HPU, The Budd Group Help Local Organization With Donation

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2010 -High Point University recently donated a passenger van in conjunction with The Budd Group to the High Point Community Against Violence organization.

High Point Community Against Violence (HPCAV) is a non-profit organization formed in 1997 to reduce violent crimes and to keep citizens safe from violent offenders in High Point.

HPCAV works in conjunction with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a group of law enforcement officials consisting of the High Point Police Department, NC Community Corrections, ATF, FBI, SBI, DEA, District Attorney?s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. They work together by confronting offenders who are involved in violent crimes, offering them help in turning their lives in a positive direction and supporting the prosecution process if the offenders should return to crime and violence.

“High Point University supports the High Point Citizens Against Violence. Their impact on this community is significant as is demonstrated on the de-escalation of crime in our city,” says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president of community relations at HPU. “They needed a mode of transportation to expand their impact, so we were happy to help them find the van.”

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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