HPU Senior Lands Lead Role In Summer Production

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 27, 2010 ? Marie Ventrone, a senior at High Point University, put her theatrical training to good use this summer by playing the lead role of Mimi Marquez in the Tony Award-winning production Rent, in Summit, N.J.

Ventrone is majoring in performance theatre, with a minor in vocal music, and is also a member of the Phi Mu sorority, Tower Players, Alpha Psi Omega honor society, and the Petal Points.

“Acting in Rent this summer was a great opportunity to learn and grow among fellow artists,” says Ventrone.

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 over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 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/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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