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Featured Garden: The Welcome Garden
09.25.2014
The Welcome Garden greets visitors and admissions guests as they enter High Point University. This breathtaking garden was added in 2013 and has flowers blooming virtually every month of the year. The design was inspired by gardens off of Champs-Elysées Avenue in Paris. Click here for more images from the HPU Photo Blog by campus photographer […]
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Alumni Profile: Tori Valentinas
09.23.2014
Valentinas graduated in May from HPU with a successful college career under her belt. She received a bachelor’s degree in interior design and minored in studio art. Thanks to her education and internship experience, Valentinas was hired in May of 2012 as the visual merchandising coordinator for Bassett Industries and HGTV Home Furniture.  
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Moser Joins Phillips School of Business at HPU
09.19.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 19, 2014 – High Point University welcomes Randy Moser to the faculty of the Phillips School of Business as an assistant professor of the practice in marketing. Moser comes to HPU with 35 years of Global Fortune 500 work history in marketing and sales. He teaches courses in professional selling, sales […]
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HPU Adds Vigueira as Assistant Professor of Biology
09.18.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 18, 2014 – High Point University welcomes Patrick Vigueira to the faculty as visiting assistant professor of biology. Vigueira, who is an expert in microbiology, molecular parasitology and nutrition, will teach biology courses and lead undergraduates in independent research. “I am excited to join an institution that provides me the opportunity […]
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Aiding Ambition: Freshman Coaches Prepare Students for Success
09.16.2014
In: Blog
Patrick Suprunowicz’s experience with Akir Khan was more than that of an academic coach his freshman year—Khan became a mentor. Not only did Khan help Suprunowicz discover his interest in politics, but Khan also put him in touch with various entrepreneurs and faculty at HPU to help him start his own business, Shelter Clothing, that […]
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Freshman Profile: A Global Perspective
HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student whose international travels have already awarded him with a globally-competitive worldview.  Name: Parker Ramsey High school attended: Gaston Christian School in Gastonia, N.C. Accomplishments: Ramsey is an Eagle Scout and […]
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HPU Welcomes Wommack to Chemistry Department
09.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 12, 2014 – Dr. Andrew Wommack was recently hired as an assistant professor of chemistry at High Point University. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Wommack will assist in the development and communication of the organic chemistry curriculum and undergraduate research program. Wommack holds a doctorate from Boston College and performed […]
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Sophomore Presents Heart Monitor Research at TECHCON Conference
09.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 – Simeon Simeonides, a sophomore Physics major at High Point University, joined the nation’s top scholars and industry leaders to share his research at Semiconductor Research Corporation’s TECHCON conference. Held Sept. 7-9 in Austin, Texas, the conference showcased the forefront of semiconductor research by undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students. Simeonides […]
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Freshman Profile: An Entrepreneurial Spirit
09.8.2014
HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student whose entrepreneurial spirit has already led him to form multiple start-up businesses. Name: Jake Staitman High school attended: Oak Park Independent Study in Oak Park, Calif. Accomplishments: Staitman was awarded […]
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HPU Welcomes Srougi as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
09.5.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 5, 2014 – Melissa Srougi recently joined the faculty of High Point University as an assistant professor of biochemistry in the Chemistry Department. Srougi, a Toledo, Ohio, native, will teach biochemistry and chemistry courses and labs as well as perform independent research with undergraduate students. Her research focuses on cancer biology […]
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HPU Welcomes Brown to School of Art and Design
09.4.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 4, 2014 – High Point University welcomes Mark E. Brown to the faculty as instructor of art. An accomplished sculptor and artist, Brown’s work has been exhibited in more than 300 solo, invitational and group exhibitions in the United States at venues such as Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, the National […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Sarah Houston Shines at Disney’s ESPN Complex
09.2.2014
With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony 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 […]
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HPU to Test Sirens, Emergency Preparedness System
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 – High Point University will hold a routine test for its sirens and emergency preparedness system at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3. It is standard practice for the university to test the system at the beginning of each semester. The testing includes the sounding of university sirens and […]
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Freshman Profile: An Outstanding Orator
09.1.2014
HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student whose already-polished communication skills will continue to develop throughout her time at HPU. Name: Maggie Shaffer High school attended: Battle Mountain High School in Vail, Colo. Accomplishments: At […]
