Hospital’s dance class for kids offers physical therapy and fun


Hospital’s dance class for kids offers physical therapy and fun

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Dance Unlimited allows children with a variety of diagnoses to attend physical therapy while enjoying a fun class with other students.
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AKRON, OH — Walk into a Dance Unlimited class at Akron’s Children’s Hospital, and you’ll be sure to see smiling faces and excited students.

The program was created by former Cleveland Cavalier cheerleader and now physical therapist, Kellie Lightfoot. The class replaces typical physical therapy sessions for kids dealing with various diagnoses, including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and autism.

Initially just one class with 13 dancers, Lightfoot now teaches three classes with 60+ students.  The kids learn a variety of dance styles including ballet, contemporary, jazz and hip hop.

The end result? Confidence, happiness, and some pretty cool dance moves.

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EQUITY ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. of Commencement of a Class Action Lawsuit and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of May 30, 2017


NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / April 14, 2017 / The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP:

To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (“U.S. Physical Therapy”) (USPH) between May 8, 2014 and March 16, 2017. You are hereby notified that a securities class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. To get more information go to: http://www.zlk.com/pslra-sb/u-s-physical-therapy-inc?wire=1 or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at jlevi@levikorsinsky.com or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972. There is no cost or obligation to you.

The complaint alleges that throughout the class period Defendants issued materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company had a material weakness in its internal controls over accounting and financial reporting; (2) the Company improperly accounted for redeemable non-controlling interests of acquired partnerships in violation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”); (3) as a result, the Company’s financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2015, and all quarters within 2014 and 2015, and the first three quarters of 2016 contained material errors; and (4) as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about U.S. Physical Therapy’s business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.

If you suffered a loss in U.S. Physical Therapy you have until May 30, 2017 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as a lead plaintiff.

Levi & Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York, California, Connecticut, and Washington D.C. The firm’s attorneys have extensive expertise and experience representing investors in securities litigation, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for aggrieved shareholders. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

CONTACT:

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
Joseph E. Levi, Esq.
30 Broad Street – 24th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel: (212) 363-7500
Toll Free: (877) 363-5972
Fax: (212) 363-7171
www.zlk.com

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INVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. of Commencement of a Class Action Lawsuit and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of May 30, 2017


NEW YORK–()–The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP:

To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired
securities of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc.
(“U.S. Physical Therapy”)
(NYSE:USPH) between May 8, 2014 and March 16,
2017
. You are hereby notified
that a securities class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United
States District Court for the Southern District of New York. To get more
information go to:

http://www.zlk.com/pslra-sb/u-s-physical-therapy-inc?wire=2

or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at jlevi@levikorsinsky.com
or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972. There
is no cost or obligation to you.

The complaint alleges that throughout the class period Defendants issued
materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose
that: (1) the Company had a material weakness in its internal controls
over accounting and financial reporting; (2) the Company improperly
accounted for redeemable non-controlling interests of acquired
partnerships in violation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(“GAAP”); (3) as a result, the Company’s financial statements for the
years ended December 31, 2014 and 2015, and all quarters within 2014 and
2015, and the first three quarters of 2016 contained material errors;
and (4) as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about U.S.
Physical Therapy’s business, operations, and prospects, were false and
misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.

If you suffered a loss in U.S. Physical Therapy you have until May
30, 2017
to request that the Court appoint you as lead
plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that
you serve as a lead plaintiff.

Levi & Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York,
California, Connecticut, and Washington D.C. The firm’s attorneys have
extensive expertise and experience representing investors in securities
litigation, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for
aggrieved shareholders. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not
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Robbins Arroyo LLP: U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (USPH) Misled Shareholders According to a Recently Filed Class Action


SAN DIEGO & HOUSTON–()–Shareholder rights law firm Robbins Arroyo LLP announces
that a class action complaint was filed against U.S. Physical Therapy,
Inc. (NYSE: USPH) (“USPH”) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of New York. The complaint is brought on behalf of all
purchasers of USPH securities between May 8, 2014 and March 16, 2017,
for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by USPH’s
officers and directors. USPH operates outpatient physical and
occupational therapy clinics for pre- and post-operative care for a
variety of orthopedic-related disorders and sports-related injuries,
rehabilitation of injured workers, and preventative care.

View this information on the law firm’s Shareholder Rights Blog: www.robbinsarroyo.com/shareholders-rights-blog/u-s-physical-therapy-inc

U.S. Physical Therapy Accused of Failing to Disclose Material
Weakness in its Internal Controls

According to the complaint, in a series of filings with the U.S.
Securities Exchange Commission, USPH officials attested to the accuracy
of the company’s financial statements, the effectiveness of the internal
controls, and the disclosure of all fraud. On August 7, 2014, USPH
issued a press release stating that it was raising its 2014 earnings
guidance, net income had increased compared to the same period in the
prior year, and net revenues had increased. In commenting on these
results, Chris Reading, USPH’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Our
Fit2WRK group continues to land terrific employer accounts which have
assisted us in further improving our payor base while also driving new
customers into our many partnerships around the country.” However, the
complaint alleges that USPH officials failed to disclose that the
company had a material weakness in its internal controls over accounting
and financial reporting, that the company’s improper accounting resulted
in violations of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and as a
result, the company’s financial statements were inaccurate and
unreliable.

