HPU Celebrates 85 Years With Month-Long Birthday Celebration

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 14, 2009 – High Point University is celebrating its 85th birthday with festivities around campus. The birthday celebration began on Sept. 14 with a special proclamation by High Point Mayor Becky Smothers; the month-long birthday celebration will end with the Alumni and Family Weekend, to be held Oct. 2-4.

Other observations around campus throughout the month include special 85th anniversary flags. Also, a special venue has been created for alumni to leave HPU memories online.

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 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 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.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. 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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