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Slane Center is Named No. 1 in Nation
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 8, 2015 – The No. 1 student union in the country is High Point University’s Slane Student Center, according to The facility is named for John “Jack” Slane and Marsha Slane of High Point in recognition of their generous support and advocacy of High Point University. In its new list of […]
November’s Extraordinary Leaders Go the Extra Mile
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 […]
October’s Extraordinary Leader Makes Her Mark on Campus
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 […]
September’s Extraordinary Leaders Inspire Others to Succeed
Each month, High Point University selects two students who provide extraordinary service, leadership, commitment to academics and giving in the HPU community. September’s Extraordinary Leaders, juniors Sara Kirkpatrick and Reza Moghtaderi Esfahani, not only share the title of a Presidential Scholar, but they also actively seek opportunities to better themselves both personally and professionally. Kirkpatrick […]
Belk and LabCorp CEOs Join HPU’s Board of Advisors
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 – High Point University has appointed two of the nation’s leading businessmen to its National Board of Advisors: Tim Belk, chairman and CEO of Belk Stores, and David King, CEO of LabCorp, one of the world’s largest clinical laboratories. Both companies are headquartered in North Carolina, with Belk’s headquarters […]
Broadcast Legend Tom Brokaw to Serve as HPU’s 2015 Commencement Speaker
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 19, 2014 – High Point University continues its tradition of bringing renowned thought leaders to campus by hosting distinguished journalist Tom Brokaw as its 2015 Commencement Speaker. “Tom Brokaw has touched the lives of millions through his powerful storytelling on relevant issues,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “Many generations have […]
Leading Lives of Service
Community service and leading responsible lives are two things January’s Extraordinary Leaders have in common. Junior Steven Edwards and senior Ashley Prindle each have impressive resumes; they are each members of an honors society on campus, have served as student justices and are currently members of Phi Alpha Delta, HPU’s law fraternity. They’ve also taken […]
HPU Welcomes 5,000 for Winter Family Weekend
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 – High Point University welcomed 5,000 visitors this past weekend for the annual “Family Weekend.” The weekend brings an economic boost to the city of High Point and the greater Triad area every year. The High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the weekend had an economic impact of […]
Gaining Experience and Preparing for Anything
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By Melissa Sweredoski, junior Walking down the promenade on one of my first days of class at High Point University, I noticed a quote by Henry Ford. “The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.” I knew that I was at the perfect […]
December Extraordinary Leader Finds New Educational Experiences at HPU
She chose High Point University for the extraordinary education, and December’s Extraordinary Leader, Elizabeth Taheri, says the experiences that followed far exceeded her expectations. “HPU has provided me opportunities that I never would have dreamed of obtaining in college,” says the biology major. “Each year has been even better than the last, and the university […]
October Awards Two Extraordinary Leaders
October’s Extraordinary Leaders have different interests, but they do have two things in common: they both work hard and have the grades to prove it, and they both like to keep busy. Junior Corey Dalton spends most of his non-class time taking on leadership roles in his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, which led to a […]
Faculty Help Build Homes in High Point
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2013 – Rain wasn’t enough to deter a group of High Point University faculty and staff members from helping build a house in their community. The group joined Habitat for Humanity of High Point, Archdale and Trinity today to build two homes for families in the Washington Terrace subdivision. Nine faculty […]
Entrepreneurship Professor Named to Triad’s Top Women in Business
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 30, 2013 – Lou Anne Flanders-Stec, assistant professor and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at High Point University, has been named to the Triad Business Journal’s annual Triad’s 2013 Women in Business list. Flanders-Stec, who created HPU’s annual business plan competition and oversees the entrepreneurship program, is one of just […]
Spring Blood Drive Nets 68 Pints
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 22, 2013 – High Point University students, faculty and staff recently showed the true spirit of giving by participating in a blood drive, held by the HPU Volunteer Center. The drive, the fourth this academic year, collected 68 units for the American Red Cross. “The students were fantastic,” says Patrick Atrim, […]
Robert Rodi to Take Part in Faculty Cultural Enrichment Series
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 11, 2013 – High Point University will host Robert Rodi, Chicago-based novelist, playwright, comic book writer, essayist, and performance artist as part of its Faculty Cultural Enrichment Series. He will present “The End of the Specialist: Cross-marketing the Arts,” at 6 p.m. on March 20 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips […]
