Student Government Association Gives Donation to United Way

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 2, 2011 – The Student Government Association at High Point University recently presented a $1,500 donation to the United Way of Greater High Point on Dec. 1 as their annual holiday gift.

“The SGA Executive Council felt that during this season of giving, we should give a donation to a local charity,” says Nicholas Lincoln, SGA president. “The SGA works hard to ensure that each organization on campus has the means to help this campus and our community.”

Lincoln says that choosing the United Way was not a difficult choice to make.

“The United Way of Greater High Point continuously helps our great town, and we are giving this donation in the hopes that they can use it in the various community programs throughout the year,” Lincoln says. “HPU teaches us many values, and among them is the spirit of generosity. During this busy holiday season, we felt it would be nice to take the time and thank those who have helped those in the High Point community – and the United Way of Greater High Point is certainly something that deserves thanks.”

High Point University students volunteer more than 30,000 hours and raise nearly $100,000 in funds for local, national and international causes each year.

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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