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Freshman Profile: A Focus on the Sciences
08.11.2014
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 focused on the sciences and two of HPU’s largest majors. Name: Melanie Maldonado High school attended: Taos High School in Taos, N.M. Accomplishments: Maldonado’s resume is teeming with countless awards and accomplishments. […]
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Rising Senior Interns at CA Public Relations Firm
08.8.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 8, 2014 – Rising High Point University senior Summer Tonsfeldt is working in her chosen field of public relations through a summer internship with Zeno Group in California. At Zeno, Tonsfeldt, a strategic communication major, creates media lists, formats coverage for product releases and edits presentation decks for new businesses. “Zeno […]
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Allen Joins Information Technology Department
08.7.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 7, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Glenwood Allen II as a business analyst in the Office of Information Technology. Allen will be responsible for analyzing existing systems and business processes, identifying process and system improvement strategies, and providing project management services. As an expert in business process improvement, Allen […]
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HPU Hires Priddy as Student Activities Director
08.5.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Summer Priddy as the director of campus engagement and student activities. Priddy will coordinate campus activities on campus that engage all students throughout their years at HPU. She will also serve as the adviser to the Campus […]
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HPU Welcomes New Assistant Professor in Physician Assistant Studies
08.4.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 4, 2014 – The Physician Assistant Studies program at High Point University recently hired Elyse Watkins as a clinical assistant professor. Watkins will teach many different classes in the PA program, including medical history taking, physical examination and the health care provider communications course. She will also co-teach the clinical decision-making […]
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Fraternity Recognized for Academic Excellence
08.1.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 1, 2014 – High Point University’s Kappa Sigma chapter was recently awarded the Silver Bowl for Academic Excellence at the fraternity’s national Leadership Conference in New Orleans. The award recognizes HPU’s chapter as one of the fraternity’s elite academic chapters in the country. “It’s an honor to be recognized for our […]
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Graduate Student Interns at High Point Community Health Fund
07.31.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 31, 2014 – Meredith Farless Nelson recently became the High Point Community Health Fund’s first intern. Nelson is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at High Point University. Nelson takes on an active role in the grant process by helping to evaluate ongoing grant performance, reviewing […]
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In The Media: Starting A Career After College
07.30.2014
HPU career counselors often share their knowledge and experience with news media on how to best prepare young professionals for the real world. Eric Melniczek, career advisor in the Office of Career & Internship Services at HPU, was recently featured on Wallet Hub in a story about the best cities to start your career. In addition […]
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McLendon Joins Communications Office
07.29.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 29, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Hannah McLendon as a content specialist in the Office of Communications. McLendon shares the stories and successes of HPU students, faculty and staff through multiple platforms, including the HPU website, magazine, blogs and more. “Most of the press releases and stories I produce […]
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Student Revitalizes Philadelphia Community
07.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 28, 2014 – High Point University international relations major Lillian Bijl is helping revitalize a community in Philadelphia thanks to an internship she secured with Mt. Airy USA (MAUSA), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, empowering and advancing the Mt. Airy neighborhood. As the Special Events and Communications Associate with MAUSA, […]
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HPU Hires Welker as University Registrar Manager
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 25, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Mary Welker as a manager of academic records for the University Registrar. Welker’s responsibilities include data entry, registration processing and academic records management. She will also input transfer credits, as well as changes in students’ majors and minors. “As the academic records manager […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Jessie Dietz Teaches in Thomasville
07.24.2014
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 Welcomes Cook to Freshman Success Program
07.23.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 23, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Hilah Cook as a success coach in the Freshman Success Program. Cook is responsible for providing support and guidance regarding academics, extracurricular activities and more to incoming HPU freshmen. “I will provide students with the tools needed to navigate their first year at […]
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Freshman Success Program Hires Houston
07.22.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 22, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Emily Houston as a success coach in the Freshman Success Program. Houston will work with students who are determining their major as they transition from high school to college, and ensure that students succeed in their academic, social and personal lives at HPU. […]
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HPU Hires Gerstner in IT Department
07.18.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 18, 2014 – The Office of Information Technology at High Point University recently hired Ali Gerstner as a systems specialist. Gerstner is implementing new systems that allow professors, advisors and other campus groups to track student success. Having worked previously in educational technologies and student data, Gerstner is ready to begin […]
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HPU Adds Coakley to Admissions Staff
07.17.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 17, 2014 – High Point University’s Undergraduate Admissions office recently hired Jordan Coakley as an admissions counselor. Coakley will counsel new families and students as they begin the admissions process at HPU. She will also travel to work with families in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania. Coakley is a […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Adam Mannino Prospers in Insurance
