• Fri. Nov 25th, 2022

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Two staffers from High Point University’s Office of Global Education have been elected to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association of International Educators.

Kristen Cruz, Assistant Director at the Bureau, is a board member of the NCAIE and represents international student and scholar services. She is also an active member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, where she will chair and present a session at the NAFSA Region VII conference in November. Cruz spent two years serving with the Peace Corps in Namibia and has been an active member of the National Peace Corps Association for more than 10 years.

Chris Ferguson, Senior Advisor for Studies Abroad, has been elected Marketing and Communications Manager of NCAIE. He will hold this position for three years, representing the NCAIE at nationwide events and providing communications, branding and marketing support to other board members and colleagues. In this position, he will also develop and implement communication strategies for the organization, manage content for events, conferences and social media, and maintain the association’s website.

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High Point University welcomes another global leader to its growing Access to Innovators program. Motivational speaker and international bestselling author Phil M Jones joins HPU as Persuasion Expert in Residence.

His career started at 14 with a car wash that grew into a full-fledged company with its own fleet of vehicles taking care of the cars. Since then he has managed experienced teams of sales professionals, helping Premier League football clubs to maximize sponsorship and licensing deals.

Attorney at Deutermann Law Group Chase Cobel was certified as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an association of litigators.

Membership of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have obtained millions of dollars in judgments, awards or settlements for their clients. Less than 1% of US attorneys are members.

Coble works in the personal injury practice of Deuterman Law Group, representing victims and their families who have suffered preventable harm in all types of accidents and incidents. He has almost seven years of experience in civil litigation and personal injury law.

Tami Drave, Professor of Music Education at UNCG, was Scholar-in-Residence at Case Western Reserve University in September. As part of her residency, she gave a talk entitled “Gender Dynamics in Schools of Music” as the keynote speaker in the music colloquium series.

AndyHudsonAssistant Professor of Clarinet at UNCG, can be heard on the new single release “Ballistic Etude 3.1” with the international sextet Latitude 49. Download or stream the track at tinyurl.com/55nbrcjp.

The NC State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners approved 114 individuals for the North Carolina CPA license on November 21.

Local people included: Samuel Joseph Ryan from Archdale; Brandon Transou Bell, Amanda Jane Gadd, Judah Nathaniel, Albert Janssen, Michael Tobey Vance and Ton Nichols Youngall of Greensboro; Zachary William Hurst from Kernersville; and Joshua R. Haidenthaller from Sommerfeld.


High Point Public Library has announced the addition of two new attractions, a Build-it Wall and a StoryWalk, donated by the Leadership High Point Class of 2022.

The Build-it Wall is a way to teach skills for all ages. For example, the ability to manipulate the Lego bricks trains fine motor skills, reading instructions improves literacy, working with parents, grandparents, siblings and neighbors encourages collaboration and communication, and design develops trial and error critical thinking and problem solving skills.

The StoryWalk places the pages of a picture book along a popular walking route in the community, creating an innovative and fun way to combine literacy and physical activity. The new StoryWalk begins on North Elm Street at the Teaching Gardens of High Point Library and continues down Elm Street towards Sunset Drive. Continue on Sunset Drive past the library towards the Arts and Education Plaza.

The seasonal stories will be replaced monthly. Children participating in the StoryWalk also have the opportunity to win prizes.

Saturday for small businesses is November 26th.

The North Carolina Retail Merchants Association and their #ShopNC advertising campaign aims to spread this message and uplift North Carolina retailers year-round.

Visit ncrma.org/shopnc for more information.


Projects using Pine Hall pavers were recognized in three categories at the recent Hardscape North America Awards competition.

The winning projects using Triad Company’s pavers were in the Residential and Permeable categories, as well as in the Vintage category, which recognizes projects built years ago.

The winner in the Residential category went to a private residence in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He honored contractor Heritage Stone & Marble, designer Charles E. Hess Jr. and design firm Hess Landscape Architects of Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

The permeable award went to Ambler Square Park, an installation in a public park in Ambler, Pennsylvania. He honored contractor GoreCon and designer Christopher Green and design firm Gilmore and Associates of Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

The Vintage Installation Award went to Washington Square Mall in Cape May, NJ. He honored contractor Think Pavers and designers Remington & Vernick, Engineers, of Cherry Hill, NJ

Three High Point University staff were recently recognized with the annual Kenneth F. and Jana S. Kahn Extraordinary Staff Award for their service to the University’s students and families.

The awardees – Sandra Norris, Rebecca Smoak and Patrick Wishon – each received $5,000 funded by the Kahn family foundation.

The Kahn family and University Business Magazine of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. created the awards in 2018 to honor HPU employees who are committed to serving the campus community and living the university’s mission of providing students with an exceptional education in an inspiring environment Caring people.

Norris is Senior Associate Director of Student Financial Planning. Smoak is an administrative assistant at the Wanek School of Natural Sciences. Wishon is a member of the Campus Enhancement team.

The NC Travel Industry Association hosted the Tourism Leadership Conference November 16-17 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte.

Destinations were recognized for their achievements over the past year during the annual awards banquet, with the aim of recognizing and showcasing innovation, best practice, creativity and the results achieved through the hospitality industry’s marketing efforts.

Nido and Mariana Qubein’s Children’s Museum received the “Visitor Attraction of the Year” award. This award recognizes a North Carolina visitor attraction that exemplifies excellence and sets the standard for an exceptional visitor experience.

The museum offers 75,000 square feet of activity with two levels of exhibits to challenge, inspire and engage children of all ages. Exhibits include the Courage Climber, the Hall of Mysteries, the Water Feature, the Mars Academy, the STEAM Lab (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), a double-decker carousel, and more. In its first six months of operation, the Children’s Museum has entertained more than 85,000 visitors from 42 states and more than 336 North Carolina cities.

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  • , CEO of the Greensboro Jewish Federation, has announced plans to retire in December. Chandler began her career in 1988 in Greensboro. During her 35 years with The Greensboro Federation, she helped establish Jewish Family Services, The Jewish Foundation of Greensboro, and numerous interfaith and community partnerships.

Carruthers & Roth has added two new Associate Lawyers to its team: James R Paul has joined the firm’s commercial real estate practice; Sydney ter Aves

  • has joined the firm’s business, tax and estate practice.

The Volvo Group announced that effective January 1st Gregory Higgins

  • was appointed Senior Vice President – ​​Legal and Compliance, General Counsel and Secretary for Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks. Higgins joined the firm in 2012 and has served as senior counsel since 2015. Before joining the Volvo Group, Higgins spent 12 years as a member and partner at Nexsen Pruet in Greensboro. He succeeds Therence Pickett, who is retiring from the company.

Mack Trucks announced that effective December 1st Jonathan Randall

  • has been named President of Mack Trucks North America, reporting to Martin Weissburg, Global President of Mack Trucks and Chairman of Volvo Group North America. Randall joined Mack in 2016 as Senior Vice President – North American Sales and most recently served as Senior Vice President – North American Sales and Commercial Operations.

Ellis & Winters has appointed five attorneys to the firm’s Greensboro Litigation Group: Pamela Duffy, Ty Jameson, Marcus Allen Shields (a former judge at the local district court), Derrick C Foard and Molly Whitlatch

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