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Student Receives Fraternity Scholarship-Leadership Award
01.16.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 16, 2015 – High Point University senior John Marsicano was awarded the Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s national H. Howell Taylor Jr. Scholarship-Leadership award, valued at $1,000. Thousands of undergraduates from across the country applied in hopes of receiving one of the 254 awards available. Marsicano is a Long Island, New York, native […]
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Recovering from the Holiday Hangover: Start 2015 with a Focus on Career Success
01.2.2015
By: Eric Melniczek, HPU Career Advisor   We’re just a few days into the New Year. We attended holiday parties, ate delicious treats, and took some time to relax. However, now it’s time to recover from the “holiday hangover” and think about 2015 from a career success standpoint. New Year’s Resolutions We have heard all […]
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Herndon Joins Admissions Office
12.16.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 16, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Cameron Herndon to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as admissions counselor. Herndon’s admissions role will send her around the country to provide support for fellow counselors in all territories with college fairs, student events and family receptions. “I am excited to work with […]
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Students Share Research at Symposium
12.11.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 11, 2014 – Students at High Point University shared their research at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creative Symposium, held Nov. 22 at North Carolina State University. The students who presented their research were Sarah Dorrell, Curran Tayla, Katelyn Long, Sarah Patterson, Sydney Knoechel, Caitlin Ferguson and Amanda […]
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Professor Co-Authors Publication on Pain-Related Disability
12.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2014 – Dr. Kelly Curtis, assistant professor of psychology at High Point University, co-authored a recent publication entitled, “Accuracy of the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire and Pain Disability Index in the Detection of Malingered Pain-Related Disability in Chronic Pain,” which will appear in the forthcoming issue of The Clinical Neuropsychologist. […]
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Senior Honored for Community Service
12.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 3, 2014 – High Point University senior Stefanie Vorleiter was recently honored with the 2014 Community Impact Student Award by North Carolina Campus Compact. The award recognizes students with outstanding leadership and service qualities. Vorleiter, an international business major from New Bern, is one of 18 students across the state to […]
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November’s Extraordinary Leaders Go the Extra Mile
11.26.2014
HPU senior Patti Suchan, who believes that education should go above and beyond the confines of the classroom, is one of November’s Extraordinary Leaders. The other is senior Matthew Burns, who feels an extraordinary education should equip individuals with the skills to make a positive impact in both their profession and community. Both of November’s […]
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Student Studies Stereotypes of Women in 17th Century Literature
11.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 21, 2014 – Sarah Patterson, senior at High Point University, recently presented a research paper at the 40th Annual Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts, a national conference for scholars working in literature. The conference was held at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Patterson’s paper titled, “The Murderous Libertines […]
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Alumnus Banks on Career with FDIC
11.17.2014
READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES High Point University 2009 graduate Matt Boswell is leading a life of success and significance with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Charlotte, N.C. As a Financial Institution Examiner at the FDIC for five years now, Boswell evaluates the overall financial condition and risk profile of banks, identifies concerns […]
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Updates in the Sciences
11.12.2014
The sciences at High Point University are growing rapidly. As HPU gears up to launch new physician assistant, pharmacy and physical therapy programs, the departments of biology, chemistry and physics are also expanding to meet a growing need for science professionals. In the past two years, physics has split off to become its own department; […]
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Students Dive Into Civic Engagement This Election Season
11.10.2014
Election season is over, and most people are putting politics on the back-burner – for now, at least. However, High Point University promotes civic values year-round through polls that track opinion on issues important to the public, placing students in internships in politics and other public service, providing commentary on politics through faculty experts and […]
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Gerrior-Mariani Joins Admissions Staff
11.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 7, 2014 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently welcomed Karen Gerrior-Mariani to its staff as assistant director of regional admissions. In her position, Gerrior-Mariani works on location in Boston to recruit students from the greater Boston area and North Shore. Being based locally allows Gerrior-Mariani to […]
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Students Monitor Game Day Operations for ACC Football
11.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 3, 2014 – Three High Point University students spend Saturdays focused intently on Atlantic Coast Conference football games. But unlike casual fans watching from the couch, these students monitor the games from the Game Day Operations Center at ACC headquarters in Greensboro. Graham Billings, Matthew Burns and Ryan McCabe are participating […]
