HPU Presidential Scholarship Weekend Brings Hundreds To High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 10, 2010 ? High Point University hosted more than 900 visitors during the Feb. 5-7 weekend, thanks to the first of two Presidential Scholarship Weekends. The university will host a second Presidential Scholarship Weekend later this month.

“We are always encouraged by the great number of outstanding students who visit our campus with their families during our Presidential Scholar weekends; students and families from 21 states, including Colorado, Louisiana, Montana and Ohio, and all states along the east coast took part in these events,” says Andy Bills, vice president of enrollment at HPU. “Likewise, we encourage our visitors to explore the city of High Point during their stay and discover the wonderful amenities the town has to offer.”

Bills says these visits are not only important to HPU, but the out-of-town visitors help boost the local economy ? because a great deal of the guests stay in hotels and most certainly patronize area restaurants and businesses.

Bills adds the next Presidential Scholarship Weekend, to be held Feb. 19-21, is expected to bring more than 1,000 visitors.

Last year, HPU hosted more than 58,000 visitors throughout the year; numbers are expected to increase a great deal this year.

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 Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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