HPU Hosts Robert "Buzz" Patterson

Posted on April 11, 2011.

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 8, 2011 ? The HPU College Republicans, Politics Club and the Department of Political Science teamed up to host retired Lt. Col. Robert ?Buzz? Patterson as a guest speaker on campus April 11.

?We chose to bring Patterson as a speaker in order for HPU students to gain a fresh perspective of the Clinton presidency,? says John Gillespie, president of College Republicans. ?We hope that people left the talk with a greater appreciation for our military and those that lead it.?

Patterson is the author of two New York Times best sellers, has served as the senior military aide to former President Bill Clinton and was the operational commander for all military units assigned to the White House, including Air Force One, Marine One, Camp David, White House Transportation Agency and White House Mess. He served 20 years on active duty in the military with distinction. He saw tours of duty as an Air Force pilot during combat operations in Grenada, Somalia, Rwanda, Haiti and Bosnia.

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. 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 14 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

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist


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