HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 23, 2011 – High Point University students, faculty and staff came out in full force for the university’s first blood drive of the school year. The event will help more than 600 who are in need thanks to the 222 units of blood that were donated.
“It was an amazing turnout,” says Maggie Sturdevant, student director of the Volunteer Center at HPU. “I am so thankful for the support and help. I am amazed by the number of the returning donors we have every year at these blood drives, as well as first time donors. I think students, faculty and staff can easily see the impact they make by donating. It’s really a worthy cause.”
Three more blood drives will be held during the academic year, as well as one blood drive during the summer.
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. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of “Colleges of Distinction,” as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 10 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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