HPU Receives $1 Million Gift From Mahler Family

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 3, 2011 – High Point residents Peter and Mary Mahler have donated $1 million to High Point University in support of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, where the first floor will be named after the Mahler family.

Peter Mahler is the chief executive officer of Triad-based PAM Trading Corp., a full service equipment supplier to the hosiery industry. He also has served on the High Point Regional Hospital Endowment Board. The couple has two daughters: Punkin and Janet.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of our friends,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University. “Peter and Mary are wonderful people who genuinely care about HPU and the impact it has on our city.”

The Nido R. Qubein School of Communication is a state-of-the-art facility featuring two television studios, an audio recording studio, a theatre, editing rooms, computer labs, interactive gaming labs, a polling center and more. It offers a combination of theory-based and practical courses in a multi-disciplinary, experiential learning environment. Students enrolled in a sports production class in the school recently produced a segment that was named Top Video Sports Program by the National Broadcasting Society as part of the organization’s annual electronic media competition.

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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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist



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