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HPU Hires Hillenbrand-Nowicki as Instructor of Interior Design

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High Point University announced that Cathy Hillenbrand-Nowicki has been hired as an instructor of interior design in the Phillips School of Business at High Point University. Hillenbrand-Nowicki, who is owner and operator of Master Plan Interior Design and Consulting, Inc., has a Bachelor of Arts in art from Seton Hill College and a Master of Science in interior design from Virginia Tech. Her professional areas of expertise include commercial design, ergonomics, design sales and retailing and visual presentation. She has previous teaching experience as an interior design instructor at Virginia Tech, was an adjunct and part-time instructor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and previously served as an adjunct professor at Salem College and HPU. She also recently served as a guest lecturer at Forsyth Tech. In her new role, she will be responsible for teaching Introduction to Interior Design and Design Fundamentals to freshmen, as well as Commercial Design I to seniors. “It is an honor to have been selected to introduce the practice of interior design to the university’s freshmen, and to prepare the senior design majors for professional practice and the challenges awaiting them after graduation," Hillenbrand-Nowicki says. "High Point University provides a wonderful opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of interior design practice while watching the practical application of their learning each day as our beautiful campus grows in the state-of-the-art facilities. I am excited to be working with a talented and dedicated team of educators comprising the only CIDA-accredited interior design program in the world, affiliated with the International Home Furnishings Industry through the Knabusch-Schoemaker International School of Home Furnishings and Design. That is extraordinary." At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.

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