Ward Joins HPU as Clergy in Residence

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 28, 2017 – Rev. Dr. J. Alexander (Al) Ward will join High Point University as Clergy in Residence after he retires as senior pastor of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in July. Ward will work with religion faculty and pastors in the local church community to develop special projects such as […]

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Faculty Profile: Communication for Social Change

Dr. Sojung Kim’s Classes Focus on Experiential and Service Learning How can we use persuasive strategies and different media platforms to promote positive social changes? That’s a question Dr. Sojung Claire Kim and her students tackle every day. Kim is an assistant professor of strategic communication in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at […]

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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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Stouts Donate $5 Million to HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 27, 2017 – Robert “Bob” and Maggie Stout of Greensboro are supporting High Point University’s School of Education with a multi-million dollar gift. The Stouts, longtime business, civic and city leaders in the Piedmont Triad, have donated $5 million to HPU. Learn moreabout the nationally ranked Stout School of Education.CLICK HERE […]

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This Week in Photos: March 20-24

The High Point University campus is buzzing with activity. From helping a wounded veteran, LinkedIn Photo Day, campus visitors and more, see a glimpse of what happened on campus this week.  

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HPU Dedicates Liberty Tree for First Amendment Day

High Point University First Lady Mariana Qubein presided over the tree dedication and turned the first shovel of soil HIGH POINT, N.C., March 23, 2017 – In the years before the American Revolution, colonists gathered at the Liberty Tree, a large elm tree in Boston that served as a rallying point for important events and […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Kayla Ricks Accepts Accounting Position

Name: Kayla Ricks Hometown: Abingdon, Maryland Major: Ricks will graduate with a degree in Accounting and a minor in Spanish on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Ricks has accepted a position with Ernst & Young, LLP in Baltimore, Maryland. As a staff 1 assurance associate, Ricks will be auditing different clients to ensure the accuracy of their financial statements. Also, as an […]

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HPU Volunteers, Community Members Unveil ‘Free Little Library’

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 21, 2017 – Painted a cheery shade of yellow and decorated brightly with children’s handprints, a new “free little library” gives children in the Washington Street neighborhood of High Point the opportunity to borrow or share a book whenever they’d like. Neighbors and volunteers gathered on March 18 at Washington Street […]

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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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Wounded Veteran to Receive Track Chair from HPU Fraternity and Independence Fund

Last year’s fundraiser, hosted by Kappa Alpha Order, raised $26,000 to purchase a Track Chair for wounded veteran Michael Verardo. This year’s event will be held on March 18 to honor marine Patrick J. Glavey, who will also receive a Track Chair.    HIGH POINT, N.C., March 15, 2017 – The Independence Fund, a leading national veterans organization […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Dorothy Hinders Sets her Sights on Sales

Name: Dorothy Hinders Hometown: Williamsburg, Virginia Major: Hinders will graduate with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Sales on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Hinders accepted a position as an Employee Benefits Sales Trainee at Mutual of Omaha in Houston, Texas. In her position, Hinders will be a sales trainee working with a mentor to learn the ins and outs of […]

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HPU Announces April Community Enrichment Series Events

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 14, 2017 – High Point University will host the following events in April as part of the Community Enrichment Series. All of these events are open to the public. Tickets are not required unless otherwise noted. Triad residents can sign up to receive email updates from HPU about events throughout the […]

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Class of 2017 Profile: Tiffany Jones Pursues Divinity School

Name: Tiffany Jones Hometown: Weaverville, North Carolina Major: Jones will graduate with degrees in Religion and Nonprofit Leadership and Management on May 6. Post-graduation plans: Having received the Legacy Scholarship, a full ride to Vanderbilt University,  Jones will make her way to Nashville, Tennessee and pursue a Masters of Divinity.  How HPU helped you get there: “My education at High Point University has prepared […]

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HPU and YWCA to Host International Women’s Day Celebration

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HIGH POINT, N.C., March 8, 2017 – High Point University will join with the YWCA High Point and World Relief High Point in celebrating the city’s rich and diverse community of women at the International Women’s Day Celebration. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 15 at the YWCA High […]

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