HPU Assistant Professor Of Theatre Acknowledged By Prestigious National Festival


HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 23, 2011 – Matthew Emerson, assistant professor of theatre at High Point University, was recently acknowledged by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Emerson was awarded three 2010 Meritorious Achievement Awards for Excellence in Theatrical Design for his work in the spring 2010 HPU Department of Theatre production of “The Seagull,” and his fall 2010 productions of “Love/Sick” and “Our Town.”

KCACTF is a national theater education program that is dedicated to identifying and promoting quality in college-level theater production.

“I’m honored that my work with HPU students has been recognized by my peers,” says Emerson. “This recognition is a testament to our department’s continued educational and artistic growth.”

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

CONTACT: Chris Dudley

Vice President and Chief of Staff


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