Student Honored for Community Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 10, 2016 – High Point University student Ebony Gillette has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to civic engagement. Gillette is a recipient of the network’s Community Impact Award, honoring one student leader at […]

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Students Featured in 2016 Juried Photo Biennial

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 8, 2016 – For the final week, the works of seven High Point University students will be on display in the 2016 Juried Photo Biennial gallery at the Center for Visual Arts in Greensboro. Seven students were accepted into the gallery through a statewide competition for college students, where their submitted […]

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Local Children Learn STEM Concepts at HPU’s Community Lego Day

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 7, 2016 – High Point University’s School of Education was transformed into a Lego Learning Lab over the weekend. Over 800 local children and parents enjoyed engineering competitions, machine building, robotics and Lego storytelling. This free annual event provides an opportunity for children in kindergarten through eighth grade to experience STEM […]

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Access to Innovators

This story is featured in the Fall 2016 edition of the HPU Magazine. HPU students are granted access to global innovators, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. As Wozniak begins his role as “Innovator in Residence” at HPU, students come to know the genius behind Apple Computer as a mentor and a friend.   Mandy Engelman could […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 2, 2016 – High Point University welcomed five new faculty and staff members during the month of October. They are as follows:   Dr. S. Alex Marshall joins the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy as an assistant professor of basic pharmaceutical sciences. This is a newly created faculty position. He will […]

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UNC-TV to Air New Episodes of HPU’s ‘Access to Innovators’ Speaker Series

Three Specials Will Feature Prominent Women Leaders HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 27, 2016 – As part of an ongoing commitment to community enrichment, UNC-TV will air High Point University’s “Access to Innovators” speaker series at 10 p.m. on Thursdays in November and December. During each program, influential thought leaders, including former Secretary of State Dr. […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 25, 2016 – High Point University faculty and staff recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.   Business School Dean Named to Hospice Board Dr. Jim Wehrley, dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business, joined the Board of Directors for Hospice of the Piedmont. Hospice provides […]

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Students Gain Experience at High Point Furniture Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 24, 2016 – At the High Point Market, couches, coffee tables and bedroom sets are infinite. But, for the High Point University students who are working there, the experiences and lessons are priceless. Taking advantage of an opportunity that can only be found in the city of High Point, students majoring […]

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Business Professor Presents Research at International Conferences

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2016 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, director of executive education and associate professor of management at High Point University, recently presented four research papers at two peer-reviewed international conferences. His research covered a variety of topics from transnational diaspora investment, to international business education, to body language, to team and organizational […]

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HPU Students Find Inspiration at WAGE Networking Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., DATE, 2016 – The Women and Gender Equity Leadership Project, known as WAGE, held a networking conference and luncheon today as part of alumni weekend. It attracted prominent speakers, including Patty Congdon and Tina Wilson of IBM, Rebecca Sykes, president of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation, and Shannon Vickery, director and […]

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HPU Board of Visitors Adds 10 New Members

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 6, 2016 – High Point University has appointed 10 new members to its Board of Visitors. The board is composed of approximately 144 friends of HPU who are recognized for their character and leadership abilities. “We appreciate all the ways these individuals have contributed their leadership and service to High Point […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 3, 2016 – High Point University welcomed nine new staff members during the month of September. They are as follows: Gail Strickland joins the School of Pharmacy as an assessment and student services assistant. This is a newly created position. She assists the associate deans, Dr. Peter Gal and Dr. Buddy […]

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Students Win Fine Furniture Design Visual Merchandising Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 29, 2016 – Six High Point University students have been awarded a $500 scholarship as the winners of a design competition sponsored by Fine Furniture Design. The competition challenged undergraduates majoring in visual merchandising design to develop mood boards, which visually represent the demographics, psychographics and overall lifestyle of consumers likely to […]

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Senior Interns with Tech Start-up

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 29, 2016 – Senior Kirstie Pratt spent her summer in Ashburn, Virginia, as a marketing and growth intern for Solebrity, a new online shopping app that pays shoppers when friends buy the shopper’s endorsed items. Pratt, a strategic communication major from Leesburg, Virginia, says that the internship gave her the opportunity […]

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Fall Family Weekend Brings 5,000 Visitors

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 27, 2016 – High Point University welcomed nearly 5,000 guests to campus for Fall Family Weekend, an annual event that also brings visitors to the city and provides a boost to the local economy. Last year’s Family Weekend had an estimated economic impact of more than $2.4 million according to The […]

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Students Connect with Employers at Career Expo

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 22, 2016 – Though today’s job market may be more competitive than ever, High Point University’s Office of Career and Professional Development is doing its part to connect students with potential employers. On Sept. 21, the university hosted companies such as Gartner, ScanSource Inc., Lenovo, Coca-Cola, Red Ventures, Dell and Volvo […]

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