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HPU Hosts 39th Annual Prayer Breakfast

12.11.2009

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 11, 2009 ? More than 600 guests attended the 39th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast at High Point University on Friday in the Millis Athletic/Convocation Center, which featured Dr. Kent Millard as guest speaker.

Dr. Nido Qubein, president, presided over the event, and HPU music ensembles, directed by Dr. Marc Foster, provided special music. Foster is chair of the Department of Music at HPU.

Millard, who gave a meaningful Christmas message at the service, is senior pastor of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. He is a graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D., and Boston University School of Theology and Graduate School in Boston, and received his Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. He currently serves as a member of the United Methodist Global AIDS Task Force and is president of the Indianapolis Interfaith Clergy Association and president of a Charter School Board. Millard has also authored several Christian books, including “Spiritual Gifts,” “Get Acquainted with Your Christian Faith,”  “Go-Fish” and more.

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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