HPU Students, Faculty And Staff In Graduate School, EDP Give To Others During Holiday Season

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 6, 2011 – Students, faculty and staff in the Norcross Graduate School and the Evening Degree Program at High Point University took time out of their busy schedules to think of others during the Christmas season.

Staff in the graduate school adopted two children from the Salvation Army Angel Tree ? donating toys, clothing and books to help make Christmas brighter.

Students in the graduate school and the EDP donated canned and boxed food items for the Second Harvest Food bank. The students collected the items during holiday parties at both the High Point and Winston-Salem campuses.

“The staff felt it was important to focus on the community giving and with the help from our students were able to collect 1,364 pounds of donated food,” says Tracy Collum, associate dean of the Norcross Graduate School as well as the Evening Degree Program at High Point University. “The students really helped make a difference in many lives this season.”

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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