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October’s Extraordinary Leader Makes Her Mark on Campus
10.29.2014
As HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein frequently says, “The world demands vertical and diagonal thinkers; not just horizontal thinkers.” Through leadership roles, extracurricular activities and academic excellence, October’s Extraordinary Leader Lindsay Christel is answering that call. A senior and native of Carle Place, New York, Christel chooses to be extraordinary every day. Since day two […]
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Alumni Profile: Brittanie Joyner
10.30.2014
Caring faculty member Phil Watson and the Office of Career and Internship Services advised Brittanie Joyner, a strategic communications major, and helped her attain a position as the Conference Concierge for the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, DC. She attributes much of her success to her experience at High Point University, learning the […]
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Career & Internship Profile: Amy Stamm, ’14 & Whitney Yount, ’15
10.23.2014
Amy Stamm, class of 2014, went above and beyond during her internship at The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, which led to her career as the Public Affairs Specialist upon graduation. She has offered guidance and support to current High Point University student Whitney Yount, a strategic communication major. Whitney applied her classroom experiences […]
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Melvin Joins Admissions Team
10.22.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently hired Brittany Melvin as admissions counselor. As an admissions counselor, Melvin is responsible for connecting with potential HPU students in 10 states, assisting them during the college application process and acting as an on-site resource while traveling in those territories. […]
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HPU Welcomes Modlin as Associate Vice President for Graduate Admissions
10.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 – Andrew Modlin recently joined the staff at High Point University as associate vice president for graduate admissions. In his new role, Modlin is responsible for leading the Office of Graduate Admissions, which includes HPU’s current graduate programs in Education, History, Business Administration and Strategic Communication as well as […]
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HPU Adds Wieland as Learning Excellence Specialist
10.20.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 20, 2014 – Leanne Wieland recently joined the staff at High Point University as a learning excellence specialist in the Office of Academic Development. In this role, Wieland will be teaching ADV 1101: Foundations for Academic Success as well as providing support to students working to strengthen their organizational, time management […]
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Internship Profile: Anthony Vita
10.17.2014
Anthony Vita, class of 2016, uncovered a networking opportunity from a class assignment that resulted in an internship at Maslansky and Partners in New York City as a Language Strategy Intern. He contends that the individualized attention from professors and the values-based education that he has received at High Point University are major drivers of […]
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HPU Senior Interns, Creates a Future at Hasbro
High Point University senior Shannon Curley landed a prestigious internship this summer at Hasbro Inc., a multi million-dollar company in Providence, Rhode Island. Curley, a native of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, balanced two roles as both the brand writing intern and the editorial intern. As a brand writing intern, she helped write copy for packaging, including […]
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The Krispy Kreme Connection
High Point University prepares students to succeed in some of the country’s most successful companies. One example is Krispy Kreme, now a household name in different parts of the world. Much like HPU, Krispy Kreme has seen major growth over the years, transforming from a single bakery in Winston-Salem to an international franchise, with stores […]
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The Internship Advantage
We are fast approaching the half-way point of this semester with fall break next week, a perfect time for you and your student to have a conversation about doing a summer internship. And fall break is a great time to research internship opportunities by doing informational interviews/job shadowing with organizations in your home area. We […]
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90 Year Profile: Mike Foster
10.3.2014
In: Video
Mike Foster graduated from High Point University with a business degree in 1987. After spending decades in the airline captain seat, he’s now running a specialty coffee roasting company, FosterHobbs in High Point.  