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Students Attend, Learn From Supreme Court Hearing
10.31.2014
An experiential learning opportunity organized by High Point University’s pre-law professional program brought law to life for 20 students. They traveled to Raleigh on Oct. 7 to attend a session at the North Carolina Supreme Court. Pre-law advisors Dr. Donna Scheidt and Dr. Scott Ingram led the group. Students had the opportunity to observe a […]
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HPU Adds Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
10.27.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 27, 2014 – Jillian Davis, assistant professor of exercise science, recently joined the faculty of High Point University, where she will teach undergraduate human anatomy. As the anatomy instructor, Davis will work with students from various academic programs, including the health sciences and biology. She also will continue her research on […]
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Professor Authors Chapter in New Book for Aspiring Psychology Professors
10.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 24, 2014 – A new book that provides guidance for graduate students pursuing a career as a university professor includes a chapter written by Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology at High Point University. The book, entitled “Preparing the New Psychology Professoriate,” helps aspiring professors with the often-difficult transition […]
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HPU Welcomes Modlin as Associate Vice President for Graduate Admissions
10.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 – Andrew Modlin recently joined the staff at High Point University as associate vice president for graduate admissions. In his new role, Modlin is responsible for leading the Office of Graduate Admissions, which includes HPU’s current graduate programs in Education, History, Business Administration and Strategic Communication as well as […]
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HPU Hires Jennings in Counseling Services
10.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Emily Jennings as a clinical counselor in the counseling services department of the Office of Student Life. Jennings, a Pfafftown native, will serve primarily in a clinical setting, providing support to students while encouraging and guiding them toward their goals. “I hope to […]
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HPU Adds Walker to Career and Internship Services
10.16.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 16, 2014 – High Point University has recently hired Elizabeth Walker as a career advisor in the Career and Internship Services department. Walker assists students in the David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences, as well as students who plan to pursue a graduate degree. She will guide students in […]
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Hassan Leads Havenstein in NH Governor Race
10.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 14, 2014 – In the contest for the Governor of New Hampshire, the second HPU Poll of the 2014 fall semester finds incumbent Gov. Maggie Hassan 8 percentage points ahead of Republican candidate Walt Havenstein – receiving 50 percent and 42 percent support from likely voters, respectively. “This is a race […]
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‘I’ve Got Your Back': HPU Professor Studies Employee Support and Job Performance
10.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 9, 2014 – Dr. Sarah Nielsen, assistant professor of human relations at High Point University, recently published an article on the relationship between workplace support and employee performance in the Journal of Organizational Psychology. Typically, employees look to their supervisors and co-workers for support in the workplace. In her paper titled […]
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School of Pharmacy Welcomes Lingle as Associate Dean
10.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2014 – High Point University’s School of Pharmacy welcomes Dr. Earle “Buddy” Lingle as professor and associate dean for student and professional affairs. Lingle will teach HPU pharmacy students about social and administrative sciences as well as coordinate the admissions process and student services activities for the school. “I am […]
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Professor Shares Interactive Teaching Techniques at Conference
01.13.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 13, 2015 – Dr. Christopher Lootens, assistant professor of psychology at High Point University, attended the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Philadelphia, where he presented some of the engaging and interactive techniques he uses to teach psychology students about treating patients. During a panel presentation, […]
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Sophomore Receives Prestigious Grant
11.26.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2014 – High Point University sophomore Mollie McKinley was awarded the George Barthalmus Undergraduate Research grant on Nov. 22. After competing with college sophomores across the state, she received the grant to help further her research on Mary Wroth’s “Pamphilia to Amphilanthus,” which is a series of sonnets Wroth wrote […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Allie Dearie Spreads Hope and Help With TWLOHA
11.11.2014
With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of […]
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Professor Named Regional Education Director
11.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 7, 2014 – Dr. James Davis, associate professor in the School of Education at High Point University, recently became Region 5 director for the North Carolina Association of Elementary Educators. NCAEE is the only professional organization in the state established expressly to advocate for and serve elementary educators and elementary level […]
