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HPU’s Anna Lomax Presented with 2022 Haverty Cup

Anna Lomax, left, a Class of 2022 High Point University graduate, was honored as the 2022 recipient of the Haverty Cup by Kirk Holcomb, right, general manager of Havertys.

Anna Lomax, a Class of 2022 High Point University graduate, has been honored as the 2022 recipient of the Haverty Cup.


The Haverty Cup was established in 1988 by the late Rawson Haverty to honor annually an outstanding graduating senior in one of the home furnishings related programs at High Point University. This tribute was created to encourage students to pursue a career in the home furnishings industry.


Lomax received a $3,000 award and a personal replica of the Haverty Cup. Her name will be engraved on the base of the Haverty Cup, which is on permanent display in the library of Norton Hall on HPU’s campus.


At HPU, Lomax has proven herself to be an outstanding student. She received high academic honors as a Dean’s List recipient and was a member of Alpha Delta Theta sorority, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society and the club softball team. She graduated with a major in interior design and a minor in visual merchandising.


Lomax, a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, took every opportunity at HPU to expand her knowledge in interior design both in and outside of the classroom. She has experience in both residential and commercial design areas to assist sales representatives and designers locally and nationally. She has secured a full-time job with Nehmer and HVS as a designer in Rockville, Maryland, where she interned in hospitality design. She will provide interior design concepts and plans for various hospitality projects across the country, specifically with Marriott and Hilton Hotels. Lomax also gained experience at the High Point Market, working as an assistant sales representative at Made Goods and Wendover Art Group, specifically collaborating with designers and buyers who attend the furniture trade show.


She has a passion for photography in addition to her love for design. She has worked for a senior portrait company in the past and spent all four years at HPU working as a student photographer. She was also a tutor in the Office of Academic Services and supplemental instructor for both interior design and math courses. Her hope is to continue to expand her knowledge within both the hospitality and retail sector of the design industry. Her goals include achieving her LEED and WELL Certifications, as well as obtaining an NCIDQ License in the future. 


“When I got the news that I was selected as an outstanding senior, I was overjoyed,” said Lomax. “This was unexpected and proved that all my hard work and devotion toward school and my future career was noticed. I am extremely grateful that I was selected by professors, who have watched me grow into a professional designer. This honor taught me that your dedication and commitment are never overlooked.”


Havertys is a full-service home furnishings retailer with over 120 showrooms in more than 80 cities across 16 states in the Southern and Midwestern regions. Founded in 1885, Havertys is a true retailing institution. The Company provides its customers with a wide selection of quality merchandise in middle to upper-middle price ranges. Additional information is available on the company’s website,




About High Point University

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 5,850 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South and No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South. The Princeton Review named HPU in the 2022 edition of “The Best 387 Colleges” and on the Best Southeastern Colleges “2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list. HPU was also recognized as a Great School for Business/Finance Majors, a Great School for Communication Majors and Great Dorms. For 11 years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for career development, business and education programs. The university has 64 undergraduate majors, 66 undergraduate minors and 17 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. For more information, visit


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