HPU Junior Wins Communication Scholarship

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HIGH POINT, N.C., May 1, 2009 – High Point University junior and communications major Kathryn Stanley of High Point is the 2009 recipient of the Sam J. Underwood Scholarship. 

Stanley was selected by the faculty of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication as the recipient because of the academic excellence she demonstrates in the classroom.

The Sam J. Underwood Scholarship was established in 1992 through gifts from the estate of Roy Franklin Nelson, a friend of the university. The award was dedicated to the accomplishments of a former member of the HPU English Department, Sam J. Underwood. Eligible recipients of this scholarship are students in the area of languages or communication.

Stanley is a 2006 graduate of High Point Central High School and will graduate from HPU in spring 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication and Leadership.

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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