HPU Student Honored With Dr. George S. Erath Distinguished Student Award


HIGH POINT, N.C., May 19, 2010 ? The Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University presented the Dr. George S. Erath Distinguished Student Award to Chandler L. Davis at the Honors Day Awards Ceremony.

Davis, a recent graduate, was honored with the award based on her hard work and dedication during her time at HPU.

The award was established in 1994 to honor Dr. George S. Erath, an alumnus of High Point College, class of 1952. Dr. Erath served on numerous community and civic groups, and was a former chairman of the Board of Trustees at HPU. Through service to the community and the university, Erath distinguished himself as an outstanding citizen and business leader. Each year, the School of Business honors its best overall daytime senior with the award.

Scott Davis, assistant professor of accounting, noted some of the comments from faculty and staff about Davis and her accomplishments.

“Chandler consistently set a high standard of excellence in all her interactions with the faculty; be it advising, scholarship or service,” Davis says. “She was actively involved in organizing and leading study groups for classes as well as tutoring accounting students. Many of her fellow students remarked about how they benefited from participation in Chandler’s efforts. They also noted that Chandler was an exemplary president for the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society where she led ably, was highly organized, handled all issues in a timely manner, held the group to high standards, and did all of this with graciousness and class.”

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

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration


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