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Ermis Joins HPU As Informational Technologist

05.2.2011

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 29, 2011 ? Elizabeth Ermis has been hired as an information technologist by the Office of Information Technology at High Point University.

Ermis, whose expertise is in collaborative learning and collaborative learning space design, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration at Elon University, and a Master of Science degree in instructional design and technology at Emporia State University.

?I?m very excited to be joining the staff of High Point University,? says Ermis. ?Instructional design and technology has great growth potential at HPU, and I?m looking forward to being part of that.?

As part of her new position, Ermis will work with faculty to develop teaching and learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. Ermis will also help with HPUAWAY, a new program designed to allow HPU students the opportunity to continue taking classes over the summer from the comfort of home. Additionally, she will work with faculty to explore new instructional design theories and ways to utilize technology to meet the needs of students and faculty members.

?I?m excited to help faculty and students recognize the impact of the education they receive at HPU in their learning outside the classroom,? says Ermis.

Additionally, Ermis is actively involved with the March of Dimes March for Babies in Greensboro, N.C., and was the top individual fundraiser for 2010.

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, 43 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

Communication Specialist

336-841-9055

phaynes@highpoint.edu

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