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HPU Student Honored With Scholarship From NAACP

01.6.2010

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 6, 2010 – Lauren Williams, a junior at High Point University, was recently awarded with a $2,500 scholarship from the Hickory, N.C., branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Williams, who is majoring in nonprofit leadership and management with a minor in sociology, received the scholarship at a special ceremony at her church, Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church, in Hickory.

“My family is so proud of me, and I will continue to strive for academic excellence at HPU,” Williams says. “I love HPU.”

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 Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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