HPU Business Students Conduct Classes For West End Ministries

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 25, 2009 – Members of High Point University’s SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team delivered financial literacy life skills classes at West End Ministries in High Point on Feb. 25 and March 4.
HPU students Jeremy Hiatt, Matthew Schiffer, Adam Harie, Lisa Judkins, Jack Joseph, Nicholas Lincoln, Ayonna Thompson and Chelsea Swaim shared with female residents of the West End the basic principles of investing, budgeting, credit cards and debt. 
“I have heard nothing but good things about (HPU’s) presentations, and the women (in the West End) are in the process of applying this newfound knowledge to their lives,” says Chris Gillespie, program director for West End Ministries.
SIFE is an international business organization that encourages students to apply classroom knowledge about business to the creation of economic empowerment in their communities. SIFE at High Point University is part of the HPU BIG (Business Interest Group), which is open to all students who are interested in business.
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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