Service Fraternity Travels to California for Spring Break

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 17, 2015 – Students from the High Point University chapter of Alpha Phi Omega (APO), a co-ed service fraternity, spent their spring break in Los Angeles volunteering and completing construction projects at five sites with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian ministry founded on the conviction that […]

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February’s Extraordinary Leaders: Lessons from Athletics Reap Dividends

They’re athletes, these two. They see one of their vital classrooms as being the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Lab, the state-of-the-art home of HPU’s Institute of Human Health and Sports Science Research. Nicole Giordano studies the effects of pollution on the cardiovascular, respiratory and immune system, and Nicole Karlesky has worked with a dynamometer to […]

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Giving Back – One Step at a Time

James Tasca doesn’t run for himself. He runs for research. He runs for awareness. He runs for hope. Tasca is a High Point University senior and Newport, Rhode Island native. He discovered a passion for running while studying abroad in Australia during his junior year, and he soon started training for the Taniwha marathon in […]

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Sun, Sand and Service: An Alternative Fall Break

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 10, 2014 – High Point University students dipped their toes in the sand of exotic locations around the globe during this year’s fall break while pouring their hearts into service. In Honduras, Guatemala and Florida, groups of students volunteered for the week to rebuild communities and peoples’ lives. Through the Students Helping […]

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Class of 2014 Outcomes: Laura Fritts Works Toward Doctoral Degree

With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of […]

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Barefoot for a Cause

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 1, 2014 – For many, going barefoot isn’t a choice. For students at High Point University, living One Day Without Shoes is a conscious decision to join TOMS Shoes in a bigger movement to raise global awareness for the children around the world that don’t have basic footwear. “The purpose of […]

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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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