HPU Reflects On Sept. 11 Attacks With Moving Events

HIGH POINT, N.C., September 11, 2011 – High Point University gave students, faculty, staff and community members a chance to reflect on the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 by commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks with three separate events.

On Sunday, the university held the “Sept. 11 10th Anniversary Memorial Service,” which featured a variety of reflections, with remarks from Dr. Hal Warlick, dean of the Chapel; as well as various student leaders on campus. Dr. Marc Foster, chair of the Department of Music performed, and a Medal of Recognition from the U.S. State Department was awarded to student Virginia Dannelly, whose mother is serving in Baghdad with the U.S. Department of Justice. American flags were also distributed throughout the service. The flags, which serve as a memorial to the many lives that were lost on Sept. 11, were placed around David Hayworth Park.
 
Flags also were flown at half-staff on campus from dawn until dusk today.

“As I look back over the decade that has passed since that awful morning, I remind our family at High Point University how heartened we all should feel of patriotic sentiment from Americans of all races, creeds, and economic levels,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU. “Our hearts go out to the families of the victims. We salute them and their loved ones with our prayers, our support, and our desire to help rebuild that which was so unfairly destroyed.”

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 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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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist

336-841-9055

phaynes@highpoint.edu

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