Students Receive Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Endowed Scholarship


HIGH POINT, N.C., May 13, 2009 – High Point University students Chandler L. Davis and Skylar N. Davis have been named as the recipients of the Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Endowed Scholarship for 2009.
Both rising seniors at HPU, Chandler, an accounting major, and Skylar, an interior design major, are twins. 
Dr. Jim Wehrley, dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business, says, “Chandler and Skylar major in areas at different spectrums of the School of Business, accounting and interior design. When the faculty of those two departments began debating who should receive the award, it was fun to watch the exchange. Each department thought its twin was stellar in intelligence, talent and hard work, and neither group was going to back down in its support. These two young women each have a tremendous amount of support from the faculty!”
The Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Endowed Scholarship was established to honor Ollie Bieniemy Jr., the first advertising director of Furniture/Today, the leading weekly business newspaper of the U.S. furniture industry. He was an integral part of the publication’s launch in High Point in fall 1976. Bieniemy’s passion for furniture and home furnishings, combined with his ability to create and implement start-up goals and strategies, resulted in Furniture/Today’s becoming the industry leader in market share in just three years, a position it still holds today.
Bieniemy is remembered for his marketing acumen and his personal relationship skills. He was one of the early practitioners of one-to-one marketing.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at
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