Piedmont Triad

AUG 2012

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E X T R A O R D I N A R Y E D U C A T I O N High Point University business major Seth Gold was a Charlotte Venture Challenge winner. High Point University's students benefit from a holistic education with experiential learning opportunities. Senior business major Seth Gold exemplified HPU's focus when he won top honors in the social enterprise category at the Charlotte Venture Challenge for his new company, Bamboo Apparel. The company sells T-shirts made mostly of highly-sustainable bamboo and donates them to orphanages around the world. Gold uses a handprint logo to represent the positive mark he plans to leave on the environment and on those less fortunate. An 88-year-old liberal arts institution with more than 4,000 students, High Point University leaves its own positive mark on the community. The University offers 44 majors, 40 minors and 10 graduate degree programs—all taught by stellar faculty. In six short years the freshman class has grown from 370 to 1, 294, SAT scores have soared 100 points higher and total undergraduate enrollment has risen from 1,624 to 3,673. The institution jumped from #15 to #3 among all regional colleges in the South as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. The campus has tripled to over 300 acres with the addition of 47 buildings. The University has created three new schools—The School of Art and Design, The School of Health Sciences and The School of Communication. Eight new majors also have been added, including biochemistry, actuarial sciences, international relations, graphic design, digital imaging, nonprofit leadership and management, mathematical economics and physics. In addition, HPU has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to begin implementing the first doctoral degree program in educational leadership. The explosive growth taking place at High Point University has created more than 600 new jobs, expanded an already outstanding faculty from 110 to 250 and delivered an annual economic impact of over $464,000,000. HPU is dedicated to positively impacting the entire region through economic growth, volunteerism and cultural and academic enrichment opportunities. www.highpoint.edu At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. SM

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