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Featured Garden: The Welcome Garden
09.25.2014
The Welcome Garden greets visitors and admissions guests as they enter High Point University. This breathtaking garden was added in 2013 and has flowers blooming virtually every month of the year. The design was inspired by gardens off of Champs-Elysées Avenue in Paris.           Click here for more images from the HPU […]
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A Package Deal: HPU Senior Gets Corporate Career Experience at BJ’s Wholesale
08.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 29, 2014 – High Point University senior Stephen Lillie got more than a great bargain during his summer internship with BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. He began his time as a merchandising assistant intern and filled the role of assistant buyer at the company when the position became available. During his internship, […]
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Senior Interns at Jacobsen
08.22.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 – Will Chambers, a rising senior at High Point University and native of Charlotte, N.C., is working as a human resources intern at Jacobsen, one of the leading manufacturers of turf maintenance machines. In his internship Chambers works on projects that help push the company forward, including researching and […]
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HPU Welcomes Hesse to Admissions Staff
08.13.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 13, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Samantha Hesse as an admissions counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Hesse will counsel new families and students as they begin the admissions process at HPU. She will also travel to work with families in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma and […]
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In The Media: Starting A Career After College
07.30.2014
HPU career counselors often share their knowledge and experience with news media on how to best prepare young professionals for the real world. Eric Melniczek, career advisor in the Office of Career & Internship Services at HPU, was recently featured on Wallet Hub in a story about the best cities to start your career. In addition […]
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McLendon Joins Communications Office
07.29.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 29, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Hannah McLendon as a content specialist in the Office of Communications. McLendon shares the stories and successes of HPU students, faculty and staff through multiple platforms, including the HPU website, magazine, blogs and more. “Most of the press releases and stories I produce […]
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Preparing Students for Healthcare Careers of Tomorrow
09.26.2014
From the boardroom to the classroom, HPU’s values-based education has prepared thousands of graduates to lead in relevant fields. The next 90 years will prepare future leaders for the health care careers of tomorrow, meeting the growing demands for practitioners around the world. New faculty, facilities and curriculum are being put into place now for […]
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Alumni Profile: Tori Valentinas
09.23.2014
Valentinas graduated in May from HPU with a successful college career under her belt. She received a bachelor’s degree in interior design and minored in studio art. Thanks to her education and internship experience, Valentinas was hired in May of 2012 as the visual merchandising coordinator for Bassett Industries and HGTV Home Furniture.
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Aiding Ambition: Freshman Coaches Prepare Students for Success
09.16.2014
In: Blog
Patrick Suprunowicz’s experience with Akir Khan was more than that of an academic coach his freshman year—Khan became a mentor. Not only did Khan help Suprunowicz discover his interest in politics, but Khan also put him in touch with various entrepreneurs and faculty at HPU to help him start his own business, Shelter Clothing, that […]
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HPU Hires Higgins in Admissions Office
09.5.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 5, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Admissions recently hired Taylor Higgins as an admissions marketing coordinator. A recent HPU graduate, Higgins’ new role at the university will include writing, editing and managing projects, among other responsibilities within the admissions office. As a marketing coordinator, she will be responsible for […]
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HPU Adds Michalec to Admissions Staff
08.25.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 25, 2014 – The Office of Admissions at High Point University recently hired Sarah Michalec as an admissions marketing coordinator. Michalec will be working to design and distribute informational media to incoming and prospective undergraduates and for the Norcross Graduate School. She will also collaborate with the admissions team to find […]
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HPU Convocation 2014 Update
08.23.2014
In: Blog
Dear Students, The Convocation Ceremony remains scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, August 24th at 9am on the Roberts Hall Lawn. We will make every effort to hold the ceremony outside so that all family members may attend. No tickets are necessary to attend Convocation on the Roberts Hall Lawn. Any change in the time or venue for the ceremony will […]
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HPU Hires Taylor in Institutional Advancement
08.19.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 19, 2014 – High Point University’s Department for Institutional Advancement recently hired Renee Taylor as director of corporate, foundation and community support. She will work with supporters of the university as they invest in HPU’s mission. Taylor has worked previously in corporate and foundation relations at an academic medical center, as […]
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Admissions Hires Erskine
08.15.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 15, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently hired Haverly Erskine as a senior admissions counselor. Erskine will aid students from New York in their admissions process at HPU. “My goal is to provide students with the personalized approach to the college search that they deserve through what […]
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Criminal Justice Major Gains Experience at Charlotte Courthouse
08.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 14, 2014 – People representing themselves in civil cases are getting help from High Point University criminal justice major Dylan Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald, a native of Newport News, Virginia, is interning with the SelfServe Office in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Courthouse. The office provides packets and forms for the litigants, and Fitzgerald helps guide […]
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Rising Senior Interns at CA Public Relations Firm
08.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 8, 2014 – Rising High Point University senior Summer Tonsfeldt is working in her chosen field of public relations through a summer internship with Zeno Group in California. At Zeno, Tonsfeldt, a strategic communication major, creates media lists, formats coverage for product releases and edits presentation decks for new businesses. “Zeno […]
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HPU Hires Priddy as Student Activities Director
08.5.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Summer Priddy as the director of campus engagement and student activities. Priddy will coordinate campus activities on campus that engage all students throughout their years at HPU. She will also serve as the adviser to the Campus […]
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Graduate Student Interns at High Point Community Health Fund
07.31.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 31, 2014 – Meredith Farless Nelson recently became the High Point Community Health Fund’s first intern. Nelson is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at High Point University. Nelson takes on an active role in the grant process by helping to evaluate ongoing grant performance, reviewing […]
