Sand, Sun and Service: An Alternative Spring Break

During spring break this year, High Point University students celebrated the values of service, selflessness and generosity by giving back to communities around the world in a tremendous way. Through the Alternate Spring Break Program, students renovated a home affected by Hurricane Sandy, rebuilt New Orleans homes, and served children in Haiti. Their efforts, highlighted […]

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Students Make a Difference During Fall Break

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2013 – From clearing hurricane debris to making sure people have warm food and clean water, High Point University students spent their fall break making life a little better for others. Students organized two different trips to help students give back during their fall break. The first went to Guatemala […]

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Students Impact Lives in Mexico Over Fall Break

    HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 – During fall break, members of High Point University’s Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, traveled to Mexico to help put a roof over one family’s head. The fraternity volunteered with the nonprofit organization Mano Amiga from Oct. 14 – 18 to help people in the […]

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Students Spend Spring Break Helping Tornado Victims

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 7, 2013 – High Point University students are spending their spring break helping tornado victims in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The trip is one of two alternative spring break trips offered to HPU students this semester. The students, accompanied by HPU staff and members of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, have repaired an […]

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Students Begin Spring Break By Serving Others

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 2, 2013 – High Point University students departed from campus Saturday morning to drive to Tuscaloosa, Ala. where they will perform hurricane relief work for the duration of their break. Pictured are HPU students and members of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church who are also participating. A second group of students […]

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Students Rebuild Homes, Touch Lives of Tornado Victims during Spring Break

Sixteen students from High Point University traveled south during their spring break through the university’s Alternative Break Program to Tuscaloosa, Ala. to devote an entire week to restoring tornado damage caused by recent storms in the area. The group, in collaboration with Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, spent the week working on houses affected by the tornado by repairing siding and more.

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Students Spend Fall Break Helping Alabama Families Devastated by Tornado

Several High Point University students dedicated an entire week to helping others in need as part of HPU’s Alternative Fall Break Program. Specifically, a group of 15 students and seven adults boarded a bus and headed to the Alabama communities of Tuscaloosa and Phil Campbell to aid families who were affected by a rash of 33 disastrous tornados that hit the area in April 2011.

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Students Give Time and Effort to Families in Guatemala during Fall Break

A group of 16 HPU students, led by an HPU faculty member and three members of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church spent the week installing close-fire stoves in homes of three different communities – Chuisajcaba II, Tzampoj and Chuidolores – towns about six hours from Guatemala City. The trip marks the third annual HPU International Alternative Break trip.

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Students Make a Difference in Nicaragua on Alternative Fall Break

Several High Point University students in the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity recently had the opportunity of a lifetime during their recent fall break – they traveled to Nicaragua as part of HPU’s Alternative Fall Break Program. The group, which included 15 students and two advisers, traveled to Isle de Ometepe, Nicaragua. There, they worked at a school for deaf children.

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HPU Students Go Barefoot For A Good Cause

Students recently discovered what it was like to live ?One Day Without Shoes? ? an event held to raise awareness about the millions of children in developing countries that have to grow up barefoot. The event, which was hosted at HPU by the Alpha Phi Omega co-ed service fraternity and the TOMS Shoes Club, is an annual worldwide event hosted by TOMS Shoes, a company that donates a pair of shoes to a needy child for every pair that it sells.

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HPU Students Host Senior Prom At Piedmont Christian Home

More than 20 members of the Alpha Phi Omega coed service fraternity at High Point University recently hosted a senior prom for the residents of Piedmont Christian Home. The event, which included live music by the Rob Massengale Entertainment Source and flowers donated by Grace Flower Shop in High Point, was one of several events that the fraternity hosts throughout the year.

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HPU Hires Quackenbush As Admissions Counselor

Jessica Quackenbush has been hired as an admissions counselor for the Office of Admissions at High Point University. Quackenbush, who is originally from Bayville, N.J., is a recent graduate from HPU and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations. She was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, served as a University Ambassador, and also served on the Judicial Board, as well as the Panhellenic Council.

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HPU Announces Celia Moh Scholarship Recipient

High Point University students Meaghan Leonard and Shannon Taylor have been selected to receive the 2010-11 Celia Moh Scholarship, a program that provides full tuition, room, board, books and fees for recipients. Leonard, a native of Lexington, is a rising senior majoring in interior design with a minor in home furnishings.

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HPU Students to Serve Others During Spring Break

High Point University students continue to show how much they care for not only their own community, but communities hundreds of miles away by volunteering their free time for people in need. This is not just any free time, though — it’s spring break for the students.  Instead of taking a trip to the beach, several students are participating in “Alternative Breaks.”

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