HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 28, 2018 – High Point University faculty, staff and students recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.

Theatre Faculty, Student Perform in New York

Members of the HPU Department of Theatre and Dance recently participated in the Broadway Bound Play Festival in New York City. Their play, “The Field,” written by HPU adjunct professor Emily Emerson with set design by associate professor Matthew Emerson, was performed Aug. 8-10. The cast of seven was made up of local professional actors from the Triad, including Doug Brown, associate professor and interim department chair, and HPU student Emma Russell. The cast also performed the play on HPU’s campus on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

“Working with professional actors and performing in an Off-Broadway venue was an amazing experience,” says Brown. “‘The Field’ was a true collaboration of artists who enjoy theatre. It was a pleasure to be involved with the cast and production team, and I was proud High Point University played an important role in the evolution of this play.”

Adjunct Professor Receives Old North State Award

The Rev. Gregory Drumwright, adjunct professor of communication at HPU, was awarded the Old North State Award by Gov. Roy Cooper. The award recognizes his more than 20 years of public service as a minister, youth advocate and community leader. He was also appointed to serve on a state board and commission. Drumwright teaches human communication and public speaking in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. He has served as a mentor to youth in communities throughout North Carolina and is the senior minister of the Citadel Church and Campus Ministries in Greensboro. Having addressed more than 200,000 in his public speaking career, he carries the esteem of being “today’s voice for tomorrow’s generation.”

“I am humbled by this honor and motivated to continue building bridges and digging ditches for our youth,” says Drumwright. “We are living through unprecedented history to which we must realize that what keeps us up at night is an accessory to what wakes us up each morning. I endeavor to serve the underserved and stay true to my desire to live so that I might deserve every new day.”

Pharmacy Dean Selected for Walgreens Pharmacy Seminar

Dr. Ronald Ragan, dean of the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy at HPU, will represent the university at the 2018 Walgreens Pharmacy Deans and Board Members Seminar. The annual event brings deans from around the country to hear Walgreens executives talk about the drug-store industry, technology and patient care trends.

“This event is an excellent opportunity to see what our colleagues across the country are doing and how they are solving patient care problems,” says Ragan. “It is always enjoyable to share the experiences we have had at the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy and helps elevate the stature of our profession and our school of pharmacy at HPU.”

HPU Chemistry Major Wins Scholarship

Kaylee Campbell, a senior chemistry major at HPU, was announced the winner of the Piedmont Section of the Southern Society of Coatings Technology Scholarship on Sept. 21. Campbell was awarded the scholarship based on her academic and research achievements as well as her career promise in the field. She conducts research in the area of surface science in the lab of Dr. Pamela Lundin, assistant professor of chemistry at HPU.

“Ms. Campbell’s receipt of this award marks the second year in a row that a High Point University student has been a recipient of this scholarship,” says Lundin. “This is just one example of HPU’s increasing presence and participation in the local chemical industry community.”

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