HPU Raises $4.8 Million Since Start Of Fiscal Year

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 14, 2009 ? In the last four months, High Point University has received more than $4.8 million in gifts.
“Parents of our students and alumni have made substantial gifts designated toward capital projects, such as a new baseball training facility, and the interactive gaming lab in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication,” says Bill Doerr, senior director of institutional advancement. “The Parents Council recently announced they successfully completed a challenge grant of $250,000 to name the second-floor overlook at the new Communication School in honor of President Qubein’s leadership.”
In addition, Doerr says as the burgeoning student population continues to grow, the need for scholarship support has never been greater. In response, alumni and friends have donated $1.2 million for scholarships for deserving students.
He adds that other gifts of more than $500,000 have been made through the estates of prominent alumni and friends.
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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