Students, faculty and administrators from High Point University visit the NYSE. In honor of the occasion, Dr. Nido R. Qubein, BB&T board member and President of High Point University rings The Closing Bell®.|
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BB&T Corporation, headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C. , is among the nation's top financial holding companies with $152.4 billion in assets. Its bank subsidiaries operate approximately 1,500 financial centers in the Carolinas, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Indiana and Washington, D.C. BB&T ranks No. 2 in market share in North Carolina; No. 4 in Virginia/Washington, D.C.; No. 3 in South Carolina; No. 1 in West Virginia; No. 5 in Georgia; No. 6 in Maryland; No. 4 in Kentucky; and No. 6 in Tennessee.
BB&T's operating strategy distinguishes it from other financial holding companies. BB&T's banking subsidiaries are organized as a group of community banks, each with a regional president, which allows decisions to be made locally, close to the client. This also makes BB&T's client service more responsive, reliable and empathetic.
Since 1989, BB&T has completed the acquisition of 60 community banks and thrifts, more than 85 insurance agencies, and 35 non-bank financial services companies. This acquisition strategy has contributed significantly to BB&T's success.
About High Point University
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 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. As part of a $300 million transformation of academics, facilities and student life, HPU has completed construction of 15 new buildings and two stadiums, in addition to the renovation of 27 other structures on campus. The campus has grown from 90 acres to 200 acres.
HPU 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." HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For" 2009 listings.
The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. 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.