HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2019 – The Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University awarded senior Emily Promise with the Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Endowed Scholarship.
The Bieniemy Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships offered by the Phillips School of Business. It was established in memory of Ollie Bieniemy Jr. in 2006 by his industry friends and colleagues. Bieniemy was the first advertising director of Furniture Today, the leading weekly business newspaper of the United States furniture industry. He was an integral part of the publication’s launch in 1976, bringing his passion for the industry as well as his ability to implement start-up goals. Bieniemy is remembered for his marketing acumen and relationship skills.
Promise is a finance major with a minor in accounting. From Marblehead, Massachusetts, Promise was the vice president for finance for Alpha Kappa Psi, and is a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Student Alumni Council, Senior Class Giving Council and the Phillips School of Business Student Advisory Board.
“I am very grateful to be the recipient of the Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Scholarship and for the opportunity the scholarship has provided me to help pursue my career goals of being a financial adviser,” says Promise. “Staying in the High Point community upon graduation, I look forward to giving back to students and the community in the future.”
The merit-based scholarship is awarded to HPU seniors who best exemplify the values of the Phillips School of Business. Criteria for selection includes academic performance, university and community service, extracurricular activities, brightness of character and work ethic.