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Dr. Tjai Nielsen Featured on Fox 8 News
11.5.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 5, 2014 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, associate professor of management and director of the MBA program at High Point University, was recently featured on WGHP Fox 8 for a news segment on the Ebola crisis. During the segment, Nielsen spoke about the psychological ramifications of the current Ebola crisis. He focused […]
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Music Students Take Talents to Costa Rica
11.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 3, 2014 – For the second year in a row, students from High Point University took stage alongside students from NYU, Berklee College of Music and other top-tier performing art schools at Costa Rica’s highly selective Promising Artists of the 21st Century Program. The Promising Artists program started in 1986 and […]
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Junior Interns with NC Republican Party
10.31.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2014 – With Election Day just a few days away, High Point University junior Anne Davey is serving on the front line of the campaign trail as a lead intern with the Guilford County headquarters of the North Carolina Republican Party. A native of Southold, New York, Davey actively recruits […]
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Pritchard Joins Student Life Staff
10.30.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 30, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Lindsay Pritchard as the resident director for the Aldridge Village residential community. As a resident director, Pritchard is responsible for the safety and well-being of all residential students, as well as providing support and development services to […]
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October’s Extraordinary Leader Makes Her Mark on Campus
10.29.2014
As HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein frequently says, “The world demands vertical and diagonal thinkers; not just horizontal thinkers.” Through leadership roles, extracurricular activities and academic excellence, October’s Extraordinary Leader Lindsay Christel is answering that call. A senior and native of Carle Place, New York, Christel chooses to be extraordinary every day. Since day two […]
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HPU Poll: NC Voters on Contraceptive and Same Sex Marriage Supreme Court Decisions and Other Issues
10.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2014 – The High Point University Poll finds that a majority (51 percent) of North Carolina likely and actual voters disapprove of the Supreme Court’s decision to allow companies not to pay for prescription birth control in their workers’ health plans if the company’s owner has religious objections. Additionally, a […]
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Industry Exposé: Students Work at High Point Market
10.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 – Located in the furniture capital of the world, the High Point Market provides valuable experiential learning opportunities for High Point University students to work side-by-side renowned interior designers without ever leaving the city. As the fall market wraps up this year, so too do the priceless networking, career […]
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HPU Adds Wieland as Learning Excellence Specialist
10.20.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 20, 2014 – Leanne Wieland recently joined the staff at High Point University as a learning excellence specialist in the Office of Academic Development. In this role, Wieland will be teaching ADV 1101: Foundations for Academic Success as well as providing support to students working to strengthen their organizational, time management […]
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HPU Senior Interns, Creates a Future at Hasbro
10.17.2014
High Point University senior Shannon Curley landed a prestigious internship this summer at Hasbro Inc., a multi million-dollar company in Providence, Rhode Island. Curley, a native of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, balanced two roles as both the brand writing intern and the editorial intern. As a brand writing intern, she helped write copy for packaging, including […]
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The Krispy Kreme Connection
READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES High Point University prepares students to succeed in some of the country’s most successful companies. One example is Krispy Kreme, now a household name in different parts of the world. Much like HPU, Krispy Kreme has seen major growth over the years, transforming from a single bakery in Winston-Salem to […]
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HPU Adds Tyree to Math Department
10.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2014 – Brielle Tyree recently joined the Department of Mathematics at High Point University as an undergraduate math instructor. A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Tyree returns to HPU after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in physics, as well as a Master of […]
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Cue Callbacks: ’14 Alumna Finds Fame in Florida
01.19.2015
READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES What’s it like to perform Broadway hits in Costa Rica, compete in a prestigious theatre festival, and get six callbacks from theatre companies across the nation – all before graduating college? Courtney Feiman knows. It happened to Feiman before she graduated from High Point University in May 2014 with degrees […]
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UNC-TV to Air ‘A Conversation with Ken Dychtwald and Nido Qubein’
01.7.2015
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 7, 2015 – The UNC-TV network will broadcast a special program, titled “High Point University Presents a Conversation with Ken Dychtwald and Nido Qubein.” The program will air at 10 p.m. on Jan 15. In this thought-provoking presentation, Dychtwald discusses aging populations, how they impact our economy, and the misconceptions in […]
