HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2016 – The Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University awarded senior Julie Dixon with the Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Endowed Scholarship. It is one of the most prestigious scholarships offered by the School of Business.
Dixon is a business administration major from Ellicott, Maryland. She is president of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and the former president of HPU’s club volleyball team. She is a member of the Honors Program, the Earl N. Phillips School of Business Advisory Board and Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology. Dixon also works for HPU’s Office of Institutional Advancement.
This summer, Dixon was a category management and market research intern with DAP Products Inc. in Baltimore. She was asked to stay on as an intern after returning to HPU this fall and continues to work remotely for the company.
Dixon says her experience at HPU, including the Bieniemy Scholarship, has given her a holistic education which will enable her to succeed after graduation.
“This scholarship has allowed me to study at HPU, giving me access to great professors like Dr. Sundaram, Dr. Swafford and the many others who have challenged me and given me the confidence to accomplish my goals,” says Dixon. “HPU has not only taught me to be a successful business woman, but also a socially responsible and well-rounded citizen prepared to enter the workforce after I graduate in December.”
The Bieniemy Scholarship was established in memory of Ollie Bieniemy Jr. in 2006 by gifts from industry friends and colleagues. Bieniemy was the first advertising director of Furniture|Today, the leading weekly business newspaper of the United States furniture industry, where he was an integral part of the publication’s launch in 1976. His passion for furniture and home furnishings, combined with his ability to create and implement start-up goals and strategies, resulted in Furniture|Today becoming an industry leader. Bieniemy is remembered for his marketing acumen and his personal relationship skills.
The merit-based scholarship is awarded to HPU seniors who best exemplify the values of the School of Business. Criteria for selection include academic performance, university and community service, extracurricular activities, brightness of character and work ethic.