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Vigueira Joins HPU Biology Department
08.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 29, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Dr. Cynthia Vigueira as an assistant professor of biology. Vigueira will teach genetics and other biology courses while also mentoring students in research projects. “My hope is to guide students in developing their long term goals as well as mentor them in the […]
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HPU Hires Eaves as Instructor of Exercise Science
08.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 28, 2014 – Dr. Ted Eaves joins High Point University’s School of Health Sciences as an instructor of exercise science. In this new position, Eaves will teach undergraduate courses in human anatomy and physiology. He says he’s excited to help HPU students grasp complex topics in ways that make sense and […]
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Preparing Students for Healthcare Careers of Tomorrow
09.26.2014
From the boardroom to the classroom, HPU’s values-based education has prepared thousands of graduates to lead in relevant fields. The next 90 years will prepare future leaders for the health care careers of tomorrow, meeting the growing demands for practitioners around the world. New faculty, facilities and curriculum are being put into place now for […]
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September’s Extraordinary Leaders Inspire Others to Succeed
Each month, High Point University selects two students who provide extraordinary service, leadership, commitment to academics and giving in the HPU community. September’s Extraordinary Leaders, juniors Sara Kirkpatrick and Reza Moghtaderi Esfahani, not only share the title of a Presidential Scholar, but they also actively seek opportunities to better themselves both personally and professionally. Kirkpatrick […]
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August Awards Two Extraordinary Leaders
09.23.2014
As High Point University students transition back into the swing of classes, homework and extracurricular activities, HPU’s Extraordinary Leaders for August serve as prime examples of how students can excel both in and out of the classroom. Throughout their journey at HPU, senior Benjamin May and senior Meaghan Reney have grown into true ambassadors for […]
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HPU Adds Assistant Professor of Event Management
09.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Vern Biaett as assistant professor of event management. Biaett will teach classes in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication’s event management minor as well as advise students who are planning careers in the field. He is an event expert in creative program […]
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Cardiovascular Health Expert to Speak at HPU
09.15.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 – The School of Health Sciences at High Point University will welcome Dr. Jason D. Allen for its Distinguished Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24.The event will be held in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall on the HPU campus. It is open to the public; no […]
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HPU Raises $35.1 Million Without Formal Campaign in Fiscal 13-14
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 – Support from alumni, parents, donors and advocates continues to grow for High Point University as the amount of gifts and pledges climbed to $35.1 million in fiscal 2013-14 without a formal campaign. These proceeds will be invested in scholarships, academic programs and facilities such as the Center for […]
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HPU Welcomes Austin to Modern Foreign Language Department
09.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 12, 2014 – Danielle Austin recently joined the staff at High Point University as an administrative assistant for the Modern Foreign Language, Political Science, and Research Administration and Sponsored Programs departments. In this position, she supports students and faculty in the daily activities of the office, including the completion of paperwork […]
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HPU Named No. 1 for Third Consecutive Year
09.10.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 – High Point University has been named No. 1 again in “America’s Best Colleges,” published annually by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2015 rankings released today, HPU ranks No. 1 Best Regional College in the South for the third consecutive year. “We appreciate being included in these […]
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Freshman Profile: A Commitment to Academics
HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student who is looking forward to developing a competitive skill set that will prepare her for the careers of tomorrow, not today. Name: Halie Turigliatti High school attended: Santa Fe Christian High […]
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Fields Joins HPU as Learning Excellence Specialist
09.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Lauren Fields to its staff as a learning excellence specialist. Fields, a Trinity native, comes to HPU with seven years of teaching experience. In her new position she supports students in academic and life skills. She also will teach the Foundations of Academic […]
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Attorney General Roy Cooper Visits HPU
09.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 8, 2014 – High Point University students today had the opportunity to hear from North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, who visited HPU as the first stop on his “College Cash & Credit Tour” of six colleges across state. Cooper, along with other attorneys and staff from his Consumer Protection Division […]
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Freshman Profile: A Concentration on Communication
09.3.2014
