HPU Students Raise $15,000 for Angel Tree Program

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2017 – High Point University students give offerings at weekly services in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel with a special group of people in mind. As a longstanding tradition, the chapel’s Board of Stewards collects the fall semester offerings to support the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. This semester, […]

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HPU’s 47th Annual Prayer Breakfast Rings in Christmas

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2017 – High Point University’s 47th Annual Prayer Breakfast rang in the Christmas season with a theme of new beginnings. For the 800 community members who attended, like Sister Lucy Hennessy from Pennybyrn at Maryfield, the breakfast provided an opportunity to begin the holiday season and fellowship with one another. […]

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HPU Students Fill Hundreds of Christmas Stockings for Local Children

The HPU Family Plans to Contribute 1,200 Stockings This Year  HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 30, 2017 – Toys, clothes, crayons and coloring books passed through the hands of High Point University students Wednesday night and into bright red stockings. Inside HPU’s Community Center, members of the Student Government Association lined dozens of tables with gifts […]

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HPU Partners with Leadership LINKS, Inc. with Event to Prepare Students for College

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 29, 2017 – Preparing for college early is not always easy for middle- and high-school students, but a recent event – “LINKS Leader Path to College” – which partnered High Point University with Leadership LINKS, Inc. aimed to do just that. Leadership LINKS, Inc. – a High Point-based nonprofit organization that […]

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Freshman Success Coaches: Guiding Students Through Their Transition to College

This story is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU’s Freshman’s Success Coaches mentor students. They graduated in May, the first cohort mentored by HPU’s student success coaches. They walked across the stage, received their degree in front of Roberts Hall and began careers or post-graduate work. And Dr. Beth Holder […]

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HPU Honors Hundreds of Veterans During Annual Veterans Day Celebration

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 10, 2017 – Nearly 1,100 veterans and community members gathered on the campus of High Point University this morning for a celebration honoring the men and women who have served their country. Veterans were welcomed to the James H. And Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center with a red carpet […]

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Local Children Learn STEM Concepts at HPU’s Community Lego Showcase

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 7, 2017 – High Point University’s Stout School of Education was transformed into a Lego Learning Lab over the weekend. More than 800 local children and parents enjoyed engineering competitions, machine building, robotics and Lego storytelling. This free annual event provides an opportunity for children in kindergarten through eighth grade to […]

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HPU Students Treat the Community with Numerous Service Events During October

For the third year, HPU students and faculty hosted the TOPSoccer program, a community-based soccer program that is designed to meet the needs of children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 6, 2017 – Throughout the month of October, High Point University students, faculty and staff hosted programs to benefit the local […]

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United Apparel: Supporting Veterans Through Social Entrepreneurship

This story is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU students combine business and philanthropy through United Apparel. Above photo: (from left) John Gavin Rhodes, Logan Jones, Erin Haggerty and Darryl Remedio operate United Apparel. Purchases from the company benefit veterans in need. Darryl Remedio and Erin Haggerty have discovered the […]

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HPU Students Take Part in Spiritual Pilgrimage to Reignite Faith and Service

Jacob Lancaster, Andria Williamson and Katharina Poppinger visit Open Door Ministries in High Point. HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2017 – Several High Point University students recently took part in the Fall Pilgrimage – a week of programming intersecting spirituality and service that allowed students to explore different communities of faith and faith-based organizations around […]

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Culps Give $1 Million to HPU

The gift will support the future Culp Planetarium on HPU’s campus.  HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 30, 2017 – High Point University received a $1 million philanthropic gift from Rob and Susan Culp and their family for the future planetarium on the High Point University campus.  Rob serves as executive chairman of Culp, Inc. and treasurer […]

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HPU to Host Veterans Day Celebration

The university will continue its patriotic promise of pledging American flags to nonprofits, schools and government buildings. HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 27, 2017 – High Point University will host a Veterans Day Celebration to honor hundreds of men and women who have served their country. The event will be held at 8 a.m. on Nov. […]

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HPU Students Host Halloween Dance for Individuals with Disabilities

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 25, 2017 – Halloween came one week early for those who took part in the annual Special Populations Halloween Dance, held at the Morehead Recreation Center last night. Organized by High Point University’s Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC), individuals with disabilities dressed in costumes and enjoyed a community dance. High […]

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