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A community partnership between interior design students at High Point University and several local businesses brings creative concepts to a nearby hotel while giving students a real-world experience.

HPU interior design students recently worked as a team to design prototypes for the HPU rooms inside the JH Adams Inn in High Point. They presented their design idea boards to hostel management on September 23 for feedback.

JH Adams Inn will ultimately select two winning team design proposals. The designs will be implemented in rooms often filled with HPU families visiting the city. These rooms will be designed and installed according to the team’s vision.

Design students selected new furniture, bedding, upholstery, lighting, accessories and more for the bedrooms through access to local design suppliers, including Norwalk and Woodbridge furniture; Currey & Co. lighting; and Kravet and Culp fabrics for mattress covers, bedding, window treatments and upholstery. Additionally, Culp will also select two winning teams to have their work displayed in the lobby of the JH Adams Inn and the Culp Showroom at High Point Market.

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The Culp family are longtime supporters of HPU, offering the university $1 million to support the Culp Planetarium at the Wanek School of Natural Sciences. The student team’s design boards will be on display at Culp’s 75th Anniversary event on October 21 at the High Point Market.

The class of 2022 from High Point University’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies received the highest score on the National Physician Assistant Certification Examination.

The first-time program pass rate for the Class of 2022 was 100%, 7% higher than the national average for new enrollees, on the PANCE for 2021. The PANCE is a computer-based multiple-choice test. which evaluates medical and surgical knowledge. This exam must be passed for graduates to become eligible for licensure.


Westchester Country Day School participated in United Way of Greater High Point’s CANpaign food drive to support local food pantries. WCDS students collected a total of 1,646 canned goods and non-perishables during the food drive week.

Students from different grade levels paired up in a friendly competition to see who could bring home the most items. First and eighth graders came in first, donating 398 items.

The food drive was a school-wide initiative of CARES Crews, a program that brings together students of different grades (K-12) to discover and carry out projects of compassion, awareness, responsibility , empathy and service. Throughout the year, crews perform acts of service for others around the school, neighboring communities, the nation, and the world.


Sally RoeschWagner, a nationally recognized expert and speaker on the history of women’s rights, will speak at 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at Greensboro College. The conference, “102 Years After the 19th Amendment: From Reproductive Justice to Equal Pay, the Women’s Suffrage Agenda Continues,” will be held live at Finch Chapel on the campus of Greensboro College and is sponsored by the Greensboro College Women in Philanthropy and Leadership Council.

Wagner is the author of “The Women’s Suffrage Movement” with a foreword by Gloria Steinem (2019, Penguin Classics).

A reception and book signing will take place after the conference at the Lea Center in the main building.

For more information, visit

The UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences Genetic Counseling Program will host a gala on October 14 to celebrate the program’s 20th anniversary. The gala will begin at 5 p.m. at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill in Greensboro.

The program’s 20th anniversary was in 2020, but the celebration was delayed due to the pandemic. The UNCG genetic counseling program is worth celebrating, as it is one of only two in North Carolina and the first in the state. To date, there are over 150 graduates.

Genetic counselors play an important role in society as allied health care providers who play a vital role in helping people understand genetic contributions to disease, as well as how risk factors influence health.

The gala will include hearty hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets and a glass of champagne. The evening will also include a silent auction with items from area businesses, event tickets, gift cards and more. For more details, sponsorship information, and to purchase tickets, visit

This event is made possible thanks to donors and sponsors. All proceeds from the event will go directly to supporting the students of the program. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is required for gala entry.

Three influential media personalities who began their careers practicing law will visit downtown Greensboro as part of the 2022-2023 Elon Law Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series presented by the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation.

ABC News’ Dan Abrams, Sunny Hostin of “The View” and Shannon Bream of Fox News will explore how Americans shape their perception of justice through established and emerging news and entertainment sources.

These star events will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Carolina Theater, 310 S. Greene St. in Greensboro: Abrams, Nov. 2; Hostin, January 19; and Bream, April 12.

Elon University School of Law’s first community events since the onset of COVID-19 will be held at no cost to guests.

To attend, go to or call 336-279-9200 during regular business hours. For information on large groups, contact Elon Law Events Coordinator Monica Glover at [email protected]

The North Carolina A&T Real Estate Foundation (The Foundation) recently closed the University Landing and University Park Apartments, both located less than half a mile from the main university campus. The acquisitions, which are owned by Aggie Apartment Life Holding Corporation, will add a total of 350 beds to the foundation’s portfolio and an additional $25 million in real estate assets for a total of more than $235 million.

The Foundation owns the off-campus Aggie Apartment Life student apartments and other real estate-related projects as part of its mission to support the university’s community community, and both properties will be part of the Aggie Apartment Life program and will be available for rental in the fall of 2023.

Currently, there are five Aggie Apartment Life communities, including Sebastian Villages, Preeminent Pointe, Collegiate Commons, Campus Edge, and Aggie Pointe, and they enable the university to provide housing for over 50% of its students. The national average is 35%.

A total of 198 Modern Woodmen members from the Class of 2022 received Make An Impact scholarships.

Local students included: Annah Hubbard from Burlington, $1,000, UNC School of the Arts; and Olivia Robert of Whitsett, $1,000, UNCG.

High school students can apply for the scholarships awarded each year. Visit

For the 2022-23 academic year, Autobell Car Wash awarded scholarships totaling $158,250 to help with tuition for 84 team members in the Carolinas, Georgia, Maryland and Virginia . Recipients were selected for their academic diligence and achievement, productive extracurricular activities, and civic engagement.

Local scholars include: Zackary Brooks of Greensboro, North Carolina A&T; Luc Gentry from Greensboro, UNC-Chapel Hill; Sophie Mata from Burlington, UNC-Charlotte; and Nyles Mosley of Summerfield, Appalachian State University.