HPU Honored With Spirit OF NC Award From United Way

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 18, 2011 – Thanks to High Point University’s continuous support of the United Way and its partner agencies, the university has been honored with the 2010 Spirit of North Carolina Award in the category for Education Institution. HPU will receive the award at the United Way of North Carolina’s Annual Meeting on Feb. 18 in Pinehurst.

Jane Liebscher, campaign division director for the United Way of Greater High Point, explains that HPU made amazing strides during the 2010 United Way Campaign.

In the application for the award, Liebscher points out all of the wonderful accomplishments the university community made during the year, including total giving, volunteer spirit and more.

HPU’s total giving was $149,146 – up nearly 20 percent from the previous year; and employee participation increased by 58 percent from the 2009 campaign.

An integral component of the award is the volunteer spirit ? an important part of winning the Spirit of NC Award, Liebscher adds. And HPU has strong representation in this category thanks to its many community endeavors, including the Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Arc of High Point, Open Door Ministries, Salvation Army, and many more.

“We are truly honored to be recognized with an award of this magnitude from such an esteemed organization in our community,” says Don Scarborough, vice president of community relations. “We really care about the community in which we live, and our HPU family strives to make a difference. Our campaign contributions are also a way to model the values that we hold dear, such as giving, to our students.”

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 and Chief of Staff

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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