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HPU Convocation 2014 Update
08.23.2014
In: Blog
Dear Students, The Convocation Ceremony remains scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, August 24th at 9am on the Roberts Hall Lawn. We will make every effort to hold the ceremony outside so that all family members may attend. No tickets are necessary to attend Convocation on the Roberts Hall Lawn. Any change in the time or venue for the ceremony will […]
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Washington, D.C. Design Firm Selects Dailey as Intern
08.22.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 – High Point University interior design major Laura Dailey is gaining first-hand experience in the business from a successful designer. The rising senior, from Parkersburg, West Virginia, is interning for Studio Santalla in Washington, D.C. Over the summer, Dailey assisted studio owner Ernesto Santalla in the design process and […]
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HPU Breaks Record with New Student Enrollment
08.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 – High Point University will welcome 1,470 new students to campus on Aug. 23 during the annual Move In Day – the largest number of new students in the university’s history. The 1,470 students joining the HPU family this fall are greater than the size of the total undergraduate […]
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Broadcast Legend Tom Brokaw to Serve as HPU’s 2015 Commencement Speaker
08.19.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 19, 2014 – High Point University continues its tradition of bringing renowned thought leaders to campus by hosting distinguished journalist Tom Brokaw as its 2015 Commencement Speaker. “Tom Brokaw has touched the lives of millions through his powerful storytelling on relevant issues,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “Many generations have […]
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Freshman Profile: A Dedication to Service
08.18.2014
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 who embodies HPU’s commitment to serving and giving back. Name: Mary McAllister High school attended: Riverside High School in Durham, N.C. Accomplishments: McAllister has been on numerous mission trips with her church youth group, […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Laura Fritts Works Toward Doctoral Degree
08.14.2014
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 Welcomes Hesse to Admissions Staff
08.13.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 13, 2014 – High Point University recently hired Samantha Hesse as an admissions counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Hesse will counsel new families and students as they begin the admissions process at HPU. She will also travel to work with families in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma and […]
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Photography Instructor Selected for Exhibition
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 13, 2014 – A photograph by Benita VanWinkle, instructor of art at High Point University, was recently accepted into a juried online photo exhibition by the Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon. VanWinkle’s photograph, titled, “Byrd Theatre, Richmond, VA,” was one of 54 images selected from 525 submissions for the “Focus: […]
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Senior Speeds Toward Success with Jeff Gordon Inc.
08.12.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 12, 2014 – Taylor Duggins, rising senior at High Point University and Winston-Salem native, is helping NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon engage with his fans this summer. As an intern for Jeff Gordon Inc., the business administration major is responsible for updating and responding to fans through the JeffGordonStore social media sites. […]
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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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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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HPU Welcomes Record Number of New Students to Campus
08.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 23, 2014 – California. Texas. New York. Pennsylvania. North Carolina. Vehicles that flocked to High Point this weekend carried license plates from across the country. What they shared in common was their destination – High Point University. HPU welcomed a record-breaking number of 1,470 new students during its annual Welcome Week. […]
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Senior Interns at Jacobsen
08.22.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 – Will Chambers, a rising senior at High Point University and native of Charlotte, N.C., is working as a human resources intern at Jacobsen, one of the leading manufacturers of turf maintenance machines. In his internship Chambers works on projects that help push the company forward, including researching and […]
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Freshman Profile: A Holistic Education
08.20.2014
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 who reflects HPU’s values of a holistic education, bringing a well-rounded background of academics, athletics and volunteerism. Name: Joshua Berg High school attended: The International Baccalaureate at South Iredell High School […]
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HPU Hires Taylor in Institutional Advancement
08.19.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 19, 2014 – High Point University’s Department for Institutional Advancement recently hired Renee Taylor as director of corporate, foundation and community support. She will work with supporters of the university as they invest in HPU’s mission. Taylor has worked previously in corporate and foundation relations at an academic medical center, as […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Travis Goetz Manages Logistics in Maryland
08.18.2014
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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Class of 2014 Profile: Luiza Fogaca Shines in International Sales
08.15.2014
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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Freshman Profile: A Future in Healthcare
08.13.2014
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 background in gymnastics and athletic training will serve him well as he begins his academic journey at HPU. With a growing demand for graduates in the exercise science field, HPU prepares […]
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Alumna Works to Make a Difference in High Point
A group of women sit in a circle at West End Ministries in High Point, N.C. as they discuss the latest selection in their weekly book club. They laugh, tell personal stories and support one another. This isn’t just any book club. It’s made up of women overcoming abuse and other challenges, and striving for […]
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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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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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Psychology Professor Uses Miley, Kim and Kanye to Explain Relationships
08.22.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 – Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology, used Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian as her inspiration for two articles published on the Science of Relationship website. The first article, “Dear Miley, You’re Doing It Wrong,” discusses communication tactics in relationships, and that using force, “like a wrecking […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Alyssa Carney Crafts a Career in Furniture
08.20.2014
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: Ed Harlin Captures Home Runs for Atlanta Braves
08.19.2014
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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Professor Helps Keep National Forests Open
08.18.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 18, 2014 – Summer break: a fleeting time for students, teachers and professors to change their routines and relax between academic years. That’s not entirely the case for Dr. Martie Bell, associate professor of physical education at High Point University. She’s spending her summer volunteering in the mountains of Virginia’s George […]
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Admissions Hires Erskine
08.15.2014
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 15, 2014 – High Point University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently hired Haverly Erskine as a senior admissions counselor. Erskine will aid students from New York in their admissions process at HPU. “My goal is to provide students with the personalized approach to the college search that they deserve through what […]
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Criminal Justice Major Gains Experience at Charlotte Courthouse
08.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 14, 2014 – People representing themselves in civil cases are getting help from High Point University criminal justice major Dylan Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald, a native of Newport News, Virginia, is interning with the SelfServe Office in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Courthouse. The office provides packets and forms for the litigants, and Fitzgerald helps guide […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Rachel Miller Establishes a Future in Istanbul
08.13.2014
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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HPU Welcomes New Assistant Professor in Physician Assistant Studies
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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