HPU Interior Design Students Meet Noted Designer Lillian August At High Point Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 6, 2011 ? The April High Point Market offered many unforgettable experiences to High Point University interior design and home furnishings majors, including the opportunity to meet noted designer and artist Lillian August.

August is a New York-based designer who has a furniture line at Hickory White, and she owns five up-scale furniture stores across the country. The students had lunch with August in the Hickory White showroom at market and discussed her line and the furniture industry.

Students made connections at this furniture market by working for some major furniture companies during the event, including Lee Industries and Miles Talbott Furniture. From assisting in showroom set up to working directly with buyers, students gained professional experience and met with champions of the industry such as August throughout the week.

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 14 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.

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Pam Haynes

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