HPU's Phi Mu Sorority Holds Students Ransom For A Good Cause

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 24, 2010 ? High Point University’s chapter of Phi Mu sorority held fellow students ransom as part of a unique philanthropy event, called “Cansome Ransom,” on Saturday, Nov. 20.

“Organizations who participated in the event provided people from their group who were willing to be ‘kidnapped’ for a cause,” says Katie Moreau, public relations chair for Phi Mu. “While they were in captivity, organizations had to come up with their ‘ransom,’ for which we accepted canned food items and monetary donations as payment. Overall, we had a really great turn out and had a fun time working for the causes.”

The event was held to raise money for Phi Mu’s philanthropy, Children’s Miracle Network. The event raised more than $200 dollars for the cause and also collected 159 cans and nonperishable food items to be donated to Open Door Ministries in High Point for Thanksgiving.

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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