HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 8, 2022 – High Point University (HPU) welcomed Dr. Rick Workman, Founder and Executive Chairman of Heartland Dental, to campus on November 2 to discuss his experience and the changing landscape of the healthcare industry.Dr. Workman currently serves as the Innovator in Residence for HPU, a testament to his lifelong commitment to the development of others. Throughout his career, he has been a strong advocate for professional development and focused on leaving the dental industry a better place for dentists and patients.
Students from across the university listened to Dr. Workman’s story and asked questions during the Life Skills Seminar in the Callicutt Life Skills Theater.
When asked by a student what advice he would give upcoming graduates, Dr. Workman responded, “I’d tell every single one of you to commit to getting yourself a mentor. For every one of you, there are a dozen people in your life who will want to help you learn something and make a difference in the world.”
Entrepreneurship student Grady Newton plans to use Dr. Workman’s advice in his future connections at HPU and after graduating.
“The one thing that stuck out to me is when Dr. Workman shared how he learned about the importance of working together with a vast majority of people, and how that is better than working harder and smarter,” said Newton, a junior from Wallburg, North Carolina. “In entrepreneurship, you need to find the connections that will help you the most. Dr. Qubein having connections with innovators like Dr. Workman and letting us hear what they have to say is incredible.”