HPU Appoints New Members to Board of Trustees
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 10, 2017 – High Point University has elected three community leaders – Teresa Caine, Rick Callicutt and Mark Webb – to serve on the HPU Board of Trustees.
Teresa Caine and her husband, Don Caine, own and operate Greensboro-based Camco Manufacturing. Don Caine graduated from HPU in 1965. A year later, he and Teresa began Camco Manufacturing with one product. Today, Camco has more than 1,200 employees, 3,000 products and multiple manufacturing facilities in the United States and around the world. Camco has also been named to the North Carolina Top 100 by Business North Carolina for six consecutive years.
“Hard work, determination and adherence to these ideals have enabled the Caine Family and Camco to achieve great success and significance,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU President. “We are proud to have them as members of the HPU family and grateful for the ways in which they support the educational pursuits of our students.”
Rick Callicutt, a 1980 HPU graduate and High Point native, is the president and CEO of both BNC and its parent company, BNC Bancorp. He received his business administration degree from HPU and began his banking career four days after he graduated.
Callicutt has led a successful business in the city. Today, BNC boasts $7.5 billion in assets and is one of the most profitable and fastest-growing banks in the Southeast with branches in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
He has also remained closely involved with HPU, where his daughter, Lindsay Thomas, graduated in 2006.
“The seeds of greatness we are planting here at High Point University are paying dividends in our alumni,” says Qubein. “Rick is an example of that. We are grateful for his leadership and BNC’s leadership in our community.”
Mark Webb is a 1983 alumnus and native of High Point. He owns and operates Interstate Foam and Supply, Inc. in Conover, N.C., where the company employees more than 300 associates. IFS was founded in 1981 to serve the furniture industry and has since grown to become a major fabricator and distributor of polyurethane foam components.
HPU’s Webb Conference Center is named in honor of the Webb family’s contributions to free enterprise. The facility is located on International Avenue, adjacent to the new Congdon School of Health Sciences and Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy facility. Students, faculty and community members use this facility daily for classroom lectures, meetings, banquets and more.
“The Webbs’ hard work and dedication symbolizes the American Dream,” says Qubein. “Through risk-taking, faith and dedication, they have transformed Interstate Foam & Supply into the successful company that it is today.”