HPU To Compete In College Recycling Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 27, 2011 ? High Point University is helping to make the world a little greener, thanks to the university’s participation in the 2011 Recyclemania competition, an eight-week program that promotes waste reduction and increases recycling efforts. More than 575 colleges and universities nationwide are participating in the competition.

As part of Recyclemania, HPU has set goals to increase recycling on campus, raise awareness of the recycling program and lower waste generated on campus.

“We believe it is important that our students, faculty and staff understand the significance of reducing our impact on the environment,” says Troy Thompson, HPU Facility and Quality Control manager. “This competition can be a valuable tool in inspiring everyone to make a difference.”

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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