HPU Hosts ‘Campus Compact’ Conference Discussing Alternative Break Programs

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Dr. Joe Blosser, Robert G. Gulp Jr. Director of Service Learning, discussing HPU’s alternative break offerings.

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 19, 2013 – Higher education leaders from around the country are in High Point this week discussing new and improved ways of getting students engaged in service projects during their fall and spring breaks. It’s the topic of this year’s Campus Compact Conference, being hosted at High Point University.

Campus Compact is a national organization, dedicated to helping colleges and universities produce civically engaged graduates and to strengthen communities.

Gail Tuttle, vice president of the office of student life, welcoming members of Camus Compact to HPU.

Gail Tuttle, vice president of the office of student life, welcoming members of Camus Compact to HPU.

HPU sends students to communities in need all over the world during each fall and spring break. This past year, students helped tornado victims recover from the destruction in Alabama, built stoves for families in Guatemala and assisted park rangers at Joshua Tree National Park in California to restore and build new trails.

“We are very proud of the work our students do during the alternative break programs,” says Gail Tuttle, vice president of the office of student life. “This is an opportunity for us to discuss what has worked for us, share our success and gain some new ideas on how we can grow the program moving forward.”

About 35 schools from all over the U.S. are attending the two day conference.

“We are so grateful to High Point University for hosting this event,” says Leslie Garvin, associate director of North Carolina Campus Compact. “We are really excited to have HPU as a partner and about the promise of the university’s program.”

The conference will wrap up Wednesday evening.

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