HPU Supports JDRF By Participating In 'Walk To Cure Diabetes'

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 30, 2010 ? High Point University proudly supported the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s “Walk to Cure Diabetes” on April 24 with more than 225 walkers.

Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, served as the corporate chairman of the event, which consisted of a 3-mile walk around High Point Central High School and into the Emerywood neighborhood. The walk ended back at the high school, where participants were treated to hot dogs and ice cream.

The HPU team, decked out in bright yellow T-shirts, was also honored for its creative gear by winning the ?Best Use of the JDRF Logo.” The shirts were designed by Hillary Kokajko, director of student activities at HPU.

“Our campus community is full of students who care about philanthropic efforts such as the ‘Walk to Cure Diabetes’ by the JDRF,” says Gail Tuttle, who organized the HPU walk effort. “When I sent the invitation to participate, in no time, I had 50 team captains from our students, faculty and staff. We have raised more than $8,000 for this event.”

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 http://twitter.com/highpointu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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