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The Time is Now, The Person is You!

What is the purpose of higher education? It’s a question we should ask ourselves daily. I would like to share with you how our institution, High Point University, is working to bridge the chasm between university life and, well, life. We have instituted a successful and popular mandatory course. Every freshman student is enrolled in a […]

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Chinese Proverb

When you visit High Point University, you will be amazed at the energy of our students.  While our friendly environment fosters excitement, the energy comes from our students themselves.  They are engaged in every aspect of campus life – but it all begins with academic engagement.  Here at HPU, we call it experiential learning.  But […]

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Are You Focused?

“Make a strong and permanent commitment to invest your talents only in pursuits that deserve your best efforts.” In the HPU Life Skills Class for freshmen, one of the topics that fascinates students is the concept of time AND energy management.  You see, it’s all about focus.  What endeavors are worthy of your most precious […]

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Is Your Light On?

“Enthusiasm is the light of creativity and insight.” Cynics are plentiful.  Doubters are abundant.  Naysayers are infinite.  Don’t let them slow you down.  You should never, ever let anyone diminish your enthusiasm and desire to be extraordinary! High Point University’s International Promenade is lined with 20 sculptures of famous historical figures.  From Martin Luther King […]

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Who Are You Walking With?

“If you would be successful, first you must walk hand-in-hand and side-by-side with successful people.” The faculty at High Point University have been attracted here from some of the finest universities across the country: Stanford, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, just to name a few.  They come here to teach, to advise, to encourage and […]

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It’s Personal.

“When something becomes personal, it becomes important.” As you continue your search for the college that offers the best fit for you, ask yourself this important question: Does this school think I’m important? At High Point University, we are student-focused.  From Dr. Aaron Titus who conducts physics research with students, to “Miss Terri” who greets […]

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Roll Up Your Sleeves!

“Most of us miss our best opportunities in life because they come to us disguised as hard work.” Hundreds of people ask me daily, “How did High Point University transform so quickly over the past 6 years?  How did you attract such stellar faculty?  How did the campus develop in such a spectacular fashion so […]

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Where Do You Go Once You’ve Made It To #1

High Point University was fortunate to be named Number 1 – THREE Times – by US News and World Report in their 2014 Best Colleges Report, #1 Regional School in the South, #1 Undergraduate Teaching in the South, and #1 Up and Coming School in the South. A friend half jokingly remarked to me, “HPU […]

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It Starts With Commitment

Winning the game. Losing weight.  Studying more. Making the grade.  Earning respect. Completing the task. Following through.  Keeping the promise. Remembering the reason.  Saving the money.  Lending a hand. “The power comes from within you. It’s there and you may not even know it.” If you are committed, then you can do it.  At High […]

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