Class of 1961 Celebrates 50th Reunion, Paritipates In Commencement Activities

Posted on May 19, 2011.

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 19, 2011 ? Members of the High Point University class of 1961 helped celebrate 2011 commencement weekend by participating in a big way ? by contributing $545,415.61 to the university.

The class of 1961 included 216 graduates, and more than 42 percent of the class contributed to the total number of donations.

Members from the class of ?61 were also inducted into the Cornerstone Club, which signifies their 50th anniversary from graduating from High Point College, and honors their lifelong involvement with their alma mater; 37 graduates were there to celebrate the occasion.

Nearly half ? 49 percent ? of the class of ?61 is made up of residents from High Point and the Piedmont Triad.

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, 43 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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