Qubein Broadens Vision for Downtown, Commits to Raising $38 Million in Private Funds

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 17, 2017 – Dr. Nido Qubein, longtime citizen of High Point and president of High Point University, delivered the keynote address, titled “Onward with Faithful Courage: Our City. Our Future.” today at the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Meeting. During his presentation, he announced the following: -Qubein accepted Forward […]

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Inspires HPU Graduates

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 6, 2017 – Wolf Blitzer told the 1,000 graduates at High Point University today that before he became an Emmy Award-winning journalist and CNN anchor, he had to learn to show up, be curious and work hard. Blitzer, who said he began his journalism career as a “young man sheepishly introducing […]

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HPU and BB&T Announce Finalists for the 2017 Business Plan Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 13, 2017 – The Belk Center for Entrepreneurship at High Point University has announced five finalists for its seventh annual Business Plan Competition. This year’s winners will compete for up to $25,000 in start-up funds. The finalists will present their business plans to a panel of judges consisting of business leaders, […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Nick Bellamy Furnishes his Future at Pottery Barn

Name: Nick Bellamy Hometown: Carmel Valley, California Major: Bellamy will graduate with a degree in Visual Merchandising on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Bellamy has accepted a position with Pottery Barn in San Francisco, California. As an Assistant Buyer, he will help the buyer with developing business strategies and seasonal assortment plans to maximize the development of the brand, sales and profits for […]

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February’s Extraordinary Leader: A Risk-Taker, A Fundraiser, A Friend

His fraternity brothers know him as “Espo,” the business-savvy senior from Illinois. As the fraternity’s president, he helped steer a Kappa Alpha fund drive that raised more than $50,000 in one year to buy all-terrain wheelchairs for two disabled veterans. He and his fraternity brothers will give away the second wheelchair Saturday. As a friend, […]

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Mentors and Mixes with HPU Students

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 20, 2017 – Apple Co-founder and High Point University’s Innovator in Residence Steve Wozniak returned to campus today for a series of micro sessions with students, faculty and members of the community that focused on a variety of topics. He began his visit with HPU pharmacy students. Teams of students took […]

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The Best of 2016: A Year in Review

As 2017 approaches, High Point University pauses to thank HPU students, parents, alumni and friends for their continued advocacy, which allowed the university to move onward and upward in 2016. In the last year, HPU achieved several academic milestones while also furthering its campus expansion plan. Students continued to receive unprecedented access to innovators on […]

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Access to Innovators

This story is featured in the Fall 2016 edition of the HPU Magazine. HPU students are granted access to global innovators, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. As Wozniak begins his role as “Innovator in Residence” at HPU, students come to know the genius behind Apple Computer as a mentor and a friend. Jan. 31, 2017 update: Steve […]

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HPU Named No. 1 Twice in ‘Best Colleges’ by U.S. News & World Report

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 13, 2016 – High Point University has been named No. 1 twice in “America’s Best Colleges,” published annually by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2017 list released today, HPU ranks: — No. 1 Best Regional College in the South for the fifth consecutive year. The university received a perfect […]

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Named 2017 Commencement Speaker

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 16, 2016 – Wolf Blitzer, CNN’s lead political anchor and anchor of “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” will serve as High Point University’s Commencement Speaker on Saturday, May 6, 2017. “We are committed to providing our students with access to innovators,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “Wolf Blitzer has […]

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HPU Welcomes Inaugural Pharmacy Class, 1,500 New Students and 48 New Faculty

Pictured is Jonathan Paez, left, a member of HPU’s inaugural pharmacy class, working alongside Dr. Comfort Boateng, assistant professor of basic pharmaceutical sciences.   HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 15, 2016 – The Piedmont Triad’s only pharmacy school will welcome its inaugural class next week when High Point University kicks off a new academic year. In […]

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