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Panhellenic Donates Funds, Receives Distinction At Southeastern Conference

05.23.2011

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 23, 2011 ? High Point University?s Panhellenic Executive Council recently had the privilege of attending the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference in Atlanta ? and the group had a special distinction during the event: They donated the most money ? out of 25 schools ? to the SEPC?s philanthropy. A total of $5,150 was raised at the event.

The Panhellenic Council donated the money to ?Circle of Sisterhood,? which they also recently adopted as their new philanthropy.

?We are invested in our Greek women leaders and the SEPC conference is an opportunity for our students to enhance their leadership experience and bring back ideas for our entire Greek community,? says Gail Tuttle, vice president for Student Life.

The SEPC is the largest women?s panhellenic conference in the country, made up of more than 50 organizations from the Southeast. Its mission is to unite collegiate women to explore philanthropic initiatives, leadership programs and social excellence education. Through the diversity of all members and shared values, the group strives to empower women to impact their communities and ultimately the world.

The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation, www.circleofsisterhood.org, is a group of sorority women dedicated to uplifting girls and women around the world from poverty and oppression through education.

HPU students volunteer 30,000 hours each year.

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, 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 highpoint.edu.

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist

336-841-9055

phaynes@highpoint.edu

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