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HPU’s Shannon Taylor Receives 2012 Haverty Cup Award

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Pictured from left to right are Scott T. Miles, vice president of Stores and Development for Haverty Furniture Companies Inc., HPU senior Shannon Taylor, Steve Burdette, executive president of Stores for Haverty, and Richard Bennington, Paul Broyhill Professor of Home Furnishings at HPU.


Shannon Taylor, a senior double majoring in home furnishings and marketing with a minor in interior design at High Point University, has been honored as the recipient of the 2012 Haverty Cup Award.

Taylor, a native of Winston-Salem, received $2,500 and a plaque for her extensive accomplishments in the home furnishings programs. She has earned Dean’s List recognition every semester during her four years at the university, was a recipient of the Celia Moh Scholarship, and was selected as a member of the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business. She’s also been an active participant in the High Point Market by working for the Sustainable Furnishings Council and Century Furniture Company.

The Haverty Cup was established in 1988 by Rawson Haverty Sr. to honor annually the most outstanding home furnishings graduate of HPU. Haverty established the award to encourage students to pursue a career in the home furnishings industry. Steve G. Burdette, executive vice president of Stores of Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc , and Scott T. Miles, vice president of Stores and Development, presented Taylor with the award on campus.

"Shannon is an outstanding student who has excelled in every home furnishings class and program,” says Richard Bennington, Paul Broyhill Professor of Home Furnishings at HPU. “Her friendly, outgoing personality and her dedication to a home furnishings career have made her a great student to have on campus. We are proud that she is our 2012 recipient of the Haverty Cup."

Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc., began in 1885, in Atlanta, Ga., where its headquarters still operate. It is a full-service home furnishings retailer with 119 showrooms in 17 states in the Southern and Midwestern regions providing its customers with a wide selection of quality merchandise in the middle to upper-middle price ranges.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.℠ HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of "Colleges of Distinction," as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. The university offers 44 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and 10 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

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