Evening Degree Program Honor Society Collects Food For Second Harvest Food Bank

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 7, 2010 ? Members of Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) ? the honor society for the Evening Degree Program at High Point University ? recently collected more than 300 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Tara Shollenberger, manager of the Budd Family Campus, says this event marked the first philanthropy for ASL. 

“We’re not sure how many people this will feed, but the group collected 314 pounds of food,” Shollenberger says.

Shollenberger adds that many current and former students helped out with the project, including Brian Harrington, a recent graduate, who served as a liaison between HPU and the Second Harvest Food Bank. Another student, Angela Huneycutt, collected three boxes full of food from her office.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring 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 or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

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

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