Senior Honored for Community Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 3, 2014 – High Point University senior Stefanie Vorleiter was recently honored with the 2014 Community Impact Student Award by North Carolina Campus Compact. The award recognizes students with outstanding leadership and service qualities.

Vorleiter, an international business major from New Bern, is one of 18 students across the state to receive the 2014 award.

Since joining HPU’s Campus Civitan Club as a freshman in 2011, Vorleiter has worked to raise awareness of poverty and engage her peers to act on that knowledge. As club board member, vice-president and later president, she initiated new fundraising and service efforts, including a 10,000 meal packaging event with Stop Hunger Now and the university’s first Homelessness Awareness Campout. In addition to helping raise more than $5,000 to support poverty alleviation causes, Vorleiter’s programs have expanded student involvement in the community and earned recognition from Civitan International, which named the HPU club “Campus Club of the Year” two years running.

“It was such a surprise and pleasure to be awarded this nomination,” says Vorleiter. “I always like being the person behind the scenes, making sure everything runs smoothly and making sure that all of us together can bring others joy and happiness. Receiving this award is a wonderful reminder that all of our work has paid off.”

Vorleiter and other award winners were honored at North Carolina Campus Compact’s annual student conference on Nov. 8 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

Dr. Joseph Blosser, the Robert G. Culp Jr. director of service learning at HPU, was also named the 2014 Civic Engagement “Emerging Leader” Professional of the Year by North Carolina Campus Compact earlier this year.

About the North Carolina Campus Compact

Founded in 2002, the North Carolina Campus Compact is a collaborative network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to educating engaged citizens and strengthening communities. Guided by an executive board of presidents and chancellors, the Compact supports member schools through professional development and resources related to civic and community engagement.

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