HPU Hires Summey As Assistant Professor Of Special Education


HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2010 – Dr. Heidi Summey has been hired as assistant professor of special education in the School of Education at High Point University.

Summey, who has served as an adjunct professor at HPU for several years, received a Bachelor of Science degree in special education at Greensboro College, a Master of Arts in teaching degree in special education from Appalachian State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

In her new role, Summey will teach courses in special education and educational technology.

“I truly believe I have the best job in America,” says Summey. “High Point University provides a positive and upbeat atmosphere for both faculty and students. It’s contagious.”

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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