HPU College Republican Club Attends CPAC in Washington, D.C.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 25, 2010 – Members of the College Republican Club recently took an exciting trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The group went with other members of the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans.

While there, students were able to hear speeches from Dick Cheney, Mitt Romney, Scott Brown and many others.

The conference was held Feb. 18 through Feb. 20, and John Gillespie, vice chairman of the College Republican Club, says there was a great deal of college students in attendance.

“This was our first time there,” Gillespie says. “Members of our group were able to meet with John Ashcroft, Newt Gingrich and U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor. … We had a great time and were all very inspired.”

While only three HPU students were able to attend the conference this year – Gillespie, Bryan McDermott and Danielle Quinn ? Gillespie says plans are already in the works to attend the conference in greater numbers next year.

The CPAC is held yearly; past speakers have included Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, John McCain, Sarah Palin and more.

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/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration



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