HPU Shares the Spirit of the Season with the Community

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 20, 2011 – High Point University welcomed nearly 1,000 members of the community in a special Christmas event by inviting friends and neighbors to campus to share the sights and sounds of the season.

The campus glistened with Christmas lights, and offered music, decorations, hot chocolate and even a visit from Santa Claus for the public to enjoy during the event.

Guests from around the community enjoyed the winter evening – especially the children.

“I got to see Santa for the first time ever,” said seven-year-old Ja’Leeza Collier who attended the event. “There was hot chocolate, cookies and decorations. I had fun…and the big Christmas tree was the best.”

“We are delighted to be able to share the wonderful spirit of Christmas with our community,” says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations at HPU. “There’s nothing more thrilling than seeing children’s faces light up when they are able to see Santa Claus and truly enjoy the Christmas 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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