HPU Recognized By U.S. Congress As Part Of Resolution Honoring High Point Furniture Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 1, 2009 – High Point University was recently recognized by the United States Senate in a resolution regarding the High Point Furniture Market.
The resolution, which congratulated the City of High Point on the 100th anniversary of the furniture market, mentions HPU and the 2007 HPU economic impact study of the furniture industry.
The resolution, which was made on Sept. 16 during the first session of the 111th Congress, states:
“Whereas a study conducted by High Point University in 2007 estimated the economic impact of the furniture industry cluster in the region at $8.25 billion annually and found that the furniture industry cluster was responsible for more than 69,000 jobs in the region.”
The study was completed by Dr. Gerald Fox, associate professor of economics; Dr. Richard Hargrove, associate professor of marketing; and David Bryden, director of Library Services.
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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