On March 16, 2017, USPH announced that its historical accounting for
redeemable non-controlling interests of acquired partnerships was
incorrect, and that the error would result in unreliable financial
statements for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, all quarters
within 2014 and 2015, and the first three quarters of 2016. USPH further
disclosed that it would restate certain figures for the affected
periods, and that it would need to file a Notification of Late Filing
for its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016,
which it expected to file on or before March 31, 2017. On this news,
USPH’s stock fell $3.85 per share, or 5.2%, to close at $69.90 per share
on March 16, 2017.

U.S. Physical Therapy Shareholders Have Legal Options

Concerned shareholders who would like more information about their
rights and potential remedies can contact attorney Leonid Kandinov at
(800) 350-6003, LKandinov@robbinsarroyo.com,
or via the shareholder
information form
on the firm’s website.

Robbins Arroyo LLP is a nationally recognized leader in shareholder
rights law. The firm represents individual and institutional investors
in shareholder derivative and securities class action lawsuits, and has
helped its clients realize more than $1 billion of value for themselves
and the companies in which they have invested.

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USPH NOTICE: Rosen Law Firm Reminds U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. Investors of Important Deadline in Class Action – USPH



NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. securities (USPH) from May 8, 2014 through March 16, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”) of the important May 30, 2017 lead plaintiff deadline in the class action. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for U.S. Physical Therapy investors under the federal securities laws.

To join the U.S. Physical Therapy class action, go to http://rosenlegal.com/cases-1088.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. or Kevin Chan, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or kchan@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU RETAIN ONE. YOU MAY ALSO REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER AND DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT. YOU MAY RETAIN COUNSEL OF YOUR CHOICE.

According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) U.S. Physical Therapy had a material weakness in its internal controls over accounting and financial reporting; (2) U.S. Physical Therapy improperly accounted for redeemable non-controlling interests of acquired partnerships in violation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; (3) U.S. Physical Therapy’s financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, and all quarters within 2014 and 2015, and the first three quarters of 2016 contained material errors; and (4) as a result, defendants’ statements about U.S. Physical Therapy’s business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than May 30, 2017. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. If you wish to join the litigation, go to http://rosenlegal.com/cases-1088.html or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Phillip Kim, Esq. or Kevin Chan, Esq. of Rosen Law Firm toll free at 866-767-3653 or via e-mail at pkim@rosenlegal.com or kchan@rosenlegal.com.

Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm.

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Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. of a Class Action Lawsuit and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of May 30, 2017 – USPH


NEW YORK, April 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP:

To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (“U.S. Physical Therapy”) (NYSE:USPH) between May 8, 2014 and March 16, 2017. You are hereby notified that a securities class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. To get more information go to:

http://www.zlk.com/pslra-sb/u-s-physical-therapy-inc?wire=3

or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at jlevi@levikorsinsky.com or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972. There is no cost or obligation to you.

The complaint alleges that throughout the class period Defendants issued materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company had a material weakness in its internal controls over accounting and financial reporting; (2) the Company improperly accounted for redeemable non-controlling interests of acquired partnerships in violation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”); (3) as a result, the Company’s financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2015, and all quarters within 2014 and 2015, and the first three quarters of 2016 contained material errors; and (4) as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about U.S. Physical Therapy’s business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.

If you suffered a loss in U.S. Physical Therapy you have until May 30, 2017 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as a lead plaintiff.

Levi & Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York, California, Connecticut, and Washington D.C. The firm’s attorneys have extensive expertise and experience representing investors in securities litigation, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for aggrieved shareholders. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

CONTACT:
Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
Joseph E. Levi, Esq.
30 Broad Street - 24th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel: (212) 363-7500
Toll Free: (877) 363-5972
Fax: (212) 363-7171
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Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Notifies Investors of Class Action Against


The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) U.S. Physical Therapy had a material weakness in its internal controls over accounting and financial reporting; (2) U.S. Physical Therapy improperly accounted for redeemable non-controlling interests of acquired partnerships in violation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; (3) U.S. Physical Therapy’s financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, and all quarters within 2014 and 2015, and the first three quarters of 2016 contained material errors; and (4) consequently, defendants’ statements about U.S. Physical Therapy’s business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.

