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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Updates in the Sciences

The sciences at High Point University are growing rapidly. As HPU gears up to launch new physician assistant, pharmacy and physical therapy programs, the departments of biology, chemistry and physics are also expanding to meet a growing need for science professionals. In the past two years, physics has split off to become its own department; […]

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HPU Adds Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 27, 2014 – Jillian Davis, assistant professor of exercise science, recently joined the faculty of High Point University, where she will teach undergraduate human anatomy. As the anatomy instructor, Davis will work with students from various academic programs, including the health sciences and biology. She also will continue her research on […]

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HPU Research Sheds Light on Plant Pigments

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 25, 2014 – High Point University faculty and student researchers are one step closer to resolving a botanical mystery. Their research on why some shade-loving plants have red or purple pigments on the underside of their leaves was highlighted recently in Planta, a prominent botany journal. Nicole Hughes, assistant professor of […]

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HPU Adds Vigueira as Assistant Professor of Biology

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 18, 2014 – High Point University welcomes Patrick Vigueira to the faculty as visiting assistant professor of biology. Vigueira, who is an expert in microbiology, molecular parasitology and nutrition, will teach biology courses and lead undergraduates in independent research. “I am excited to join an institution that provides me the opportunity […]

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HPU Welcomes Srougi as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 5, 2014 – Melissa Srougi recently joined the faculty of High Point University as an assistant professor of biochemistry in the Chemistry Department. Srougi, a Toledo, Ohio, native, will teach biochemistry and chemistry courses and labs as well as perform independent research with undergraduate students. Her research focuses on cancer biology […]

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Vigueira Joins HPU Biology Department

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 29, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Dr. Cynthia Vigueira as an assistant professor of biology. Vigueira will teach genetics and other biology courses while also mentoring students in research projects. “My hope is to guide students in developing their long term goals as well as mentor them in the […]

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Biology Major Earns Position Studying Emerald Ash Borer

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture hired Elizabeth Reardon, a rising sophomore at High Point University and Sandwich, Massachusetts native, to study invasive insect species in various regions of New England over the summer. The biology major’s work focused on the biological control of the Emerald Ash Borer around […]

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HPU Breaks Record with New Student Enrollment

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 – High Point University will welcome 1,470 new students to campus on Aug. 23 during the annual Move In Day – the largest number of new students in the university’s history. The 1,470 students joining the HPU family this fall are greater than the size of the total undergraduate […]

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Freshman Profile: A Holistic Education

HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student who reflects HPU’s values of a holistic education, bringing a well-rounded background of academics, athletics and volunteerism. Name: Joshua Berg High school attended: The International Baccalaureate at South Iredell High School […]

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Freshman Profile: A Focus on the Sciences

HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student focused on the sciences and two of HPU’s largest majors. Name: Melanie Maldonado High school attended: Taos High School in Taos, N.M. Accomplishments: Maldonado’s resume is teeming with countless awards and accomplishments. […]

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Biology Major Gains Research Experience at Internship

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 11, 2014 – Ivy Cocklereece, a biology major at High Point University and Winston-Salem native, is interning with Ocular Systems Inc. The company’s goal is to provide physicians with innovative surgical solutions to help patients improve their vision. As an intern, Cocklereece works on a team researching regenerative medicine and processes […]

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Dr. Nicole Hughes Receives Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 2, 2014 – Dr. Nicole Hughes, assistant professor of biology at HPU, recently received the Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award during the 2014 commencement ceremony. The award is presented to recognize a full-time faculty member for exemplary accomplishments in their research and creative endeavors. A world-renowned plant biologist who studies […]

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HPU Receives NC Biotechnology Center Grant

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 12, 2014 – High Point University has been awarded an Institutional Development Grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC) to support scientific research at HPU. The university will receive up to $77,186 by the NCBC, and HPU has agreed to an additional 25 percent match to purchase additional cell culture […]

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Class of 2014 Profile: Colleen Quinn Follows Her Dream to Dental School

With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony 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 […]

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Class of 2014 Profile: Jennifer Silk Ventures to Medical School

With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony 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 […]

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HPU Welcomes New Biology Department Chair

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 13, 2013 – Dr. Angela Bauer was recently hired as the new biology department chair at High Point University. In her role, Bauer will head the department and teach courses in endocrinology, women’s health and a first year seminar on the biology of sex and gender development. “I am thrilled to […]

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