HPU Club Wins Three Campus Civitan International Awards

Pictured in the group photo from left to right are Amy Grener, recipient of the Campus Civitan of the Year award; Dr. Daniel Hall, faculty advisor for HPU Civitan Club; and Kayla Jones, president of HPU Civitan.

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 11, 2018 – The High Point University Civitan Club has received three top honors from Civitan International. The club was named Campus Club of the Year and also received an award for Campus Club Project of the Year. Additionally, HPU senior Amy Grener was named Campus Civitan of the Year.

According to Civitan International, an organization of volunteer service clubs around the world, HPU’s club provided “exemplary service” during the 2017-18 academic year while showing good citizenship to the university and High Point community.

A notable project that earned the club one of its awards was its charity walk, the HPU CROP Hop. The event supported Church World Service’s disaster relief and poverty efforts abroad and Open Door Ministries’ programs to alleviate poverty locally. The HPU Campus Civitans also provided volunteer support for Open Door Ministries’ annual CROP Walk.

Recently, the club partnered with other organizations on campus to present a custom therapeutic tricycle by Amtryke to a Miracle League of High Point athlete.

“HPU Civitan is one of the longest standing service clubs on campus, active since 2005,” says Dr. Daniel Hall, faculty advisor for the club. “These awards are tokens of appreciation for our students doing the work of the world and reaching out in service to others.”

Grener’s Campus Civitan of the Year Award recognizes her leadership and contributions to HPU’s club. A psychology and criminal justice major from Mebane, she has been active in the Civitan Club since her freshman year and has served as the club’s service chair since 2016.

“Whenever there was an event or task HPU Civitan needed volunteers for, we knew Amy would be ready and willing,” says Hall. “She always serves with a smile on her face whether it’s serving dinner at Open Door Ministries or cheering on children at the Miracle League.

“To me this award symbolizes all the amazing work and service the HPU Civitan Club has accomplished,” says Grener. “I would not have received it if it wasn’t for all the effort and support the members of this organization have shown me. Civitan Club has impacted me in such an amazing way as I have really loved seeing how what we do serves our High Point community. It has been such an honor to be a member of this organization and give back in any way that we can.”

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