Updates in the Sciences
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; […]
August Awards Two Extraordinary Leaders
As High Point University students transition back into the swing of classes, homework and extracurricular activities, HPU’s Extraordinary Leaders for August serve as prime examples of how students can excel both in and out of the classroom. Throughout their journey at HPU, senior Benjamin May and senior Meaghan Reney have grown into true ambassadors for […]
Bill Cosby Joins HPU’s National Board of Advisors
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HIGH POINT, N.C., July 30, 2014 – Dr. Bill Cosby, one of the most influential performers of our time, was recently appointed to High Point University’s National Board of Advisors. The board is comprised of leaders in education, Fortune 500 CEOs and distinguished visionaries. Other distinguished members include Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state, […]
HPU Receives NC Biotechnology Center Grant
HIGH POINT, N.C., May 12, 2014 – High Point University has been awarded an Institutional Development Grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC) to support scientific research at HPU. The university will receive up to $77,186 by the NCBC, and HPU has agreed to an additional 25 percent match to purchase additional cell culture […]
Class of 2014 Profile: Tyler Yusko Takes on New York City
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 […]
Turning Comedy into a Career
Few college students get the chance to meet giants in their fields, but High Point University junior Hayley Ellman has earned the chance to do just that. Ellman, an electronic communication major, was hand-picked by “Funny or Die” president Mike Farah through Intern Sushi’s contest to conduct informational interviews with industry leaders. Students are selected […]
Senior’s Research Published in International Journal
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 12, 2014 – High Point University senior Jenny Silk recently had a research article published in the international scientific journal, “Lipid Technology.” Silk, first author on the paper, worked with Dr. James Smoliga, associate professor of physiology. For the paper, Silk collected and reviewed research regarding the potential health benefits of […]
HPU: More Than Just a Pretty Place
By Amanda Crow, Campus Chronicle Staff Writer The five swimming pools. The admissions tours on golf carts. The water fountains and classical music playing on the Promenade. For a college campus, it all seems too good to be true. That’s what the Huffington Post recently wrote about in an article regarding High Point University– how the […]
Balancing Act: At HPU, students combine academics and professional experiences
High Point University emphasizes the importance of experiential learning to students in every classroom and every corner of campus. From service learning courses to projects that place students in the professional world, HPU’s faculty and staff make sure students have hands-on, real-world experiences under their belt before they graduate. That example leads many students to […]
10,000 Attend HPU’s Third Annual Community Christmas
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 20, 2013 – High Point University was full of holiday cheer during the third annual Community Christmas event. A record 10,000 people attended the two night holiday celebration. Guests arrived to hot chocolate, cookies, bouncing castles and live entertainers on the promenade before listening to music from local choirs in the […]
HPU President Nido Qubein Featured on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’
Here is the 7-minute segment from CNBC’s Squawk Box, featuring President Nido Qubein. During the interview, Qubein discussed the vitality of the American Dream, the importance of experiential learning, and the value of faculty mentors, among other topics. The interview, which prominently featured High Point University, was viewed in more than 395 million homes worldwide, […]
Students Work on CMA Red Carpet
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 25, 2013 – Two High Point University students lived the dream of walking a red carpet. Junior Zoey Miller and senior Carly Easton each worked as assistants for the CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. this year. The communication majors served as assistants to the Vice President of Communications for CMA. […]
Jim Millis Establishes HPU Scholarship
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – Jim Millis Jr., a 1976 graduate of High Point University, has established a new scholarship to honor the service of former HPU faculty member Shirley Rawley, who now resides in Winston-Salem. The $300,000 fund will support the academic endeavors of qualified English majors at the university who demonstrate […]
Students Make a Difference During Fall Break
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2013 – From clearing hurricane debris to making sure people have warm food and clean water, High Point University students spent their fall break making life a little better for others. Students organized two different trips to help students give back during their fall break. The first went to Guatemala […]
Sechrest Gallery to Feature Winning Entries from Art Directors Club as Part of ‘Graphically Speaking’
