High Point University students, faculty, alumni and friends of the university will celebrate the 10-Year Anniversary Celebration for the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication April 12 at 5 p.m. at The Nido R. Qubein School of Communication on HPU’s campus.

The event will include guest speakers and a keynote address from HPU President Nido Qubein.

Over the last 10 years, the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication has grown into a community of more than 800 scholars and producers in eight disciplines. The school prepares students to become industry and community leaders. Whether it’s developing a campaign to improve community health, managing a sports venue, announcing an athletic event, producing a video documentary, or developing a unique video game, students in communication go on to prosper in a world that values information, effective management of resources and entertainment sharing.

During the celebration, HPU faculty and students are invited to contribute items to a time capsule that will be sealed during the celebration with plans to reopen on the School of Communication’s 25-year anniversary.

The entire event will be emceed by David Neal, executive producer of the FIFA World Cup on FOX and vice president of production for FOX Sports. Neal is the chairman of the School of Communication Advisory Council.

President Qubein will outline the school’s advancement over the past 10 years and highlight upcoming curriculum changes that will move the school and its graduates forward.

“This anniversary gives us the chance to reflect on what we have accomplished and consider what comes next,” says Dr. Virginia McDermott, interim dean of the School of Communication. “What strikes me the most is not the impressive growth in our numbers, but instead, how the ethos of the school has evolved to include a deep commitment to the community. When I look back, I see the difference our students, faculty and staff have made and continue to make in the university and greater High Point community. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we do next – our next 10 years will truly be extraordinary.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.® HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South, No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South and No. 1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South. The Princeton Review named HPU in the 2018 edition of “The Best 382 Colleges” in the nation, as well as Best Career Services (No. 19), Best-Run Colleges (No. 20), Best College Dorm Rooms (No. 7), a Great School for Communication Majors and a Great School for Business/Finance Majors. For seven years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for business and education programs, and The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks HPU’s elementary education program as one of the best in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 57 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the web at highpoint.edu.

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