HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 10, 2010 – More than 600 guests attended the 40th Annual Prayer Breakfast at High Point University on Friday in the Millis Athletic/Convocation Center, which featured Bishop Dale C. Bronner as guest speaker.
Dr. Nido Qubein, president, presided over the event, and the HPU Chapel Choir, directed by Dr. Marc Foster, provided special music. Foster is chair of the Department of Music at HPU.
Bronner, who gave a touching Christmas message at the service, is founder and senior pastor of Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral outside of Atlanta. Founded in 1991, the interdenominational ministry has more than 17,000 members. Bronner is a highly sought after conference speaker and leadership trainer. He has authored several books, including “Get a Grip,” “Guard Your Gates,” “A Check Up from the Neck Up,” “Treasure Your Silent Years” and “Pass the Baton.”
Also, a special presentation was made to honor Marsha Slane, former chairman of the Board of Trustees, for her service to the university. Qubein, along with Gene Kester, current chairman of the Board of Trustees, presented Slane with a portrait, which will be displayed, along with the portraits of other past chairs, in the executive board room in Roberts Hall on the HPU campus.
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.
Vice President for Administration