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Rev. Joe BlosserRev. Dr. Joe Blosser 

Executive Director of the Center for Community Engagement 

Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy 

Contact: David Hayworth Hall, Room 208  (336) 841-9337 | 

Ph.D. Religious Ethics, University of Chicago 

M.Div. Vanderbilt University 

B.S. Economics and Religion, Texas Christian University 

Rev. Dr. Joe Blosser has been an integral part of High Point University for over a decade, teaching in the religion and philosophy department and overseeing the university’s community engagement programs. He is the founding director of HPU’s Service Learning Program, AmeriCorps VISTA Program, Social Innovation Minor, and Bonner Leader Program. In 2021, Dr. Blosser became the founding Executive Director of the Center for Community Engagement funded by a grant from Oak Foundation. 

Dr. Blosser is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Before coming to HPU, he taught at the University of Chicago and DePaul University. He primarily teaches Business Ethics, the Ethics of Education, Christian Theology, and Civic Responsibility and Social Innovation. 

Dr. Blosser is highly involved in the High Point Community. He helped found the High Point Schools Partnership and serves on its executive board and the board of the Guilford Education Alliance. He also helped found and later served as chair of the board for the Greater High Point Food Alliance. He served for six years on the Board and as the Grants Committee Chair for the High Point Community Foundation, and he serves on the advisory boards for the Community Clinic of High Point, Open Door Ministries, and more. He was awarded the “Spirit of Advocacy” by the United Way of Greater High Point in 2015, named the “Community Partner of the Year” for Communities in Schools in 2018, was recognized by Triad Business as one of our community’s 40-under-40, and was the inaugural recipient of the Spirit of High Point University Award in 2018. He currently serves as the Chair of the North Carolina Commission for Volunteerism and Community Service. 

Allison Walker Allison Walker

Director of Service Learning

Instructor of English

Contact:  (336) 841-9146 |

BA, Appalachian State University

MFA, University of Alaska Anchorage

A graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Allison S. Walker received her M.F. A. in Creative Writing in 2004. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and her recent scholarly work in the Community Literacy Journal and The Journal of Writing Analytics. Her research interests include narrative medicine and empathy studies. She also directs HPU LifeLines, a service learning initiative that harnesses the healing power of the creative arts by connecting students with residents of local assisted living facilities and after-school programs. In her spare time, Allison likes to volunteer for the Feral Cat Assistance Program of Guilford County.

22.07.18 kimberly drye dancy faculty high point university Kimberly Drye-Dancy

Director of the Bonner Leader Program

Contact:  (336) 841-4682 |

Kimberly received her Master of Science in Adult Education from North Carolina Agricultural and State University. During her graduate studies, Kimberly also received a certificate in Community College Teaching. She has over fourteen years of experience as a higher education professional and student affairs administrator serving minority students. As a former Dean of Student Experience, Kimberly offered strategic leadership to administrators within the areas of Counseling Services, Residential Life, Greek Life, Student Activities, and Student Conduct. Kimberly believes in the development of the whole student. Her key areas of focus are student development, student success, community engagement, civic engagement, and leadership development.

Kimberly joined the Center for Community Engagement Team in April 2022 as the Director for the Bonner Leader Program and an Adjunct Professor within the Civic Engagement and Social Innovation Minor at High Point University. Kimberly is also a member of the Leadership High Point 2023 Cohort. Professional affiliations include the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, and the Association of Title IX Officers.

22.08.03 lovelle mcmichael faculty high point university Lovelle McMichael

Assistant Director of Center for Community Engagement

Contact:  (336) 841-9401 |

Lovelle McMichael is a senior pastor, entrepreneur, author, consultant, motivational speaker, and community leader. As a servant leader, Mr. McMichael is the Assistant Director of the Center for Community Engagement at High Point University running the student-led volunteer center and supervising the AmeriCorps VISTAs. He is Senior Pastor of the Greater New Hope Baptist Church He serves as a Commissioner on the One High Point Commission, which is designed to support seeking reparations for the African American citizens of High Point.

Mr. McMichael has been recognized commitment to serve and the impact he has made in communities throughout the country. A few of his recognitions include being a member of the Phoenix Business Journal’s Class of 40 Under 40, recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Award of Merit, a State of Black Arizona Community Luminary, and a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living the Dream Award for making Phoenix “a better place to live through a lifelong commitment to creating a compassionate and socially just society.” Additionally, he is the author of Transforming the Minds of Men, Maximizing Potential from Childhood to Manhood.

Mr. McMichael received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a specialization in marketing from Millersville University, a master’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix, a teaching certificate in Secondary African American Studies from the Arizona Department of Education, and a master’s degree in Divinity from Wake Forest School of Divinity. He completed the Chaplain Residency Program at Moses Cone Hospital for the 2021-2022 term. He is a student in the PhD Leadership Studies program at North Carolina A&T.

22.10.05 jennifer wagoner staff high point university Jennifer Wagoner

Communications Specialist

Contact:  (336) 841-9830 |

Jennifer Wagoner is a native to the High Point area. She grew up outside of the city limits in the neighboring town of Kernersville. She graduated from High Point University, as a second-generation Alumni, where she majored in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation, she worked four years as a Courtroom Clerk for the Forsyth County Clerk of Superior Court. She later worked at High Point University as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of Student Life, where she worked closely with Residence Life, Greek Life, Student Activities, Student Conduct, and Counseling Services. She currently works at the Center for Community Engagement where she handles the communications and management of the office. Jennifer is excited to continue learning and growing her professional skills while building community relationships and helping to serve others.

She serves as a member of the Executive Committee of Covenant Kids Consignment Sale, which operates out of Covenant Church in High Point. She also serves as the Secretary of the All-Parent Association at her children’s school.

Jennifer and her husband have three children which keeps them very busy. They attend Pinedale Christian Church in Winston-Salem. She enjoys camping trips with her family, watching college basketball, playing billiards, and reading.