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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Class of 2017 Profile: Amy Sladek Begins Marketing Career at Walt Disney World

Name: Amy Sladek Hometown: Naperville, Illinois  Major: Sladek will graduate with a degree in Strategic Communication and a minor in Event Management on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Sladek has accepted a position with Walt Disney World as a talent acquisition marketing professional intern. Joining the business segment of the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida, Sladek will be part of the account […]

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HPU Poll: Trump and Cooper Approval Ratings Hold Steady in NC

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HIGH POINT, N.C., April 4, 2017 – The third High Point University Poll of 2017 finds that North Carolinians give President Donald Trump the same job approval rating of 36 percent they gave in earlier polls this year. They also give Gov. Roy Cooper a rating of 49 percent approval and continue to say in […]

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HPU’s Landscape of Hope and Beauty

This year’s Arbor Day Celebration will take place at 4 p.m. on April 20.  A few weeks before graduation last year, down 48 steps into a new amphitheater, HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein began yet another Arbor Day celebration. She talked about potential. She always has ever since her husband became HPU’s seventh president 12 […]

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This Week in Photos: March 27-31

The High Point University campus is buzzing with activity. From the news of a major gift donation, to orientation, a scholarship announcement and more, see a glimpse of what happened on campus this week.  

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