HPU’s largest cohort of 1,470 new students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Below is a snapshot of a student whose learning experiences at HPU will position him to meet his career aspirations in the broadcast and journalism fields. Name: Zachary Tucker High school attended: Salisbury High School in Salisbury, N.C. Accomplishments: […]
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Davis Joins HPU’s School of Education
09.2.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 – High Point University’s School of Education welcomes Dr. James Davis as an associate professor of education. In his new position, Davis will teach undergraduate, graduate and doctoral classes in Elementary and Middle Grades and Educational Leadership. Davis brings an extensive background in education to the position. He spent […]
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A Package Deal: HPU Senior Gets Corporate Career Experience at BJ’s Wholesale
08.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 29, 2014 – High Point University senior Stephen Lillie got more than a great bargain during his summer internship with BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. He began his time as a merchandising assistant intern and filled the role of assistant buyer at the company when the position became available. During his internship, […]
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Faculty Voice Recital To Be Held At HPU
08.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 28, 2014 – High Point University will host a faculty voice recital at 2 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts building on campus. Mezzo-soprano, Candice Burrows, co-chair of voice at HPU, will be accompanied by Japanese collaborative pianist Hisako Hiratsuka of Tufts University; oboist […]
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Blood Drive Impacts 450 Lives
09.26.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 26, 2014 – High Point University students, faculty and staff impacted 450 lives by donating 150 units at the university’s first blood drive of the year. Each year, the university holds multiple blood drives to support the need at the American Red Cross. “We began the year with a strong turnout, […]
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HPU Welcomes Dance Instructor Lindsey Howie
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 26, 2014 – Lindsey Howie recently joined the faculty at High Point University as an instructor of dance. In her new position at HPU, Howie will teach dance technique classes covering both the physical aspects of various dances as well as their historical and societal contexts. She also will serve as […]
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HPU Research Sheds Light on Plant Pigments
09.25.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 25, 2014 – High Point University faculty and student researchers are one step closer to resolving a botanical mystery. Their research on why some shade-loving plants have red or purple pigments on the underside of their leaves was highlighted recently in Planta, a prominent botany journal. Nicole Hughes, assistant professor of […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Ali Jansen Creates a Future in Education
With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony 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 […]
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Sportscaster Bob Rathbun to Visit HPU
09.19.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 19, 2014 – High Point University will welcome Emmy award-winning sports announcer, author and motivational speaker Bob Rathbun for a presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 in the Wilson Commerce Ballroom on campus. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Author of the book […]
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Senior Fights for Awareness
09.12.2014
Despite being diagnosed with a mitochondrial disorder when she was eight years old, special education major Sydney Breslow doesn’t let her difficulties with balance, vision, speech and walking get in the way of pursuing her dreams. Breslow, along with her family, formed a team to participate in the Energy for Life Walkathon in Camden, N.J. […]
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HPU Adds Garite to English Department
09.11.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 11, 2014 – Matthew Garite recently joined the faculty of High Point University as an instructor of English. A native of Seaford, New York, Garite teaches sections of HPU’s freshman English composition and courses on American literature and popular culture. Garite looks forward to providing opportunities for his students to think […]
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Fraternity Receives National Award for Chapter Excellence
09.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2014 – High Point University’s Kappa Sigma chapter recently received the Founders Award for Chapter Excellence, the highest possible award for chapters from Kappa Sigma Fraternity. The award recognizes the fraternity as one of the top chapters in the United States. With 56 members, HPU’s Rho-Eta chapter is one of […]
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Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Hires Stewart
09.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 8, 2014 – Sean Stewart will join High Point University as assistant professor of communication starting this fall. Stewart, who has experience working for a private strategic communication firm, will teach strategic communication courses and serve as the Graduate Coordinator for the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. “I’ll prepare students […]
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HPU Hires Higgins in Admissions Office
09.5.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 5, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Admissions recently hired Taylor Higgins as an admissions marketing coordinator. A recent HPU graduate, Higgins’ new role at the university will include writing, editing and managing projects, among other responsibilities within the admissions office. As a marketing coordinator, she will be responsible for […]
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