HPU Junior Receives AFCEA Scholarship


HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 14, 2010 – Brielle Spencer, a junior at High Point University, recently won the competitive Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Scholarship, for the purpose of teaching science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) at a U.S. middle or high school.

Spencer, who is majoring in mathematics, with a minor in physics with secondary education licensure, has also received the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics-Prospective Secondary Teacher Coursework Scholarship, several scholarships from the HPU School of Education, and is a Millis Scholar Athlete and an HPU Presidential Fellow.

Additionally, Spencer is on the HPU women’s soccer team, a conduct court justice, a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont, and is a member the Math Club, Teachers of Tomorrow, Odyssey Club, Athletes in Action, as well as various honor societies.

“I am tremendously grateful for being chosen as a recipient of this distinguished scholarship,” says Spencer. “I was honored and ecstatic when I received word of my selection for the AFCEA STEM Teachers award. I am delighted to be at High Point University, an extraordinary institution, and receiving this scholarship will help me to afford to remain here as a student and to continue to pursue my goal of becoming a STEM teacher that makes a significant impact on students’ lives and learning.”

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 at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. 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

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration


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