HPU Students Assist American Friends Service Committee

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 12, 2009 – High Point University students have spent a great deal of time helping others this semester through a Service Learning Program partnership with the American Friends Service Committee.
Students Michael Roberson, Rebecca Donald and Brian Sanders participated in various AFSC service projects, including sending: infant and hygiene kits to Haiti; cartons of kits and new clothing to the Tutwiler Mississippi Outreach Clinic; new wool garments to children in Afghanistan; blankets to the Border Ministry; children’s clothing and kits to Red Bird Mission in Kentucky; clothing and shoes to Crossnore School in the mountains of North Carolina; and hygiene items to the Community Outreach of Archdale and Trinity.
“Our experience with High Point University students has been completely successful,” says Peggie Baxter, director of the Emergency and Material Assistance Program, Southeastern Region. “The students enjoyed the work and enjoyed each other. I have nothing but praise for the way the conducted themselves and the way in which they represented High Point University.”
This is not the first time HPU students have assisted AFSC – Service Learning Program students Julie Anna Bauer, Daniel Page and Chris McMahan worked with AFSC in fall 2008.
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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