HIGH POINT, N.C., April 3, 2014 – Laura Fleming, a senior double majoring in home furnishings and art history at High Point University, has been honored as the recipient of the 2014 Haverty Cup Award.
Fleming, a native of Newport Beach, Calif., received $2,500 and a plaque for her accomplishments in home furnishings programs. She has been on the Dean’s List every semester and has held a High Point University Presidential Scholarship. Fleming has also been active in the home furnishings and design majors club and is a faculty appointment member of the School of Art and Design student board. She has participated in a study abroad program in London and Paris, and also completed internships with Ziccardi Designs, an interior design studio; F. Schumacher & Co., a fabric, wallpaper and furniture showroom; Longyear Museum, where she worked on a project involving restoration in historical homes; and Chameleon Design, a model homes design studio.
The Haverty Cup was established in 1988 by Rawson Haverty Sr. to honor annually the most outstanding home furnishings graduate of HPU. Haverty established the award to encourage students to pursue a career in the home furnishings industry. Steve G. Burdette, executive vice president of Stores of Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc , and Scott T. Miles, vice president of Stores, presented Fleming with the award on campus.
“Laura is a very motivated student who is completing both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree within four years, which is very difficult to accomplish within four years,” says Dr. Richard Bennington, professor of home furnishings. “Her drive to succeed will make her a very dedicated employee. She gets along well with students and faculty alike. She is a serious thinker whose class projects are always among the best. We are proud that she is our 2014 recipient of the Haverty Cup.”
Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc., began in 1885, in Atlanta, Ga., where its headquarters still operates. Havertys is a full-service home furnishings retailer with 119 showrooms in 16 states in the Southern and Midwestern regions providing its customers with a wide selection of quality merchandise in the middle to upper-middle price ranges. Annual sales revenue is $746 million. More company information can be found at www.havertys.com.