With another Commencement behind us, High Point University graduates will be commencing 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 one extraordinary senior from the Class of 2021:
Name: Rose Stanas
Hometown: Bedford, New Hampshire
Post-graduation plans: Stanas joins LaBelle Winery, where she will be responsible for executing a wide range of events including weddings, bridal parties, wine tastings and corporate events. Her other responsibilities include, managing staff, ensuring efficient flow, resolving problems and analyzing the events success.
How HPU helped you get there: “The positive and inclusive environment at High Point University has provided me with an abundance of opportunities for success. The Office of Greek Life gave me a chance to be a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, where I met life long friends, built professional connections, and increased my philanthropic services. The Office of Global Education assisted me in planning and preparing for new cultural experiences during my semester abroad in Scotland. Student employment provided me with time management, communication, and organizational skills which I will carry with me throughout my professional career. The faculty and staff created a positive environment which reminded me to be caring, compassionate, and hard working. The list is never ending because this university has endless opportunities to grow personally and professionally. The Office of Career and Professional Development was a phenomenal resource to assist in resume building, preparation for interviews, and even job searches.”
Most impactful mentor at HPU: “It is challenging to choose just one impactful mentor at High Point University, for I feel that everyone I’ve encountered throughout my journey has positively impacted my experience. Dr. Clark and Dr. Wiitala, are two inspiring individuals who put forth extra efforts to drive their students motivation, passion, and education. They understand students potential and challenge them to reach it. They have given me insight into the event management industry beyond the classroom and have had a lasting impact on how I will proceed in the field. I am grateful to have encountered two professors who work this hard to make such a positive impact on the lives of their students, myself included.”
Most impactful moment at HPU: “During my freshman year at High Point University, I realized that I enjoyed learning. Being at such a well-rounded university re-instilled my desire for knowledge and provided me with inspirational guest speakers and other educational events that shifted my thinking and motivations.”
Advice for underclassmen: “It’s never too late to put your whole heart into something. College is a time of change which comes with challenges. Focus on working hard at every opportunity you get and set your goals and expectations for yourself high. You are capable of much more than you know and this university will guide you in realizing your worth and potential.”