This Year in Photos: 2015

The High Point University campus buzzed with excitement in 2015 – new programs, faculty and students, accomplished research, facilities and more. As we prepare for 2016, take a look at our favorite moments from the past year:

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Class of 2016 Profile: Samantha Rose Finds Her Future at Furnitureland South

Recent December graduates of High Point University 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 one extraordinary senior from the Class […]

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O’Connor Joins Office of Academic Services

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 24, 2015 – High Point University hired Natalie O’Connor as a learning excellence specialist in the Office of Academic Services. She provides individualized academic support to students in the Learning Excellence program. “I am truly excited to work with the students in the Learning Excellence program,” says O’Connor. “Part of my […]

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HPU Welcomes Hurst in Office of Research and Planning

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 23, 2015 – High Point University hired Brett Hurst as coordinator of institutional assessment in the Office of Research and Planning. Hurst guides incoming freshmen and transfer students through various placement tests, including math, reading and foreign language tests. He also runs multiple university research projects. “In my position, I’m privileged […]

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Interior Design Student Named ‘Rising Star’

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 22, 2015 – The International Furniture Design Association recently honored High Point University senior Shelby Deskin as a “Rising Star.” The interior design major from Vestal, New York, received her award and presented some of her designs at the IFDA Carolinas Chapter Night of Luminaries event on Nov. 4 in High […]

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English Professor Includes Chapter in New Book on the “Undead”

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 21, 2015 – Kirstin Squint, assistant professor of English at High Point University, contributed a chapter to a recently published book, “Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture.” Her chapter, “Burying the (Un)Dead and Healing the Living: Choctaw Women’s Power in LeAnne Howe’s Novels,” considers the way […]

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School of Communication Provides Christmas for Seven Families

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 21, 2015 – Seven families from the Hattie Lee Burgess home, a safe haven for domestic violence victims in Davidson County, will receive a bright Christmas this year thanks to faculty, staff and graduate students of the High Point University Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. “We hope that these people […]

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Community Christmas Attracts Record-Breaking 20,000 Attendees

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 18, 2015 – More people than ever before experienced the life-size Nativity scene, falling snow, Clydesdale carriage rides, hot food, Santa Claus and an abundance of sights and sounds of the season at High Point University’s Fifth Annual Community Christmas Celebration. A total of 20,000 people came to the two-night event […]

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This Week in Photos: December 12-18

The High Point University campus is buzzing with activity. From Community Christmas, to final exams, philanthropy events and more, see a glimpse of what happened on campus this week.

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HPU’s First Doctoral Candidate Defends Dissertation

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 18, 2015 – Kristen Ring made history on Dec. 15 when she became the first person to defend a doctoral dissertation at High Point University. She and her classmates in the educational leadership program have made history before in fall 2012 when they became part of HPU’s first-ever doctoral degree program. […]

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