Senior Creates His Own “Well of Salvation”

To understand Brandon Holder’s water-tank endeavor, start with a Bible verse. And believe. It began in mid-July, and Holder awoke with a Bible verse in his head. He showered, brushed his teeth and went to his marketing internship in Clayton, North Carolina, his hometown west of Raleigh. The whole time, the Bible verse he dreamed […]

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HPU Hires Dowdy as Transcript Coordinator

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 31, 2015 – High Point University hired Traci Dowdy as a transcript coordinator in the Office of the Registrar. Dowdy manages transcript requests, enrollment verifications, loan deferment requests, registration requests and maintains personal student information. She is also in charge of supervising work-study students in the office. Having previously worked in […]

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Students Discover a New Pulsating Star

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 29, 2015 – High Point University physics students have once again made a discovery of astronomical proportion. Alan Vasquez and Eugene Filik discovered pulsations in a star during a research trip to the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile over fall break. The students made the discovery of the pulsating white […]

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Class of 2016 Profile: Samantha Rose Finds Her Future at Furnitureland South

Recent December graduates of High Point University are preparing to commence 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 […]

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O’Connor Joins Office of Academic Services

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 24, 2015 – High Point University hired Natalie O’Connor as a learning excellence specialist in the Office of Academic Services. She provides individualized academic support to students in the Learning Excellence program. “I am truly excited to work with the students in the Learning Excellence program,” says O’Connor. “Part of my […]

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HPU Welcomes Hurst in Office of Research and Planning

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 23, 2015 – High Point University hired Brett Hurst as coordinator of institutional assessment in the Office of Research and Planning. Hurst guides incoming freshmen and transfer students through various placement tests, including math, reading and foreign language tests. He also runs multiple university research projects. “In my position, I’m privileged […]

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Interior Design Student Named ‘Rising Star’

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 22, 2015 – The International Furniture Design Association recently honored High Point University senior Shelby Deskin as a “Rising Star.” The interior design major from Vestal, New York, received her award and presented some of her designs at the IFDA Carolinas Chapter Night of Luminaries event on Nov. 4 in High […]

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English Professor Includes Chapter in New Book on the “Undead”

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 21, 2015 – Kirstin Squint, assistant professor of English at High Point University, contributed a chapter to a recently published book, “Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture.” Her chapter, “Burying the (Un)Dead and Healing the Living: Choctaw Women’s Power in LeAnne Howe’s Novels,” considers the way […]

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HPU’s First Doctoral Candidate Defends Dissertation

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 18, 2015 – Kristen Ring made history on Dec. 15 when she became the first person to defend a doctoral dissertation at High Point University. She and her classmates in the educational leadership program have made history before in fall 2012 when they became part of HPU’s first-ever doctoral degree program. […]

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HPU Hires Ahrens as Biology Professor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2015 – Dr. Heather Ahrens joined the faculty of High Point University as an assistant professor of biology. She teaches courses on human anatomy and organismal biology and mentors students participating in undergraduate research. Ahrens studies comparative anatomy and evolutionary biology through anatomical research and fieldwork searching for fossils. Her […]

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HPU Adds Cooke as Pharmacy Professor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 16, 2015 – Dr. Robin Cooke has joined the faculty of the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy at High Point University as an assistant professor of ambulatory care. She is developing the school’s ambulatory care and geriatric curriculums and will be teaching a course on chronic disease and end-of-life issues. A […]

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Board of Advisors Adds Business Strategist Daniel Burrus

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015 – Internationally known business strategist and futurist Daniel Burrus has joined the National Board of Advisors at High Point University. HPU’s National Board of Advisors is comprised of Fortune 500 CEOs, thought leaders, and distinguished visionaries who have positively impacted the United States and the world in significant ways. […]

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Clark Joins School of Pharmacy

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015 – The School of Pharmacy at High Point University hired Dr. Bradley Clark as an associate professor of basic pharmaceutical sciences. Clark comes to HPU from a career in the pharmaceutical industry focused on drug product development with a number of pharma companies of various sizes. Withthis experience, he […]

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Boateng Joins School of Pharmacy

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 14, 2015 – High Point University welcomes Dr. Comfort Boateng as an assistant professor in the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy, where she teaches courses in medicinal chemistry and medical biochemistry of natural products. Boateng’s expertise is in drug design and synthesis related to treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, sleep disorders […]

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Communication Students Develop Marketing Campaign for Open Door Ministries

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 14, 2015 – High Point University students recently put together a campaign for Open Door Ministries in an effort to revamp and increase the organization’s overall communication presence. Open Door Ministries is a non-profit organization that provides housing, food, job and education assistance to the homeless and low-income individuals and families in […]

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Local Children and HPU Students Connect Through Video Game Design

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 10, 2015 – Super heroes and video games. Kids love them, right? So why not use them for something good? Those were the thoughts of Brian Heagney, instructor of communication in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. Heagney leads a game design course where communication majors […]

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A Student Entrepreneur Finds Success

Alex Frees is an HPU senior. And he has his own company. He calls it CR Publishing, and he oversees the website, takes business calls and develops content and edits the 60-page starter guides and the 267-page books that help educate people on how to build their credit. Frees discovered the opportunity after interning several […]

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