HPU Hires Willhelm As Learning Excellence Specialist

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 23, 2011 – Barry Wilhelm Jr. was recently hired by the Office of Academic Development at High Point University as a learning excellence specialist.

In his new position, Wilhelm will be responsible for providing and ensuring diverse, comprehensive and individualized academic support for students at HPU.

“My goal is to empower and enrich students’ academic experiences while part of the Learning Excellence Program,” says Wilhelm. “I will make sure they take and maintain control of their academic situation by providing sound advice and resources.”

Originally from Lynchburg, Va., Wilhelm received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and sociology from Virginia Polytechnic and State University, and a Master of Education degree in higher education from the University of Virginia.

“I can’t wait to provide students with a unique blend of challenge and support to further enhance their opportunities while at HPU,” says Wilhelm. “I am joining an outstanding team dynamic and thrilled to join the family.”

In addition to his work at HPU, Wilhelm also plans to volunteer locally with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity.

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. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of “Colleges of Distinction,” as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 10 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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