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Freshman Success Program Adds Francisco to Staff
07.30.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 30, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Pamela Francisco as a success coach in its Freshman Success Program. As a freshman success coach, Francisco is responsible for advising first-year students who are interested in majoring in business. She will assist them in their transition from high school to college, supporting […]
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HPU Hires Welker as University Registrar Manager
07.25.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 25, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Mary Welker as a manager of academic records for the University Registrar. Welker’s responsibilities include data entry, registration processing and academic records management. She will also input transfer credits, as well as changes in students’ majors and minors. “As the academic records manager […]
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Business Major Interns with SEI
07.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 24, 2014 – Stephanie Bellisario, a rising junior at High Point University, is interning at SEI, a leading wealth management company in Philadelphia. The business administration major is working with the Advisor Network Investment Services Team, which analyses market data and the company’s portfolios. She is primarily responsible for managing investment […]
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Sophomore Interns for Congressional Campaign
07.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 23, 2014 – Haley Cotnoir, a rising sophomore at High Point University and Enfield, Conn. native, is expanding her marketing experience while interning for U.S. Rep. Joseph Courtney’s re-election campaign in Connecticut. The business administration major assists in the campaign marketing office to organize appearances for the congressman, recruits volunteers and […]
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Freshman Success Program Hires Houston
07.22.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 22, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Emily Houston as a success coach in the Freshman Success Program. Houston will work with students who are determining their major as they transition from high school to college, and ensure that students succeed in their academic, social and personal lives at HPU. […]
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HPU Named No. 1 for Third Consecutive Year
09.10.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 – High Point University has been named No. 1 again in “America’s Best Colleges,” published annually by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2015 rankings released today, HPU ranks No. 1 Best Regional College in the South for the third consecutive year. “We appreciate being included in these […]
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Communication Major Assists Nonprofits Through Internship
08.26.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 – Rising High Point University senior Chanler Brock, originally from Charlotte, N.C., pursued her dreams while helping others as an intern with Silent Images this summer. Silent Images is a nonprofit organization that provides charities with professional photography and video services that educate and inspire viewers. As a creative […]
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Washington, D.C. Design Firm Selects Dailey as Intern
08.22.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 – High Point University interior design major Laura Dailey is gaining first-hand experience in the business from a successful designer. The rising senior, from Parkersburg, West Virginia, is interning for Studio Santalla in Washington, D.C. Over the summer, Dailey assisted studio owner Ernesto Santalla in the design process and […]
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HPU Welcomes Russell in Office of Student Life
08.8.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 8, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Kristen Russell as the assistant director of campus engagement and student activities. Russell will coordinate many on and off campus programs that connect students with their peers and the community. Russell is looking forward to using her […]
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Allen Joins Information Technology Department
08.7.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 7, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Glenwood Allen II as a business analyst in the Office of Information Technology. Allen will be responsible for analyzing existing systems and business processes, identifying process and system improvement strategies, and providing project management services. As an expert in business process improvement, Allen […]
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Peele Joins Freshman Success Program
08.6.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 6, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Christopher Peele as a success coach in the Freshman Success Program. Peele is responsible for assisting incoming freshmen in the transition from high school to college. He will focus on students majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physics. Having previously worked in academic […]
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Junior Interns for Capital Funding Group
08.5.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 – Patrick Kane, a rising junior at High Point University and native of Lutherville, Maryland, is learning the ins and outs of financing through his internship at Capital Funding Group in Baltimore. The business administration major helps create structured financing and refinancing deals for the company’s clients, creates client […]
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Interior Design Major Gains International Experience at Indesign
08.1.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 1, 2014 – Nicolette Petrouleas, a native of Staten Island, N.Y., and rising junior at High Point University, is making a big impression at the international interior design firm Indesign in Barcelona, Spain. After just three days interning with the company, one of Petrouleas’ floor plan designs was chosen to present […]
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Student Revitalizes Philadelphia Community
07.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 28, 2014 – High Point University international relations major Lillian Bijl is helping revitalize a community in Philadelphia thanks to an internship she secured with Mt. Airy USA (MAUSA), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, empowering and advancing the Mt. Airy neighborhood. As the Special Events and Communications Associate with MAUSA, […]
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HPU Hires Tzavaras in Registrar’s Office
07.25.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 25, 2014 – The University Registrar at High Point University recently hired Amanda Tzavaras as a transcript coordinator. Tzavaras has many responsibilities, including assisting with students’ schedules, planning courses, supervising work study students, requesting and sending transcripts, and addressing other concerns about enrollment. Her position serves as the front-line contact person […]
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Admissions Hires Loveday-Donovan
07.24.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 24, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently hired Jennifer Loveday-Donovan as senior admissions counselor. Loveday-Donovan will be an admissions counselor for the Piedmont and Triad area. She will aid students and parents as they begin their journey through the admissions process at HPU. Loveday-Donovan worked previously as […]
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HPU Welcomes Cook to Freshman Success Program
07.23.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 23, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Hilah Cook as a success coach in the Freshman Success Program. Cook is responsible for providing support and guidance regarding academics, extracurricular activities and more to incoming HPU freshmen. “I will provide students with the tools needed to navigate their first year at […]
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