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HPU Fraternity Pi Kappa Phi Hosts National 'Ban The "R" Word' Event

03.23.2010

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 23, 2010 – Twenty students from High Point University recently volunteered to participate in a telethon on March 20 for the UNC-TV station in the Research Triangle Park near Raleigh. The telethon was part of the UNC-TV’s Festival 2010, an annual on-air fundraiser.

“We answered the telephones in the live studio as individuals called in to make their pledge or gift over the phone,” says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president of community relations at HPU, who assisted the students on the trip. “After a short training session, students manned the telephones from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.”

Scarborough added that a number of the students who volunteered are communication majors, so the event gave them the opportunity to see behind the scenes of a major television station.

UNC-TV’s broadcast stretches across the entire state of North Carolina and into portions of South Carolina and Virginia, so the students were seen by many viewers.

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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