Class of 2017 Profile: James Ensor Forges a Career in Finance

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Sarah Moses Secures Sales Position with Staples Inc.

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Elizabeth Pellegrini Heads to Law School at College of William & Mary

Name: Elizabeth Pellegrini Hometown: Pittsford, New York Major: Pellegrini graduated with majors in Business Administration and Political Science on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Pellegrini will further her education by attending law school at the College of William & Mary. She begins classes in the fall. How HPU helped you get there: “HPU provided so many opportunities […]

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Qubein Broadens Vision for Downtown, Commits to Raising $38 Million in Private Funds

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 17, 2017 – Dr. Nido Qubein, longtime citizen of High Point and president of High Point University, delivered the keynote address, titled “Onward with Faithful Courage: Our City. Our Future.” today at the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Meeting. During his presentation, he announced the following: -Qubein accepted Forward […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Chris Stone Designs and Sells for Tom James

Name: Chris Stone Hometown: Fanwood, New Jersey Major: Stone graduated with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Stone accepted a position as a Professional Clothier with Tom James in New York, New York. In his position, he will design and sell custom suits. From gathering clientele and […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 16, 2017 – High Point University faculty, staff and students recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.   PA Student Selected for National Award Christina Saldanha, a second-year Physician Assistant Studies student at HPU, received a national award from the Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology. […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Lexie Williams Recruits Talent for Gartner

Name: Lexie Williams Hometown: Mason, Michigan Major: Williams graduated with a major in Human Relations and a minor in Business Administration on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Williams will begin her career as a Campus Project Specialist at Gartner in Fort Myers, Florida. Her duties will include supporting the Campus Recruiting team in planning and coordinating and executing university recruitment events. She will […]

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HPU Civitan Club Leader Earns Top Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 15, 2017 – Kayla Jones, a High Point University junior and strategic communication major from Cary, was named Campus Civitan of the Year for the second year in a row by Civitan International. The award, presented to the top Campus Civitan each year out of all campus clubs in Civitan International, […]

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HPU Family Hosts Numerous Philanthropic Events

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 12, 2017 – Throughout the past month, the following High Point University organizations held fundraising events and hosted programs to benefit the local community and beyond. These efforts are part of the 100,000 hours of service and thousands of dollars that the HPU family contributes each year to local causes.   […]

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Shirley Disseler Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 11, 2017 – Dr. Shirley Disseler, associate professor of education at High Point University, received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award during the 2017 Commencement ceremony. The award is named for Meredith Clark Slane, a friend to the university, and has been given annually since 1973 to recognize excellence in […]

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Brad Barlow Receives Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 11, 2017 – Dr. Brad Barlow, assistant professor of astrophysics, received the Ruth Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award during High Point University’s 2017 Commencement ceremony. The award recognizes a full-time faculty member for exemplary accomplishments in research and creative endeavors. Barlow teaches introductory and advanced courses in physics and astronomy. […]

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SGA Donates $15,000 to Support Youth Food Summit

Pictured from left to right are Carl Vierling, executive director of the Greater High Point Food Alliance; Karol Murks, GHPFA treasurer; Rachel Callaway, HPU’s 2016-17 Student Government Association president; and Dr. Joe Blosser, HPU’s Robert G. Culp director of service learning. HPU’s SGA donated $15,000 to support a Youth Food Summit, to be held by […]

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Inspires HPU Graduates

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 6, 2017 – Wolf Blitzer told the 1,000 graduates at High Point University today that before he became an Emmy Award-winning journalist and CNN anchor, he had to learn to show up, be curious and work hard. Blitzer, who said he began his journalism career as a “young man sheepishly introducing […]

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HPU’s Success Coaches: Remembering the Beginning

They will graduate this week, the first cohort mentored by HPU’s Student Success Coaches. They’ll walk across the stage, these seniors, receive their diploma in front of Roberts Hall and begin a career or post-graduate work. And Dr. Beth Holder will cry. She always does at graduations. But this is different. She knows these seniors. […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Ben Lonza Explores Entrepreneurship, Opens his Restaurant

Name: Ben Lonza Hometown: Brielle, New Jersey Major: Lonza will graduate with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Lonza will enter the workforce as the owner and manager of his own restaurant, 1st Ave Pizza, in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. As the owner and manager of 1st Ave Pizza, his responsibilities will include making […]

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‘Signing Day’ Held for Say Yes Scholarship Recipients

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2017 – Just as athletes are honored during signing days for their achievements and commitment to play at a university level, High Point University honored five Triad high school students with full-tuition scholarships for committing to continue their academic careers. HPU awards five Say Yes Scholarships annually, three of which […]

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