07.16.2014
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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Biology Major Gains Research Experience at Internship
07.11.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 11, 2014 – Ivy Cocklereece, a biology major at High Point University and Winston-Salem native, is interning with Ocular Systems Inc. The company’s goal is to provide physicians with innovative surgical solutions to help patients improve their vision. As an intern, Cocklereece works on a team researching regenerative medicine and processes […]
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Basketball Players Volunteer for “Boys Night Out”
07.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 10, 2014 – Members of High Point University’s Men’s Basketball team and Recreation Services recently engaged with local children at the Family Service of the Piedmont’s Fairview Family Resource Center’s “Boys Night Out.” The HPU students assisted boys aged 10 to 13 years old with basketball warm-ups, held a Q&A session, […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Matt Zachariades Accepts Math Teaching Fellowship
07.9.2014
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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Class of 2014 Profile: Christiana Walker Designs Model Homes
08.12.2014
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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Psychology Professor Receives National Teaching Excellence Award
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 11, 2014 – Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology, was recently named the national recipient of the Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP). The award recognizes outstanding early career psychologists for their teaching effectiveness, mentorship of students’ professional development, and […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Kelsey Somers Consults at La-Z-Boy
08.8.2014
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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Class of 2014 Profile: Marith McMahon Launches Career in Education
08.7.2014
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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Peele Joins Freshman Success Program
08.6.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 6, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Christopher Peele as a success coach in the Freshman Success Program. Peele is responsible for assisting incoming freshmen in the transition from high school to college. He will focus on students majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physics. Having previously worked in academic […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Scott Staffi Thrives in Interior Design
08.5.2014
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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Interior Design Major Gains International Experience at Indesign
08.1.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 1, 2014 – Nicolette Petrouleas, a native of Staten Island, N.Y., and rising junior at High Point University, is making a big impression at the international interior design firm Indesign in Barcelona, Spain. After just three days interning with the company, one of Petrouleas’ floor plan designs was chosen to present […]
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Bill Cosby Joins HPU’s National Board of Advisors
07.30.2014
In: Featured, News
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 30, 2014 – Dr. Bill Cosby, one of the most influential performers of our time, was recently appointed to High Point University’s National Board of Advisors. The board is comprised of leaders in education, Fortune 500 CEOs and distinguished visionaries. Other distinguished members include Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state, […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Lauryn Polo Pursues M.A. in Writing
07.29.2014
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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Physics Students Study Stars at Chile Observatory
07.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 28, 2014 – A group of High Point University physics students are back from Chile with an incredible experience under their belt and the potential of being published by the end of the year. Eugene Filik, Aaron Marlowe and Tyler Hockett joined Dr. Brad Barlow, assistant professor of astrophysics, on an […]
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Carolina’s Diner Painted HPU Purple
07.25.2014
In: News
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 25, 2014 – High Point restaurant Carolina’s Diner is painting its business purple to show support for High Point University in a big way. General manager Alex Kulwicki said the business booms thanks to HPU students, who are some of the most frequent customers at the restaurant, as well as the […]
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HPU Hires Tzavaras in Registrar’s Office
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 25, 2014 – The University Registrar at High Point University recently hired Amanda Tzavaras as a transcript coordinator. Tzavaras has many responsibilities, including assisting with students’ schedules, planning courses, supervising work study students, requesting and sending transcripts, and addressing other concerns about enrollment. Her position serves as the front-line contact person […]
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Business Major Interns with SEI
07.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 24, 2014 – Stephanie Bellisario, a rising junior at High Point University, is interning at SEI, a leading wealth management company in Philadelphia. The business administration major is working with the Advisor Network Investment Services Team, which analyses market data and the company’s portfolios. She is primarily responsible for managing investment […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Kristin Summers Joins Procter & Gamble in NYC
07.23.2014
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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Class of 2014 Profile: McKenna Adams Selected for Professional Development
07.21.2014
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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Class of 2014 Profile: Ben Satterthwaite Analyzes Digital Media
07.18.2014
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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Turner Joins Institutional Advancement Staff
07.16.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 16, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Institutional Advancement recently hired John Turner as Assistant Director of Young Alumni and Parent Support. Turner fosters alumni relationships by managing Society 833, the young alumni giving recognition group, and overseeing the Young Alumni Council. He is responsible for increasing young alumni engagement […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Patricia Bigelow Secures Sales with Cintas
