Preparing Students for Health Care Careers of Tomorrow

Health care professionals answer a crucial calling. They take an oath to serve humanity in all of its complexities, mysteries and surprises. From the boardroom to the classroom, HPU’s values-based education has prepared thousands of graduates to lead in relevant fields. The next transformational journey will also prepare future leaders for the health care careers […]

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Professor: For Parents, ‘Letting Go Is as Important as Stepping In’

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 8, 2015 – High Point University Associate Professor Kirsten Li-Barber shared research at the American Psychological Association Conference in Toronto on the direct and indirect impact parenting can have on college students’ academic success. In her research, Li-Barber collected information about students’ grades, their perception of their mother and father’s care […]

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HPU to Break Ground on School of Health Sciences and School of Pharmacy; Gov. Pat McCrory to Attend

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 4, 2015 – A phenomenal decade of transformation at High Point University has led to another historical moment. After tripling enrollment, doubling faculty, adding more than 50 new academic and residential facilities to campus, and raising a university record of $57 million in the last 14 months alone, HPU will move […]

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HPU Welcomes New Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 4, 2015 – Erica Thornton, a professional with 19 years of experience, joins High Point University as assistant professor of athletic training. As one of 41 new faculty members joining HPU, Thornton teaches a medical terminology class, musculoskeletal evaluation and rehabilitation classes, and clinical application courses in the Department of Athletic […]

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HPU Adds Dr. Jordan Smith to School of Pharmacy

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 1, 2015 – High Point University welcomes Dr. Jordan Smith to the School of Pharmacy as assistant professor of clinical sciences. He is one of more than 40 new faculty members joining HPU this year, 21 of which are new positions. Smith will teach a course on drug information for first-year […]

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Students, Alum Launch ‘Zipsy’ Social Media App

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 1, 2015 – Four High Point University students have harnessed the entrepreneurial spirit by combining everything their generation loves about social media into a single app called Zipsy. The app is available in the App Store today. Search for “Zipsy” and scroll until you see the official icon, or visit http://www.zipsyapp.com/ […]

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School of Education Adds Assistant Professor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 27, 2015 – The School of Education at High Point University recently added Dr. Theresa Hegedus to the faculty as assistant professor. Hegedus teaches undergraduate elementary and middle grades teacher candidates and graduate students in the STEM concentration of the Master of Education program. She also serves as a university supervisor […]

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McConnell Joins Sport Communication Sequence

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 25, 2015 – High Point University recently hired Dr. Patrick McConnell as associate professor of sport communication. He is one of more than 40 new faculty joining HPU for the 2015-16 academic year. McConnell serves as coordinator for the new sport communication sequence in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. […]

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Condoleezza Rice To Serve As 2016 Commencement Speaker

Commencement Update: ABC News will broadcast Condoleezza Rice’s speech on May 7. Watch at abcnews.com/live HIGH POINT, N.C., August 18, 2015 – Condoleezza Rice, the 66th Secretary of State, will serve as the High Point University Commencement speaker on Saturday, May 7, 2016. “Secretary Rice has served this country in measurable ways through her work […]

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