Alumni Couple Gives to HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2016 – Two High Point University alumni are giving back to their alma mater in a major way. The Boles, of Winston-Salem, have a significant history with HPU as three generations of their family have attended the university. They are successful entrepreneurs and generous philanthropists. Mickey serves as owner and […]

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HPU Hosts Poetry Celebration for Pennybyrn Residents

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 29, 2016 – High Point University students hosted an end-of-the-year celebration on April 28 with the residents of Pennybyrn to reflect on the poems that they have created together this semester. Throughout the semester, HPU students enrolled in the “Narrative Medicine in Action” course spent time with residents of Pennybyrn, a […]

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Student Receives National Award for Leadership, Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 25, 2016 – High Point University sophomore Melanie Maldonado is a recipient of the 2016 Newman Civic Fellows Award from Campus Compact. This award honors 218 college student leaders for their dedicated passion to service, research and advocacy for challenges facing communities throughout the country. In order to receive this award, […]

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Fraternity Surprises Veteran with Track Chair and Raises $26,000

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 23, 2016 – High Point University’s Kappa Alpha Order fraternity surprised a local veteran today when they revealed they’ve raised $16,000 to purchase a Track Chair for him. The students revealed the surprise to Michael Verardo tonight at the HPU campus along with representatives from the Independence Fund, a leading national […]

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Sorority Raises Domestic Violence Awareness through Campus-Wide Walk

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 21, 2016 – High Point University’s Alpha Chi Omega sorority recently held the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness of domestic violence. Students walked from Greek Village through campus to honor those affected by domestic violence. The event also emphasized the importance of mental health. “Walk a […]

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Sorority Raises $25,500 for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 18, 2016 – High Point University’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority raised $25,500 for breast cancer education and awareness at the sorority’s 11th annual Crown Classic Golf Tournament. Teams of golfers made up of community members, HPU faculty and students, competed to raise money for the important cause. The tournament was held […]

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Impact Club Packs 3,000 Meals for Children in the Triad

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 18, 2016 – High Point University’s Impact Club brought 3,000 meals to 1,500 children in the Triad this past weekend. After partnering with the United Way, the Christian service fraternity filled 1,500 backpacks with two meals for each child. “Impact Club’s meal packing event was extremely successful,” said Christen Cothran, president […]

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Fraternity Raises $4,000 for Military Families

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 12, 2016 – High Point University’s Sigma Nu fraternity held a Car Show on April 9 at Oak Hollow Festival Park where they raised $4,000 for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), an organization that provides care to those that are grieving the death of a loved one that served in […]

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Sorority Raises $9,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 12, 2016 – High Point University’s Phi Mu sorority is making a difference in the lives of children across the United States by raising more than $9,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through events held this academic year. The Bonnamu Music Festival, an adaption of the annual Music and Arts […]

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HPU Family Impacts 843 Lives Through Blood Drives

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 11, 2016 – High Point University students, faculty and staff impacted 843 lives this academic year by donating 283 pints of blood. HPU held four blood drives throughout the year to support the American Red Cross. “It is amazing to see how many students come out to the blood drive to […]

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HPU Gives 1,500 Members of the Community Free OTC Medication

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 1, 2016 – High Point University, NC MedAssist, High Point Community Foundation and High Point Seventh-Day Adventist Church gave more than 1,500 members of the community free over-the-counter medication today at the HPU Community Center. The organizations hosted the third Over-the-Counter Give Away Day for those in need of medication in […]

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Student Success Coach Named ‘Community Game Changer’

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 23, 2016 – High Point University student success coach and adjunct professor Akir Khan is the recipient of a Community Game Changer Award from the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. Offered in partnership with the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the award recognizes people who have worked to make the local community a better […]

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Serving Up Smiles

It’s 12:45 on a Tuesday afternoon in the Café; the lunch rush is in full swing. A band plays live music while a steady stream of students file through the doors. Kristy Norton is a whirlwind of activity. She greets every student by name. She puts one bowl of noodles in the pot and immediately […]

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Fraternity Raises $1,500 for Make-A-Wish Foundation

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 22, 2016 – One special child has led a High Point University fraternity to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and beat a Guinness World Record at the same time. Beta Theta Pi is sponsoring a child and raising funds for that child’s “wish” to come true through the Make-A-Wish Foundation […]

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