Last night was the swankiest night of the year in Hollywood — the Oscars! If you spent your night watching who wore what, admiring Lady Gaga’s “Sound of Music” performance, or being slightly disturbed by Neil Patrick Harris in his tighty-whities, you weren’t alone! While we watched as the stars accepted their awards, we couldn’t help but think of the award-winning university that we call home!

We know that we’ve won #1 Regional College in the South, #1 Campus Dining and #1 Student Center in the Nation, but what makes our university award winning below the surface? We asked around campus and found out what awards our students and staff would present to our extraordinary university!


The Oscar goes to High Point University for:

Best Campus Visit Experience in America     Presented by Joe Cristy

Best Campus Design     Presented by Jenn Curtin

Best Picture     Presented by Teressa Trotta

Best Theme Song     Presented by Sarah Obletz

Best Actor in a Leading Role, Nido Qubein     Presented by Meaghan Rabb

Best Visual Effects     Presented by Julee Mitsler

Best Recreation Classes     Presented by Kara Benkovich

Best Support System     Presented by Michelle North

Best Student Writing Center     Presented by Tricia Gallinski

Best Branded University     Presented by Joe Cristy

Best Story     Presented by Sarah Obletz 

Best Residential Communities     Presented by Stephen Lillie

Most Impressive Structures     Presented by Sarah Lytle

Best Office in a Supporting Role, Admissions     Presented by Rachel Ward

Most Fountains Per Capita     Presented by Joe Cristy


Thank you & Goodnight!


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Sarah Michalec

Admissions Marketing Coordinator