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Senior Fights for Awareness
Despite being diagnosed with a mitochondrial disorder when she was eight years old, special education major Sydney Breslow doesn’t let her difficulties with balance, vision, speech and walking get in the way of pursuing her dreams. Breslow, along with her family, formed a team to participate in the Energy for Life Walkathon in Camden, N.J. […]
Professor Helps Keep National Forests Open
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 18, 2014 – Summer break: a fleeting time for students, teachers and professors to change their routines and relax between academic years. That’s not entirely the case for Dr. Martie Bell, associate professor of physical education at High Point University. She’s spending her summer volunteering in the mountains of Virginia’s George […]
Faculty Appointed to Boys & Girls Clubs Board
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 16, 2014 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point recently appointed Dr. Robert Moses, assistant professor of religion at High Point University, to its board of directors for a three-year term. As a member of the board, he will serve within board development and with the organization’s Kids […]
Elementary Students Begin Summer Reading Institute at HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 23, 2014 – Summer is here, but that doesn’t mean students stop learning. High Point University’s School of Education kicked off its new Summer Reading Institute this week. Rising third graders from Oak Hill Elementary School began working with HPU master’s students on reading, integrated math and science experiments, and writing projects. […]
HPU Welcomes Rucinski to IT Department
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 5, 2014 – High Point University’s information technology department recently hired Mark Rucinski as a computing support analyst. Rucinski ensures that computers on campus run efficiently to support students’ research and academic endeavors. As an expert in computer hardware, networking and servers, he is responsible for troubleshooting hardware and software issues, […]
Raulston Joins Office of Communications at HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 29, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Holly Raulston as Web content manager in the Office of Communications. Raulston will be responsible for managing content on the HPU website and ensuring easy navigation. She has previous experience in marketing and operations for corporate websites. “The website is the first interaction […]
Retired Faculty Honored During Annual Luncheon
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 14, 2014 – High Point University recently honored three retiring faculty and staff members who gave more than 58 years of combined service to the university during its annual Retirement Recognition Luncheon. This year’s event honored Andrea Wheless, Dr. Alberta Herron and Dr. Lisa Horne. Andrea L. Wheless came to HPU […]
HPU Students Raise Awareness for Homelessness
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 29, 2014 – Students at High Point University recently participated in Act! Speak! Build! Week, a national homelessness awareness week sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, April 6 through 12. This is the first year the HPU Habitat for Humanity chapter has participated in Act! Speak! Build! Week. Throughout the week, the chapter […]
Sorority Honors Boston Marathon Victims
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 21, 2014 – As the Boston Marathon kicks off today, a 6-foot-by-18-foot banner made by High Point University’s Kappa Delta sorority is being displayed at the race to remember those impacted by last year’s tragedy and support this year’s participants. The HPU chapter of Kappa Delta created the canvas banner for […]
HPU Hosts Spring Carnival for Montlieu Academy
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 11, 2014 – The High Point University Slane Center gymnasium was filled with children’s smiles during the annual Spring Carnival on April 7. In partnership with the Montlieu Academy of Technology, the carnival rewarded pre-k through fifth grade students with a field trip for their honor roll accomplishments. HPU students hosted […]
Students Chop Off their Hair to Help Cancer Patients
Who: High Point University students, faculty and staff. The event is free and open to the public. Media are also invited to attend. What: Fourth Annual Cuts for Cancer. Where: High Point University Amphitheater. When: Saturday, April 5 at 3 p.m. Why: “Cuts for Cancer” allows anyone to donate at least eight inches of their […]
Students Serve in Haiti on Spring Break
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 6, 2014 – Spring break for one group of High Point University students has been filled with opportunities to serve and learn from others in Haiti this week. Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university, and 11 students traveled to Haiti on March 1 to begin a week of service to […]
IFC Students Take the ‘Polar Plunge’ for Testicular Cancer
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 –High Point University students recently took an icy dip for a good cause. Sunday 25 students, including members of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Greek community and student body participated in the IFC’s annual Polar Plunge 3K race, raising funds for the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation. “The Polar Plunge is […]
Bradley Joins Admissions Team
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 13, 2014 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Taylor Bradley as admissions phone counselor. Bradley is responsible for serving as a point of contact for potential HPU students and for guiding students through the admissions process. “It is really remarkable to have transitioned from a […]
Teachers of Tomorrow Reward Local High School Students
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 6, 2014 – High Point University’s Teachers of Tomorrow chapter spent the afternoon rewarding local high school students who went above and beyond this past semester. T. Wingate Andrews High School recently lost funding for its Incentives Program, which rewards students for outstanding work. To help keep the program going, HPU’s […]
HPU Welcomes 5,000 for Winter Family Weekend
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 – High Point University welcomed 5,000 visitors this past weekend for the annual “Family Weekend.” The weekend brings an economic boost to the city of High Point and the greater Triad area every year. The High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the weekend had an economic impact of […]
