HPU Game Designers Invited to Present at East Coast Game Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 16, 2018 – The gaming experience can be for everyone, including people with visual impairments. That’s the hope a High Point University student group had when they set out to create an elevator-murder-mystery video game that’s accessible to visually impaired players through a process called audio description (AD). Students from HPU’s […]

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HPU’s Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 13, 2018 – High Point University celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication yesterday, reflecting on the last decade and the transformation that has taken place in the school. HPU President Nido Qubein delivered the keynote address, thanking the faculty and leadership within the school for […]

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HPU Family Endows Daniel Herbert, Sr. Scholarship

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 13, 2018 – A High Point University family has endowed a new scholarship to support students. The Daniel H. Herbert, Sr. Family Endowed Scholarship was established by Christine Yackman, who, along with her daughter, Denise Pittenger, and son, Daniel Yackman, wish to support and encourage students who demonstrate financial need. The […]

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Callicutt Honors Mother with Creation of HPU Endowed Scholarship in Her Name

Pictured from left to right are Rick Callicutt; his parents, Barbara and Doug Callicutt; and HPU President Nido Qubein. Today, Rick Callicutt surprised his mother by establishing a scholarship in her name. The Barbara Frisbee Callicutt Endowed Scholarship will support students with a demonstrated financial need majoring in elementary education – a nod to the […]

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Sapraicone Family Establishes Scholarship

From the left are Mike, Ashley, Vicky and Eileen Sapraicone. Mike and Eileen Sapraicone have contributed $100,000 to establish the Sapraicone Family Endowed Scholarship.  HIGH POINT, N.C., April 11, 2018 – Mike and Eileen Sapraicone of Upper Brookville, New York, have given $100,000 to establish a new High Point University scholarship fund. The Sapraicone Family […]

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Engel Family Invests in HPU

Pictured from left to right are Bob, Tyler and Lynda Engel.  HIGH POINT, N.C., April 9, 2018 – Bob and Lynda Engel, of Castle Rock, Colorado, made a six-figure gift to support High Point University’s continued growth. Bob Engel was president and CEO of CoBank, a $128 billion national bank serving vital industries across rural […]

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Honoring Veterans: HPU Students Document Service Dog Training

The following press release was written by HPU students Kimmy Schwamb and Grant Cunningham regarding a service learning class in which they are involved:  This spring, High Point University students from the School of Art and Design participated in an service learning course taught by Benita VanWinkle, assistant professor of art. The documentary photography course […]

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HPU Sophomore Recognized for Service with Newman Civic Fellows Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 23, 2018 – High Point University sophomore Douglas McCollum is a recipient of the 2018 Newman Civic Fellowship from Campus Compact. This national award honors college student leaders for their dedicated passion to service, research and advocacy for challenges facing communities throughout the country. McCollum, a strategic communication major from High […]

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HPU Students Spend Spring Break Serving Haiti and Houston

From leveling a foundation to installing walls, HPU students built a family’s home during their week of service in Haiti. HIGH POINT, N.C., March 15, 2018 – During spring break this year, High Point University students celebrated the values of service, selflessness and generosity by giving back to communities around the world. Through the Alternative […]

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HPU Food Recovery Network Delivers More Than 30,000 Meals to Community

High Point University students Lisa Quiones (left) and Melanie Maldonado (right) package food for donation to numerous High Point community organizations. HIGH POINT, N.C., March 8, 2018 – High Point University’s Food Recovery Network, a student organization dedicated to eliminating food waste and feeding the High Point community, reached two milestones in the last year […]

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