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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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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