HPU’s 46th Prayer Breakfast Rings in Christmas

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 2, 2016 – Nearly 800 community members rang in the Christmas season today with a celebration at High Point University’s Annual Prayer Breakfast. Now in its 46th year, the complimentary event has become a tradition for many local residents to officially kick off Christmas and fellowship with neighbors. “What a special […]

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WXLV: HPU Hosts 46th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast

High Point University’s Roger Clodfelter speaks with reporter Elaina O’Connell before the start of HPU’s annual Community Prayer Breakfast. HPU rang in the Christmas season with the signature Christmas tradition, which was open to the public and included special music, a silent prayer in memory of alumni, members of the university family, the community and friends […]

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Food Recovery Network Delivers More Than 20,000 Meals to Community

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 30, 2016 – While plenty of High Point University students frequent campus dining locations every day, there’s one group of students who can be found behind the scenes in the kitchens working to fight hunger.    HPU’s Food Recovery Network team recently reached a milestone of 20,000 meals donated since the […]

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HPU Honors Hundreds of Veterans

Card Stunt and Winston Churchill’s Granddaughter Pay Homage to Those Who’ve Served HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2016 – Carved on the sidewalk of High Point University’s Kester International Promenade, you’ll find a quote from Winston Churchill: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Today, Churchill’s […]

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Montlieu Academy Students Enjoy HPU Fall Festival

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 9, 2016 – Nine-year-old Timothy Ratley hopped across the finish line with a smile on his face as he finished the sack race. “Did you win?” a friend asked him. “No,” shouted Jamauri Saunders, Ratley’s classmate, with a grin. “I definitely won.” High Point University welcomed children from Montlieu Academy to […]

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HPU Greek Life Serves Elementary School Garden

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 9, 2016 – High Point University’s Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Kappa Delta Sorority partnered with FoodCorps to prepare the gardens at Kirkman Park Elementary School for the coming winter months. While volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters at Kirkman Park, one member of Kappa Sigma noticed the gardens and thought they […]

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HPU Receives $3 Million from Triad Entrepreneurs

Couch Hall to be named in their honor HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 3, 2016 – A couple with roots in High Point is generously giving $3 million to High Point University. David Couch, CEO of The Blue Ridge Companies Inc., and his wife Stephanie Quayle, an accomplished singer and songwriter, made the gift to HPU […]

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High Point Family Invests in HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 1, 2016 – High Point University has received a major gift from Dr. Michael and Susan Samuel. The Samuels are longtime residents of High Point who believe the success of HPU contributes to the success of their community. Dr. Samuel, a native of High Point, established a successful dental practice in […]

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Students Spend Fall Break Giving Back

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2016 – Two groups of High Point University students spent their fall break improving and assisting communities in Guatemala and Costa Rica. Seven HPU students partnered with nine members of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church on a service trip to Guatemala. There, they worked with low income families to build […]

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Trick or Treat: Local Children Experience Halloween on HPU Campus

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 28, 2016 – Residence halls on High Point University’s campus were filled with the sounds of childhood excitement on Oct. 27. Children from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont got into the Halloween spirit with an afternoon of trick-or-treating. Dressed as superheroes, princesses, witches and furry animals, children roamed […]

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Sorority Pledges to End Domestic Violence One Hand at a Time

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 20, 2016 – High Point University’s Alpha Chi Omega sorority raised awareness and took a stand against domestic violence during their These Hands Don’t Hurt event. From morning until noon, students came to the R.G. Wanek Center and left with purple hands. Participants took a pledge against domestic violence and demonstrated […]

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Reed Family Creates Endowed Scholarship at HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2016 – A High Point University family is endowing a scholarship fund to give future students the opportunity to receive a college education. Harold and Kate Reed of North Palm Beach, Florida, are donating $500,000 to establish the scholarship fund. The Reeds have a long history of involvement in education […]

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