High Point University and the Furniture Industry
Richard R. Bennington
High Point University was founded in 1924 as a small liberal arts college. The High Point Furniture Market was founded in 1909 and has grown to be the largest wholesale furniture market in the world. Over the past century, the furniture industry and the university have developed an ongoing, mutually beneficial partnership that has resulted in industry-specific programs for students. Discover the history of this relationship and the impact that real-world exposure has had on the students and the industry. Read the stories of several High Point University graduates who are successfully employed in various positions throughout the furniture business. High Point professor Richard Bennington unearths the history of a dynamic partnership.