HPU's Brenda Coates Honored As Civitan Of The Year

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 12, 2010 – Brenda Coates, administrative assistant in Academic Development at High Point University, was recently honored as Civitan of the Year ? thanks to her dedication to working as advisor to the HPU Campus Civitan Club.

“Brenda has not only provided guidance to the campus club, but she has also provided enthusiasm, motivation and a solid presence that the students depend upon,” says Fred Yeats, who serves as sergeant at arms for the High Point Civitans. “Under her guidance and with outstanding student leadership, the HPU Campus Club has participated in numerous charitable projects and has innovated in bringing attention to the community via service outreach efforts.”

Yeats says the Civitan of the Year is the club’s highest award and a true honor to bestow upon a member.

“Brenda is especially deserving of this honor, and the HPU Campus Club is recognized by Civitans everywhere as an outstanding club,” Yeats adds.

Coates is thrilled to be recognized by the club and considers receiving this honor to be one of the outstanding highlights of her life.

“It has been a privilege to work with the HPU Campus Civitan students over the past five years. They have a sincere and admirable desire for serving the needs of others,” says Coates, who now co-advises the group with Eric Melniczek, director of career services and internships at HPU. “We fully appreciate the support and encouragement of our families, the university administration, faculty, staff, and students who have aided our club?s efforts to serve members of the local community”

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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