5 Tips for Starting a Business Venture

To kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week November 16-22, HPU’s entrepreneurship director shares five insights into business development. Discover her tips – and examples of how real HPU students are launching their own companies – below.   By: Kathryn Elliott, assistant professor and director of entrepreneurship     1. Let passion drive your pursuit. Merriam-Webster defines […]

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Professor: Emotions Predict Who Will Rekindle, Stay Apart Following Break-Ups

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 13, 2015 – While the characters in a popular Taylor Swift song are never ever getting back together, research by a High Point University professor shows that some romantic partners are more likely to reunite. Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology, presented the research, titled “Emotional Responses to Break-up […]

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Vescio Named Professor, Chair of HPU’s English Department

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 13, 2015 – Dr. Bryan Vescio joined High Point University as a professor and chair of the Department of English. Vescio teaches courses in American literature, literary theory, writing and film studies. He also leads the department as chair, supervising faculty and staff and managing various aspects of the program. “I […]

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Faculty Profile: Research Helps Students Take Off

Know this about Dr. Joanne Altman. She cries every time she sees “Schindler’s List,” and she knows firsthand that orangutans bite fingers. She learned that while studying orangutans in Borneo. But the real story is this: Altman believes in research. She’ll stand in front of a host of HPU students and tell them research will […]

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Sahagun Joins HPU as Assistant Professor of Marketing

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2015 – High Point University hired Miguel Angel Sahagun as assistant professor of marketing. Sahagun teaches Principles of Marketing in the university’s new marketing major in the Phillips School of Business. Sahagun, who relocated to High Point from Brownsville, Texas, has a wide-ranging interest in studying the decision-making process individuals […]

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HPU Awards Bieniemy Scholarship to Senior Accounting Major

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 10, 2015 – High Point University senior Brandon Sloan is the recipient of the Ollie Bieniemy Jr. Endowed Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships offered by the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. Sloan is an accounting major from Oakland, Michigan. A Presidential Scholar and Millis Scholar-Athlete, he is a […]

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New Instructor of Political Science Joins HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 30, 2015 – High Point University welcomes Dr. Carr Boyd as an instructor of political science. He teaches research methods in political science and American politics classes. Boyd brings a wealth of knowledge and experience about state and local government to HPU. His prior work in public safety included serving as […]

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Freshman Profile: A Liberal Arts Education

HPU’s newest cohort of students represents a wide variety of academic achievement, service, backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. Alex Fundora is one member of the Class of 2019. Discover how his family’s background and his passion for theatre inspired him to pursue a liberal arts education at HPU: Name: Alex Fundora Hometown: Alpharetta, Georgia High school attended: Cambridge High School in […]

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Alumni Profile: Shaping the Future at Microsoft

READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES You can’t avoid it: the 2016 election cycle is in full swing. You’ve seen the debates, the news coverage and the canvassing efforts. But have you ever thought about the technology that goes into running a political campaign? Ariel Gariepy has. She’s a 2014 graduate of High Point University. She […]

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New Assistant Professor of Religion Joins HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2015 – High Point University welcomes Dr. Jennifer Ortegren as an assistant professor of religion. She is one of 41 new faculty members joining HPU this year. Ortegren is developing and teaching multiple classes related to world religions, including introductory courses in Hinduism, Islam, religions of India, women, religion and […]

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Junior Receives Literacy League Scholarship

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2015 – High Point University junior Bria Ballard is the recipient of the 2015 High Point Literary League scholarship for exhibiting excellence and strength in writing. Each fall, the High Point Literary League awards one female HPU student with the scholarship, valued at $2,000. The recipient is selected by faculty […]

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Freshman Receives Korean War Veterans Scholarship

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 27, 2015 – Steve Green, High Point University freshman and Bridgeport, Connecticut native, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs 40th Division Korean War Veterans in memory of his grandfather Raymond Edward Green, who received a Purple Heart for his service during the Korean War. The scholarship is […]

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Junior Presents Research at Conference for Graduate Students

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 26, 2015 – Mollie McKinley, a junior English major at High Point University, recently presented her research on 17th century writer Katherine Philips at the University of South Florida’s English Graduate Student Association Fall Colloquium. At this competitive conference usually reserved for graduate students’ work, McKinley presented an excerpt from her […]

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Chemistry Department Adds New Professor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2015 – Dr. Pamela Lundin has joined High Point University as a visiting assistant professor of chemistry. She is one of 41 new faculty members this year, 21 of which are new positions. Lundin teaches general and organic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses. She also conducts research with undergraduate students […]

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HPU Adds Seabrook to Graphic Design Faculty

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2015 – Experienced designer and educator Molly Seabrook recently joined High Point University’s faculty as a graphic design instructor. Seabrook, who has taught design at HPU as an adjunct instructor since 2011, says she is excited to become a full-time instructor in the program, where she continues to share her […]

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