HPU Rising Junior Gets Headstart On Writing Career; Has Poem Published

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 6, 2010 – Evan R.B. Walker, a rising junior at High Point University, has always loved poetry – so getting his worked published has been a dream come true. Walker’s poem, “The Priorities List” was published in the Black Magnolias Literary Journal at Jackson State University in Mississippi. The poem appeared in the journal?s summer issue, which came out on July 1.

Walker, a native of Atlanta majoring in English writing with a minor in marketing, explains he has been writing poetry since middle school.

“You never know how your work will be viewed until you see the outcome of it,” Walker says. “Writing, by itself, has been a long journey of mine since I was 14 years old ? and it has been a lot of hard work. Alongside my other journeys, it has encompassed everything I was taught by my teachers and family: do your best, never give up on your work and see through to the end. And of course, always keep at it.”

The Black Magnolias Literary Journal focuses primarily on Southern Black Literature.

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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