HPU Students To Host Event To Raise Funds For Learning Center

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 30, 2010 – A group of students enrolled in a project management class in the Evening Degree Program at High Point University are hosting a Christmas hayride and bonfire fundraiser to benefit Kopper Top Life Learning Center on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 2 until 6 p.m. The event is open to the public.

The event, which will be held at Kopper Top farm in Liberty, N.C., will feature a hayride, more than 100 farm animals, hot chocolate, pictures with Santa, a raffle, and a bonfire with s’mores and marshmallow roasting. Kopper Top Life Learning Center is a non-profit organization which uses a non-clinical atmosphere to provide therapy through horseback riding, recreational activities, animals, and horticulture to individuals with or without disabilities.

The students, who call their group “Farmer Chuck and the Four Chicks,” are creating this and other fundraising events as part of an assignment for a project management course taught by DeAnna Marsh. The group is headed by project managers Charles Kimbrough, Emma McAdoo, Jennifer Watford, Sondra Townsend, and Nita Little.

“Our primary goal through this event is to raise awareness and encourage volunteer efforts for the organization?s unique and inspiring way of helping rehabilitate others through therapy,” says HPU student Nita Little. “We encourage the High Point University family to come out and join us for our events and help us raise money while having a great time.”

As part of the fundraising event, the group is asking for a $5 donation to benefit Kopper Top Life Learning Center animals and scholarships for children with disabilities. Kopper Top Farm is located on 6657 Kimesville Road, Liberty, N.C. 27298.

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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