HIGH POINT, N.C., May 10, 2021 – Bailey King, a Class of 2021 High Point University graduate, has been honored as the 2021 recipient of the Haverty Cup.
The Haverty Cup was established in 1988 by the late Rawson Haverty to honor annually an outstanding graduating senior in one of the home furnishings related programs at High Point University. This tribute was created to encourage students to pursue a career in the home furnishings industry. King was presented the award by Scott Miles, Havertys’ senior vice president of stores and western regional manager.
King received a $3,000 award and a personal replica of the Haverty Cup. Her name will be engraved on the base of the Haverty Cup, which is on permanent display in the library of Norton Hall on HPU’s campus. At HPU, King was an outstanding student. She was a member of the Leadership Fellows program and received high academic honors as a dean’s list student. She graduated with a major in visual merchandising design and a minor in fashion merchandising.
King, a native of Cary, North Carolina, has taken a variety of opportunities to expand her knowledge of visual merchandising outside of the classroom. She used her knowledge in visual merchandising and retailing to assist retailers in the local area and beyond. She has worked with Furnitureland South as a sales and marketing intern and for McKinney Home Renovation and Repair in Cary, creating fixtures, furniture and equipment documents and sourcing granite and marble for tract homes. King also worked as a merchandiser at Stitch Golf, specifically collaborating with the buying and photography teams. She spent two years working in retail at The Pink Pearl, a ladies’ boutique in Cary, and is currently a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) in the Career and Professional Development office at HPU. She plans to work in a creative field in a large city, ideally designing and installing window displays.
Havertys is a full-service home furnishings retailer with over 120 showrooms in more than 80 cities across 16 states in the Southern and Midwestern regions. Founded in 1885, Havertys is a true retailing institution. The Company provides its customers with a wide selection of quality merchandise in middle to upper-middle price ranges. Additional information is available on the company’s website, https://www.havertys.com/