HPU Attracts More Than $50 Million to Support Scholarships, Programs and Facilities

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 22, 2020 – High Point University’s continued growth was enhanced in the past fiscal year by parents, alumni and friends committing more than $50 million in gifts, grants and new commitments to support academic programs, scholarships and facilities. “We could not accomplish our core mission of preparing our students for the […]

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Three HPU Faculty Members Receive Standout Awards

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 21, 2020 – Three special awards were given to High Point University faculty members at the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year. HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein commissioned the establishment of these three annual faculty awards in 2018: Extraordinary Leadership Award, Innovation and Creativity Teaching Award and Spirit of High Point […]

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HPU Recognizes Exercise Science Professor with Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award

Dr. Kimberly Reich, associate professor of exercise science at High Point University, received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award. Pictured from left to right are HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein, Reich and Dr. Daniel Erb, senior vice president of academic affairs. HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 18, 2020 – Dr. Kimberly Reich, associate professor of […]

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HPU Visual Art Professor Receives Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award

Professor Scott Raynor, chair of High Point University’s Art and Graphic Design Department, received the Ruth Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award. Pictured from left to right are HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein, Raynor and Dr. Daniel Erb, senior vice president of academic affairs. HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 17, 2020 – Professor Scott Raynor, chair […]

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HPU Communication Fellows to Host Virtual Film Screenings

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2020 – High Point University Communication Fellows will host three virtual film screenings this semester in partnership with South Arts’ 2020-21 Southern Circuit Tour. “Coded Bias” explores the fallout of MIT media lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her journey […]

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Student Profile: The ‘Young Sully’ of HPU

HPU student Blake Jones has landed roles in several, major Hollywood films.   Blake Jones calls it a hobby. He’ll step into his family’s small studio in their basement, ask his mom or younger brother, Cade, for help and produce an audition video for a role in an upcoming film. For every 75 roles he […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 1, 2020 – High Point University welcomed three new staff members over the summer. They are as follows: Crystal Harvey joined the Office of Student Life at HPU as a resident director. In this role, Harvey will supervise resident assistants and community assistants in Finch, Millis and Wilson Hall to ensure […]

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HPU Graduates Fourth Physician Assistant Class

HPU’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies welcomed students into the profession during its graduation ceremony. HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 28, 2020 – Today, High Point University graduated its fourth physician assistant class and welcomed them into the professional field. The ceremony, usually held in HPU’s Hayworth Fine Arts Center, was held in Congdon Hall’s Callicutt […]

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HPU’s New Blueprint of Student Health

Powered by Novant Health, HPU’s Student Health Services provides the foundation for a healthy campus.  Pictured above are Alicia Bouska and Rhys Wittenberg who have served HPU’s Student Health Services for a collective 17 years.    They’re the familiar faces of HPU’s Student Health Services, Alicia Bouska and Rhys Wittenberg.  Bouska, a physician assistant, has worked there for the past seven years; Wittenberg, a nurse practitioner, a decade. They’re […]

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Spectrum News: Elizabeth Miller Strickland Donates $12 Million to HPU Endowment

In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees a woman’s right to vote, High Point University announces a $12 million gift from Elizabeth “Betty” Miller Strickland. This transformational donation, representing the largest gift to HPU’s endowment in its 96-year history, will establish the Elizabeth […]

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Elizabeth Miller Strickland Donates $12 Million to HPU Endowment

This is the largest endowment gift ever made to HPU. It will provide scholarship assistance to students with financial need and opportunities for women. HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 26, 2020 – Today, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees a woman’s right to […]

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HPU English Professors Secure $23,000 Grant For the Community Writing Center

The grant will provide remote tutoring and writing activities for community children in response to the global pandemic. HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2020 – Dr. Cara Kozma, associate professor of English, and Dr. Lynne Murray, instructor of English, at High Point University, recently collaborated with Rev. Frank Thomas, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, […]

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