HPU's Student Newspaper, 'The Campus Chronicle' Wins National Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 1, 2010 – High Point University’s student newspaper, “The Campus Chronicle,” recently won a national award in the American Scholastic Press Association’s annual newspaper competition.

HPU was one of only 12 schools in the United States with an enrollment of 2,500 or more to receive the first place with special merit award – the highest honor given to student newspapers by the organization. The award is based on content coverage, page design, general plan, art, editing and creativity.

“My staff worked tirelessly and unselfishly toward a common goal: to represent the student voice on campus accurately and fairly,” says Dr. Bobby L. Hayes, adviser to the Campus Chronicle and assistant professor of communication in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. “Our talented group of editors and writers invested in serving our readers – the students of High Point University – with consistency and vigor, and their high standards of journalistic excellence will serve as a model for future staffs.”

The 2010 American Scholastic Press Association judge said in his letter to HPU, “You have an excellent school newspaper, which shows the talent of your editors, reporters, writers, photographers, layout designers and adviser. Congratulations to all on your First Place with Special Merit award.”

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. 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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