HIGH POINT, N.C., April 23, 2009 – High Point University Board of Visitors recently announced the recipients of the 2009-10 Board of Visitors Senior Scholarship awards. The presentations were made during the HPU Honors Day on April 22.
The recipients for the 2009-10 academic year are:
– Kathryn Eser, from Preston, Md. Eser is majoring in secondary education/Spanish and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.980. She has served on the Student Affairs staff as a resident assistant and next year will serve as an assistant residence director. She is a member of Campus Crusade.
– Rachel Leshinski, from Westtown, N.Y. Leshinski is majoring in secondary education/mathematics and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.496. She has served on the Student Affairs staff as a resident assistant. She is a member of the PE Club and works in events management for the HPU Athletic Department.
– Andrew Realon, from Raleigh, N.C. Realon is majoring in human relations and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.639. Having served as a member of the SGA Executive Council, he was recently elected president of HPU?s Student Government Association for 2009-10. He has served on the Student Affairs staff as a resident assistant, works at Campus Concierge and serves as a University Ambassador for the Office of Admissions. He is a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.
The Board of Visitors of High Point University is composed of approximately 70 friends of HPU who are recognized for their character and leadership abilities. In 1987, the Board of Visitors approved the creation of the Board of Visitors Senior Scholarship program. The scholarship is presented on Honors Day by the chairman of the Board of Visitors.
Recipients are rising seniors who have been recognized as strong contributors to the quality of life at HPU during their previous three years of study. Recipients must embody the qualities that are characteristics of members of the Board of Visitors. Strong citizenship traits and strength of character must be present for an individual to be considered. Other considerations include academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular involvement and commitment to the university.
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 3,500 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 .
Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336email@example.com