5 Life Lessons from Rachel Callaway, SGA President

Rachel Callaway is an HPU senior and president of the Student Government Association. The following is a transcript of her speech to the Class of 2020 during Opening Convocation on Aug. 22.   Good morning and congratulations. You made it to High Point University. On behalf of the student body, I want to welcome you […]

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Learning Skills Beyond the Classroom

Hannah Grau is in New York City. Cameron Scott, too. Zach Zukowski just returned from Hong Kong as Alex Fundora sticks close to campus this summer taking classes, helping new students and putting into practice what he learned from a leadership speaker known as the “Front-Row Girl.” Meanwhile, Jenny Marshall is in Maryland, her home. […]

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Student Interns at Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 19, 2016 – High Point University rising senior Caleb Waltersdorf is learning the ins and outs of the business world through his internship at Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance this summer. Within the Bankruptcy Department, his job responsibilities include managing accounts, communicating with customers and setting up payment plans. “I am the […]

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Kate Spade & Company Selects Senior for Summer Internship

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 11, 2016 – High Point University rising senior Meredith Matsakis is working closely with Kate Spade & Company’s visual merchandising team during her summer internship with the popular designer brand. The Asheville native and visual merchandising major is gaining valuable experience for her future while creating and implementing merchandising strategies for […]

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Student Garners Career Leads at Oxo Internship in NYC

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 8, 2016 – High Point University rising sophomore Sarah Simkins was selected to intern with the cooking tools and housewares company Oxo in New York City this summer. Simkins, a native of Smithtown, New York, is a sales and marketing intern at the company. She helps the company’s domestic sales team […]

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STEM Camp Wraps Up with Rocket Launch

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 30, 2016 – Children in the community have spent the past nine days engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities through High Point University’s second STEM Camp hosted by the School of Education. HPU faculty and students led activities such as Lego robotics, rocket building, mine craft mazes and […]

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High Point Central Students Immersed in Research through Draelos Science Program

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 28, 2016 – Projects involving zebrafish, yeast cells and ultraviolet radiation are part of the research that High Point Central students are immersed in this summer through the Draelos Science Scholars Program at High Point University. High Point Central students applied and seven were chosen to participate in the new Draelos […]

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Cell Biology Research Featured at International Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 24, 2016 – Cell biology research conducted by a High Point University professor and undergraduate students was featured at the Keystone Symposium on autophagy. Dr. Veronica Segarra, assistant professor of biology, received an Early-Career Investigator Travel Award to attend and present the research at the conference, held June 5-9 in Whistler, […]

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Student Lands Editorial Internship at Good Housekeeping

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 23, 2016 – High Point University senior Holly Gambrell is learning what it takes to work at a popular women’s magazine during her summer internship with Good Housekeeping in New York City. As an editorial intern, Gambrell, a native of Frederick, Maryland, plays an integral part in creating and editing the […]

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Students Learn from Political Professionals during D.C. ‘Maymester’

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 22, 2016 – High Point University students met a wide range of Washington D.C. professionals as a part the “Maymester” course “Power and Politics.” Visits included high profile media outlets, influential elected officials and their staffs, experienced political operatives from both major parties and a variety of government officials. Students visited […]

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Carolina Panthers Selects Students as Athletic Training Interns

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 20, 2016 – Two High Point University students scored internships with the Carolina Panthers during the team’s recent training camps. Lexi Dixon, a rising senior from Concord, and Connor Whicker, a rising junior from Huntersville, served as athletic training interns, an experience that will jumpstart their future careers. Dixon and Whicker […]

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‘Maymester’ Course Takes Students to a Sports Medicine Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 14, 2016 – Numerous High Point University students and faculty converged in Boston May 30 through June 5 for the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, the most comprehensive exercise science conference in the world. Eighteen HPU students presented research at the conference and nine faculty members attended. Also among […]

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HPU Welcomes Second PA Cohort with White Coat Ceremony

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 13, 2016 – The number of students studying to become physician assistants at High Point University has doubled as the program’s second cohort received their white coats at a ceremony on Sunday. More than 800 applicants competed for 20 spots in this year’s cohort at HPU, which welcomed its first cohort […]

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Students Study Popular Culture During ‘Maymester’ in Tokyo

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 8, 2016 – High Point University students recently added the Japanese phrase, “Ganbatte,” which is commonly used to mean, “do your best,” to their vocabularies while studying abroad in Japan. These students also added to their knowledge about Japanese culture and its impact on the United States through the “Maymester” course […]

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Art Students Inspired by Italian ‘Maymester’

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 7, 2016 – The Roman Colosseum is magnificent in photos, but a group of High Point University students recently discovered that it is even more striking in person. They studied the Colosseum and other renowned attractions through HPU’s “Grand Tour of Italy,” a class that immersed the students in Italian art […]

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