HPU Welcomes Beckman as Administrative Assistant
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 23, 2014 – The Office of Student Financial Planning recently hired Carolyn Beckman as administrative assistant. Beckman will be the first point of contact for the Student Financial Planning Office, and will provide positive support to students in their financial experience. “I look forward to being a part of the HPU […]
SGA Donates $5,000 to United Way
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 27, 2013 – High Point University’s Student Government Association (SGA) has donated $5,000 to the United Way of Greater High Point. This was a specific student effort that contributed to the $200,000 that HPU donated through its annual campaign this year. The association has made it a point to give back […]
HPU Welcomes Robinson as Admissions Counselor
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 13, 2013 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Dylan Robinson as admissions counselor. Robinson is responsible for assisting prospective students in Florida, Louisiana, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. He will be visiting college fairs at high schools across his territory and guiding potential students […]
HPU Welcomes Sauter as Assistant Director of Annual Giving
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 5, 2013 – High Point University has recently hired Jonathan Sauter as the assistant director of annual giving in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Sauter is responsible for coordinating the senior class campaign, developing strategies for giving campaigns, managing the university’s annual phone-a-thon event and assisting with the school’s fundraising campaigns. […]
HPU Welcomes Valle as Learning Excellence Specialist
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Laura Valle as learning excellence specialist in the Academic Development Department. In this position, Valle is responsible for tracking student progress, assisting in student organization and study skills, and referring students to helpful resources. “My hope is to help students gain skills and […]
Students Give Thanks Through ‘The Gratitude Project’
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2013 – High Point University students took time to give thanks during “The Gratitude Project,” a way for them to document their blessings this Thanksgiving season. This is the third year students have held “The Gratitude Project” on campus as an opportunity to reflect, appreciate and share their thankfulness for […]
HPU Raises $35.1 Million Without Formal Campaign in Fiscal 13-14
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 – Support from alumni, parents, donors and advocates continues to grow for High Point University as the amount of gifts and pledges climbed to $35.1 million in fiscal 2013-14 without a formal campaign. These proceeds will be invested in scholarships, academic programs and facilities such as the Center for […]
Fields Joins HPU as Learning Excellence Specialist
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Lauren Fields to its staff as a learning excellence specialist. Fields, a Trinity native, comes to HPU with seven years of teaching experience. In her new position she supports students in academic and life skills. She also will teach the Foundations of Academic […]
Alumna Works to Make a Difference in High Point
A group of women sit in a circle at West End Ministries in High Point, N.C. as they discuss the latest selection in their weekly book club. They laugh, tell personal stories and support one another. This isn’t just any book club. It’s made up of women overcoming abuse and other challenges, and striving for […]
Basketball Players Volunteer for “Boys Night Out”
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 10, 2014 – Members of High Point University’s Men’s Basketball team and Recreation Services recently engaged with local children at the Family Service of the Piedmont’s Fairview Family Resource Center’s “Boys Night Out.” The HPU students assisted boys aged 10 to 13 years old with basketball warm-ups, held a Q&A session, […]
Student Gives Shoes to Nicaraguan Children
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 23, 2014 – Taylor Lavender, a rising senior at High Point University, recently led a dozen volunteers on a trip to Nicaragua to provide free clinical care and distribute hundreds of hand-decorated shoes to children in need. As the HPU Campus Coordinator for VIDA (Volunteers for Inter-American Development Assistance), Lavender traveled […]
Jill Perry Joins IT Office at HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 4, 2014 – Jill Perry was recently hired at High Point University as a business analyst in the office of information technology. Working in the business solution services unit of IT, Perry is responsible for increasing operational efficiencies within the department. This involves making sure the applications used at HPU on […]
HPU Welcomes Lawson to Admissions Staff
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 23, 2014 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Melissa Lawson as a weekend campus visit coordinator. Lawson works closely with potential students to ensure that they experience all HPU has to offer. She says she is excited to become part of the growing university, as […]
Judy Isaksen Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 13, 2014 – Dr. Judy Isaksen, associate professor of communication at High Point University, received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award during the 2014 commencement ceremony for her contributions to HPU. Every year since 1973, HPU has recognized a faculty member for excellence in teaching with the Meredith Clark Slane […]
Barefoot for a Cause
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 1, 2014 – For many, going barefoot isn’t a choice. For students at High Point University, living One Day Without Shoes is a conscious decision to join TOMS Shoes in a bigger movement to raise global awareness for the children around the world that don’t have basic footwear. “The purpose of […]
Students Recap a Year of Service
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 25, 2014 – The High Point University Service Learning Program and Student Government Association honored HPU students, faculty and community members for their volunteer service this year at the second annual “HPU SERVES Showcase.” Students created and shared 67 posters to demonstrate the service they’ve completed this academic year at the event. […]
