Qubein Broadens Vision for Downtown, Commits to Raising $38 Million in Private Funds

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 17, 2017 – Dr. Nido Qubein, longtime citizen of High Point and president of High Point University, delivered the keynote address, titled “Onward with Faithful Courage: Our City. Our Future.” today at the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Meeting. During his presentation, he announced the following: -Qubein accepted Forward […]

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HPU Family Hosts Numerous Philanthropic Events

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 12, 2017 – Throughout the past month, the following High Point University organizations held fundraising events and hosted programs to benefit the local community and beyond. These efforts are part of the 100,000 hours of service and thousands of dollars that the HPU family contributes each year to local causes.   […]

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SGA Donates $15,000 to Support Youth Food Summit

Pictured from left to right are Carl Vierling, executive director of the Greater High Point Food Alliance; Karol Murks, GHPFA treasurer; Rachel Callaway, HPU’s 2016-17 Student Government Association president; and Dr. Joe Blosser, HPU’s Robert G. Culp director of service learning. HPU’s SGA donated $15,000 to support a Youth Food Summit, to be held by […]

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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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Building Community through Conversation

This story is featured in the Spring 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine, headed soon to a mailbox near you.   Douglas McCollum understands the power of words. He’s a freshman at High Point University, but he’s wise well beyond his years. McCollum is a High Point native and one of more than a dozen Bonner Leaders at HPU. […]

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ZTA Raises $28,000 for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2017 – High Point University’s Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority hosted its 12th Annual Crown Classic Golf Tournament, raising $28,000 for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. Each year the sorority invites the community to take part in the tournament, with all proceeds going to the Zeta Tau Alpha foundation and its […]

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HPU Pharmacy students Give Back During Free OTC Day

  HIGH POINT, N.C., April 13, 2017 – A line of people wrapped around the High Point University Community Center during the bi-annual Over the Counter Medicine Giveaway, a community effort to supply free medication to the public. Hosted by High Point University, NC MedAssist, the United Way of Greater High Point, the city of […]

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Super Heroes Dash for a Super Cause

High Point University’s Kappa Delta sorority and the Guild of Family Service of High Point co-hosted the fourth annual Super Hero Dash, inviting members of the community to dress as their favorite superhero for a 5k and children’s fun run. The Super Hero Dash is a race that benefits Prevent Child Abuse America and aims […]

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Council for Exceptional Children to Spotlight Autism Awareness Month

  Pictured: High Point University Students Alana Pulling (left) and Christina Honeycutt (right) sign the “Light It Up Blue” pledge during last year’s Autism Awareness Month.   HIGH POINT, N.C., March 30, 2017 – April is Autism Awareness Month, and High Point University’s Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has planned several activities in recognition of […]

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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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