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Graduate Publishes Research on Apologies and Forgiveness
12.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 22, 2014 – Monica Johnson, a 2014 graduate of High Point University, recently published research she completed during her time in the Psychology program. Her article on apologies and forgiveness was one of 18 projects included in Explorations, The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities for the State of North […]
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Sophomore Presents Research at Physical Therapy Conference
11.20.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 20, 2014 – High Point University sophomore Laura Santiago recently presented research on the diagnostic accuracy of various medical imaging services at the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association annual conference, held in Greensboro. Santiago’s research seeks to advise clinicians and improve patient care by identifying which medical imaging technologies would be […]
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HPU Welcomes Pope as Learning Excellence Specialist
11.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 12, 2014 – The Department of Academic Development at High Point University recently hired Kim Pope as a learning excellence specialist. In her position, Pope teaches Foundations for Academic Success while also serving as a mentor for students to help them successfully navigate their college experience. She draws on her extensive […]
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Admissions Welcomes Elliott as Admissions Counselor
11.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 6, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently welcomed Taylor Elliott to its staff as an admissions counselor. In this role, Elliott acts as the first point of contact for prospective students, families and high school guidance counselors in northern New Jersey who are working their way through […]
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Alumna Crafts National Brands
11.3.2014
READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES It sounds too good to be true – free, customizable mac and cheese bowls, straight from a Stouffer’s food truck. On Nov. 17, Marin Seifert, a High Point University alumna of 2013, will make that custom mac and cheese dream come to fruition on the HPU campus. Seifert is an […]
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Senior Interns With WBTV 3 News
10.30.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 30, 2014 – High Point University senior Chandler Whicker is diving into the news world as a reporter intern with WBTV Channel 3 News in Charlotte, North Carolina. A native of Huntersville, North Carolina, Whicker helps producers gather information for newscasts, accompanies reporters in the field, attends news planning meetings, and […]
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Kinsey Joins HPU as Freshman Success Coach
10.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 29, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Angi Kinsey for the position of freshman success coach. As a freshman success coach, Kinsey will support new students in their transition to life on campus. Specifically, Kinsey will be working with students majoring in journalism, criminal justice and education. Drawing on her […]
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Senior Interns with David Letterman in NYC
10.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2014 – Musical razors, hot dog juggling and skateboarding dogs: these types of oddities fill the days of High Point University senior Britton Nagy, who is interning with the final season of The Late Show with David Letterman in New York City. A Charlotte native, Nagy is a human interest […]
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Melvin Joins Admissions Team
10.22.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently hired Brittany Melvin as admissions counselor. As an admissions counselor, Melvin is responsible for connecting with potential HPU students in 10 states, assisting them during the college application process and acting as an on-site resource while traveling in those territories. […]
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McDonald Joins Survey Research Center
10.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Brian McDonald as assistant director of the Survey Research Center. His primary responsibilities include managing the staff of interviewers, developing research instruments, fielding research projects and analyzing data. He also promotes the findings from the center’s surveys and research throughout the university and […]
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Pennington Joins Admissions Team
10.15.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently hired Autumn Pennington as an admissions counselor. Pennington works with prospective students from Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Western Pennsylvania during their admissions process at HPU. Having previously worked as an undergraduate ambassador and admissions counselor, Pennington is prepared to […]
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Burton Joins Faculty in Phillips School of Business
10.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 9, 2014 – The Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently added Dr. Jennifer Burton to its staff as assistant professor of marketing. Burton teaches classes in marketing communications, consumer behavior and social media marketing. She comes to HPU with extensive experience as both a researcher and a marketing […]
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HPU Poll Reports on Pivotal U.S. Senate Races
10.8.2014
The HPU Poll, housed in High Point University’s Survey Research Center in North Carolina, will field surveys in key races this fall that may determine who controls the U.S. Senate. HPU will survey likely voters in three highly competitive races in Colorado, New Hampshire and North Carolina to gain a snapshot of campaigns that may […]
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