HPU Names New School of Undergraduate Sciences for Todd and Karen Wanek

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 29, 2018 – The High Point University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to honor Karen and Todd Wanek by naming the new School of Undergraduate Sciences for them. Todd Wanek is the CEO of Ashley Furniture, and Karen Wanek is president of Superior Fresh. Ashley Furniture, headquartered in Wisconsin, is the […]

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Class of 2018 Profile: Lauren Fitch to Attend Law School at University of Maryland

Name: Lauren Fitch Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland Major: Fitch will graduate with a B.A. in English with a writing concentration on May 5. Post-graduation plans: Fitch will attend the Franci King Carrey School of Law at the University of Maryland. How HPU helped you get there: “My teachers at HPU were great at inspiring me. They challenged me when […]

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HPU Grads Run Hundreds of Miles for Charities

This story was originally published in the High Point Enterprise on Feb. 19, 2018. Two High Point University alumnae are taking “go big or go home” to heart. Jessica Wayashe, a 2011 graduate, is in the middle of running 230 miles across Haiti while Nikki Sanford, a 2013 graduate, is preparing for a 195-mile segment […]

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The Different Routes of HPU’s Walk of Faith

This story is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU’s Religious Life helps students dig deep to find who they are and what they represent.   The Rev. Preston Davis sounds like an excited professor when he talks about faith and its effect on the students he sees. He should know. […]

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HPU President Nido Qubein Named Distinguished Citizen of the Year

HPU President Nido Qubein, second from right, receives the 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year by Business High Point – Chamber of Commerce. On the far right is David Congdon, chairman for Business High Point – Chamber of Commerce. Pictured first from left is Patrick Chapin, CEO of Business High Point – Chamber of Commerce, […]

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January Extraordinary Leader: Future Politician, Cancer Survivor

To professors, he’s known as Frantha Phonesavanh. But around campus, he’s known by one name – Fez. “You can’t mess up Fez,” he says, laughing. People mispronounce Phonesavanh’s name all the time so he’ll break down his last name for everyone who asks. It’s Pon-SEE-vaughn, he’ll say slowly, because he knows the volley of vowels […]

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5 Life Lessons Steve Wozniak Shared with HPU’s Students

As part of High Point University’s Innovation Summit, Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple Computer and HPU’s Innovator in Residence, visited campus and continued his commitment to mentoring students. During an interactive Q&A with students and a discussion with HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Wozniak shared wisdom he has gained throughout […]

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Mentors Students as HPU Innovator in Residence

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 19, 2018 – He’s known around the world as the co-founder and inventor behind Apple Computer. But on High Point University’s campus, Steve Wozniak is known as an advisor and mentor. Wozniak returned to campus today in his role as HPU’s Innovator in Residence. He worked with students, visited classrooms and […]

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Thousands Visit City for Family Weekend at HPU

High Point University welcomed more than 5,000 visitors to campus for its annual Winter Family Weekend on Feb. 3-5. The economic impact of the university, $500 million annually, is a vital source for businesses in the city. The High Point Convention and Visitor’s Bureau estimates that Family Weekend alone generates more than $1.5 million in […]

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HPU Releases Poll on Offshore Drilling

The first High Point University Poll of 2018 finds that a majority (53 percent) of North Carolinians oppose opening waters off North Carolina’s coast to drilling. The North Carolina public also has a variety of views on the costs and benefits of such a policy.

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HPU Releases Approval Poll

A High Point University Poll finds that North Carolinians give President Donald Trump a job approval rating of 38 percent and Gov. Roy Cooper an approval rating of 46 percent. Meanwhile, a majority continue to say the country is headed in the wrong direction.

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