Documentary on HPU President Nido Qubein Earns Emmy Nomination

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 1, 2014 – A documentary about the life and success of High Point University President Dr. Nido Qubein that aired on the Biography Channel has been nominated for an Emmy award.

Titled “Nido Qubein: A Life of Success and Significance,” the 26-minute film was produced by CelebrityFilms® and directed by multiple Emmy Award-winner Nick Nanton. It has earned an Emmy® Award nomination in the “Current Affairs” category of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Nashville/Mid South region. The Emmy winners will be announced at a special ceremony in Nashville on Jan. 31.

The film prominently features the HPU campus and its people while focusing on the inspirational story of Qubein. It originally aired on the Biography Channel in September 2013 and captured the attention of a national audience. Since then, thousands more have watched the documentary online.

After coming to the U.S. as a teenager with no money and limited knowledge of English, Qubein has become an accomplished business leader, dedicated philanthropist and President of High Point University. His life story is one filled with adversity and abundance. It is through the lens of his life accomplishments that one appreciates his current role as an educator, philanthropist, and passionate advocate for the development of our future leaders. Qubein became the seventh president of High Point University in January 2005. Driven by faithful courage, he continues to lead HPU through an extraordinary transformation.

The below chart illustrates HPU’s transformation under Qubein’s leadership:

HPU's transformation under Qubein's leadership

In addition to his presidential duties at High Point University, Qubein serves as advisor to some of America’s best corporate leaders sharing his extensive business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit to help their companies grow and thrive. He currently serves on the boards of BB&T Bank, Great Harvest Bread Company and La-Z Boy Corporation. He has also written a dozen books and recorded scores of audio and video learning programs.


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