Class of 2017 Profile: Sydney Richards Studies Divinity at Duke University

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With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the Class of 2017:

Name: Sydney Richards

Hometown: Lexington, N.C.

Major: Richards graduated with a major in Anthropology and Sociology with a minor in Mandarin Chinese on May 6.

Post-graduation plans: Richards will pursue her Masters of Divinity at Duke University.

How HPU helped you get there: “High Point University has provided me with connections and an inspiring environment to thrive in every day as I sorted through my academic and personal life. I have also utilized the Office of Career and Professional Development in perfecting my resume, applying for graduate school programs, and finding guidance through internship inquiry.”

Most impactful moment at HPU: “Being able to serve communion and serve as a leader in religious life groups such as Genesis Gospel Choir, and helping form The Remnant bible study.” 

Advice for underclassmen: “Utilize your resources, don’t be afraid or ashamed of who you are in and out of the classroom, and do everything that is tasked to you with all your might. There is no way you may fail at HPU if you do these things.”  

 

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