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EDP Class Creates, Sends Care Packages To Soldiers In Iraq As Part Of Group Project

Posted on December 11, 2009.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 10, 2009 ? High Point University students enrolled in a group dynamics and team building class in the Evening Degree Program had the chance to make the holidays a little brighter for soldiers serving in Iraq. The class, taught by Assistant Professor of Human Relations Dr. Pat Haun, recently prepared care packages for 32 soldiers.

The class will hold a special presentation about the project ? including a reply from the soldiers ? at 6 p.m. on Dec. 14 in Room 205 in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication.

“Since the beginning, our mission was to organize and send care packages to one platoon of 15 to 20 soldiers. ? The goal involved receiving donations from various organizations and collecting the items as a team,” says Nita Little, a student in the class. “We were able to send the packages off on Nov. 23, and we are so pleased with the collective effort of our team.”

The group currently is eagerly awaiting a reply from the platoon. The response will be aired the night of the presentation. 

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/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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