HPU Senior Offered Opportunity To Write For USA Today

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 5, 2010 – Not many college students can say they have written for USA Today, but Harris Walker, a senior majoring in strategic communication with a minor in political science, got the opportunity to do just that.

Walker says he’s done one entry so far for the USA Today College, which is a section of the USA Today website that deals with college students and the issues they face.

“USA Today has been following me on Twitter for quite a while, and they recently asked me if I’d be interested in writing a story for their website,” Walker says. “Naturally, I accepted the offer and proposed the idea of writing a story on the most recent election and how it proved that the youth aren?t voting and what we can do about it.”

Walker says as a strategic communications major, this is not the type of assignment he’s used to, “but I’ve enjoyed writing opinion pieces ever since I took an opinion writing class last year.”

Walker, who will graduate in May, hopes to go to Washington, D.C. and work in political communication and public affairs.

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.” 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 highpoint.edu. 

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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