HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 26, 2009 – High Point University’s weekly worship service will include a special remembrance of Dr. Pat Norton, a dedicated friend to HPU. The service will be held 5:30-6:15 p.m. on Feb. 4 in Hayworth Chapel. All HPU chapel services are open to the public.
Norton, former chairman of the Board of La-Z-Boy, Inc., who passed away on Dec. 4, 2008, was a frequent lecturer in the home furnishings program and an avid supporter of HPU. Norton Hall is named for him, and a scholarship fund in his name is available to HPU students.
During his lifetime, Norton, who was awarded an honorary doctorate at HPU, received many awards and recognitions, including the National Brotherhood Award of The National Conference of Christians and Jews, the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award and inclusion in the American Furniture Manufacturers Association Hall of Fame. He also founded and chaired The Home Furnishings Council.
HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein will provide special comments and Dr. Hal Warlick will deliver a sermon entitled “The Upward Pull.” Richard Heard, a lyric tenor and associate professor of music at Wake Forest University, and the HPU Chapel Choir will provide special music. The Norton family will be special guests of the university at the service.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at .
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