HIGH POINT, N.C., May 14, 2010 – High Point University students were recently honored at a High Point City Council meeting because of their volunteer service to the community. The students, Ashley Johnson and Tiffani Shimp, volunteered 50 hours of assistance to needy residents of Guilford County as part of the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program (VITA).
Johnson and Shimp, both accounting majors in the Phillips School of Business, learned about the tax assistance program through the United Way. The students hope to participate again in the future.
The head of the VITA program attended the meeting and presented both students with a certificate from the IRS.
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.
Vice President for Administration