HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 21, 2011 – The spotlight is on the Department of Theatre at High Point University with their recent recognition by the North Carolina Theatre Conference. The conference honored the department with the 2011 NCTC College/University Award for their artistic excellence, continued alumni success and statewide leadership.
“This award is the result of the great work of our students and faculty in building our department. I am so proud that our department has been honored by NCTC and thank them for recognizing our work,” says Ed Simpson, chair of the Department of Theatre.
The award, which is presented by the NCTC Board of Directors, recognizes companies, schools and individuals that have exhibited leadership roles in their community and demonstrated artistic, professional and educational excellence.
“The board considers the work of all members, and presents the award each year to the school that most exemplifies excellence,” says Angie Hays, executive director of the NCTC.
The NCTC is a statewide, non-profit organization that aims to improve and enhance theatre in North Carolina through service, leadership and advocacy.
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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