HPU Teams Up To Establish Community Resource Center

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 12, 2010 – High Point University has teamed up with the Hayden-Harman Foundation in the establishment of a new community resource center on Washington Drive.

The Washington Drive Community Resource Center, which is funded and developed by the Hayden-Harman Foundation of Burlington, N.C., will be available for use by residents in the Washington Drive area as well as across the entire High Point community.

HPU has generously donated furniture for the HPU Resource Room in the new building and will also be working with the resource center as part the university?s undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

In the new center, HPU will be developing a Nonprofit Resources Center as part of the Master of Arts program in nonprofit management in the Norcross Graduate School. In it, students and faculty will secure and maintain nonprofit publications and other resource materials related to nonprofit organizations, management and leadership, community and economic development, human relations and other areas.

“The new Community Resource Center will provide a wonderful opportunity for local leaders and residents to learn about community resources and find information on grants and other funding,” says David Walker, associate professor and director of the Master of Arts program in nonprofit management at HPU. “It will also create opportunities for training, technical assistance, and capacity building. As a staff we look forward to working in partnership with the community and the Hayden-Harman Foundation.”

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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