Famed Physicist and Co-Founder of String Field Theory Dr. Michio Kaku Named HPU’s 2019 Commencement Speaker

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 14, 2018 – Dr. Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist, co-founder of String Field Theory, bestselling author, renowned futurist and popularizer of science, will deliver High Point University’s Commencement address on May 11. “Dr. Kaku’s dedication to scientific discovery and ability to communicate those discoveries with a wide array of audiences makes him […]

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Josh Groban Tells HPU Grads to Embrace Fear and Trust Their Instincts

Josh Groban addressed 1,084 graduates, HPU’s largest graduating class, and more than 10,000 people on HPU’s campus HIGH POINT, N.C., May 8, 2018 – Before he became the internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and actor that he is today, Josh Groban was afraid to sing in front of anyone, including his own parents. Today, he told […]

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HPU Names New School of Undergraduate Sciences for Todd and Karen Wanek

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 29, 2018 – The High Point University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to honor Karen and Todd Wanek by naming the new School of Undergraduate Sciences for them. Todd Wanek is the CEO of Ashley Furniture, and Karen Wanek is president of Superior Fresh. Ashley Furniture, headquartered in Wisconsin, is the […]

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Multiplatinum Artist Josh Groban Named HPU’s 2018 Commencement Speaker

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 8, 2018 – Josh Groban, internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognizable, will deliver High Point University’s Commencement address on May 5. “Josh Groban has inspired audiences around the world through his performances and passion for the arts,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “The success […]

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HPU Wraps up the 7th Annual Community Christmas Celebration with 26,000 Visitors

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 15, 2017 – Somewhere between telling Santa what she wanted for Christmas and dancing under the falling snow, five-year-old Bailey Michael and her family made time for a train ride surrounded by lights on the second night of High Point University’s Community Christmas. “I’m about to go on the Polar Express,” […]

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HPU Honors Hundreds of Veterans During Annual Veterans Day Celebration

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 10, 2017 – Nearly 1,100 veterans and community members gathered on the campus of High Point University this morning for a celebration honoring the men and women who have served their country. Veterans were welcomed to the James H. And Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center with a red carpet […]

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Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph Joins HPU as Entrepreneur in Residence

HPU is the only university where Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph andApple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Mentor Students through In-Residence Roles. HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2017 – Marc Randolph, Netflix co-founder and Silicon Valley icon, has joined High Point University as Entrepreneur in Residence. Through this role, Randolph will work with students in a variety of […]

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HPU Officially Opens Congdon Hall

At $120 Million, the facility and graduate programs housed inside are HPU’s single largest investment in history. HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 20, 2017 – Congdon Hall is a 220,000-square-foot, state-of-the art health care education facility that shines from floor to ceiling when you step inside. Two academic schools, the Congdon School of Health Sciences and the […]

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7 Wolf Blitzer Quotes from HPU’s 2017 Commencement

Commencement may have come and gone, but the words of wisdom Wolf Blitzer shared with High Point University’s Class of 2017 are timeless. He challenged the graduating seniors to show up, be curious and work hard. In case you missed it, here are seven takeaways from Blitzer’s Commencement address:   Blitzer became part of an extraordinary […]

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Qubein Broadens Vision for Downtown, Commits to Raising $38 Million in Private Funds

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 17, 2017 – Dr. Nido Qubein, longtime citizen of High Point and president of High Point University, delivered the keynote address, titled “Onward with Faithful Courage: Our City. Our Future.” today at the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Meeting. During his presentation, he announced the following: -Qubein accepted Forward […]

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Inspires HPU Graduates

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 6, 2017 – Wolf Blitzer told the 1,000 graduates at High Point University today that before he became an Emmy Award-winning journalist and CNN anchor, he had to learn to show up, be curious and work hard. Blitzer, who said he began his journalism career as a “young man sheepishly introducing […]

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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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Class of 2017 Outcomes: 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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February’s Extraordinary Leader: A Risk-Taker, A Fundraiser, A Friend

His fraternity brothers know him as “Espo,” the business-savvy senior from Illinois. As the fraternity’s president, he helped steer a Kappa Alpha fund drive that raised more than $50,000 in one year to buy all-terrain wheelchairs for two disabled veterans. He and his fraternity brothers will give away the second wheelchair Saturday. As a friend, […]

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