HPU Phillips School Of Business Hosts Senior Trade Commissioner, Consul

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 2,  2010 – Rob Mackenzie, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner of the Canadian Consulate in Raleigh, recently visited the campus of High Point University to speak with students in a Global Political Economy class.

Mackenzie, who is the senior diplomat from Canada in North Carolina, received both his Bachelor of Arts and his MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

During his presentation, Mackenzie focused on economic, trading, energy and environment relationships between the United States and Canada. He also spoke on the security partnership between the two countries.

“The students learned a great deal from the presentation on Canada-U.S. relations,” says Dr. Jerry Fox, associate professor of economics at High Point University. “We were very lucky to have Ambassador Mackenzie speak to the class.”

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, notes that the relationship between the United States and Canada is not only the largest two-way trading relationship in human history and one of the most enduring alliances, “but it is also a deep friendship unmatched by any other two nations … North Carolina is an important part of that story.”

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. 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 or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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