HPU Students, Resident Assistants Host Afternoon of Fun for Big Brothers Big Sisters of High Point


HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 26, 2010 – Thanks to the volunteer work by resident assistants at High Point University, several children involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of High Point program were recently treated to an afternoon of fun and festivities at the Slane Center gym on campus.

“We hosted 10 children,” says Sarah Haak, director of residence life at HPU. “While they were here, we all made cards for the troops, played Four Square, basketball, Red Light/Green Light, Duck, Duck Goose and dodge ball.”

All games aside, Haak says that HPU students and staff are extremely giving of their time.

“Our resident assistants wanted to be able to give back to the community with their time, and create connections with the future of High Point,” Haak says.

April Engstrom, resident assistant at HPU, agrees.

“It was fun to get to know some of the children within our immediate area,” Engstrom says. “To be able to spend time with them having fun and playing games made for a rewarding afternoon.”

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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