HPU Director of Security and Transportation Referees Charity Ice Hockey Game

Posted on February 25, 2010.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 25, 2010 – Jeff Karpovich, CPP chief of security and director of transportation at High Point University, recently took to the ice for a good cause – he refereed a charity ice hockey game at the Greensboro Ice House on Feb. 21.

The event, called the “Police Charity Ice Hockey Game,” was held to raise funds for the Sgt. Mickey Hutchens Memorial Scholarship Fund. Hutchens was killed on duty in October 2009.

“I am tightly connected to the Triad law enforcement community, and as a former police officer and hockey official, I thought I could give back by volunteering to referee,” Karpovich says.

Police officers from the Triad participated in the event, including officers from Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Burlington and High Point.

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. 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

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration


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