Freshman Profile: A Holistic Education

Posted on August 20, 2014.

HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student who reflects HPU’s values of a holistic education, bringing a well-rounded background of academics, athletics and volunteerism.

Name: Joshua Berg

High school attended: The International Baccalaureate at South Iredell High School in Statesville, N.C.

Accomplishments: In high school, Berg received the IB Keystone Award for exemplifying the ideals of the IB Learner Profile, which include inquisitiveness, knowledge, critical thinking, principled, open-minded and caring. He also actively volunteers at the Humane Society and received a Community Service Award for his efforts there. He enjoys playing volleyball, baseball, soccer and basketball during free time; after playing on the boy’s volleyball club team during high school, Berg is looking forward to playing for the men’s club volleyball team at HPU this year – one of the 26 club sports and hundreds of intramural sports offered to students.

Major: Biology, Pre-veterinary track

Why you chose HPU: “High Point University is rapidly changing each and everyday. Attending HPU promises changes in not only my educational status, but also my own personal traits and characteristics. I do not only want to be an exceptional student, but also an extraordinary human being who is well-rounded and more than prepared to enter the real world and be successful.”

What you’re looking forward to at HPU: “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to accept the challenge of extreme personal responsibility in a learning environment that expects greatness and sets the bar high. I’m also looking forward to meeting life-long friends and sharing a family bond with my classmates and fellow student population to create a positive image for the university through academic excellence and model citizenship within the community of the school.”

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