Students, Faculty and Staff Share Their Stories with ‘Dear World’


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HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 6, 2013 – High Point University students, faculty and staff had the unique opportunity to share their stories with the “Dear World” project this week. World famous photographer Robert X. Fogarty visited the campus, bringing with him his interactive and award-winning event.

Fogarty photographed hundreds of HPU students after they wrote unique and meaningful messages on themselves to share with the world. Afterward, Fogarty spoke to students and shared some of the portraits with HPU students.

“‘Dear World’ is an exceptional project that moved many of our students and allowed them to connect in a whole new way with our HPU High Point University Fogarty Dear WorldHigh Point University family,” says Cassidy Cloyed, coordinator of student programming at HPU. “The messages that were shared made those that attended the keynote address smile, cry and laugh. I know that this event was cherished by our students due to the number of people who thanked me for allowing them to be a part of this experience and asked for me to bring Fogarty back again next year!”

Dear World 3 - Group“It was really inspirational,” said HPU sophomore Mayeesa Mitchell. “It taught us that no matter what you’ve gone through, or what you will go through, you can overcome it.”

The “Dear World” project started as photographic love notes to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Since then, it has grown into a national movement of sharing to personal successes, challenges, missions and stories through words and images.

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