HPU Saves Hundreds Of Lives Thanks To Blood Drive

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 28, 2009 – High Point University held a successful blood drive on Sept. 24 thanks to the dedication of students, faculty and staff.
David Perez, coordinator of the Volunteer Center at HPU, reports that 271 donors took the time out of their busy schedules to donate blood.
“That will save the lives of 813 people, and accounts for a total of 9 percent of our student population,” says Perez. “The national average of eligible donors who actually donate is 5 percent, which means on our campus, we had a higher percentage of eligible donors than the national average. It was a great blood drive.”
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 http://www.highpoint.edu/. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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