HPU Wraps up the 7th Annual Community Christmas Celebration with 26,000 Visitors

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 15, 2017 – Somewhere between telling Santa what she wanted for Christmas and dancing under the falling snow, five-year-old Bailey Michael and her family made time for a train ride surrounded by lights on the second night of High Point University’s Community Christmas. “I’m about to go on the Polar Express,” […]

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HPU Welcomes Neighbors and Friends for the 7th Annual Community Christmas Celebration

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 14, 2017 – Four-year-old Payton Aust and her sister, 3-year-old Taylor, piled into a train car aboard the Polar Express and traveled through tunnels of lights and falling snow on High Point University’s campus. As their journey came to a stop, Payton looked to her parents, Brad and Robin Aust, with […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Matt Iczkowski Leads at 3D Printing Company

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary […]

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DeBell Family Establishes HPU Scholarship  

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 14, 2017 – John and Pam DeBell of Centreville, Virginia have established a student scholarship at High Point University to support the education of future leaders. The DeBells have a student at HPU and are lifelong entrepreneurs. In 1981, John DeBell founded Clippers, Inc., where he served as CEO and Pam DeBell […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 13, 2017 – High Point University students, faculty and staff recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions. Physician Assistant Student Awarded NCAPA Scholarship Sarah Gordon, a second-year physician assistant student at High Point University, was recently awarded the North Carolina Association of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) Endowment Scholarship. This […]

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‘Twas the Night of HPU Community Christmas

On most days, Brianna Beard would identify herself as a High Point University junior majoring in elementary education. However, during HPU’s annual Community Christmas Celebration, she prefers to be known as Brianna the Bus Elf.  Each year, High Point community members, neighbors and friends come together for two free nights of Christmas cheer on HPU’s […]

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HPU Students Raise $15,000 for Angel Tree Program

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2017 – High Point University students give offerings at weekly services in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel with a special group of people in mind. As a longstanding tradition, the chapel’s Board of Stewards collects the fall semester offerings to support the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. This semester, […]

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Winter Weather Update for December 9, 2017: Delayed Exam Schedule

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Dear HPU Family, Safety is our top priority. Due to continued inclement weather, Saturday exams will operate on a delayed schedule. The first exam tomorrow (originally scheduled for 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.) has been moved to 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second exam tomorrow (originally scheduled for 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.) has […]

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HPU’s 47th Annual Prayer Breakfast Rings in Christmas

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2017 – High Point University’s 47th Annual Prayer Breakfast rang in the Christmas season with a theme of new beginnings. For the 800 community members who attended, like Sister Lucy Hennessy from Pennybyrn at Maryfield, the breakfast provided an opportunity to begin the holiday season and fellowship with one another. […]

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HPU Honors Local Businesses for their Services

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 7, 2017 – Local business leaders gathered at High Point University today to celebrate the strong partnerships they’ve developed with the university to increase vitality in the city. The event, known as the annual Community Partner Luncheon, honors their dedication to welcoming 100,000 visitors HPU attracts to the city each year, […]

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October Extraordinary Leader: A Future Lawyer, A Born Leader

Open Lyndsey Clos’ day planner, and it’s like a rainbow, awash in color. She uses purple ink for classes, blue for meetings, red for something really important and green for anything dealing with student government. She is busy, this junior from Burlington, Vermont. She’s vice president of the Student Government Association, and she juggles many […]

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HPU’s Hillel Fosters Jewish Tradition on Campus

This story is featured in the Spring 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU’s Hillel fosters community and Jewish tradition on campus. Every December, Sam Berg sees it in her sorority house. It’s on a table near her sorority’s Christmas tree, an iconic image she often saw in side her synagogue, around her neighborhood and […]

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‘The GPS Girl’ Karen Jacobsen Joins HPU as Global Artist in Residence

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 5, 2017 – Karen Jacobsen, known as “The GPS Girl” and the most downloadable voice in the world, is High Point University’s newest Global Artist in Residence. Through an ongoing partnership, Jacobsen will connect with HPU students and faculty for experiential learning opportunities. A native of Mackay, Australia, Jacobsen is well […]

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HPU Pursues More Health Care and Science Programs

Studies are underway for optometry, nursing and occupational therapy. HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 4, 2017 – After receiving thousands of applications and a high volume of strong candidates for new graduate health care programs, High Point University President Nido Qubein has assembled a team to accelerate the consideration and research phase for additional health-related programs. […]

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Relevant Experience: A Conversation with Dr. Stephanie Crofton

This story is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU offers students a path to the real world through experiential learning opportunities. The circular lobby inside Cottrell Hall is what Dr. Stephanie Crofton, vice president for experiential learning and career development, calls the nexus of experiential learning. Students can stand in the […]

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