HPU’s Success Coaches: Remembering the Beginning

They will graduate this week, the first cohort mentored by HPU’s Student Success Coaches. They’ll walk across the stage, these seniors, receive their diploma in front of Roberts Hall and begin a career or post-graduate work. And Dr. Beth Holder will cry. She always does at graduations. But this is different. She knows these seniors. […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Ben Lonza Explores Entrepreneurship, Opens his Restaurant

Name: Ben Lonza Hometown: Brielle, New Jersey Major: Lonza will graduate with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Lonza will enter the workforce as the owner and manager of his own restaurant, 1st Ave Pizza, in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. As the owner and manager of 1st Ave Pizza, his responsibilities will include making […]

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‘Signing Day’ Held for Say Yes Scholarship Recipients

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2017 – Just as athletes are honored during signing days for their achievements and commitment to play at a university level, High Point University honored five Triad high school students with full-tuition scholarships for committing to continue their academic careers. HPU awards five Say Yes Scholarships annually, three of which […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Meredith Matsakis

Name: Meredith Matsakis Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina Major: Matsakis will graduate with a degrees in Visual Merchandising Design and a minor in Theatre Performance on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Matsakis will begin her career at Design Works International in New York City as a visual and social content coordinator. She will join the company’s co-founder and creative director, Nancy […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Parker Ramsey Takes Tech Talents to Duke Energy as IT Associate

Name: Parker Ramsey Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina Major: Ramsey will graduate with degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy on May 6.  Post-graduation plans: Ramsey will begin his career with Duke Energy as an IT associate. He will join the IT Associates Program – Duke Energy’s premier leadership and technical development program for high potential new college graduates seeking a career […]

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European Tour: HPU Chamber Singers Perform in Centuries-Old Venues During Study Abroad Experience

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 27, 2017 – The places that inspired Bach and Beethoven to compose some of the world’s most revered music serve as the backdrop for an immersive learning experience for High Point University students this spring. From January through May, HPU’s Chamber Singers are touring Europe as they study abroad and perform […]

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HPU Students Find Success in Today’s Job Market as Graduation Nears

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 26, 2017 – High Point University seniors have positive news to celebrate. In addition to their graduation approaching on May 6, data collected by HPU in accordance with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) standards shows 95 percent of the Class of 2015 and the Class of 2016 were […]

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Student Receives Pulitzer Fellowship to Report from Chile

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 26, 2017 – High Point University student Taylor Lord has been named a 2017 Pulitzer Fellow by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. This competitive opportunity will take Lord to Casablanca, Chile, where she’ll report on how climate change is affecting internationally renowned wines produced in the city. Lord is from […]

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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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