HPU Student Receives Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Endowed Scholarship

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 18, 2010 ? The Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University presented Jessica Warner with the Ollie Bieniemy Endowed Scholarship at the Honors Day Awards Ceremony.

Warner is a double major in business administration, studying finance and actuarial science. Along with many other honors and activities, she also contributes much of her time to the VITA program ? the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Through the program, she gives countless hours to help take care of disadvantaged citizens with filling out their income tax forms.

“Jessica is an exceptional student who is held in the highest esteem by the faculty and staff of the Phillips School of Business,” says Karen Coffman, chair of the department of Management, Entrepreneurship and IS.

The Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Endowed Scholarship was established to honor Ollie Bieniemy Jr., the first advertising director of Furniture/Today, the leading weekly business newspaper of the U.S. furniture industry. He was an integral part of the publication’s launch in High Point in fall 1976. Bieniemy’s passion for furniture and home furnishings, combined with his ability to create and implement start-up goals and strategies, resulted in Furniture/Today’s becoming the industry leader in market share in just three years, a position it still holds today.

Bieniemy is remembered for his marketing acumen and his personal relationship skills. He was one of the early practitioners of one-to-one marketing.

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 http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/highpointu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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