HPU Hosts Annual Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 14, 2009 – High Point University celebrated the holiday season with a touching Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service, held on Dec. 9 in Hayworth Chapel.

The annual program, which is based on the traditional festival of lessons and carols observed at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England, featured members of the High Point community, the High Point University Singers, the Chapel Choir, Dr. Marc Ashley Foster, the Board of Stewards, Alpha Delta Theta and Delta Iota Alpha.

Following the heartwarming service, guests took part in singing Christmas carols, as well as the lighting of the Hayworth Chapel Christmas Tree.

Nearly 500 people attended the service at HPU.

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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