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BB&T Foundation Gives HPU $1 Million

Posted on March 5, 2010.

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 5, 2010 – High Point University is the recipient of a $1 million gift from the BB&T Foundation in support of its entrepreneurship program. The university has raised nearly $120 million recently towards its transformation in academics, student life and campus enhancement.

“We are most impressed with the enormous growth and the extraordinary transformation of HPU. The university’s mission and values are consistent with those of BB&T and we are proud to be a partner in HPU’s important work,” said Kelly King, chairman and chief executive officer of BB&T Corporation.

“Our institution is most grateful for this generous investment in student experiential learning and we are very appreciative for the continued good work BB&T does in education and community development,” said Dr. Nido R. Qubein, president of 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 www.highpoint.edu or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530

cdudley@highpoint.edu

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