HPU and Triad Universities Host 12th Global Communication Association Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 19, 2017 – High Point University served as a primary host for the 12th annual Global Communication Association Conference (GCC). Host universities also included, the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Winston Salem State University, Elon University, Mazoon University College and Bayan College. Each year, GCA invites the brightest minds in the […]

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to Give HPU’s 2017 Commencement Address

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 18, 2017 – High Point University continues its tradition of bringing renowned thought leaders to campus by featuring Wolf Blitzer, CNN’s lead political anchor and anchor of “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” as the Commencement speaker on May 6. The university will award approximately 1,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. […]

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First Pharmacy Students Become Difference Makers

This story is featured in the Spring 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine, headed soon to a mailbox near you. Discover below how HPU’s inaugural pharmacy class is preparing to lead in a collaborative health care environment.    Charity Amenya was still living in Raleigh when she drove to High Point, North Carolina, to volunteer with a group of […]

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ZTA Raises $28,000 for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2017 – High Point University’s Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority hosted its 12th Annual Crown Classic Golf Tournament, raising $28,000 for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. Each year the sorority invites the community to take part in the tournament, with all proceeds going to the Zeta Tau Alpha foundation and its […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Michael Rossi Gears up for Success at Richard Childress Racing

Name: Michael Rossi Hometown: Pennington, New Jersey Major: Rossi will graduate with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Rossi will fulfill his childhood dream of working in NASCAR and join Richard Childress Racing as the Merchandise Services Coordinator. In his role, Rossi’s primary responsibility will be managing all team apparel for RCR and […]

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HPU Students Receive Start-Up Funds for Business Ventures

Pictured above are the 2017 recipients of the Pagon Promising Entrepreneur’s Fund at High Point University. From left to right are Rami Aoun, Taylor Elseroad, Joseph Cochrane-Brown, Philip Butts and Jacqueline Stein. HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2017 – Five students will make significant headway in moving their businesses forward thanks to a High Point University […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Alexander Smolan Leads Sales at Amica Mutual Insurance

Name: Alexander Smolan Hometown: Wakefield, Rhode Island Major: Smolan will graduate with a major in Business Administration and a double minor in Sales and Marketing on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Smolan has accepted an Associate Account Manager position with Amica Mutual Insurance in Lincoln, Rhode Island. In his job, Smolan will lead and coach a team of sales and customer service representatives to achieve […]

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HPU and BB&T Announce Finalists for the 2017 Business Plan Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 13, 2017 – The Belk Center for Entrepreneurship at High Point University has announced five finalists for its seventh annual Business Plan Competition. This year’s winners will compete for up to $25,000 in start-up funds. The finalists will present their business plans to a panel of judges consisting of business leaders, […]

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HPU Pharmacy students Give Back During Free OTC Day

  HIGH POINT, N.C., April 13, 2017 – A line of people wrapped around the High Point University Community Center during the bi-annual Over the Counter Medicine Giveaway, a community effort to supply free medication to the public. Hosted by High Point University, NC MedAssist, the United Way of Greater High Point, the city of […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 12, 2017 – High Point University faculty, staff, students and alumni recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.   Alumna Selected for Mississippi Teacher Corps Christine Rickert, a 2016 HPU graduate who majored in international relations, political science and Spanish, was selected for the Mississippi Teacher Corps. Through […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 12, 2017 – High Point University welcomed four new staff members during the month of March. They are as follows:   Jenny Sweitzer joins the Office of Academic Services as a learning excellence specialist. Sweitzer provides individualized academic support to students in the Learning Excellence Program. She meets with students once […]

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Junior Recognized for Service with Newman Civic Fellows Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 11, 2017 – High Point University junior Jasmyn Alexander is a recipient of the 2017 Newman Civic Fellows Award from Campus Compact. This national award honors college student leaders for their dedicated passion to service, research and advocacy for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Alexander, an exercise science major on […]

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The New Honors Program: Discovery, Discernment & Drive

This story is featured in the Spring 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine, headed soon to a mailbox near you. Discover below how HPU’s Honors Scholar Program complements HPU’s liberal arts curriculum and prepares students for post-graduate work.   To hear students tell it, HPU’s Honors Scholar Program gives them that spark they need. They take classes that help […]

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New Trustees Appointed to HPU Board

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 10, 2017 – High Point University has elected three community leaders – Teresa Caine, Rick Callicutt and Mark Webb – to serve on the HPU Board of Trustees. Teresa Caine and her husband, Don Caine, own and operate Greensboro-based Camco Manufacturing. Don Caine graduated from HPU in 1965. A year later, […]

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This Week in Photos: April 3-7

The High Point University campus is buzzing with activity. From the news of a Greek Life events, to campus visitors, an HPU Poll release and more, see a glimpse of what happened on campus this week.

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HPU to Host Annual Arbor Day Celebration

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 7, 2017 – The community is invited to experience High Point University’s Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum and Botanical Gardens as well as recent additions to its vibrant campus during the annual Arbor Day Celebration. The event will be held at 4 p.m. on April 20 in the Cottrell Amphitheater. It is […]

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HPU Poll: NC Public Prefers Compromise on Health Care and State Budget

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HIGH POINT, N.C., April 5, 2017 – The new High Point University Poll finds that despite the highly polarized political environment, majorities of North Carolinians prefer elected representatives to seek common ground on issues like health care and the North Carolina state budget.  The poll found that 61 percent of North Carolinians say that Democrats […]

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