HPU Collects Canned Food for Salvation Army

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 22, 2010 – High Point University students, faculty and staff recently collected more than 500 cans of food for the Salvation Army as part of the Sealy/FOX8 Holiday Concert series.

Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations, says collection boxes were placed in buildings around campus, and students sponsored a “dorm storm” event to encourage donations.

“The students, faculty and staff here on campus realize that so many people go without food – and it?s heartwarming to see donations coming from our own food pantries to help others in need,” Scarborough says.

Thanks to the Sealy/FOX8 Holiday Concert series, the Salvation Army is able to help feed thousands of hungry families in the Piedmont. The concert itself featured the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, as well as the ’70s pop rock band, “Orleans.” Also, the Summit Figure Skating Club and other groups performed at the event as well.

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



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