan McCloskey. Jess Sisk, assistant professor of interior design, accompanied students on the trip.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring 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. 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 or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration


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