HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 11, 2011 — Four additional historical figures have been installed on the Kester International Promenade at High Point University. Designed by well-known sculptor and artist Jon Hair, the figures are meant to inspire students and enhance the academic environment at HPU.
The four new sculptures include:
* Abraham Lincoln (1809 — 1865) — Sixteenth president of the United States who successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis — the Civil War, preserved the Union and ended slavery.
* Leonardo DaVinci (1452 — 1519) — Primarily renowned as a painter, DaVinci also served as a sculptor, architect, inventor, mathematician and more. His most famous works include the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.
* Mother Teresa (1910 — 1997) — Founder of the Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa spent more than 45 years ministering to the poor, sick, orphaned and dying. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Following her death, she was beatified by Pope John Paul 11 and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
* Sacajawea (1788 — 1812) — Is widely known as the interpreter and guide in Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the western United States. She traveled thousands of miles, from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean, between 1804 and 1806. In the early 20th century, she was widely adopted as a symbol of women’s worth and independence.
The sculptures will join 12 others already on campus, which include Aristotle, Amelia Earhart, Galileo, Mahatma Gandhi, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King Jr., Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, George Washington and John Wesley.
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.
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