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HPU Student Wins Award At Harvard National Model United nations Conference

02.26.2009

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 26, 2009 – Desiree Abad, one of five students representing High Point University at the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference, received a special award from the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
 
Abad, president and head delegate of the Society for Historical and Political Awareness, received one of only four awards presented at the conference.
 
“I received the award for my excellent representation of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,” Abad says.
 
She adds that although her four other classmates did not receive awards, they represented HPU well. In fact, all the HPU student participants attained spots in the NGO Program – a program that selects only 50 students out of more than 3,000 students who participate from universities across the world, including Yale University, West Point Military Academy, University of Cambridge, Columbia University, Stanford University, United Netherlands University and many more.
 
Abad says that the HNMUN, which is a prestigious conference that engages students in global political discussions and attempts to resolve some of the most pressing global issues, has asked HPU to participate in the event again next year.
 
“The representation of High Point University at the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference serves to show that High Point University is truly an extraordinary school with extraordinary students,” she says.
 
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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