HPU Parent Gives $1 Million To The University

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 11, 2010 ? A New York-based Wall Street executive, who is a parent of a current High Point University student, sent the school a check for $1 million after hearing President Nido Qubein speak at Family Weekend on October 2.

“His family is inspired by what we are doing and answered my call for parental investment in our growth plan,” says Qubein.  “This is one of a dozen recent gifts that parents gave the school and we are grateful.”

HPU announced three weeks ago the expansion of its transformational growth plan over the next 10 years which calls for major investments in academics, student life, scholarships, endowment, and buildings. The university has tripled the size of its freshman class in the last five years and continues to enjoy an annual 22 percent growth.

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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