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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 […]
Senior Honored with Community Impact Student Award
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 14, 2013 – High Point University senior Scott Skowronski is one of 19 college students in North Carolina to receive the 2013 Community Impact Student Award for his efforts to make a difference in the community. Skowronski has implemented numerous service and fundraising efforts around High Point as the recent president […]
Jim Millis Establishes HPU Scholarship
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – Jim Millis Jr., a 1976 graduate of High Point University, has established a new scholarship to honor the service of former HPU faculty member Shirley Rawley, who now resides in Winston-Salem. The $300,000 fund will support the academic endeavors of qualified English majors at the university who demonstrate […]
HPU Adds Smith to Admission Staff
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 7, 2013 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Sally Smith as a regional admissions counselor. Smith is responsible for working with prospective HPU students and aiding in the admissions process. “I will be able to impact students by encouraging excellent applicants who will enhance the […]
Students Impact Lives in Mexico Over Fall Break
    HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 – During fall break, members of High Point University’s Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, traveled to Mexico to help put a roof over one family’s head. The fraternity volunteered with the nonprofit organization Mano Amiga from Oct. 14 – 18 to help people in the […]
Faculty Help Build Homes in High Point
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2013 – Rain wasn’t enough to deter a group of High Point University faculty and staff members from helping build a house in their community. The group joined Habitat for Humanity of High Point, Archdale and Trinity today to build two homes for families in the Washington Terrace subdivision. Nine faculty […]
Fraternity Awards ‘Men of Principle Scholarship’
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2013 – The men of Beta Theta Pi at High Point University recently awarded their “Men of Principle” scholarship to freshman Chris Stone. The scholarship was established in 1999 for unaffiliated (non-Greek) men on campus who exemplify the values the fraternity holds dear, mutual assistance, intellectual growth, trust, integrity and […]
Big Sister, Big Impact
When Jenny Silk signed up to be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont at the activities fair during her first days as a freshman at High Point University, she saw it as a great opportunity to give to others. What she didn’t expect was that this volunteer experience would end up […]
Alumni Family Establishes $5 Million Scholarship
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 23, 2013 – An alumnus of High Point University established a new scholarship fund valued over time at $5 million. The funds will support students studying business and communication and be open to all eligible entering freshmen at HPU. The anonymous donor is a graduate who has been successful as an […]
HPU Donates 139 Units at First Blood Drive of the Year
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 12, 2013 – High Point University students, faculty and staff recently showed the true spirit of giving by participating in a blood drive, held by the HPU Volunteer Center. The drive collected 139 units for the American Red Cross. Senior Taylor Bradley is the president of HPU’s Volunteer Center. She says […]
Fraternity Raises More Than $2,000 for Charity
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 6, 2013 – High Point University’s Kappa Sigma chapter recently held its most successful philanthropy week in history, raising more than $2,000 in its Military Heroes Campaign benefiting The Fisher House Foundation. The foundation provides a home for families of wounded soldiers to stay in while their loved ones recover and […]
High Point Nonprofits to Use Marketing Campaigns Developed by HPU Students
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 13, 2013 – Two High Point nonprofits plan to implement marketing campaigns developed by High Point University strategic communication students this summer. The students met with leaders at The Youth Network and Sisters Helping Sisters multiple times over the semester to determine what needed to create successful campaigns and generate exposure […]
Praying for Boston
Dear HPU Family, We extend our thoughts and prayers to all those impacted, directly and indirectly, by the Boston bombing yesterday. The High Point University campus is home to students from 47 states and 34 countries – with many from the Boston area. Because we are a national and international community, we understand that the impact […]
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, […]
Students Plant Pink Ribbon Garden for Breast Cancer Awareness
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – High Point University’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority completed their fundraising and awareness efforts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by planting a large Pink Ribbon garden on the HPU campus on Nov. 2. The garden is filled with plants purchased by students and community members in honor of their […]
Former Fulbright Scholar Joins Freshman Success Program
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 6, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Jason Vuic as an adviser and coach for the Freshman Success program. He is responsible for helping freshmen accomplish their goals as they begin their path to academic success. As a former history professor and administrator, Vuic understands the importance of student advising. […]
Tri Sigma Raises Money for Hospital Play Therapy
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2013 – The sisters of HPU’s Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority raised more than $1,400 over their philanthropy week to benefit play therapy in hospitals. The money raised goes to children’s hospitals around the country. The sisters held a series of fundraising events throughout the week. “I was so happy […]
Graduate Donates $1 Million to HPU
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 – Anne Kerr Walker has committed a gift of $1 million to her alma mater, High Point University. She and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Crumpler Walker, are active supporters of HPU and residents of Winston-Salem. “The university continues to receive tremendous support from our graduates,” says Dr. Nido […]
Alumnus Donates $2 Million to HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 5, 2013 – High Point University continues to receive generous support and stewardship with a new commitment of $2 million from alumnus Doug Witcher. “Our university is blessed with philanthropic investors who believe in the institution’s values-based, holistic education. We are very grateful for the generosity of community leader Doug Witcher,” […]
Student’s Research Helps Improve Youth Soccer in Her Hometown
