HPU Evening Degree Program Congratulates National Honor Society Inductees

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HIGH POINT, N.C., April 16, 2009 – The Evening Degree Program at High Point University inducted new members into the Theta Theta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society on April 8.

Those inducted were: Christine Bartlett, Lee-Ann Brewer, Kathy D. Burton, Jeffrey S. Butner, Robert Derek Caudle, Les Cranfill, Bill Frank Gibbs Jr., Thomas Gibson, Leslie Jordan, Tabitha Kindley, Brandon Lewis, Julie Lloyd, Margarita Maness, Carol Nault, Denise Nixon, Terry Robinson, Tabitha Schulze, Lisa Wagoner, Julie Ward and Tiffany Yancey.

The EDP established the chapter in 1992 to recognize high scholastic achievement by adult students. To be considered for nomination, a student must have completed at least four sessions and a minimum of 30 semester hours at HPU. Of those semester hours, a minimum of 15 hours, not including applied arts and science, must be in courses outside the student’s major. Students selected must have a grade point average of 3.20 or greater. Once the list of eligible students is established, the top 20 percent are selected for induction. With this year’s inductees, the average GPA is 3.89.

The HPU EDP has offered a comprehensive program for working adults since 1978 and is the oldest program of its kind in the Piedmont Triad. Between the High Point and Winston-Salem campuses, the program enrolls more than 900 students. More than 5,000 undergraduate degrees have been awarded through the program. The Budd Family Campus (Winston-Salem) includes 35 classrooms, two science labs, four computer labs, a bookstore and a library.

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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