HIGH POINT, N.C., May 17, 2012 – The Air Force ROTC Detachment 605 recently honored two High Point University staff members for their effort to help the program throughout the academic year. Dr. Donald Scarborough, vice president of community relations, and Melissa Anderson, director of university events, received the “Wingman Award” that acknowledged their assistance over the past year with the ROTC program.
The two were honored recently on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in the presence of the cadets. The men and women who serve in the university’s ROTC academic program, which maintains a consortium with area colleges, inspired both Scarborough and Anderson to go above and beyond in their volunteerism.
“These High Point University students not only dedicate their four years to HPU, but they are also making a significant commitment to the United States of America,” said Scarborough. “Their presence on our campus demonstrates a current and future commitment to the country that allows each of us to experience the freedom that we all enjoy.”
Anderson saw similar dedication from these students and took it upon herself to help them when they were in need. When Anderson was asked to assist in the last minute planning of an ROTC staff meeting for Lt. Col. Robert Payne Jr., she did not hesitate to help.
“Taking time out of a busy event schedule to help seemed insignificant to the sacrifices these cadets will make in the future to ensure my safety and freedoms,” said Anderson. “I wanted to show my appreciation for the men and women that dedicate themselves to serving and protecting our country.”
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 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. 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 44 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and 10 graduate degree programs. It 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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