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Office of Alumni Engagement

Emily Halk

Student Alumni Engagement Coordinator
(336) 841-9829


About Emily: Emily joined High Point University in July 2023 as the Student Alumni Engagement Coordinator. In her role, she helps cultivate purposeful and meaningful relationships with High Point University students to strengthen affinity as future alumni. Emily helps lead philanthropy education programs to promote University traditions and values. She assists with senior programming, including their senior campaign, to help navigate students toward alumnihood and prepare them to leave a legacy for future generations. This serves as a link between current students and alumni to learn from one another and give back to their alma mater.
Emily graduated Magna Cum Laude from Appalachian State University in 2023 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. While in school, she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, the University Honors College, an intern for their club ice hockey team, and their student-run radio station-90.5 WASU FM. 

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Gabby Pysher
Manager of
Advancement Events

(336) 841-9831



About Gabby: Gabby serves as Manager of Advancement Events in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Joining the staff in January 2024, she focuses on execution of Advancement Events. She will ensure that Advancement Events not only hold up to but exceed the High Point University standard.  


Prior to her arrival at HPU, Gabby managed events at The Hideaway at Crooked Creek, her family's wedding & event venue in Whitsett, NC. Gabby is from Greensboro, NC and graduated from The University of South Carolina at Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies & Spanish in 2018.


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Davis Shoener '20, M.A. '21
Alumni Events Coordinator
(336) 841-9698


About Davis: Davis serves as the Alumni Events Coordinator where he manages and executes both on and off-campus events for HPU alumni to help engage and promote impactful relationships within the alumni community. Davis graduated from HPU in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a Master of Arts in Communication and Business Leadership in 2021.

Prior to joining the Office of Institutional Advancement, Davis worked in the Office of Communications as Campus Concierge. Currently, he also serves as HPU Club Baseball’s assistant coach.

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Meet the rest of the High Point University Institutional Advancement staff here! 








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