Community Writing Center Receives Donation from Local Elks Lodge

High Point Elks Lodge member Britt Moore, third from left, presents a check for the Community Writing Center to Pastor Frank Thomas of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. HIGH POINT, N.C., March 29, 2017 – The Community Writing Center, a partnership between High Point University and Mt. Zion Baptist Church, received a donation of $2,000 from […]

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HPU Volunteers, Community Members Unveil ‘Free Little Library’

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 21, 2017 – Painted a cheery shade of yellow and decorated brightly with children’s handprints, a new “free little library” gives children in the Washington Street neighborhood of High Point the opportunity to borrow or share a book whenever they’d like. Neighbors and volunteers gathered on March 18 at Washington Street […]

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Wounded Veteran to Receive Track Chair from HPU Fraternity and Independence Fund

Last year’s fundraiser, hosted by Kappa Alpha Order, raised $26,000 to purchase a Track Chair for wounded veteran Michael Verardo. This year’s event will be held on March 18 to honor marine Patrick J. Glavey, who will also receive a Track Chair.    HIGH POINT, N.C., March 15, 2017 – The Independence Fund, a leading national veterans organization […]

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HPU Raises $240,000 for United Way Campaign

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 27, 2017 – High Point University has been honored with the Spirit of North Carolina Award from the United Way of Greater High Point after the university became one of the largest contributors in the city for the 2016 campaign. The HPU family raised $240,580 in 2016 to support the UWGHP […]

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HPU Students Host Fourth Annual Black Heritage Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 24, 2017 – High Point University students are hosting the fourth annual Black Heritage Service at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 in honor of Black History Month. The event will be held in Hayworth Chapel on HPU’s campus and is free and open to the public. Presented by the HPU Black […]

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HPU Logo on Water Tower

The High Point University logo will soon be visible throughout the city. Barry Kitley, director of community relations at HPU, discusses the university’s plans to install a logo on the water tower. The logo will read “High Point’s University” and will be in place by mid April.

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HPU Family Weekend Features Service Project

Families from all of the country and world came to High Point University for Winter Family Weekend. Over 5,000 visitors enjoyed activities on campus and brought an economic boost to the city. During the weekend, families participated in a service project where they packaged over 20,000 meals for local agencies.

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Students Host Valentine’s Dance for Special Needs Community

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 10, 2017 – High Point University’s Student Council For Exceptional Children (CEC) and High Point Parks and Recreation hosted a Valentine’s Dance on Feb. 7 for the special needs community. Activities included music, crafts and refreshments at the Morehead Recreation Center. HPU’s CEC consists of majors from across campus who share a […]

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HPU Commissions New Miniature Train for City Lake Park

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 7, 2017 – A popular attraction for families in High Point will keep chugging thanks to a gift from High Point University. For nearly 25 years, High Point City Lake Park’s miniature train has provided more than 50,000 rides annually to local residents. In recent years, however, the train began to […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Honored at HPU’s Annual Worship Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 16, 2017 – Priorities were the focus of High Point University’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worship service inside the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel today. In his message, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, challenged the community members, […]

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HPU Parents Make An Additional Major Gift

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017 – David and Christine Cottrell, parents of a High Point University graduate, have now contributed $5.5 million with their most recent commitment of $1.5 million to support an outdoor amphitheater. The amphitheater seats 1,000 people and hosts several annual events, including major community events such as the Arbor Day […]

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HPU Receives $1 Million from BNC Bank

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017 – High Point University is receiving a generous $1 million gift from BNC Bank to support Congdon Hall, which will house the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy and the Congdon School of Health Sciences. BNC is headquartered in High Point and was founded in 1991 by a group of […]

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