Class of 2017 Profile: Lacey Gould Begins Career at LabCorp, Pursues MBA at HPU

Name: Lacey Gould Hometown: Clemmons, North Carolina Major: Gould will graduate as a Exercise Science and Biology double major with a minor in Psychology on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Gould has accepted a job with Laboratory Corporation of America as an IT Product Specialist and Technical Marketing Manager. As LabCorp transitions to a more digital system for providing […]

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HPU Students Receive Goldwater Honorable Mentions for Scientific Research

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 24, 2017 – High Point University students Rebecca Ulrich and Thomas Boudreaux received honorable mentions for the 2017 Goldwater Scholarship competition. The Goldwater Scholarship, established in 1986 as a living memorial for Sen. Barry M. Goldwater, serves as the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. Applicants […]

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HPU Students Win Start-Up Funds at 2017 Business Plan Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 21, 2017 – Winners of High Point University’s Business Plan Competition received thousands of dollars toward their business idea during the seventh annual event.  Hosted by High Point University’s Belk Center for Entrepreneurship and supported by BB&T, the five finalists competed for $25,000 in start-up funds. The event was held in […]

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HPU Senior Receives 2017 Haverty Cup

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 20, 2017 – Hannah Rowell, a senior at High Point University, was honored today as the 2017 recipient of the Haverty Cup. The Haverty Cup was established in 1988 by the late Rawson Haverty to honor annually an outstanding graduating senior in a home furnishings-related programs at HPU. This tribute was […]

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Students Honored for Commitment to Service and Academics

Pictured from left to right are Dr. Dennis Carroll, HPU Provost; Ariel Hodges, recipient of the University Award for Citizenship; Michael Esposito, recipient of the University Award for Service; Haley McKeown, recipient of the University Award for Leadership; and Gail Tuttle, Senior Vice President for Student Life. Not pictured is Jenny Marshall, recipient of the […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Kristen Schapowal will Pursue Masters Degree at George Washington University

Name: Kristen Schapowal Hometown: Hicksville, New York Major: Schapowal will graduate with degrees in International Relations and History on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Schapowal will attend George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs and pursue her masters in Middle East Studies. How HPU helped you get there: “From the moment I stepped on campus, High Point University has provided me […]

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to Give HPU’s 2017 Commencement Address

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 18, 2017 – High Point University continues its tradition of bringing renowned thought leaders to campus by featuring Wolf Blitzer, CNN’s lead political anchor and anchor of “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” as the Commencement speaker on May 6. The university will award approximately 1,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. […]

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First Pharmacy Students Become Difference Makers

This story is featured in the Spring 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine, headed soon to a mailbox near you. Discover below how HPU’s inaugural pharmacy class is preparing to lead in a collaborative health care environment.    Charity Amenya was still living in Raleigh when she drove to High Point, North Carolina, to volunteer with a group of […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Michael Rossi Gears up for Success at Richard Childress Racing

Name: Michael Rossi Hometown: Pennington, New Jersey Major: Rossi will graduate with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Rossi will fulfill his childhood dream of working in NASCAR and join Richard Childress Racing as the Merchandise Services Coordinator. In his role, Rossi’s primary responsibility will be managing all team apparel for RCR and […]

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HPU Students Receive Start-Up Funds for Business Ventures

Pictured above are the 2017 recipients of the Pagon Promising Entrepreneur’s Fund at High Point University. From left to right are Rami Aoun, Taylor Elseroad, Joseph Cochrane-Brown, Philip Butts and Jacqueline Stein. HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2017 – Five students will make significant headway in moving their businesses forward thanks to a High Point University […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Alexander Smolan Leads Sales at Amica Mutual Insurance

Name: Alexander Smolan Hometown: Wakefield, Rhode Island Major: Smolan will graduate with a major in Business Administration and a double minor in Sales and Marketing on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Smolan has accepted an Associate Account Manager position with Amica Mutual Insurance in Lincoln, Rhode Island. In his job, Smolan will lead and coach a team of sales and customer service representatives to achieve […]

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HPU and BB&T Announce Finalists for the 2017 Business Plan Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 13, 2017 – The Belk Center for Entrepreneurship at High Point University has announced five finalists for its seventh annual Business Plan Competition. This year’s winners will compete for up to $25,000 in start-up funds. The finalists will present their business plans to a panel of judges consisting of business leaders, […]

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The New Honors Program: Discovery, Discernment & Drive

This story is featured in the Spring 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine, headed soon to a mailbox near you. Discover below how HPU’s Honors Scholar Program complements HPU’s liberal arts curriculum and prepares students for post-graduate work.   To hear students tell it, HPU’s Honors Scholar Program gives them that spark they need. They take classes that help […]

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New Trustees Appointed to HPU Board

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 10, 2017 – High Point University has elected three community leaders – Teresa Caine, Rick Callicutt and Mark Webb – to serve on the HPU Board of Trustees. Teresa Caine and her husband, Don Caine, own and operate Greensboro-based Camco Manufacturing. Don Caine graduated from HPU in 1965. A year later, […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Amy Sladek Begins Marketing Career at Walt Disney World

Name: Amy Sladek Hometown: Naperville, Illinois  Major: Sladek will graduate with a degree in Strategic Communication and a minor in Event Management on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Sladek has accepted a position with Walt Disney World as a talent acquisition marketing professional intern. Joining the business segment of the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida, Sladek will be part of the account […]

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HPU Fulbright Will Study the Economics of Renewable Energy in Germany

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 28, 2017 – Liz Reichart, a member of High Point University’s class of 2017, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant. This prestigious award, given by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, will send Reichart to Bonn, Germany to study the economics […]

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Faculty Profile: Communication for Social Change

Dr. Sojung Kim’s Classes Focus on Experiential and Service Learning How can we use persuasive strategies and different media platforms to promote positive social changes? That’s a question Dr. Sojung Claire Kim and her students tackle every day. Kim is an assistant professor of strategic communication in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Nick Bellamy Furnishes his Future at Pottery Barn

Name: Nick Bellamy Hometown: Carmel Valley, California Major: Bellamy will graduate with a degree in Visual Merchandising on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Bellamy has accepted a position with Pottery Barn in San Francisco, California. As an Assistant Buyer, he will help the buyer with developing business strategies and seasonal assortment plans to maximize the development of the brand, sales and profits for […]

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Stouts Donate $5 Million to HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 27, 2017 – Robert “Bob” and Maggie Stout of Greensboro are supporting High Point University’s School of Education with a multi-million dollar gift. The Stouts, longtime business, civic and city leaders in the Piedmont Triad, have donated $5 million to HPU. Learn moreabout the nationally ranked Stout School of Education.CLICK HERE […]

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