HPU Holds Canned Food Drive to Benefit Salvation Army

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 19, 2011 – High Point University recently joined forces with Sealy, FOX 8 and Old Dominion Freight Line to help restock the shelves of the Salvation Army as a part of the annual Sealy/Fox8 Holiday Concert. More than 700 cans of food and other nonperishable items were collected on campus as part of the event.

Sealy and FOX8 sponsor the annual Triad Holiday Corporate Challenge, which collects canned food to help the Salvation Army feed hungry families in Triad communities. Old Dominion collects the food and delivers it to the Holiday Concert at the Greensboro Coliseum. Students at HPU were encouraged to bring cans to the collection boxes, which were located around campus.

“It brings us so much joy to be able to help others during this incredible time of need,” says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations at HPU. “To see our students, faculty and staff giving from their own pantries is heartwarming and truly shows the spirit of the season.”

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

336-841-9055

phaynes@highpoint.edu

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