On March 16, 2017, U.S. Physical Therapy revealed that it had discovered an accounting error. The Company stated that “it was determined that the Company’s historical accounting for redeemable non-controlling interests of acquired partnerships was incorrect due to the fact that those partnership agreements contain a provision that makes the non-controlling interests mandatorily redeemable and, thus incorrectly classified.”  U.S. Physical Therapy also said that “[m]anagement has concluded that this error will result in the reporting of a material weakness in internal controls over financial reporting as they relate to this issue and that, as a result, ineffective internal controls over financial reporting. The error will require the restatement of previously issued financial statements.”  Following this news, U.S. Physical Therapy stock has dropped as much as $7.75 per share, or 10.51%, during intraday trading on March 16, 2017.

A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to review a copy of the Complaint you can visit the firm’s site: http://www.bgandg.com/usph or you may contact Peretz Bronstein, Esq. or his Investor Relations Analyst, Yael Hurwitz of Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC at 212-697-6484. If you suffered a loss in U.S. Physical Therapy you have until May 30, 2017 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff.  Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as a lead plaintiff.

Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is a corporate litigation boutique.  Our primary expertise is the aggressive pursuit of litigation claims on behalf of our clients.  In addition to representing institutions and other investor plaintiffs in class action security litigation, the firm’s expertise includes general corporate and commercial litigation, as well as securities arbitration.   Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

Contact:
Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC
Peretz Bronstein or Yael Hurwitz
212-697-6484 | info@bgandg.com

 

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Yadkin Ripple | Yadkin Physical Therapy offering K-Laser Class IV Therapeutic Laser Treatments


Debbie Snyder, PT of Yadkin Physical Therapy announced the addition of K-Laser Class IV therapeutic laser treatments for advanced pain relief and enhanced tissue healing.

“We are very excited to offer these treatments to our patients,” said Snyder. “Lasers have been used in Europe for dozens of years, but are relatively new here in the US. The K-Laser is an effective treatment for many conditions.”

The K-Laser is a product of K-LaserUSA, the leading company in Class IV laser therapy. The K-Laser is being used by numerous health care providers and professional sports teams throughout the US and the world.

Snyder went on to say, “We can help many more people than we could before, in a safe, effective and drug-free manner. The K-Laser is absolutely the best thing to ever happen to our office. It is very exciting to help our patients get the results they want and with virtually no side effects.”

Many therapeutic lasers being used to this point have been Class IIIa or IIIb since their power output was under 500 milliwatts. The K-Laser Class IV Therapeutic Laser delivers up to 12,000 milliwatts of therapeutic laser energy. It is the only Class IV therapy laser with wavelength selectability, intense superpulse, and multiple therapy presets. The higher power of Class IV therapy lasers delivers a therapeutic dosage of laser energy to a larger volume of tissue, thus producing more immediate and significant results.

Laser therapy works by stimulating production of cellular energy in damaged cells and by enhancing the cell membrane permeability. This promotes the speed and the quality of healing, enhances the exchange of nutrients and wastes across the cell membrane and improves elasticity of injured tissues. Laser therapy also modulates pain and reduces inflammation. It can be used immediately on acute injuries, over broken skin and over metal implants. Laser therapy enhances the rate and quality of healing of acute injuries, and can help with the resolution of chronic complaints such as arthritis and chronic back pain.

“The K-Laser is being used in the very best health care clinics across the country and by several professional sports teams such as the New York Yankees. We are very pleased to offer the latest laser therapy technology to our patients with the K-Laser,” continued Snyder.

To make an appointment for K-Laser treatment, call Yadkin Physical Therapy at 336-677-1800. Yadkin Physical Therapy is located at 102 Woodlyn Drive, Yadkinville. The clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., closed daily from noon to 1 p.m. Yadkin Physical Therapy is accepting new patients, and the staff is willing to answer questions on K-Laser therapy.

For more information on the K-Laser, visit the company website at www.k-laser.com. For more information on Yadkin Physical Therapy, visit the company website at www.yadkinphysicaltherapy.com.



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Class of 2017 Profile: Allie Zambito Pursues Doctor of Physical Therapy – High Point University | | High Point University


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Name: Allie Zambito

Hometown: Bayville, New Jersey

Major: Zambito will graduate with a B.S. in Exercise Science on May 6.

Post-graduation plans: Zambito will pursue a master’s degree in anatomy and clinical health science, while working toward her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. UD’s physical therapy program is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

How HPU helped you get there: “It is hard to narrow down all of the ways in which HPU has fostered opportunities for me to become a better student, friend, leader and aspiring health care professional. I entered freshman year with an open mind and willingness to get involved in campus organizations that related to my interests, while simultaneously stepping outside of my comfort zone. I immediately joined Club Field Hockey and the Exercise Science Club, and made several friends who motivated me to give Greek Life a try. Becoming a member of Zeta Tau Alpha was by far one of the greatest experiences of my life. Through ZTA, I fought for breast cancer education and awareness, met incredible girls I was fortunate enough to call sisters, and further developed my leadership skills. Holding Service Chair and Academic Achievement Chair positions on programming and executive councils, respectively, polished my communication and event planning skills as well.

