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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Students Score Rio Olympic Internships

Pictured above is Madison Depner, an HPU senior who is serving as an Olympic hospitality guide at NBCUniversal Media, LLC at the 2016 Rio Olympics. HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 10, 2016 – While the 2016 Rio Olympic Games are captivating the world, the games are also providing unmatched internship opportunities for two High Point University students. Senior […]

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Two Thought Leaders to Visit HPU for ‘A Discussion with Dr. Nido Qubein’

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 8, 2016 – High Point University will host back-to-back discussions with Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president, and two educational thought leaders at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Aug. 18 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available by contacting concierge@highpoint.edu or 336-841-4636. In the […]

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NSF Funds Student’s Research on Eco-Friendly Fish Bait

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 18, 2016 – Jordan Krisfalusi-Gannon, a rising sophomore at High Point University, is assisting scientists in perfecting sustainable fish bait that could bring substantial environmental and economic benefits. As a research intern at Kepley BioSystems Inc., a life sciences company in Greensboro, Gannon is part of a unique summer research program […]

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Fulbright Scholar Will Use the Power of Photography in Bosnia

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 27, 2016 – Hannah Bailey, a 2016 High Point University graduate, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar. The prestigious award will send Bailey to Bosnia in October to implement a social reconciliation project using photography in a way that connects people across ethnic and religious lines. Bailey, a Holly Springs […]

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HPU Secures Largest National Institutes of Health Grant in Its History

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 15, 2016 – High Point University has secured a $528,107 National Institutes of Health grant, the largest in HPU’s history. The grant, titled “Real-time Optimized Biofeedback Utilizing Sport Techniques,” will fund HPU students and faculty looking at innovative biofeedback techniques in middle school and high school-aged female soccer players. Dr. Kevin […]

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HPU Announces $160 Million in New Construction

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 27, 2016 – Today, Dr. Nido Qubein, High Point University president, announced another $160 million in construction and expansion on the campus of High Point University. “At High Point University, we are blessed to do what seems impossible, especially during one of the greatest recessions of our time,” said Qubein, who […]

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Students Honored for Commitment to Community and HPU

Pictured from left to right are Dr. Dennis Carroll, HPU provost;  Reza Moghtaderi Esfahani, recipient of the University Award for Leadership; Sarah Field, recipient of the University Award for Citizenship; Jasmine Williams, recipient of the University Award for Service; Joshua Gilstrap, recipient of the University Award for Achievement; and Gail Tuttle, senior vice president for […]

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HPU Announces Finalists for 2016 Business Plan Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 30, 2016 – The Center for Entrepreneurship at High Point University has announced five finalists for its sixth annual Business Plan Competition. This year’s winners will compete for $15,000 in start-up funds. The finalists will present their business plans to a panel of judges consisting of business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors […]

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Becomes Innovator in Residence

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 7, 2016 – He’s the man who invented the personal computer and built Apple with Steve Jobs. The world has him to thank for the Apple I and Apple II computers that laid the foundation for future developments like the iPod, iPad and iPhones we hold in our hands today. Now Steve Wozniak, one of the greatest […]

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A Partnership for the People of High Point

HPU, HPRH Establish Community Rehabilitation Clinic HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 24, 2016 – High Point University and High Point Regional Hospital announced today the partnered creation of the Community Rehabilitation Clinic – a clinic that will treat both the insured and the uninsured populations with a variety of physical therapy and rehabilitation needs. “We are […]

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