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HPU Students Complete Medical Missions Trip In Jamaica

06.16.2010

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 16, 2010 ? Two rising sophomores from High Point University recently volunteered at a free medical clinic at the New Vision Home orphanage in Christiana, Jamaica.

Kristen Montgomery and Chelsea Kiser were part of an 11-member volunteer medical team that provided medical checkups and medicine to members of the Christiana community. The group included doctors, physician?s assistants, nurses, a dental hygienist and several students.

Montgomery and Kiser counted and distributed the medicine that was given to the patients, as well as played and led devotions with the children and teenagers of the orphanage.

?It was really great to get to know all the children at the orphanage, and to get to know their culture,? says Kiser. ?After helping out at the clinic, it made me thankful for all of the medical care that I have come across in the United States. The Jamaicans were so appreciative of our service to them, which really made the trip special for me.?

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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