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Hedman Joins English and Theatre Departments
10.1.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 1, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Nathan Hedman as professor in both the English and theatre departments. He will teach classes in composition and literature, theater history and dramaturgy. In addition to his capacity as a professor, Hedman will serve as the head dramaturg for the theater season. In […]
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Greene Joins School of Pharmacy
09.30.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 30, 2014 – Dr. Joy Greene recently joined HPU’s School of Pharmacy as a clinical professor of pharmacy and assistant dean for experiential education. In her new role, Greene will build partnerships with local and state pharmacies as HPU seeks to educate Doctor of Pharmacy candidates through hands-on learning experiences. She […]
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Theatre to Perform ‘On the Verge’
09.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 29, 2014 – High Point University’s Department of Theatre will take on Eric Overmyer’s “On the Verge; or, The Geography of Yearning,” in an upcoming performance. The production will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 9-11, and Oct. 13-15 in the Empty Space Theatre. “‘On the Verge’ is a wildly […]
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Senior Interns With WBTV 3 News
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 30, 2014 – High Point University senior Chandler Whicker is diving into the news world as a reporter intern with WBTV Channel 3 News in Charlotte, North Carolina. A native of Huntersville, North Carolina, Whicker helps producers gather information for newscasts, accompanies reporters in the field, attends news planning meetings, and […]
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Kinsey Joins HPU as Freshman Success Coach
10.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 29, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Angi Kinsey for the position of freshman success coach. As a freshman success coach, Kinsey will support new students in their transition to life on campus. Specifically, Kinsey will be working with students majoring in journalism, criminal justice and education. Drawing on her […]
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HPU Poll: NC Voters on Contraceptive and Same Sex Marriage Supreme Court Decisions and Other Issues
10.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2014 – The High Point University Poll finds that a majority (51 percent) of North Carolina likely and actual voters disapprove of the Supreme Court’s decision to allow companies not to pay for prescription birth control in their workers’ health plans if the company’s owner has religious objections. Additionally, a […]
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HPU Adds Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
10.27.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 27, 2014 – Jillian Davis, assistant professor of exercise science, recently joined the faculty of High Point University, where she will teach undergraduate human anatomy. As the anatomy instructor, Davis will work with students from various academic programs, including the health sciences and biology. She also will continue her research on […]
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HPU Adds Symons to Student Life Staff
10.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 24, 2014 – Taylor Symons recently joined the Office of Student Life at High Point University as the assistant director of Greek life and resident director of the Greek Village. As assistant director of Greek life, Symons will assist in community-wide programs and initiatives, as well as advise the Interfraternity Council […]
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HPU Welcomes Clinical Counselor Amber Kelley
10.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 – Amber Kelley recently joined the staff of High Point University as a clinical counselor in the Office of Counseling. A High Point native, Kelley has provided more than 25 years of service in the Triad working with individuals on a variety of mental health concerns. In Kelley’s new […]
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HPU to Host Israeli Author Keret
10.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 – The High Point University Phoenix Reading Series will host a reading by Israeli author and director Etgar Keret at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the R.G. Wanek Center cinema. The event, presented in conjunction with the Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant Series, is free and open to the […]
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Alumni Profile: Ashley Smith
10.17.2014
Ashley Smith, a 2009 graduate, appreciates the hands-on experience in advertising and marketing that she received at High Point University as a Communication major. The ample opportunities to get involved at High Point University helped paved her path to success as a Brand Manager for Nautica in New York City.
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McDonald Joins Survey Research Center
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Brian McDonald as assistant director of the Survey Research Center. His primary responsibilities include managing the staff of interviewers, developing research instruments, fielding research projects and analyzing data. He also promotes the findings from the center’s surveys and research throughout the university and […]
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HPU Adds Walker to Career and Internship Services
10.16.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 16, 2014 – High Point University has recently hired Elizabeth Walker as a career advisor in the Career and Internship Services department. Walker assists students in the David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences, as well as students who plan to pursue a graduate degree. She will guide students in […]
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Hassan Leads Havenstein in NH Governor Race
10.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 14, 2014 – In the contest for the Governor of New Hampshire, the second HPU Poll of the 2014 fall semester finds incumbent Gov. Maggie Hassan 8 percentage points ahead of Republican candidate Walt Havenstein – receiving 50 percent and 42 percent support from likely voters, respectively. “This is a race […]
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Register Today for 2015 Global Experience Programs
In: Blog
You may not be making plans for May 2015 yet, but students at High Point University are! HPU’s Office of Study Abroad is pleased to offer 16 Global Experience programs to 22 countries on six continents for undergraduate students in the New Year. These programs are short-term, faculty-led study abroad or study America courses, often […]
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HPU Hires Lytle as Admissions Phone Counselor
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 10, 2014 – The Office of Admissions at High Point University recently hired Sarah Lytle as an admissions phone counselor. Lytle will be responsible for answering incoming calls to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and providing prospective students and families with information about the application and campus visit processes. A longtime […]
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Burton Joins Faculty in Phillips School of Business
