HPU Professor Of English Receives The Ruth Ridenhour Scholarly And Professional Achievement Award


HIGH POINT, N.C., June 2, 2010 ? Dr. Marion (Butch) Hodge, professor of English at High Point University, was presented with the Ruth Ridenhour Scholarly and Professional Achievement Award.

“I am greatly honored to have received the Ridenhour Award, a wonderful recognition by High Point University of one’s scholarly and creative work,” Hodge says. “I believe that my scholarly analysis of poetry complements my writing of poetry, and that the two help me better explain important technical matters in my literature and creative-writing courses. ? The Ridenhour, a relatively new award at the university, is another indication of our institution’s increasing sophistication. It will no doubt continue to serve as an important stimulus of professors? scholarly endeavors.”

Hodge has been with HPU since 1979.

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 46 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. 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 or on Twitter at

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration


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