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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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Freshman Profile: Athletic Excellence
08.27.2014
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, after completing two years of a pre-professional curriculum, anticipates joining the School of Pharmacy’s inaugural class in 2016. Name: Jonathan Paez High school attended: Lutheran High School of Orange […]
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Blackledge Joins HPU Chemistry Department
08.26.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 – High Point University welcomes Dr. Meghan Blackledge as the new assistant professor of chemistry. Blackledge received her doctorate from Duke University and will work with undergraduate students on research as well as teach undergraduate chemistry courses, including general chemistry, organic chemistry and physical and analytical biochemistry lab. Blackledge […]
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HPU Adds Michalec to Admissions Staff
In: Blog
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 25, 2014 – The Office of Admissions at High Point University recently hired Sarah Michalec as an admissions marketing coordinator. Michalec will be working to design and distribute informational media to incoming and prospective undergraduates and for the Norcross Graduate School. She will also collaborate with the admissions team to find […]
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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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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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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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Communication Major Assists Nonprofits Through Internship
08.26.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 – Rising High Point University senior Chanler Brock, originally from Charlotte, N.C., pursued her dreams while helping others as an intern with Silent Images this summer. Silent Images is a nonprofit organization that provides charities with professional photography and video services that educate and inspire viewers. As a creative […]
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Freshman Profile: Ahead of the Curve
08.25.2014
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 initiative and passion to lead shine both in and out of the classroom. Name: Amanda Lambert High school attended: North Hunterdon High School in Clinton Township, N.J. Accomplishments: Lambert […]
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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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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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HPU to Host Authors for Discussion on Leadership
09.2.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 – High Point University will host two authors and leadership experts as part of its Community Enrichment Series. Phil Johnston, a 15-year chief executive officer of a public technology company, and Dr. Lane Anderson, retired educator and naval reserve captain, will present “The Heightened Importance of Leadership in All […]
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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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Biology Major Earns Position Studying Emerald Ash Borer
08.27.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture hired Elizabeth Reardon, a rising sophomore at High Point University and Sandwich, Massachusetts native, to study invasive insect species in various regions of New England over the summer. The biology major’s work focused on the biological control of the Emerald Ash Borer around […]
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HPU Hires Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 – Dr. Christopher Pryor joins the faculty at High Point University as the new assistant professor of entrepreneurship. With expertise in entrepreneurship in legal and political environments, Pryor will teach business courses, advise entrepreneurship students and mentor those involved in undergraduate research. “As an academic field, entrepreneurship is one […]
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Belk and LabCorp CEOs Join HPU’s Board of Advisors
08.26.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 – High Point University has appointed two of the nation’s leading businessmen to its National Board of Advisors: Tim Belk, chairman and CEO of Belk Stores, and David King, CEO of LabCorp, one of the world’s largest clinical laboratories. Both companies are headquartered in North Carolina, with Belk’s headquarters […]
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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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