NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison Named HPU’s 2020 Commencement Speaker

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 20, 2019 – Dr. Mae Jemison, an accomplished NASA astronaut, engineer and physician who became the first woman of color to travel to space, will deliver High Point University’s 2020 Commencement address on May 9. “Dr. Jemison’s pioneering spirit and outstanding accomplishments in science and space exploration have inspired all of […]

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HPU Freshmen Build 150 Bikes for Local Children

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 19, 2019 – New High Point University students didn’t know they’d be building 150 bikes and presenting them to local children today. But thanks to a surprise Welcome Week activity, that’s exactly what they did. “You’ve only been on this campus for one day and you’ve already built a bike for […]

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New HPU Students Welcomed to Campus

Hundreds of HPU faculty, staff and students welcomed new students to campus and moved their belongings into their residence halls. Doug Hall, assistant director of HPU’s Office of Career and Professional Development, is pictured in the foreground directing families. HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 17, 2019 – Cheers and applause were heard across campus today as […]

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HPU to Welcome a Record 5,400 Students

This architectural rendering of the Wanek School of Natural Sciences shows what the main entrance will look like when it opens for students next week. HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 15, 2019 – The High Point University campus is experiencing phenomenal growth in new academic programs, new facilities and the university’s largest total enrollment of 5,400 […]

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First African-American Student to Attend High Point College Receives Honorary Degree

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 13, 2019 – During today’s campus-wide faculty meeting, High Point University President Nido Qubein presented Ammie Jenkins with an honorary degree. Jenkins is the first African American student to attend High Point College in 1962 after desegregation. “I can’t tell you how proud I am that you have chosen to come […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 5, 2019 – High Point University recently welcomed 19 new staff members. They are as follows: Jeremy Bontrager joined the Office of Institutional Advancement at HPU as a data analyst. He ensures that the office’s database is accurate and produces timely data reports. Before coming to HPU, he was a university […]

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The Parent Perspective: The Gonzalez Family

This story is featured in the upcoming Fall 2019 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how a current university parent has experienced firsthand the opportunities that await students at HPU. College is a crucial time in a young adult’s life. What campus will be the best home for them? Who will be their mentors? How can they make […]

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

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 29, 2019 – High Point University will host back-to-back discussions with HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein and two North Carolina leaders at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 14 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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Physical Therapy Students Travel to Jamaica to Care for Local Patients

Alexandria Nickles (left), a third-year doctoral physical therapy student at High Point University, uses manual therapy techniques to improve range of motion with a local man named Nodry, who is recovering from a stroke. HIGH POINT, N.C., July 18, 2019 – A group of High Point University doctoral physical therapy students traveled to Jamaica for […]

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Valentine Family Supports HPU and Establishes Scholarship

Julie and Kevin Valentine of Bernardsville, New Jersey, have given a generous gift to support the HPU Fund for Extraordinary Education and establish the Valentine Family Endowed Scholarship. Pictured from left to right are Julie Valentine, Graham Valentine, Bethany Valentine, Grayson Valentine, Gunnar Valentine and Kevin Valentine. HIGH POINT, N.C., July 11, 2019 – High […]

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Students Perform with Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 9, 2019 – High Point University students are performing and working alongside the actors and crew at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in Baltimore, Maryland this summer. HPU’s Juliet Jacob and Madison Steiner are performing in Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s “Macbeth” and “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” Both students are also participating in an all-intern production […]

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