HPU's Kappa Delta Sorority Helps Raise Money To Prevent Poverty In Uganda Through philanthropy Event

IGH POINT, N.C., April 7, 2010 ? Kappa Delta sorority at High Point University recently helped the poverty situation in Uganda through a philanthropy event – “Bead for Life Jewelry Party.” The event, which raised more than $700, was held March 25.

The event benefited the Bead for Life organization, which is comprised of a group of women in Uganda who make beads and jewelry out of recycled paper. All proceeds from the event will go toward preventing poverty in Uganda.

“We were so excited to have such a beneficial event,” says Megan Hennessey, vice president of community service for Kappa Delta. “We realize that we are blessed with the lives that were given to us and we want to help the less fortunate. Bead for Life is a great way to help prevent poverty. The jewelry is beautiful and is even made from recycled goods ? so we are going green as well.”

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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