HPU Hosts Luncheon To Honor North Carolina Pageant Contestants

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 17, 2010 – High Point University recently hosted a luncheon to honor the contestants of the Miss North Carolina USA and the Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageants.

Andy Bills, vice president of enrollment at HPU, welcomed the 111 contestants before they were treated to lunch and a tour of the University Center. After a luncheon in their honor, the women were introduced to the academic offerings at the university and led on a tour of campus to see student dining areas, entertainment options, housing choices and learn more about HPU.

Current contestants were joined by two former Miss North Carolina Teen USA winners and HPU students, Julia Dalton, a sophomore from Wilmington, N.C., and Scarlett Howell, a freshman from Ansonville, N.C. Also in attendance were Elizabeth Carty, a 2009 HPU graduate and 2004 Miss North Carolina Teen USA, and Nadia Moffett, 2010 Miss North Carolina USA and future graduate student at HPU.

Dr. Nido R. Qubein, president of High Point University, also gave the contestants a copy of his book “The Time Is Now, The Person Is You” as a gift.

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 highpoint.edu.  

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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