HPU commencement gaining national notice
The commencement ceremony at High Point University featuring statesman and decorated military leader Colin Powell as graduation speaker is gaining the university and city national publicity.
The news network CNN ranked HPU and Powell’s address as fifth in the country for a segment titled “2014’s Big-Name College Commencement Speakers.”
Also, the university reports that ABC News will show Powell’s speech live on its news website. Powell is former secretary of state, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and national security advisor.
The HPU graduation ceremony isn’t open to the general public. However, the 90th graduation ceremony will be shown live online starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the website www.highpoint.edu/live. The outdoor ceremony will take place in front of Roberts Hall.