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 26, 2013 – The Sechrest Gallery at High Point University will host “Graphically Speaking” – the first show of this kind at HPU that will feature a variety of prints and posters of winning entries from the Art Directors Club Annual Awards Exhibition. The exhibit will be open from April 10-23; […]
HPU Gives Back to Countless Families During the Holidays
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 23, 2014 – The High Point University family’s caring spirit is amplified during the Christmas season. Students, faculty and staff made the holidays bright for thousands of people in the community this year. In total, HPU touched more than 15,250 lives this holiday season while contributing $30,000 in Christmas gifts. High […]
HPU Poll Reports on Pivotal U.S. Senate Races
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 […]
HPU Raises $35.1 Million Without Formal Campaign in Fiscal 13-14
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 – Support from alumni, parents, donors and advocates continues to grow for High Point University as the amount of gifts and pledges climbed to $35.1 million in fiscal 2013-14 without a formal campaign. These proceeds will be invested in scholarships, academic programs and facilities such as the Center for […]
HPU Welcomes Record Number of New Students to Campus
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 23, 2014 – California. Texas. New York. Pennsylvania. North Carolina. Vehicles that flocked to High Point this weekend carried license plates from across the country. What they shared in common was their destination – High Point University. HPU welcomed a record-breaking number of 1,470 new students during its annual Welcome Week. […]
Reach for the Stars – Or Run for Them
By Melissa Sweredoski, Junior Reach for the stars. Be successful. Make it happen. Keep going. Sounds easy, right? Well the reality of life is that nothing worth having comes easy. College is a time to push ourselves more than we ever have- academically, emotionally, and even physically. We are told that we are young, motivated and […]
March Extraordinary Leaders Make A Difference
Academic excellence, meaningful relationships, and international experiences are just a few things that March’s Extraordinary Leaders share. Henry Molski and Lillian Bijl know firsthand the difference that getting involved and giving back can make. Four years ago, Molski discovered High Point University. “What I found at this institution was that I was cared about,” Molski […]
Senior Scholar Succeeds in Overcoming Autism
High Point University senior Sam Kizer is already making a name for himself in his chosen field. The communication major will present research at his second professional conference this spring, is working on writing a book chapter with his faculty mentor and has already been accepted to graduate school. To those at HPU who know […]
Turning Anger into Art
Art helps us explore the beauty of the world, as well as the parts of life that are more difficult to address. That is one of the lessons art majors at High Point University learn in their four years on campus, and one that Scott Raynor, art department chair, has deep, personal experiences in. Raynor […]
Researching Romance
Dating and romance advice are easy to find in pop culture and the media, and chances are more of it will appear as the Valentine’s Day holiday gets closer. But how much of it can people really believe? Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology and associate director of the HPU Poll, has conducted […]
Community Christmas Continues Tonight
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2013 – Santa Claus, his elves and his woodsmen took over the High Point University campus last night for HPU’s Third Annual Community Christmas. Nearly 5,000 people from the Triad attended the event, which offered live choir performances, lights and decorations, hot food and, of course, visits with Santa. The […]
John Maxwell to Speak at HPU
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2013 – Bestselling author and internationally renowned leadership expert Dr. John C. Maxwell will headline High Point University’s 2013-2014 Spring Cultural Enrichment Series when he visits the HPU campus on March 19 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Maxwell will speak to students, faculty, staff and community leaders. Maxwell joins […]
Graduate Donates $1 Million to HPU
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 – Anne Kerr Walker has committed a gift of $1 million to her alma mater, High Point University. She and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Crumpler Walker, are active supporters of HPU and residents of Winston-Salem. “The university continues to receive tremendous support from our graduates,” says Dr. Nido […]
Music Department to Perform Musical Theatre Concert
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 13, 2013 – Love is in the air this spring thanks to the upcoming musical theatre concert, hosted by the department of music at High Point University. The theme of the concert, “Falling In (and Out) of Love,” will span several decades and styles. Students will highlight various musical theatre approaches […]
Libraries Awarded ‘Muslim Journeys Bookshelf’ Collection
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 12, 2013 – High Point University Libraries just received the “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys” collection from the National Endowment for Humanities and the American Library Association. The collection aims to introduce the public to the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the […]
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