07.14.2014
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 Hosts Luncheon for Degrees Matter! Initiative
07.11.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 11, 2014 – High Point University recently hosted a luncheon for Degrees Matter!, an initiative focused on increasing the number of adults with college degrees in Guilford County. Dr. Dennis Carroll, HPU provost, and Akir Khan, HPU freshman success coach, are members of the Degrees Matter! community council. During the luncheon, […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Derrell Edwards Works on NASCAR Pit Crew
08.11.2014
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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Earning What You’re Worth
A college senior sends out expertly reviewed resumes to companies she dreams of working for and, because of the education and unique experiences she received in her time at HPU, she gets the interview. She walks in confident, because she’s qualified and she went through several mock interviews with Career and Internship Services beforehand. She […]
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HPU Welcomes Russell in Office of Student Life
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 8, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Kristen Russell as the assistant director of campus engagement and student activities. Russell will coordinate many on and off campus programs that connect students with their peers and the community. Russell is looking forward to using her […]
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Professor’s Research Finds Benefits in Mentorship
08.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 6, 2014 – High Point University assistant professor of psychology, Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, recently presented a research poster at the annual American Psychological Association (APA) convention in Washington, D.C. Elder’s presentation, entitled “The Impact of Mentorship on the Teaching and Professional Development of Early Career Psychologists,” examines the results of […]
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Junior Interns for Capital Funding Group
08.5.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 – Patrick Kane, a rising junior at High Point University and native of Lutherville, Maryland, is learning the ins and outs of financing through his internship at Capital Funding Group in Baltimore. The business administration major helps create structured financing and refinancing deals for the company’s clients, creates client […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Savannah Bastecki Designs in Florida
08.4.2014
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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Class of 2014 Profile: Haley Ruehle Teaches and Serves
08.1.2014
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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Freshman Success Program Adds Francisco to Staff
07.30.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 30, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Pamela Francisco as a success coach in its Freshman Success Program. As a freshman success coach, Francisco is responsible for advising first-year students who are interested in majoring in business. She will assist them in their transition from high school to college, supporting […]
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Students Wrap Up Reading Institute with Books and Skills for the Future
07.29.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 29, 2014 – Rising third-graders from Oak Hill Elementary School left HPU’s School of Education’s Summer Reading Institute with pride in their accomplishments, new knowledge and plenty of books to take home and continue reading. Over the past two months, HPU graduate students worked with the elementary students on reading, integrated […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Nick Bamatter Commences Business Career
07.28.2014
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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Class of 2014 Profile: Cameron Kuebler Consults Internationally
07.25.2014
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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Admissions Hires Loveday-Donovan
07.24.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 24, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently hired Jennifer Loveday-Donovan as senior admissions counselor. Loveday-Donovan will be an admissions counselor for the Piedmont and Triad area. She will aid students and parents as they begin their journey through the admissions process at HPU. Loveday-Donovan worked previously as […]
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Sophomore Interns for Congressional Campaign
07.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 23, 2014 – Haley Cotnoir, a rising sophomore at High Point University and Enfield, Conn. native, is expanding her marketing experience while interning for U.S. Rep. Joseph Courtney’s re-election campaign in Connecticut. The business administration major assists in the campaign marketing office to organize appearances for the congressman, recruits volunteers and […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Jessica Strickler Educates Youth in Virginia
07.22.2014
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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Class of 2014 Profile: Colin Russell Excels in Sales at DePere
07.17.2014
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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Faculty Appointed to Boys & Girls Clubs Board
07.16.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 16, 2014 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point recently appointed Dr. Robert Moses, assistant professor of religion at High Point University, to its board of directors for a three-year term. As a member of the board, he will serve within board development and with the organization’s Kids […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Nico Higgins DJs in Boston
07.15.2014
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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Renowned Business Leaders Join HPU Board
07.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 14, 2014 – High Point University has appointed three distinguished leaders in business to its National Board of Advisors: Ron Wanek, founder and chairman of Ashley Furniture; Marty Flanagan, president and CEO of Invesco Ltd.; and Kelly King, chairman and CEO of BB&T. They join prominent members of the board such […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Tyler Clay Called to Tanger
07.11.2014
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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Class of 2014 Profile: Ben Gjebre Optimizes Client ROI
07.10.2014
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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