BCA Presents Check to American Heart Association
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 9, 2014 – High Point University’s Black Cultural Awareness (BCA) organization and Diversity Club presented a donation to the American Heart Association (AHA) on Tuesday, April 1. Danielle Criss, co-president of BCA, Matthew Burns, president of the Diversity Club, and La-Nita Williams, BCA advisor, presented the check to HPU graduate student Jacqueline […]
HPU Hires New University Registrar
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 28, 2014 – The Office of Academic Affairs at High Point University recently hired Danny Brooks as university registrar. Brooks is responsible for managing the overall operations in the Office of the University Registrar, including interpreting and clarifying academic policies and procedures for students and faculty. Brooks is also responsible for […]
Students Donate $20,000 for Cancer Research
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 10, 2014 – Members of High Point University’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity recently donated $20,000 to cancer research. The money was raised over the fraternity’s philanthropy week which included a Jail and Bail event, a date auction, Panther cookout and the annual Garnet and Gold Golf Classic. All the money raised […]
Blosser Recognized as Emerging Leader in Civic Engagement
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 – Reverend Dr. Joseph Blosser, Robert G. Culp Jr. Director of Service Learning at High Point University, has been named the 2014 Civic Engagement “Emerging Leader” Professional of the Year by North Carolina Campus Compact. The award goes to one staff person in the state each year for efforts […]
Jarrell Joins Campus Concierge
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 30, 2014 – Heather Jarrell has recently been hired as a campus concierge at High Point University. Jarrell assists HPU students, faculty, staff and guests by managing phone lines and appropriating requests to various departments. Additionally, Jarrell serves as a valuable resource for general university information. Jarrell is grateful to be […]
Belk Joins HPU Admissions
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 22, 2014 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Whitney Belk as the admissions phone counselor. Belk is responsible for serving as a point of reference regarding applications, campus visits and admissions for prospective HPU students and parents. Belk says her experience as a student ambassador […]
HPU Donates 73 Pints at Spring Blood Drive
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 15, 2014 – High Point University students, faculty and staff helped impact 219 lives by donating 73 pints of blood at the annual Spring Blood Drive, held by the HPU Volunteer Center. The donated blood will benefit the American Red Cross. “The beginning of the spring semester is always busy, but […]
HPU Welcomes McKeen as Associate Vice President for Admissions
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 27, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Kathryn McKeen as the Office of Admission’s new associate vice president for recruitment and admissions. McKeen is responsible for leading the admissions counselor team as they connect with future HPU students. “I am very excited to join such an extraordinary institution that is […]
Students Stuff 600 Stockings for Children
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2013 – Ensuring that children in the community receive a gift for Christmas is important to High Point University students. This year, they’ve donated 600 stockings filled with toys and necessities to the Salvation Army’s Stuff a Stocking campaign to do just that. It marks the third year in a […]
HPU Welcomes Salone as Assistant Director of Admissions
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 21, 2013 – Danita Salone is the new assistant director of admissions at High Point University. Salone is responsible for counseling students through the college admission process, providing them with information about HPU and coaching them on overall options to go to college. She oversees admissions of students from Illinois, Indiana, […]
HPU Welcomes Austin to Modern Foreign Language Department
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 12, 2014 – Danielle Austin recently joined the staff at High Point University as an administrative assistant for the Modern Foreign Language, Political Science, and Research Administration and Sponsored Programs departments. In this position, she supports students and faculty in the daily activities of the office, including the completion of paperwork […]
Fraternity Receives National Award for Chapter Excellence
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2014 – High Point University’s Kappa Sigma chapter recently received the Founders Award for Chapter Excellence, the highest possible award for chapters from Kappa Sigma Fraternity. The award recognizes the fraternity as one of the top chapters in the United States. With 56 members, HPU’s Rho-Eta chapter is one of […]
Students Wrap Up Reading Institute with Books and Skills for the Future
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 29, 2014 – Rising third-graders from Oak Hill Elementary School left HPU’s School of Education’s Summer Reading Institute with pride in their accomplishments, new knowledge and plenty of books to take home and continue reading. Over the past two months, HPU graduate students worked with the elementary students on reading, integrated […]
University Minister Ordained as Elder by United Methodist Church
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 8,2014 – Preston Davis, minister at High Point University, recently became an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Davis oversees all aspects of religious life on campus. He has led students on an alternative spring break trip to Haiti and established the Multifaith Prayer […]
HPU Hires Goad as Accountant
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 6, 2014 – The Office of Financial Affairs at High Point University recently hired Rebecca Goad as senior accountant. Goad will be responsible for various accounting responsibilities, including fixed assets, grant accounting, month-end accounting close and year-end audits. Goad has previously worked for several nonprofit organizations, but she is looking forward […]
Students Fight Hunger Through Social Influence
