HPU AmeriCorps VISTAs and Bonner Leaders Continue to Serve Community During Pandemic

Their efforts include supporting a safe opening for the High Point Farmer’s Market, assisting nonprofits with digital campaigns and creating a community newsletter. HIGH POINT, N.C., April 29, 2020 – High Point University’s AmeriCorps VISTAs and Bonner Leaders have continued serving the surrounding community virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is certainly a challenging time […]

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HPU Bonner Leader Hosts ‘Poetry Project’ Showcase for Local School Children

Doug McCollum, High Point University Bonner Leader and poet, welcomed the loved ones of the students participating in the Poetry Project, a partnership with PNAC after-school programs and HPU’s Community Writing Center. HIGH POINT, N.C., March 6, 2020 – High Point University’s Bonner Leader program partnered with two Washington Street afterschool programs to share poetry […]

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HPU Bonner Leaders and Local Children Showcase Poetry Created in Afterschool Programs

High Point University senior and Bonner Leader Douglas McCollum teaches poetry to a group of children. HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 25, 2020 – Local schoolchildren from two Washington Street afterschool programs that partner with High Point University’s Bonner Leader program will share poetry during an event open to the public. The Poetry Project Showcase will […]

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HPU Students Treat the Community with Numerous Service Events During October

High Point University’s Media Fellows hosted a Veterans Care Package event to collect supplies from students and assemble them for care packages. HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2019 – Throughout the month of October, High Point University students, faculty and staff hosted programs to benefit the local community and beyond. These efforts are part of […]

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Bonner Leaders Serve in Washington, D.C. During Spring Break

High Point University Bonner Leaders participated in service during spring break in Washington, D.C. During the trip, they toured the Capitol and met with U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows. HIGH POINT, N.C., March 15, 2019 – The High Point University Bonner Leaders spent their spring break in the nation’s capital participating in community service. As part […]

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HPU Kicks Off Social Innovation Series

During HPU’s first Social Innovation Series event, students invited High Point Mayor Jay Wagner to campus to discuss ways the city of High Point is transforming. The event was organized by Bonner Leaders and AmeriCorps VISTAs. HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 7, 2018 – High Point University’s Bonner Leaders and AmeriCorps VISTAs kicked off a new […]

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Building Life Skills Through Service

This story is featured in the Spring 2018 edition of the HPU Magazine. Below, learn  how HPU sophomore Briana Smalley is discovering the ways a community can create positive change.    Inside the High Point City Council Chambers, Briana Smalley sees leaders in her city offer someone a second chance. That someone was convicted of a past violent crime. […]

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HPU Holds ‘Signing Day’ for Say Yes Scholarship Recipients

Pictured are High Point University’s 2018 Say Yes and First Generation Scholars, all of whom hail from local high schools. From left to right are Clara Primus, Japheth Soto, Blen Kidane, Henna Khan and Geneva Harrison.  HIGH POINT, N.C., May 10, 2018 – Athletes are honored during signing days for their achievements and commitment to […]

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HPU Sophomore Recognized for Service with Newman Civic Fellows Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 23, 2018 – High Point University sophomore Douglas McCollum is a recipient of the 2018 Newman Civic Fellowship from Campus Compact. This national award honors college student leaders for their dedicated passion to service, research and advocacy for challenges facing communities throughout the country. McCollum, a strategic communication major from High […]

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‘Signing Day’ Held for Say Yes Scholarship Recipients

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2017 – Just as athletes are honored during signing days for their achievements and commitment to play at a university level, High Point University honored five Triad high school students with full-tuition scholarships for committing to continue their academic careers. HPU awards five Say Yes Scholarships annually, three of which […]

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