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High Point University Hosts Blood Drive

01.29.2009

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 29, 2009 – The High Point University Volunteer Center, led by David Perez, a junior, hosted a blood drive on Jan. 27 in the Slane Student Center. The event was sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity at HPU.
 
The blood drive brought in a total 61 pints of blood throughout the day.
 
The Volunteer Center previously held a blood drive in November, where they collected 92 units from the HPU family – including 37 first-time donors. All told, the group has donated 269 units to the American Red Cross, which puts them on track to beat last year’s record, which was an all-time high of 242 units over four blood drive events.
 
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 more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It 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.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. 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. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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