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 22, 2014 – High Point University students in Dr. Sadie Leder Elder’s Psychology of Social Influence class experienced the power of positive persuasion and influence while completing a class project that provided meals for a week to 125 students at Parkview Elementary School. Students in the class participated in an experiential […]
HPU Hires Bonner as Web Developer
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 9, 2014 – High Point University has recently hired Lucas Bonner to serve as a new Web developer. Bonner will be responsible for maintaining aspects of the university’s website and working on various administrative tools for the website behind the scenes. “I am excited to see what we can accomplish at […]
Psychology Class Makes Blankets for Children
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 29, 2014 – Students in Dr. Sadie Leder Elder’s Introduction to Psychology class made blankets for children in need, putting to practice what they learned in the classroom. Each semester, Elder’s students learn about helping behaviors and pro-social behaviors during their social psychology module, and then vote on a service-oriented project […]
Sand, Sun and Service: An Alternative Spring Break
During spring break this year, High Point University students celebrated the values of service, selflessness and generosity by giving back to communities around the world in a tremendous way. Through the Alternate Spring Break Program, students renovated a home affected by Hurricane Sandy, rebuilt New Orleans homes, and served children in Haiti. Their efforts, highlighted […]
Sorority “Digs for Hope” on High Point Greenway
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 10, 2014 – Members of the Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) sorority at High Point University installed a memorial walkway on the High Point Greenway on April 6 to honor those affected by cancer. Pink trees and flowers were planted throughout the greenway as part of the sorority’s first annual “Digging for […]
Haire Joins Staff as Community Relations Manager
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 7, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Natalie Haire as community relations manager in the Office of Communications. Haire is responsible for the university’s Passport Partner Program, which provides an exclusive opportunity for local businesses to gain exposure to HPU students, faculty and staff. She will continue to build partnerships […]
HPU Welcomes Atchley to Freshman Success Program
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently hired April Atchley as a success coach in the Freshman Success Program. Atchley provides support and guidance to incoming HPU freshmen. Along with aiding students in their academic, social and career choices, Atchley supports students in the transition from high school to college. She […]
Graduate School Welcomes Carene Kelsey
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 7, 2014 – Carene Kelsey was recently hired by the Norcross Graduate School at High Point University as a graduate recruiter of health professions. Kelsey is responsible for assisting prospective physician assistant and doctor of pharmacy students with the application and admission process. With dedication and expertise in higher education, Kelsey […]
The Total Package: HPU Greek Life
- By Meaghan McRee With Sorority Bid Day 2014 finally down in the history books, the new members to each organization now get to experience what many speculate about but few understand: the total package of wonderful bonding, relationship-building, growth and purpose-driven priorities that are the core of Greek Organizations on campus. What few seem […]
HPU Welcomes Buickerood as Resident Director
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 24, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Glen Buickerood as resident director. Buickerood is responsible for developing a strong community and quality environment for students in Finch, Millis and Wilson residence halls. “I am ecstatic to join High Point University in the trajectory it […]
Psychology Students Learn Through Service
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 15, 2014 – High Point University students in Dr. Sadie Leder Elder’s social psychology course got more than a regular classroom experience over the fall 2013 semester. The service learning course integrated class objectives with service-oriented work by having each student volunteer 25 hours of their time to local organizations in […]
HPU Welcomes Mitsler as Senior Admissions Counselor
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 6, 2014 – Julee Mitsler has recently been hired as a senior admissions counselor at High Point University. Mitsler, along with others on the admissions team, serves as the face of HPU during visits to high schools and college fairs. She works with many out-of-state guidance counselors and families in an […]
Gelber Joins Department of Communications
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 30, 2013 – The Office of Communication at High Point University recently hired Robert Gelber as producer and video editor. Gelber is responsible for updating and creating new video content for the university. “It is my goal to let our audience of prospective students, parents and community members know that HPU […]
Johnson Joins HPU Admissions Team
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 26, 2013 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Forrest Johnson as regional admissions counselor. As the new California regional admissions counselor, Johnson will perform high school visits and attend college across California, as well as assist potential students in the application process. “HPU is doing […]
American Children’s Home Visits HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 3, 2013 – Students, faculty and friends of High Point University got an early dose of Thanksgiving when they welcomed the American Children’s Home (ACH) to campus. Kathy Berrier, vice president of business affairs for ACH, Craig Burris, ACH director of financial development, and foster care social workers presented the agency’s […]
HPU Welcomes Lambert as New Resident Director
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 22, 2013 – High Point University has recently hired Bianca Lambert to serve as a new resident director in the Office of Student Life. Lambert is responsible for developing programs to support the academic and social development of students who live in both the University Center and Aldridge Village communities. “I’m […]

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