Ashley Furniture Founder to Receive Honorary Doctorate at HPU Commencement

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 5, 2015 – High Point University will recognize the lifetime achievements of Ron Wanek, founder of Ashley Furniture, and his countless contributions to business and philanthropy with an honorary doctorate at the HPU Commencement ceremony on May 9. Wanek started manufacturing furniture with only 35 employees in 1970. His company, Ashley […]

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HPU Commencement is Nationally Recognized Once Again

It’s become an annual honor for High Point University, being recognized for attracting extraordinary graduation speakers. HPU’s 2015 Commencement speaker, broadcast legend Tom Brokaw, was named in The Huffington Post’s list of top Commencement speakers. Last year, CNN included the 2014 Commencement speaker, Gen. Colin Powell, on a similar list. His speech went on to […]

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Journalism Students Visit the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 1, 2015 – High Point University’s National Association of Black Journalists recently organized and hosted a trip to the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Thirteen HPU students explored the museum’s six floors of hands-on exhibits and gained insight into the history of American journalism. Students were touched by the museum’s historical galleries, […]

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Student Honored with National Sorority Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 30, 2015 – High Point University senior Taylor Van Horn is one of four women in the country to receive the Tri Sigma Outstanding Member of the Region Award. The award is presented to a collegian that excels on campus, in her community and as a leader of Tri Sigma Sorority. […]

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Students Participate in Model Arab League

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 29, 2015 – Student members of High Point University’s Model United Nations Club recently traveled to Houston to serve as delegates to the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce Model Arab League. During the conference, which took place at the University of Houston, HPU students became diplomats for the weekend while representing […]

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Ware Joins HPU as Payroll Manager

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 24, 2015 – High Point University recently hired Armeka Ware as payroll manager. Ware is responsible for processing of all university payroll accounts and acts as a liaison with the external payroll provider for employees. He also ensures the payroll, time and attendance, and Web benefits systems are operating efficiently and […]

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HPU Hosts Sports Management Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 27, 2015 – Students interested in future careers in sport management were able to hear from seasoned professionals in the business during High Point University’s inaugural Sports Conference on March 29. Hosted by HPU’s Sports Management Association, the event brought in speakers from professional sports teams and businesses that provide marketing, […]

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HPU Celebrates Earth Day with Local Businesses and Wildlife

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 22, 2015 – A festival of local food vendors, environmentally friendly businesses and wildlife took over the Hayworth Park at High Point University today for an Earth Day celebration. Hundreds of students enjoyed food produced by area businesses such as Carolina Corn Roasters, Big Boss Bakery, Miss Jenny’s Pickles and My […]

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Distinguished Journalist Tom Brokaw to Give HPU’s 91st Commencement Address

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 21, 2015 – High Point University continues its tradition of bringing renowned thought leaders to campus by featuring distinguished journalist Tom Brokaw as its Commencement speaker on May 9. The university will award approximately 963 degrees, making this the largest graduating class in HPU’s history. Brokaw is best known as the […]

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Cartwright Joins HPU as Clinical Counselor

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 20, 2015 – High Point University’s Office of Student Life recently hired Stephanie Cartwright as clinical counselor. As a licensed professional and nationally certified counselor, Cartwright helps assist students in dealing with a broad range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss and stress management. With a background in […]

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Sarah Stride Presented With 2015 HPU Haverty Cup

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2015 – Sarah Stride, a senior at High Point University, was honored today as the 2015 recipient of the Haverty Cup. Stride, a native of Littleton, New Hampshire, received $2,500 and her name engraved on the base of the Haverty Cup, which is on permanent display in the library of […]

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