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HPU Reflects On Pivotal Rosa Parks Anniversary

12.1.2010

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 1, 2010 – High Point University is commemorating a historic event in America’s civil rights movement today – the 55th anniversary of civil disobedience. On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a seamstress in Montgomery, Ala., became a pivotal symbol in America?s civil rights movement.

The university community was encouraged to spend the day reflecting Parks’ courageous actions by visiting the bronze sculpture of Rosa Parks on the Kester International Promenade. Her  bravery showed how all individuals have the opportunity to change the world.

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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