This Week in Photos: February 11-17

The High Point University campus is buzzing with activity. From guest speakers, to construction updates, Greek Life philanthropy events, career expos and more, see a glimpse of what happened on campus this week.

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Class of 2017 Profile: Sam Brown Goes to Grad School

Name: Sam Brown Hometown: Basking Ridge, New Jersey Major: Brown will graduate with a B.S. in Exercise Science, with a concentration in Health and Wellness, on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Brown will pursue graduate school at Rutgers University’s Physician Assistant Program in New Brunswick, New Jersey. How HPU helped you get there: “When I started my education here at HPU, I […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 16, 2017 – High Point University faculty, staff and students recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.   Two HPU Students Named Fulbright Semifinalists HPU seniors Liz Reichart and Catherine Bakewell are semifinalists for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Fulbright offers opportunities for students to undertake graduate study, […]

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Faculty Profile: Community in the Classroom

What is community, and how do we find our identity? These are profound questions for Dr. Amanda Mbuvi, assistant professor of religion. They are pivotal to her scholarship, and she finds that students are curious about them too. Mbuvi’s classes on biblical studies, Jewish studies, and religion and literature are spaces for students to explore […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Jamison Orr Launches Sales Executive Career

Name: Jamison Orr Hometown: Falmouth, Massachusetts Major: Orr will graduate with a B.S.B.A. in Business Administration, with minors in Sales and Marketing, on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Orr accepted a position as a Sales Executive with Star Asia International, a third-party international logistics company, in Charlotte, North Carolina. In his position, Orr will continue to build his own book of business by selling […]

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HPU Poll: North Carolinians Share Their Views on Education Policy

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 13, 2017 – North Carolinians are engaged and interested in offering opinions on the state’s public schools, according to the 2017 HPU Education Poll, a joint venture between selected faculty in the Department of Leadership Studies in the School of Education and HPU’s Survey Research Center. In the statewide survey, 55 […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Katie Aitkens Provides Insurance Services

Name: Katie Aitkens Hometown: West Long Branch, New Jersey Major: Aitkens will graduate with a B.S.B.A. in Business Administration, with minors in Sales and Marketing, on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Aitkens accepted a position as an Underwriter Trainee at Selective Insurance in Hamilton, New Jersey. In her position, Aitkens will administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Allie Zambito Pursues Doctor of Physical Therapy

Name: Allie Zambito Hometown: Bayville, New Jersey Major: Zambito will graduate with a B.S. in Exercise Science on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Zambito will pursue a master’s degree in anatomy and clinical health science, while working toward her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. UD’s physical therapy program is currently ranked No. 1 in […]

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HPU Earns 8th Consecutive Tree Campus USA Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 8, 2017 – High Point University earned the 2016 Tree Campus USA recognition for the eighth consecutive year. HPU is one of 12 colleges and universities in the state to receive the honor and one of only four to have achieved it for eight or more years. Led by First Lady […]

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HPU/News and Record Poll: North Carolinians Favor Policy Made at State Level

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 8, 2017 – The first High Point University/News and Record Poll of 2017 finds that North Carolinians generally favor the state government establishing a statewide standard on a series of policy issues, including discrimination, minimum wage, and environmental protection, instead of cities making their own rules. The new poll asked a […]

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HPU Commissions New Miniature Train for City Lake Park

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 7, 2017 – A popular attraction for families in High Point will keep chugging thanks to a gift from High Point University. For nearly 25 years, High Point City Lake Park’s miniature train has provided more than 50,000 rides annually to local residents. In recent years, however, the train began to […]

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HPU Welcomes 5,000 to Winter Family Weekend

Families packaged 20,000 meals for local agencies HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 6, 2017 – High Point University welcomed more than 5,000 visitors to campus for its annual Winter Family Weekend on Feb. 3-5. The event brought a positive economic impact to High Point and the greater Triad as families – many from out-of-state – stayed, […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Haley Cotnoir Advocates for Boston Red Sox

Name: Haley Cotnoir Hometown: Enfield, Connecticut Major: Cotnoir will graduate with a B.S.B.A. in Business Administration, with minors in Marketing and Sales, on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Cotnoir accepted a position as a Street Team Ambassador for the Boston Red Sox in Massachusetts. In her position within the marketing department, Cotnoir will assist with a new marketing initiative the Boston Red Sox recently […]

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