HPU Freshmen Build 150 Bikes for Local Children

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 19, 2019 – New High Point University students didn’t know they’d be building 150 bikes and presenting them to local children today. But thanks to a surprise Welcome Week activity, that’s exactly what they did. “You’ve only been on this campus for one day and you’ve already built a bike for […]

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First African-American Student to Attend High Point College Receives Honorary Degree

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 13, 2019 – During today’s campus-wide faculty meeting, High Point University President Nido Qubein presented Ammie Jenkins with an honorary degree. Jenkins is the first African American student to attend High Point College in 1962 after desegregation. “I can’t tell you how proud I am that you have chosen to come […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 5, 2019 – High Point University recently welcomed 19 new staff members. They are as follows: Jeremy Bontrager joined the Office of Institutional Advancement at HPU as a data analyst. He ensures that the office’s database is accurate and produces timely data reports. Before coming to HPU, he was a university […]

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Enhancing Students Lives

This story is featured in the Spring 2019 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU staff member, Curtis Giles, provides students with a safe and comfortable environment.  Curtis Giles is part of a team that ensures students live in an inspiring environment. When Curtis Giles arrives on HPU’s campus at 3 p.m., he […]

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Homecoming: A Campus Tradition

This story is featured in the Spring 2019 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU’s alumni are welcomed back to campus for a Homecoming Weekend filled with HPU traditions.  Members of the High Point University alumni family returned to campus Oct. 5-7 for Homecoming Weekend 2018. The annual celebration brings Panthers from different […]

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Physical Therapy Students Travel to Jamaica to Care for Local Patients

Alexandria Nickles (left), a third-year doctoral physical therapy student at High Point University, uses manual therapy techniques to improve range of motion with a local man named Nodry, who is recovering from a stroke. HIGH POINT, N.C., July 18, 2019 – A group of High Point University doctoral physical therapy students traveled to Jamaica for […]

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HPU’s Stories of Faith

This story is featured in the Spring 2019 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU’s Religous Life Organizations foster fellowship and collaboration among students.  No matter their faith, HPU students celebrate in many ways. Here are some of their stories.   Every Christmas, Christine Watt puts her faith to work. For the past […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 1, 2019 – High Point University recently welcomed 11 new staff members. They are as follows: Dr. Jodi Jabs joined the Office of Student Life at HPU as director of campus engagement and student activities. She plans programs and activities for students, including Summer Advantage, Welcome Week and move-in, and the […]

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Youth Leadership Academy Helps Teens Connect with Community Resources, Service Opportunities

Rory Baker, center, and Brianna Berry, right, participants in the Youth Leadership Academy hosted by HPU and the High Point Police Department, prepare lunches to serve at Open Door Ministries. HIGH POINT, N.C., June 28, 2019 – Twenty-seven teenagers graduated from the Youth Leadership Academy on Thursday with a fresh perspective on leadership and service […]

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The Budd Family Embraces HPU

This story is featured in the Spring 2019 edition of the HPU Magazine. Here’s a glimpse of one family with three generations of HPU graduates. Being family isn’t the only tie that binds Richard, Joe, Patrick and Alex Budd. They have High Point University purple in their veins, too. These four HPU graduates represent three […]

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Students Serve More Than 500 Patients in Costa Rica

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 21, 2019 – Thirteen High Point University students cared for more than 500 patients collectively when they traveled to the cities of La Cruz and Liberia in Costa Rica. The group provided free medical, dental and veterinary assistance to these communities. Advised by HPU faculty member Dr. Michael Grider, assistant professor […]

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Tubby Comes Home

This story is featured in the Spring 2019 edition of the HPU Magazine. Below take a look at Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Tubby Smith’s, return home to HPU. The most excited freshman on campus is someone you won’t expect. Orlando “Tubby” Smith, HPU’s new basketball coach. A half century ago, Smith left his family’s farm […]

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Fifth Annual STEM Camp Begins at HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 19, 2019 – High Point University has nearly 100 community children on campus for the next two weeks to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. On Tuesday, they built a solar oven out of a pizza box, aluminum foil and cellophane to trap heat from the sun and toasted s’mores. […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 7, 2019 – High Point University welcomed 10 new staff members in April and May. They are as follows: Dr. Jason Lattier joined HPU as director of the Caine Conservatory. He will curate plant collections and oversee the new 15,000-square-foot conservatory, which is under construction on campus. The Caine Conservatory will […]

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