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 22, 2013 – A sophomore at High Point University is using research to make a difference in her community. Nicole Bayeur spent her freshman year at HPU researching and reviewing scholarly literature on long term athletic development in youth soccer. Bayeur started her research after taking a First Year Seminar class, […]
American Red Cross Presents HPU with ‘Partners in Service Award’
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 31, 2013 – The Greater High Point-Davidson Chapter of the American Red Cross recently presented High Point University with the “Partners in Service Award” during the organization’s annual meeting. During the 2012-13 academic year, HPU students presented $22,000 to the Red Cross chapter for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The money was […]
Faculty Help Build a Home in High Point
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 18, 2013 – Sometimes a bucket of nails and a hammer builds a house. Sometimes it builds a home and a symbol of hope. A group of High Point University faculty joined Habitat for Humanity of High Point, Archdale and Trinity recently to build a home for a family in the […]
HPU Honors Those Committed to Service Learning
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 10, 2013 – High Point University students and faculty were honored for the extra time they put into helping others this year at the “HPU Serves 2013 Showcase.” The awards included: • Service Learning Student of the Year: Erin Karpovich. Karpovich worked with Latino high school students through St. Mary Episcopal […]
Clubs Award Multiple Scholarships to Local High School Students
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 6, 2013 – Three High Point Central students have an extra $1,000 for college, thanks to High Point University student organizations. High Point Central junior, Hadley Mason, won a scholarship through the HPU Enactus Club’s business plan competition with a plan for a phone application. The application is designed to help […]
‘Teachers of Tomorrow’ Makeover a Local Elementary Classroom
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 18, 2013 – A group of High Point University education majors dedicated their weekend to makeover local teacher Phyllis Marshall’s Kirkman Park Elementary classroom. HPU’s Teachers of Tomorrow chapter raised funds to purchase new supplies and decorations. The makeover included a special mural painted by an HPU student, installing a new […]
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 […]
HPU Welcomes Lindsay to Freshman Success Program
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 13, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Leigh Anne Lindsay as adviser and coach in the Freshman Success Program. Lindsay is responsible for working with the education, design and psychology majors throughout the year. As a former English teacher, she is looking forward to working with freshmen on their academic […]
Carl Welcomed as Freshman Success Program Adviser, Coach
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 8, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Brittney Carl as an adviser and coach in the Freshman Success program. Carl is responsible for supporting freshmen as they begin their studies at HPU, and guiding them through the transition into campus and academic life. She is excited to begin working with […]
HPU Donates 71 Units at Winter Blood Drive
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 6, 2013 – High Point University students, faculty and staff recently showed the true spirit of giving by participating in a blood drive, held by the HPU Volunteer Center. The drive collected 71 units for the American Red Cross. Senior Taylor Bradley is the president of HPU’s Volunteer Center. She says […]
Students Make a Difference During Fall Break
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2013 – From clearing hurricane debris to making sure people have warm food and clean water, High Point University students spent their fall break making life a little better for others. Students organized two different trips to help students give back during their fall break. The first went to Guatemala […]
HPU Welcomes Khan to Freshman Success Program
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 18, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Akir Khan as a success coach in the new Freshman Success Program. Khan is responsible for supporting freshmen in their academic, personal, social, and career choices, as well as helping them adjust to their first year of college. Khan is also responsible for […]
Saul Joins HPU as Coordinator of Graduate Operations
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 14, 2013 – High Point University has recently hired Lauren Saul to serve as the coordinator of graduate operations in the Norcross Graduate School. Saul is responsible for meeting potential students in their hometowns, website management, managing printing materials, the development of campus events, communication with current and prospective students and […]
HPU to Host ‘March for Babies’
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2013 – The community is invited to join High Point University students, faculty and staff for the March of Dimes annual “March for Babies Walk” on HPU’s campus at 9 a.m. on Oct. 26. Money raised from the event will be used to assist the March of Dimes, which supports […]
HPU Opens Community Writing Center for Local Children
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2013 – High Point University students and faculty opened a new Community Writing Center today for local children. Area elementary students arrived at the center, located at 1307 Guyer St., around 3:30 p.m. for icebreaker activities, educational games and one-on-one tutoring with HPU students. “We are thrilled to be up […]
Students and Faculty Create Community Writing Center for Families
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 30, 2013 – High Point University students are opening a Community Writing Center for local children near the HPU campus at 1307 Guyer St. The Community Writing Center, organized by HPU faculty members Dr. Charmaine Cadeau, assistant professor of English, and Dr. Cara Kozma, assistant professor of English and assistant director […]
HPU Hosts Local Middle School Students for ‘STEM Day’
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 1, 2013 – Dozens of students from Welborn Middle School spent the day learning about science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) during a visit to High Point University. Students visited HPU’s School of Education where they worked in engineering teams to build a robotic Ferris wheel out of LEGOs. They also […]
Students Spend ‘One Day Without Shoes’ in Honor of Children
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2013 – Anyone walking around High Point University’s campus Tuesday may have noticed something a little unusual – students not wearing any shoes. There was a good reason. Students were working to raise awareness for children who don’t have basic footwear by participating in the national TOMS Shoes event, “One […]
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