HPU Host Annual Family Winter Weekend

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 9, 2009 – High Point University was the scene of fun and fellowship for more than 1,500 people at its annual Family Winter Weekend, held Feb. 6-7.
Some of the highlights included Bingo at the Slane Student Center and a movie in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on Friday. Saturday included a 5K run, campus tours, HPU women’s and men’s basketball games, and a tailgating party.
Two other exciting events on Saturday included the Broadway Revue with Kimilee Bryant and Friends, a fast-paced show that featured stars and songs from many shows, such as “Phantom of the Opera,” “Dreamgirls,” “Oklahoma” and “The Sound of Music”; and Clebe McClary, American hero who fought in the Vietnam War, who shared his story of courage, faith and determination.
“The entire High Point University community truly relishes this annual event because it gives us all such a great opportunity to interact with not only current students, but their parents as well,” says Chris Dudley, vice president for administration and community relations. “The event is not only beneficial to HPU, though. The Family Winter Weekend brings in quite a few visitors, which makes a significant economic impact on the city of High Point.”
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 www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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