HPU Welcomes Dougherty As Graphic Design Instructor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 5, 2011 – Janis Dougherty recently joined High Point University as an instructor of graphic design.

Originally from New Jersey, Dougherty is responsible for teaching graphic design classes with a particular focus on digital execution. She is also the coordinator of digital labs and technology.

Dougherty specializes in motion graphics, illustration in digital and traditional media and medical illustration. Her digital background includes expert knowledge in Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.

Some of Dougherty’s accomplishments include, Mom’s Choice Award for her children’s book “Imagine If…I could Calm a Storm” and the Best Special Effects in Greensboro’s 2007 48-hour Film Festival.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the HPU family,” says Dougherty. “I am excited and inspired to HPU teach students how to become the best artist they can be, all while becoming a better artist myself.”

Dougherty received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware and a Master of Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology in medical illustration with a minor in animation.

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



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