HPU Hires Hughes As Assistant Professor Of Biology

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 4, 2011 – Dr. Nicole M. Hughes has been hired as assistant professor of biology at High Point University. She teaches courses in plant biology, including botany and plant physiology, and assists students in research projects regarding leaf stress physiology, ecology and biophysics.

Hughes has a doctorate in biology from Wake Forest University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in biology education from Stetson University in Florida and a Master of Science degree in biology from Appalachian State University.

“Plants have a bad rap among students these days,” she says. “I think my biggest goal here will be to convince my students that plants are not only important ecologically and economically, but also really fun and interesting.”

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. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 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 highpoint.edu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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