HPU Students Receive Academic, Student Life Awards On Honors Day

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HIGH POINT, N.C., April 23, 2009 – Several High Point University students received awards and accolades during the annual Honors Day program and the University Awards ceremony, held at HPU on April 22. The Honors Day program honored students who seek not only excellence in the classroom, but also on the athletic field and in positions of leadership across campus. Students who received awards are actively involved in Greek organizations, service organizations, intramural activities, special-interest groups, honor societies and more. During the Student Life Awards ceremony, awards included the University Award for Leadership, presented to W. Dan Costello (senior from Webster, N.Y.); University Award for Achievement, awarded to Joshua Fox (senior from Boone, N.C.); University Award for Service, presented to Kerry A. Quinn (senior from Chesapeake, Va.); and University Award for Citizenship, given to Jennifer Hastings (senior from Lewis Center, Ohio). During the Academic Awards Ceremony, recognition was given for students? academic achievements. Students who received All University Honors include: Matthew Boswell, Joshua Fox, Melaney Hodge, Shauna Marsh, Kayla McKenzie, Meagan Newman, Damon Smith, Whitney Special, Sarah Wood and McCall Zupon. Students who were inducted into the Order of the Lighted Lamp for 2009 include: Paul B. Abell, Emily K. Adkins, Mary A. Ausborne, Elyse N. Berrier, Jessica R. Bookbinder, KiYonna L. Brown, Michael W. Earman, Tamas Kovacs, Shauna A. Marsh, Lauren M. McGraw, Aubrey C. Middleton, Michael A. Nuckles II, Pamela A. Shirling and Leah M. Wilson. Current (2008) members are: Matthew Boswell, Kali H. Burt, Joshua Fox and Kerry A. Quinn. The Order of the Lighted Lamp is the oldest honor society at High Point University. Since 1935, the Order has chosen to induct a select number of students based on scholarship, leadership, character and overall service to the university. Candidates for membership are nominated by members of the society who are currently enrolled. Dr. Dennis Carroll, vice president for academic affairs, who was inducted in the Order in 1974 when he was a student at High Point University, is the adviser.  Editor?s Note: Pictured in ?Honors Day Student Life,? from left to right, are W. Dan Costello, recipient of University Award for Leadership; Joshua Fox, recipient of University Award for Achievement; Kerry A. Quinn, recipient of University Award for Service; Jennifer Hastings, recipient of University Award for Citizenship; and Gail Tuttle, HPU vice president for student life.  Pictured in ?Honors Day Order of Lighted Lamp,? from left to right, are: (front row) Jessica R. Bookbinder, KiYonna L. Brown, Mary A. Ausborne and Pamela A. Shirling; and (back row) Michael W. Earman, Kerry A. Quinn, Lauren M. McGraw, Matthew Boswell, Aubrey C. Middleton, Michael A. Nuckles II, Leah M. Wilson, Paul B. Abell and Tamas Kovacs. Pictured in ?Honors Day All University Honors,? from left to right, are: (front row) Kayla Mackenzie, Melaney Hodge, McCall Zupon and Dr. Frederick Schneid; and (back row) Sarah Wood, Damon Smith, Matt Boswell, Nathan Keil and Meagan Newman. 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 www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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