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HPU To Feature Local Author

04.19.2010

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 16, 2010 ? High Point University will feature local author J. Phillips L. Johnston, who will speak to students at 7 p.m. on April 20 in Phillips Hall, room 218. The event is open to the public.

Johnston, chairman and chief executive of The Center for Board Evaluations Inc. in High Point, will speak about his newly released book, “Biscuitville: The Secret Recipe for Building a Sustainable Competitive Advantage.”

Johnston has founded 10 successful venture-backed companies and is author of “Success in Small Business is a Laughing Matter,” now in its fourth printing.

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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