HIGH POINT, N.C., April 4, 2011 ? Students, faculty, staff and community members had the opportunity to run for a very good cause on April 3 ? they ran to honor the memory of Cassie Hill, a former High Point University student. Hill, a first semester senior majoring in marketing and management, with minors in sales and Chinese, and also a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, passed away recently from a brain aneurysm.
The Memorial Run, which garnered support from many friends and community members, raised money for the Cassie Hill Memorial Fund ? a foundation started by the Alpha Gamma Delta Alumnae that hopes to raise money to create a scholarship fund in honor of Hill.
The event was organized by students Renee Parks, Katie Gregg, Steve Zupon and Matt Flurer as part of an assignment for their project management class, of which Hill also was a member.
?The event was very successful; more than 50 runners participated, and we received a great deal of donations,? says Renee Parks, who served as project manager of the group. ?We were able to raise money for a good cause, and we were happy to be able to keep Cassie?s spirit alive on campus.?
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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