HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 29, 2009 ? Sarah Haak, director of Residence Life at High Point University, was recently bestowed a big honor ? she was awarded the “Big Sister of the Year” from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of High Point.
Haak, who received the award on Nov. 19, was honored to have received the award.
“It means a lot to me to be able to make a difference in the life of a young female within the High Point community,” Haak says. “I have enjoyed seeing the positive transformations within my little sister since I started spending time with her. It has been a very fulfilling experience.”
Haak says she has been matched with her little sister, 11-year-old Alexis, for more than a year. The two take part in various activities together, including going to the movies, reading books, visiting the farmers market, attending athletic events, doing school projects and more.
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 http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.
Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336firstname.lastname@example.org