HPU Hosts Thousands As Part Of Fall Family Weekend

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 5, 2010 ? High Point University welcomed more than 3,000 guests to campus for its annual Fall Family Weekend ? serving as a nice extra boost to the local economy.

Kevin Archer, general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in High Point, says High Point University definitely made an impact on the hotel over the weekend.

“Our team is grateful for the opportunity to be a host hotel for the many families and alumni who continuously return to the area for the many exciting events the university offers,” Archer says. “In many respects, we’ve become the home away from home for parents and alumni. These weekends provide a much needed tremendous economic impact for our local economy ? and state, for that matter.”

Not only did the guests patron local hotels, but also retail shops, restaurants and more.

The weekend of fun treated students and families to a host of activities, including Steve Langley, otherwise known as “The Great Fettuccini,” who blends juggling and variety acts with humor; Rob Faust, an innovative speaker who uses masks and humor to address serious issues; and a lecture series that featured HPU professors Ed Simpson, Dr. Kate Fowkes, Dr. Dinene Crater and Dr. Lauren Erin Brown.

The university will host a great deal of visitors as well as part of Alumni Weekend, to be held Oct. 8-10.

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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