Instilling in me the confidence to take on leadership roles outside of ZTA, I served as President of the Exercise Science Club for 2 years and helped develop the club into a prominent organization on campus. Through community involvement with local after-school program PNAC (Physical Activity, Nutrition, Academics, and Character Development), we were able to spread our message of exercise and healthy living to High Point’s youth.

With the support of stellar faculty and staff within the Exercise Science Department, the club developed a partnership with HPU’s Employee Wellness Program to host two student, faculty and staff wellness 5Ks under my presidency. All proceeds from our race were donated to our community partner, PNAC. From planning minute details with security and campus enhancement, to marketing our event to local vendors, HPU has provided me with chances to improve interpersonal connections that have been vital in carrying me through the graduate school interview process.

HPU’s Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory has also provided me with the resources, technology, and guidance to pursue undergraduate research. Through Dr. Smoliga’s mentorship, I have collected, analyzed, and presented data twice at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Conferences, thus aiding in exposure to cutting edge research in world of exercise science.”

Most impactful mentor at HPU: “Immediately after the conclusion of the spring semester, exercise science students are able to complete an exercise physiology Maymester course that packs in a semester’s worth of coursework into three weeks, with the final week spent attending the ACSM Conference and World Congress on Exercise is Medicine. I decided to take this Maymester to get ahead in my major courses after freshman year, excited to experience an international research conference for the first time. Largely credited to Dr. Kimberly Reich’s teaching style, I absorbed an immense amount of knowledge through four hours of class daily, independent study, and weekly tests and projects. The structure of Dr. Reich’s class, her excitement about the content, and commitment to each student’s full grasp of the material made exercise physiology fun and engaging. Through her guidance, I was prepared to travel to Orlando with my classmates, and felt confident to attend lectures and colloquiums relevant to the physiological mechanisms we had learned.

While this is the only class I have had with Dr. Reich, she has made a lasting impact on my undergraduate career and remains one of the most influential people in my life. Such a positive, integrated experience at the 61ST ACSM Conference in Orlando motivated me to undergo two years of my own undergraduate research within HPU’s Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory, presenting posters at subsequent ACSM Conferences in San Diego and Boston, respectively, for my work in cardiovascular endurance in elite runners. I thank Dr. Reich for exposing me to the world of exercise science outside of campus, as a quality educator has the ability to impact a student’s education beyond the context of a diploma.

Outside of the classroom, her influence on my collegiate career and personal ambitions was only just beginning. Early sophomore year at HPU, students are given permanent academic advisors for the duration of their undergraduate education. I was truly blessed to receive Dr. Reich as my advisor, who soon became one of the greatest teachers I have ever had, in more ways than one. I soon took over as president of the Exercise Science Club with great aspirations but little knowledge of campus procedures, or even how to bring my ideas to fruition. As advisor to the club in addition to my academic endeavors, I would spend countless hours in Dr. Reich’s office discussing club plans along with my personal semester, collegiate, and graduate school goals. Her wisdom helped shape the leader I am today, instilling in me the confidence to take on huge challenges with grace like that of planning and executing community outreach with PNAC and both Wellness 5Ks, all while maintaining a high level of academic excellence. Facilitating contacts in the community, utilizing her connections to publicize our events, and making a huge effort to be present at the majority of our meetings and activities, I owe immense gratitude to Dr. Reich for her guidance outside of the traditional scholarly environment. Even though she was my professor for only one abbreviated semester, I have been her student from the very beginning and will always look to her for advice in the face of uncertainty. She has shaped my work ethic, public speaking capabilities, field-based knowledge and determination that will stay with me for the rest of my life.”

Most impactful moment at HPU: “My most impactful moment at HPU was inviting PNAC to our second annual wellness 5K to race alongside students, faculty, and staff. Through donations from the event, and a ‘Best Student Project’ monetary award given to the Exercise Science Club for an original 3-week healthy living curriculum we designed for these children, we were able to donate $1,000 to this organization. The look in PNAC leader Ms. Jakki Davis’ eyes made all of our efforts worth it by offsetting some of cost for this remarkable nonprofit.”

Advice for underclassmen: “Never be afraid to step outside your comfort zone in the face of a new challenge. Throughout your undergraduate career you may be faced with opportunities that may seem daunting, or require a little more effort than you’re used to putting in. Take it on, work hard on every task, harness your leadership skills, and your efforts will not go unnoticed!”

 

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It may be early in the semester, but Commencement will be here before we know it. Many High Point University seniors are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. View more extraordinary seniors from the Class of 2017 here.

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