HPU Hires Ahrens as Biology Professor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2015 – Dr. Heather Ahrens joined the faculty of High Point University as an assistant professor of biology. She teaches courses on human anatomy and organismal biology and mentors students participating in undergraduate research. Ahrens studies comparative anatomy and evolutionary biology through anatomical research and fieldwork searching for fossils. Her […]

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HPU Adds Environmental Science Professor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 7, 2015 – High Point University welcomes Dr. Christian George as a visiting assistant professor of biology and environmental science. George is a paleontologist with an expertise in the effect of climate change on mammalian communities. He is teaching courses in environmental science, earth science and zoology. “I hope to get […]

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HPU Adds Ackerman as Assistant Professor of Biology

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2015 – Dr. Kristin Ackerman joined High Point University as an assistant professor of biology.   Ackerman teaches sections of Human Physiology and Animal Physiology in both the laboratory and the classroom. She also leads undergraduate research while studying neural development, neuronal regeneration and the disruption of nicotine on early […]

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Segarra Joins Biology Faculty

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 16, 2015 – High Point University welcomes Dr. Veronica Segarra as an assistant professor of biology. Segarra teaches general education courses as well as major courses in the Department of Biology. She is also establishing a new research program in the area of membrane trafficking, a network of pathways that move […]

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HPU Welcomes New Assistant Professor of Biology

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2015 – High Point University recently hired Dr. Michael Grider as assistant professor of biology. He teaches lecture and lab sections of neurobiology as well as core courses in the department. He is also continuing his study of the molecular mechanisms of injury and repair to the nervous system and […]

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Freshmen Profile: Twins Eager for Future at HPU

HPU’s newest cohort of students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Twins Josh and Greg Allen are among the incoming Class of 2019; find out why they both chose HPU below.  Name: Josh and Greg Allen Hometown: Honeoye Falls, New York High school attended: Honeoye Falls-Lima High School in Honeoye Falls, New York Accomplishments: Josh […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Rachel Thiets Begins Med School Journey

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 […]

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Students Present at Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 21, 2015 – High Point University students in biology, chemistry and physics presented their research at the HPU Summer Undergraduate Research Program in the Sciences (SuRPS) Final Symposium on July 16. Hundreds of HPU students applied for 25 spots in this eight-week research program. Each student spent the summer researching a […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Andrea Perreault Works Toward Biology Doctorate

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 […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Nicole Giordano Selected for FDA Fellowship

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 […]

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#MyMajorAtHPU: Biology

The number nine #MyMajorAtHPU is Biology. The High Point University Biology program introduces students to the logic and knowledge base of biological sciences. The program provides students the opportunity to create a foundation that allows them to learn and understand the impact of science on their individual and corporate lives. “Being a biology major has […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Lauren Evans Works Toward PharmD

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 […]

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Retired Faculty Honored During Annual Luncheon

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 4, 2015 – High Point University recently honored five retiring faculty and staff members, who gave 148 years of combined service to the university, during its annual Retirement Recognition Luncheon. This year’s event honored Dr. Allen Goedeke, Dr. Elizabeth Dull, Dr. Patrick Haun, Dr. Carole Head and Dr. Gerald Smith. Dr. […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Taylor Lavender Gains Physician Assistant Experience

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 […]

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As college ends, a life begins for three HPU graduates

Arielle Stratton danced. Colin Reinhardt walked soldier-perfect. And Luke Rogers looked like a prizefighter, arm raised, smiling big, striding across the stage Saturday like he owned it. All three made it, degree in hand. They’re now graduates of High Point University. With broadcast legend Tom Brokaw looking on, wearing a white HPU baseball cap and […]

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Bowey Joins HPU Department of Biology as Lab Manager

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 9, 2015 – High Point University’s Department of Biology recently hired Dr. Kristen Bowey as laboratory manager and scientific technician. Bowey will operate and maintain the laboratory instrumentation within her department, train undergraduate students in their use and assist with techniques used for mammalian cell culture. Other responsibilities include coordinating upper-level […]

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