HPU Senior Interns with Local Accounting Firm

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 27, 2015 – Francesca Zappa, a senior at High Point University, is preparing for her future accounting career as an assurance intern at Smith Leonard, PLLC in High Point. The accounting major from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, has responsibilities similar to those of a first-year assurance associate. Zappa gets hands-on experience […]

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HPU Reaches Semifinals in Ethics Bowl

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 23, 2015 – A team of six High Point University students made its way to the semifinal round in the fourth annual North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Ethics Bowl tournament, held Feb. 6-7 at Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh. The HPU team of Michael Ball, Emily Pearl, Hunter […]

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Meet the Seniors: Summer Tonsfeldt Discovers Dream Job at Disney

READ MORE STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES At High Point University, an extraordinary education is one that offers experiential learning, student-to-faculty collaboration and a knowledge base that prepares graduates for the world of tomorrow. Summer Tonsfeldt, a December 2014 graduate, exemplifies what an extraordinary education at HPU can do. Graduating a semester early, Tonsfeldt managed to fit […]

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HPU Poll: Majority of NC Residents in Satisfied Relationships

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 11, 2015 – As Valentine’s Day approaches, the HPU Poll finds that 66 percent of North Carolina residents are currently in a romantic relationship. Seventy-seven percent of these individuals are married and 8 percent are in long-distance relationships. Of those who are romantically attached, an overwhelming majority report being satisfied with […]

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HPU/News & Record Poll: Terror Attacks on Media Possible in U.S., But Media Should Be Free to Publish Offensive Material

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 11, 2015 – The HPU/News & Record Poll finds that an overwhelming majority – 90 percent – of North Carolinians believe terrorist attacks like the Jan. 7 attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo could happen here in the United States. At the same time, 66 percent of respondents say the […]

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HPU in the Nation’s Capital

Standing in the Tohoku region of Japan, senior Starneshia Wynn felt immense assurance about her decision to study through the High Point University Washington program. She never doubted it would further her education, but she also never expected it to take her to this foreign land, ravaged by a tsunami, earthquake and nuclear power plant […]

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HPU Poll: Obama Approval at 44 Percent, McCrory at 41

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 9, 2015 – The HPU Poll finds that 44 percent of North Carolina residents approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance. The poll, the first HPU Poll of 2015, places Gov. Pat McCrory’s job performance at 41 percent. Forty-seven percent and 37 percent disapprove of Obama and McCrory’s job performance, respectively. […]

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Alumnus Invests in High Point

READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES You could say Chris Gillespie is invested in High Point. Aside from being a 25-year resident of the city, he’s the executive director of West End Ministries, holds a master’s degree from High Point University and has worked as a teacher, director and tutor at Guilford County Schools. Now, he’s […]

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5 Reasons Internships are Essential

HPU’s Office of Career and Internship Services (C&IS) connects students with internships that boost resumes, build connections, expand networks, and set potential employees apart from the competition. Below are five reasons every student should pursue an internship opportunity – regardless of whether or not it’s required for their major. The successful outcomes speak for themselves: […]

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