10.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 9, 2014 – The Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently added Dr. Jennifer Burton to its staff as assistant professor of marketing. Burton teaches classes in marketing communications, consumer behavior and social media marketing. She comes to HPU with extensive experience as both a researcher and a marketing […]
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HPU Adds Tyree to Math Department
10.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2014 – Brielle Tyree recently joined the Department of Mathematics at High Point University as an undergraduate math instructor. A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Tyree returns to HPU after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in physics, as well as a Master of […]
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School of Pharmacy Welcomes Lingle as Associate Dean
10.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2014 – High Point University’s School of Pharmacy welcomes Dr. Earle “Buddy” Lingle as professor and associate dean for student and professional affairs. Lingle will teach HPU pharmacy students about social and administrative sciences as well as coordinate the admissions process and student services activities for the school. “I am […]
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HPU Adds Hirth to School of Business
10.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 6, 2014 – The Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently added Dr. Bob Hirth to its staff as assistant professor of management. Hirth will teach courses in business law and strategic management. Hirth comes to HPU with a richly diverse professional history. In addition to his […]
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HPU Welcomes Davidshofer as Philosophy Instructor
10.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 3, 2014 – Claudine Davidshofer joined the faculty of High Point University as an instructor of philosophy. In her new position, Davidshofer teaches courses for the philosophy and religion department, such as Sacred Experiences in World Religions, Business Ethics and Contemporary Continental Philosophy. Her expertise includes 19th century philosophy, metaphysics, the […]
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Pritchard Joins Student Life Staff
10.30.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 30, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Lindsay Pritchard as the resident director for the Aldridge Village residential community. As a resident director, Pritchard is responsible for the safety and well-being of all residential students, as well as providing support and development services to […]
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Senior Interns with David Letterman in NYC
10.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2014 – Musical razors, hot dog juggling and skateboarding dogs: these types of oddities fill the days of High Point University senior Britton Nagy, who is interning with the final season of The Late Show with David Letterman in New York City. A Charlotte native, Nagy is a human interest […]
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Professor Authors Chapter in New Book for Aspiring Psychology Professors
10.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 24, 2014 – A new book that provides guidance for graduate students pursuing a career as a university professor includes a chapter written by Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology at High Point University. The book, entitled “Preparing the New Psychology Professoriate,” helps aspiring professors with the often-difficult transition […]
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Industry Exposé: Students Work at High Point Market
10.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 – Located in the furniture capital of the world, the High Point Market provides valuable experiential learning opportunities for High Point University students to work side-by-side renowned interior designers without ever leaving the city. As the fall market wraps up this year, so too do the priceless networking, career […]
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Senior Competes in Triathlon for Alex’s Lemonade Stand
10.22.2014
You’ve probably seen one in a major shopping center, school or neighborhood near you: a lemonade stand with the name Alex on it. The famed Alex’s Lemonade Stand is tied to campus through High Point University senior and Newport, Rhode Island native James Tasca, who is taking those stands to the next level this fall. […]
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HPU Hires Jennings in Counseling Services
10.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Emily Jennings as a clinical counselor in the counseling services department of the Office of Student Life. Jennings, a Pfafftown native, will serve primarily in a clinical setting, providing support to students while encouraging and guiding them toward their goals. “I hope to […]
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Pennington Joins Admissions Team
10.15.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently hired Autumn Pennington as an admissions counselor. Pennington works with prospective students from Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Western Pennsylvania during their admissions process at HPU. Having previously worked as an undergraduate ambassador and admissions counselor, Pennington is prepared to […]
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‘I’ve Got Your Back': HPU Professor Studies Employee Support and Job Performance
10.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 9, 2014 – Dr. Sarah Nielsen, assistant professor of human relations at High Point University, recently published an article on the relationship between workplace support and employee performance in the Journal of Organizational Psychology. Typically, employees look to their supervisors and co-workers for support in the workplace. In her paper titled […]
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Ordination Service Honors Minister to the University
10.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2014 – Faith leaders and the High Point University community gathered on Oct. 1 for the installation of the Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university. Davis became minister to the university in 2013. Before arriving, he was commissioned in 2011 by the United Methodist Church as a provisional elder, […]
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Senior Interns at United Way of Greater High Point
10.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2014 – High Point University senior and Ramsey, New Jersey, native Erin Karpovich is putting her non-profit skills to practice during a semester-long internship with the United Way of Greater High Point. As a resource development intern, Karpovich helps manage company campaigns and encourages charitable giving. Through networking with the […]
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Hemby Joins School of Pharmacy
10.2.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 2, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Dr. Scott Hemby as professor and chair of the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy. As department chair, Hemby is already having a profound impact on the HPU health science curriculum, leading the creation and development of the Department […]
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