First African-American Student to Attend High Point College Receives Honorary Degree

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 13, 2019 – During today’s campus-wide faculty meeting, High Point University President Nido Qubein presented Ammie Jenkins with an honorary degree. Jenkins is the first African American student to attend High Point College in 1962 after desegregation. “I can’t tell you how proud I am that you have chosen to come […]

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WGHP: The First Cohort in the TQP Grant Program Begins at HPU

High Point University’s Stout School of Education is one of the recipients of a $4 million Teacher Quality Partnership federal grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. The partnership for PREPARE, or Piedmont-Triad Residency Educator Program, includes two other partners, Guilford County Schools and North Carolina A&T State University. The grant is designed to […]

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Two Thought Leaders to Visit HPU for ‘A Discussion with Dr. Nido Qubein’

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 29, 2019 – High Point University will host back-to-back discussions with HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein and two North Carolina leaders at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 14 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available by contacting concierge@highpoint.edu or 336-841-4636. In the […]

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Youth Leadership Academy Helps Teens Connect with Community Resources, Service Opportunities

Rory Baker, center, and Brianna Berry, right, participants in the Youth Leadership Academy hosted by HPU and the High Point Police Department, prepare lunches to serve at Open Door Ministries. HIGH POINT, N.C., June 28, 2019 – Twenty-seven teenagers graduated from the Youth Leadership Academy on Thursday with a fresh perspective on leadership and service […]

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Fifth Annual STEM Camp Begins at HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 19, 2019 – High Point University has nearly 100 community children on campus for the next two weeks to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. On Tuesday, they built a solar oven out of a pizza box, aluminum foil and cellophane to trap heat from the sun and toasted s’mores. […]

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HPU Welcomes Governor’s School West

335 students moved in yesterday, classes officially began today. HIGH POINT, N.C., June 17, 2019 – More than 50 students filled HPU’s Hayworth Fine Arts Center stage this morning for their first instrumental music class in the Governor’s School West program. Orlando Cela, an experienced conductor from Boston and music director of Governor’s School, stands […]

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HPU Hosts Miss USA Cheslie Kryst

High Point University hosted Miss USA Cheslie Kryst today. Kryst is a North Carolina native and was crowned Miss USA on May 2 in Reno, Nevada. HIGH POINT, N.C., June 5, 2019 – Recently crowned Miss USA, Cheslie Kryst brought her Homecoming Tour to High Point University today to share stories of her pageant journey […]

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