HPU Volunteer Center Holds Outreach Program At Oakview Elementary

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 11, 2009 ? Members involved in the Volunteer Center at High Point University recently hosted a Winter Outreach Program at Oakview Elementary School.

Volunteers in the program entertained the elementary children with a variety of activities, including a reading of “The Polar Express.” The group also made foam stocking-shaped door hangers, then provided a snack for the children.

The group also provided all of the children with a $5 gift certificate to McDonald?s ? thanks to a $150 donation by the Kappa Sigma Colony. Other Student Government Association organizations helped by donating gifts, which will be given to some of the more unfortunate children, says David Perez, Volunteer Center coordinator.

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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