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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#MyMajorAtHPU: Strategic Communication

#2- The number two most popular major at High Point University for 2017-2018 is Strategic Communication. The communication major is housed at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. Named for the university’s president, who is an acclaimed international speaker and communicator, the School of Communication is a model of how contemporary communication should be […]

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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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