HPU Receives Honor From Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 27, 2010 – High Point University was recently honored with an award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, thanks to the university?s fundraising efforts during the 2010 JDRF Walk.

Led by Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, who served as the 2010 High Point Walk Chair, the university raised more than $17,000 for the organization – earning HPU the Platinum Award.

“More than 300 students, along with numerous faculty and staff walked together in the JDRF Walk,” says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations. “Their commitment to this community and the challenge that so many face with Juvenile Diabetes remains strong.  The HPU family is committed to provide funding to help researchers find a cure for this disease that impacts so many.”

The Piedmont Triad Chapter of the JDRF holds three fall walks and one spring walk every year. The 2010 marked a record attendance in the walk events, raising $1.1 million dollars throughout the year.

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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