HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 10, 2009 – High Point University’s student newspaper, The Campus Chronicle, recently won a national award from the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA).
HPU was one of 16 schools in the United States with an enrollment of 2,500 or more to receive the first place award. The award is based on content coverage, page design, general plan, art, editing and creativity.
“I was fortunate to advise a staff that was sold out to what we were trying to do,” says Dr. Bobby Hayes, adviser to the Chronicle and assistant professor of English at HPU. “Not only were they gifted and talented, but they were willing to work hard to serve our readers – the students of High Point University – in an unprecedented way. We increased the frequency of publication and established a greater online presence. They have set a high standard for our future staffs.”
The 2009 ASPA newspaper judge said in his letter to HPU, “Congratulations on your first place award in the American Scholastic Press Association’s annual newspaper competition. You have an excellent school newspaper, which shows the talent of your editors, reporters, writers, photographers, layout designers and adviser.”
The ASPA serves more than 2,000 schools annually, including universities, colleges, junior colleges and high schools.
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 Administration336firstname.lastname@example.org