HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 6, 2009 ? High Point University hosted a weekend of celebration and activities for the annual Alumni and Family Weekend, which welcomed more than 3,500 guests.
Activities held Friday through Sunday included golf tournaments, highlights from the permanent art collection in the Sechrest Art Gallery, the HPU theatre production of “Fuddy Meers,” a performance by the one-man-show Dan Thurmon, a 5K run, a family meeting with President Nido Qubein, an open house of the University Center, an 85th Birthday Tailgate Party, a women’s soccer game, fireworks and a special worship service.
The weekend also featured a series of three lectures by HPU professors Dr. Matthew DeSantis, Dr. Stephanie Crofton and Dr. Matthew Schneider.
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 . Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336firstname.lastname@example.org