Finding My ‘Life of Success and Significance’

By Mary Funke, Class of 2013, Emergency Medicine Resident Doctor at Duke Health I never know what kind of challenges my patients are facing when they’re rushed into the Duke Health Emergency Room in Durham, North Carolina. Sometimes it’s appendicitis. Sometimes it’s severe trauma from a car crash. What I do know is that my […]

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Alumni Profile: Sowing Seeds of Growth

They’re former classmates, Amber Williamson and Sarah Belle Tate. They work together at the Business High Point Chamber of Commerce. Their offices are side by side, their desks are within steps of one another, and they meet weekly to brainstorm ways to promote the chamber’s 800 members. High Point is their adopted hometown. It’s also […]

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HPU Alumni Couple Establishes Scholarship Fund

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 28, 2018 – Charles “Charlie” and Mildred “Millie” Maultsby have established a scholarship with a $50,000 gift to further the success of students. The Charles V. and Mildred P. Maultsby Endowed Scholarship will support students who demonstrate financial need and can be renewed annually. First preference will be given to students from […]

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Championing Scholarship

This story is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU’s Dr. Meredith Malburne-Wade leads the office of fellowships and awards.  Sometimes students need a teacher and other times a cheerleader or taskmaster to help their dreams take flight. Dr. Meredith Malburne-Wade serves as all three. As founding director of HPU’s Office […]

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Class of 2018 Profile: Lauren Fitch to Attend Law School at University of Maryland

Name: Lauren Fitch Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland Major: Fitch will graduate with a B.A. in English with a writing concentration on May 5. Post-graduation plans: Fitch will attend the Francis King Carrey School of Law at the University of Maryland. How HPU helped you get there: “My teachers at HPU were great at inspiring me. They challenged me when […]

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January Extraordinary Leader: Future Politician, Cancer Survivor

To professors, he’s known as Frantha Phonesavanh. But around campus, he’s known by one name – Fez. “You can’t mess up Fez,” he says, laughing. People mispronounce Phonesavanh’s name all the time so he’ll break down his last name for everyone who asks. It’s Pon-SEE-vaughn, he’ll say slowly, because he knows the volley of vowels […]

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5 Life Lessons Steve Wozniak Shared with HPU’s Students

As part of High Point University’s Innovation Summit, Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple Computer and HPU’s Innovator in Residence, visited campus and continued his commitment to mentoring students. During an interactive Q&A with students and a discussion with HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Wozniak shared wisdom he has gained throughout […]

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Mentors Students as HPU Innovator in Residence

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 19, 2018 – He’s known around the world as the co-founder and inventor behind Apple Computer. But on High Point University’s campus, Steve Wozniak is known as an advisor and mentor. Wozniak returned to campus today in his role as HPU’s Innovator in Residence. He worked with students, visited classrooms and […]

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Creating a Community of Scholars

This story is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU’sResearch Rookies program engages new students as scholars. When Deanna Lee came from Arizona to study at High Point University, she didn’t think of herself as a scholarly researcher. But before her senior year arrived, she had a list of research […]

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Innovation: It’s In Our DNA

This story is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU’s Congdon Hall ushered in a new era of health innovation and graduate studies. The entrepreneurial spirit drew them to High Point University. Today, they watch it come to life in the new $120 million Congdon Hall. Dr. Daniel Erb, who […]

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Class of 2018 Profile: Mikaela Campbell Joins NBA Headquarters

Name: Mikaela Campbell Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana Major: Campbell will graduate with a B.A. in Sport Management on May 5. Post-graduation plans: Campbell will join the National Basketball Association in NYC as part of the NBA Associate Program. This two-year program for recent college graduates will allow Campbell to experience different sectors of NBA headquarters. Associates rotate […]

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Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Continues Mentoring Students

Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and High Point University’s Innovator in Residence, checked in with High Point University students today regarding the self-driving vehicle he began building with them two years ago. The team and “Woz,” as he’s fondly referred to by his HPU mentees, developed a strategy to combine the three systems that will allow […]

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A Q&A With HPU’s Global Artist in Residence: ‘The GPS Girl’ Karen Jacobsen

Karen Jacobsen, known as “The GPS Girl” and the most downloadable voice in the world, is HPU’s newest Global Artist in Residence. Through an ongoing partnership, Jacobsen will connect with HPU students and faculty for experiential learning opportunities. Below, learn more about about Jacobsen, her career and her advice to current college students.      […]

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HPU’s Phillips School of Business: Helping Students Discover, Differentiate and Direct their Path to Success

This story is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU’s Earl N. Phillips School of Business prepares students to become tomorrow’s professionals.  The Earl N. Phillips School of Business mission is simple: “Prepare students to become tomorrow’s business professionals.” It keeps faculty focused on their core goal to help students gain relevant […]

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Class of 2018 Profile: Rosana Filingeri Joins Gartner

Name: Rosana Filingeri Hometown: Northport, New York Major: Filingeri will graduate with a B.S.B.A. in Marketing on May 5. Post-graduation plans: Filingeri will join Gartner in Fort Myers Florida as an account executive. She will be responsible for developing relationships with c-level and other senior executives. Filingeri will work with clients and prospects in a specified territory […]

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HPU’s Stout School of Education: Inspiring Educators at Every Level

This story is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU’s Stout School of Education HPU provides hands-on experience in STEM education. Courtney Chambers knew she wanted to be a teacher. Elementary education was the path she planned to pursue. But, it wasn’t until she came to High Point University’s Stout School of Education […]

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