My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: High Point University
Location: High Point NC
Schools can go under transformations and one university that has certainly done that is High Point University (HPU) which is located in High Point NC. In 1924 High Point College opened as a cooperative venture between the Methodist Protestant Church and the City of High Point. High Point is famous for its furniture market.
The campus in 1924 consisted of three partially completed buildings, there were nine faculty members, and student enrollment was 122. A lot has changed in the nearly 100 years of its existence most of the change has occurred over the last two decades.
Since 2005, 90 new buildings have been built, acquired or are under construction on the HPU campus – including state-of-the-art academic schools, student centers, residence halls and athletic stadiums. The acquisition of more than 300 acres of land puts the campus now at 430 acres total.
Take a look at High Point today a far cry form the original 92 acres the campus started with.
The university has over 4500 students from all 50 states with 80% of the students coming from outside of North Carolina.