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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HPU and Alumnus Partner to Help Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 13, 2016 – As recovery efforts from Hurricane Matthew begin in different parts of the world, High Point University is teaming up with an alumnus to send 11 water purifying devices to people in need in Haiti. Water the World, a solar powered/battery-operated pumping system that purifies water, was founded by […]

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Greek Life Donates to Greater High Point Food Alliance

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 12, 2016 – High Point University’s Greek Life donated over $2,742 to the Greater High Point Food Alliance as a part of the annual Greek Week Chili Cook-Off competition. Throughout the week of Sept. 17, Greek organizations across HPU’s campus paired up for a week of competition and fundraising as a […]

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HPU to Host Veterans Day Celebration

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2016 – High Point University will host a Veterans Day Celebration at 8 a.m. on Nov. 11 in the Millis Center to honor hundreds of men and women who’ve served their country. Both community volunteers interested in contributing and veterans interested in attending can RSVP now at www.highpoint.edu/veteransday. A complimentary […]

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Creating Community Impact

This story is featured in the Fall 2016 edition of the HPU Magazine, headed soon to a mailbox near you. As High Point University grows, so too does its positive effect on the city of High Point.   Melanie Maldonado is beginning to see it. Her work as a High Point University student embedded in community service is […]

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Students Donate Books to Local Schools

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 14, 2016 – High Point University’s Class of 2020 began donating more than 1,000 books to local schools on Sept. 12. Through HPU’s Common Experience program, which includes a common read, new students were invited to share their favorite book with a local child by donating a copy when they arrived […]

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Students Give to United Way’s ‘CANpaign’

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 13, 2016 – Leaders from the United Way of Greater High Point were greeted with boxes of food and a $1,000 donation from High Point University students and staff on campus today. As the UWGHP’s delivery truck arrived as part of the organization’s “CANpaign” Kick Off event, the Student Government Association […]

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HPU to Lower Flags for Patriot Day

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2016 – In recognition of Patriot Day, High Point University will fly all flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sept. 11. HPU is a God, family and country school and honors those who lost their lives and saved the lives of others in the attacks that occurred on […]

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Three VISTAs Focus on Serving the City

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 31, 2016 – High Point University is hosting three individuals to serve through the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program for the 2016-17 academic year. This year’s VISTAs are Brittaney McClure, Jenna Rosenbloom and Sami Paterno, all May 2016 graduates of HPU. This is the third consecutive year VISTAs […]

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Pharmacy Students Give Back to City

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 23, 2016 – High Point University’s inaugural class in the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy participated in community service activities on Aug. 22 to get to know their community and the people they’ll one day serve. On their last day of orientation, the students volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, West End […]

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HPU Supports West Virginia Families Impacted by Flooding

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 1, 2016 – High Point University is contributing funds and bottled water to families affected by flooding in West Virginia. HPU’s Student Government Association is donating $2,000 to the American Red Cross to aid families in the southern portion of the state that’s been severely damaged in the last week. The […]

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STEM Camp Wraps Up with Rocket Launch

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 30, 2016 – Children in the community have spent the past nine days engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities through High Point University’s second STEM Camp hosted by the School of Education. HPU faculty and students led activities such as Lego robotics, rocket building, mine craft mazes and […]

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Local Teens Participate in HPU, HPPD Youth Leadership Academy

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 30, 2016 – Teens in the High Point community are preparing for their graduation from the Youth Leadership Academy, hosted by the High Point Police Department and High Point University, Friday at 6 p.m. on HPU’s campus. These teens have spent this 10-day academy giving back to the community and developing their […]

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