HPU Recognizes Outstanding Students at Honors Day Ceremony

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 14, 2011 ? High Point University recognized some of its outstanding students who have made a difference on campus and in the community at its annual Honors Day Awards ceremony, held at HPU on April 13.

The Honors Day program honored students who seek not only excellence in the classroom, but also on the athletic field and in positions of leadership across campus. Students who received awards are actively involved in Greek organizations, service organizations, intramural activities, special-interest groups, honor societies and more.

Awards included the University Award for Leadership, presented to David Rad; the University Award for Achievement, presented to Abbey Roarke; the University Award for Service, presented to Jessica Schauble; and the University Award for Citizenship, presented to Michael Walton.

The involvement of these four students ranges from volunteering for organizations such as the Special Olympics, which holds its annual fall tournament in High Point, Habitat for Humanity, YMCA and Teachers of Tomorrow to achieving academic distinctions such as receiving HPU?s Presidential Scholarship and being recognized in ?Who?s Who among America?s Colleges and Universities.?

During the ceremony, each academic department also honored students? academic achievements.

It was announced that seniors who will be graduating with All University Honors in May include: Christina Ball, Mary Boylan, Sydney Clark, Kaitlyn Cox, April Engstrom, Hannah Heron, Nathan Jarrett, Aline Kazanjian, Elizabeth Killian, Elizabeth Messina, Katherine Nelson, Kambria Rosengarth, and Kayla Sale. To achieve this distinction, a student must have at least a 3.45 GPA in both honors and non-honors courses.

Students who were inducted into the Order of the Lighted Lamp for 2011 include: Mary Boylan, Tyler Burrows, David Campbell, Sarah Crowder, Graham Howard, Anthony Kurilla, Nicholas Lincoln, Julie Lloyd, Thomas Parnelle, Dave Prentice, Megan Procaccini, Lindsey Queener, Genesis Reiswig, and Leslie Touassi. The Order of the Lighted Lamp recognizes leadership abilities and excellent character as well as academic achievement.

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 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 highpoint.edu.

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist



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