Class of 2017 Profile: Kayla Ricks Accepts Accounting Position

Name: Kayla Ricks Hometown: Abingdon, Maryland Major: Ricks will graduate with a degree in Accounting and a minor in Spanish on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Ricks has accepted a position with Ernst & Young, LLP in Baltimore, Maryland. As a staff 1 assurance associate, Ricks will be auditing different clients to ensure the accuracy of their financial statements. Also, as an […]

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HPU Volunteers, Community Members Unveil ‘Free Little Library’

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 21, 2017 – Painted a cheery shade of yellow and decorated brightly with children’s handprints, a new “free little library” gives children in the Washington Street neighborhood of High Point the opportunity to borrow or share a book whenever they’d like. Neighbors and volunteers gathered on March 18 at Washington Street […]

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February’s Extraordinary Leader: A Risk-Taker, A Fundraiser, A Friend

His fraternity brothers know him as “Espo,” the business-savvy senior from Illinois. As the fraternity’s president, he helped steer a Kappa Alpha fund drive that raised more than $50,000 in one year to buy all-terrain wheelchairs for two disabled veterans. He and his fraternity brothers will give away the second wheelchair Saturday. As a friend, […]

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Wounded Veteran to Receive Track Chair from HPU Fraternity and Independence Fund

Last year’s fundraiser, hosted by Kappa Alpha Order, raised $26,000 to purchase a Track Chair for wounded veteran Michael Verardo. This year’s event will be held on March 18 to honor marine Patrick J. Glavey, who will also receive a Track Chair.    HIGH POINT, N.C., March 15, 2017 – The Independence Fund, a leading national veterans organization […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Dorothy Hinders Sets her Sights on Sales

Name: Dorothy Hinders Hometown: Williamsburg, Virginia Major: Hinders will graduate with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Sales on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Hinders accepted a position as an Employee Benefits Sales Trainee at Mutual of Omaha in Houston, Texas. In her position, Hinders will be a sales trainee working with a mentor to learn the ins and outs of […]

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HPU Announces April Community Enrichment Series Events

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 14, 2017 – High Point University will host the following events in April as part of the Community Enrichment Series. All of these events are open to the public. Tickets are not required unless otherwise noted. Triad residents can sign up to receive email updates from HPU about events throughout the […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Tiffany Jones Pursues Divinity School

Name: Tiffany Jones Hometown: Weaverville, North Carolina Major: Jones will graduate with degrees in Religion and Nonprofit Leadership and Management on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Having received the Legacy Scholarship, a full ride to Vanderbilt University,  Jones will make her way to Nashville, Tennessee and pursue a Masters of Divinity.  How HPU helped you get there: “My education at High Point University has prepared […]

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HPU and YWCA to Host International Women’s Day Celebration

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HIGH POINT, N.C., March 8, 2017 – High Point University will join with the YWCA High Point and World Relief High Point in celebrating the city’s rich and diverse community of women at the International Women’s Day Celebration. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 15 at the YWCA High […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 8, 2017 – High Point University faculty and students recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions. Interior Design Students Earn LEED Green Associate Designation Aria Real, Hayley Clarke and Hannah Grau, senior interior design majors at HPU, recently earned the LEED Green Associate designation. This credential allows designers […]

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HPU to Host Discussion on Local and National Water Quality

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HIGH POINT, N.C., March 7, 2017 – High Point University invites the community to hear from two experts who will discuss drinking water quality in the local community as well as recent crises on the national level. The program, a part of HPU’s spring environmental seminar series, will be held 6:30-8 p.m. on March 16 […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 6, 2017 – High Point University welcomed seven new faculty and staff members during January and February. They are as follows:   Dr. Dave Tofanelli joins the Earl N. Phillips School of Business as assistant professor of the practice of management. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on organizational behavior, innovation […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: DJ Johnson Forges Her Own Future

Name: DJ Johnson Hometown: Indian Trail, North Carolina Major: Johnson will graduate with a B.A. in Communication, with a concentration in Electronic Media Production, on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Johnson will pursue a career as a CEO and Producer at K.O. Productions Media, her own film and multimedia production company in Charlotte, North Carolina. Johnson founded K.O. Productions Media in June […]

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This Week in Photos: Feb. 25 – March 3

The High Point University campus is buzzing with activity. From the annual Black Heritage Service, HPU Poll results, philanthropy events and more, see a glimpse of what happened on campus this week.  

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Class of 2017 Profile: Taylor Peck Sells Suits for Tom James

Name: Taylor Peck Hometown: Fairfield, Connecticut Major: Peck will graduate with a B.S.B.A. in Business Administration, with a minor in Marketing, on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Peck accepted a position as a Professional Clothier at Tom James in New York City. In her position, Peck will design and sell custom suits. She will be responsible for the entire process of creating […]

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