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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Rachel Sturm Presented With High Point University 2009 Haverty Cup

Clarence H. Ridley, chairman of the board, and Steve Burdette, executive vice president for stores, at Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc., presented the 2009 Haverty Cup to Rachel E. Sturm, a senior at High Point University, at the Eleanor Horsey Ridley Rose Garden on the HPU campus on April 24, 2009. Sturm, of Summerfield, N.C., will graduate from HPU in May with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Furnishings Marketing.

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HPU Students Lend A Helping Hand During Spring Break

High Point University students used their time wisely during this year’s spring break. Several students from the Volunteer Center spent time in Texas, doing hurricane repair work, and students from service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega spent time in Atlantic Beach, taking part in work for Habitat for Humanity.

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HPU Service Fraternity Participates In Project For Annual Conference

Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity at High Point University took part in a special service project as part of the group’s annual Sectionals Conference, held on March 20. This year’s project, headed by APO member Meighan Avalos, consisted of creating candy-filled clay flowerpots and making cards, which will be sent to Wake Forest Children’s Hospital as well as local elementary schools. The group also participated in a toiletry drive.

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High Point University Hosts Blood Drive

The High Point University Volunteer Center, led by David Perez, a junior, hosted a blood drive on Jan. 27 in the Slane Student Center. The event was sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity at HPU. The Volunteer Center previously held a blood drive in November, where they collected 92 units from the HPU family – including 37 first-time donors.

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