HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2019 – High Point University faculty and students recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.
HPU Chief Director of Security and Transportation Recognized with National Award
Jeff Karpovich, chief director of security and transportation, was recently recognized among Security magazine’s “2019 Most Influential People in Security.”
Karpovich is recognized because of his efforts to develop and implement a progressive and professional security program have created a safe and secure campus that attracts prospective students and families.
“I am most proud of building the HPU protection and transportation programs,” Karpovich says. “My program’s growth, along with the university’s, is historic. I’m proud to have played a role in its success.”
The annual list of “Most Influential People in Security” recognizes top security executives and industry leaders who are positively impacting the security field, their organization, their colleagues and peers, and the national and global security landscape.
These security leaders have been nominated by their colleagues and associates, and were chosen based upon their leadership qualities and overall positive impact on stakeholders, enterprises, colleagues, constituents and the general public.
HPU Professor Elected to The Society of New Testament Studies
Dr. Robert E. Moses, associate professor of religion, was elected to the Society of New Testament Studies, an academic Society founded in 1939 to further New Testament studies internationally. To be elected, a scholar has to be nominated by two current members of the society who present a proposal in support of the scholar’s nomination.
The minimum requirements for nomination to the Society are that a scholar has made, and is expected to continue to make creative and constructive contributions to the study of the New Testament studies in an international forum.
Moses has several published works, including his first book titled “Practices of Power: Revisiting the Principalities and Powers in the Pauline Letters” and several research articles in major, international peer-reviewed journals, including New Testament Studies, Journal for the Study of the New Testament and Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha.
“This honor furthers HPU’s reputation as an extraordinary institution of higher learning whose faculty are renowned experts in their fields,” says Moses. “HPU’s faculty merge outstanding teaching with cutting-edge research, and I am grateful to work at an institution that supports and promotes research.”
HPU Student Selected as a Forbes Under 30 Scholar
Monet Gilmore, a senior exercise science major with a health and wellness concentration and psychology minor, was recently selected as a Forbes Under 30 Scholar and is invited to attend the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit later this month.
The Forbes Under 30 Scholars program gives students an opportunity to experience all that the Summit has to offer, including access to the Under 30 Music Festival, Under 30 Stage Programming, Industry Networking Sessions, Immersive Detroit Field Trips and Community Service Day.
Gilmore plays an active role in making HPU a better place, and these achievements helped her to standout through the application process. She currently serves as the vice president of the Black Student Union, is on the student diversity board (VOICE), sits as a student representative on the faculty diversity board and volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont. For two years, she served as the diversity chair of HPU’s Student Government Association.
Additionally, she serves as an ambassador for HPU. Working closely with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, she shares information about HPU and her experience to prospective and incoming students at Open Houses and Orientation.
“HPU helped me secure this opportunity by giving me the space to advocate for not only myself, but my community, and allowing me to speak up for what I believe is right,” says Gilmore.
HPU President and Faculty Present at National Physician Assistant Conference
Earlier this month, HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein served as the keynote speaker for the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Education Forum in Washington D.C. He shared insight on being prepared for change and what it means to be an actionist in a world where health care is changing at an unprecedented rate.
Additionally, Toni Jackson, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, and Jay Peterson, assistant program director and associate professor of physician assistant studies, presented at the forum. The PAEA Forum is the only annual national PA education conference to exist.
Jackson and Peterson shared how HPU’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies creates and implements standardized patient cases to enhance student learning. They also taught other professionals how to evaluate student competency and lead the group in generating standardized patient cases that assess outcomes within the core competencies of new physician assistant graduates.
“Sharing details about our Department of Physician Assistant Studies with educators from more than 250 other PA master degree programs across the country is an invaluable opportunity,” says Jackson. “We are proud of our program and appreciate the channel the forum provides to share and collaborate on best practices.”
HPU’s physician assistant program launched in 2015 and enrolls 35 students every year out of more than 1,000 applicants. It is housed in HPU’s Congdon School of Health Sciences building. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, prestigious faculty and newly designed curriculum, the Congdon School of Health Sciences and Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy create a cornerstone for medical innovation at HPU.