HPU Graduate Gains Auditing Experience Through High Point Company

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 13, 2010 – Jeremy Hiatt, a 2010 graduate of High Point University, has been busy getting career experience before entering the workforce by interning at Smith Leonard in High Point.

Hiatt, who graduated Cum Laude with a double major in accounting and finance, has served as an audit intern at the company ? actively helping on several corporate audits and employee benefit plan audits across different industries.

“I have been able to work side-by-side with manager and partners of Smith Leonard while working on various audit engagements,” Hiatt says. “I’ve been able to interact with clients such as corporate controllers and CFOs throughout the internship, and been able to establish professional relationships already.”

Hiatt says he has begun preparations for the CPA exam, which he will take later this year.

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 over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 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.” The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 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/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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