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Sand, Sun and Service: An Alternative Spring Break
04.11.2014
During spring break this year, High Point University students celebrated the values of service, selflessness and generosity by giving back to communities around the world in a tremendous way. Through the Alternate Spring Break Program, students renovated a home affected by Hurricane Sandy, rebuilt New Orleans homes, and served children in Haiti. Their efforts, highlighted [...]
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Sorority “Digs for Hope” on High Point Greenway
04.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 10, 2014 – Members of the Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) sorority at High Point University installed a memorial walkway on the High Point Greenway on April 6 to honor those affected by cancer. Pink trees and flowers were planted throughout the greenway as part of the sorority’s first annual “Digging for [...]
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Haire Joins Staff as Community Relations Manager
03.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 7, 2014 – High Point University recently welcomed Natalie Haire as community relations manager in the Office of Communications. Haire is responsible for the university’s Passport Partner Program, which provides an exclusive opportunity for local businesses to gain exposure to HPU students, faculty and staff. She will continue to build partnerships [...]
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HPU Welcomes Atchley to Freshman Success Program
02.17.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 17, 2014 – High Point University recently hired April Atchley as a success coach in the Freshman Success Program. Atchley provides support and guidance to incoming HPU freshmen. Along with aiding students in their academic, social and career choices, Atchley supports students in the transition from high school to college. She [...]
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Graduate School Welcomes Carene Kelsey
02.7.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 7, 2014 – Carene Kelsey was recently hired by the Norcross Graduate School at High Point University as a graduate recruiter of health professions. Kelsey is responsible for assisting prospective physician assistant and doctor of pharmacy students with the application and admission process. With dedication and expertise in higher education, Kelsey [...]
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The Total Package: HPU Greek Life
02.5.2014
- By Meaghan McRee With Sorority Bid Day 2014 finally down in the history books, the new members to each organization now get to experience what many speculate about but few understand: the total package of wonderful bonding, relationship-building, growth and purpose-driven priorities that are the core of Greek Organizations on campus. What few seem [...]
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HPU Welcomes Buickerood as Resident Director
01.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 24, 2014 – The Office of Student Life at High Point University recently hired Glen Buickerood as resident director. Buickerood is responsible for developing a strong community and quality environment for students in Finch, Millis and Wilson residence halls. “I am ecstatic to join High Point University in the trajectory it [...]
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Psychology Students Learn Through Service
01.15.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 15, 2014 – High Point University students in Dr. Sadie Leder Elder’s social psychology course got more than a regular classroom experience over the fall 2013 semester. The service learning course integrated class objectives with service-oriented work by having each student volunteer 25 hours of their time to local organizations in [...]
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HPU Welcomes Mitsler as Senior Admissions Counselor
01.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 6, 2014 – Julee Mitsler has recently been hired as a senior admissions counselor at High Point University. Mitsler, along with others on the admissions team, serves as the face of HPU during visits to high schools and college fairs. She works with many out-of-state guidance counselors and families in an [...]
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Gelber Joins Department of Communications
12.30.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 30, 2013 – The Office of Communication at High Point University recently hired Robert Gelber as producer and video editor. Gelber is responsible for updating and creating new video content for the university. “It is my goal to let our audience of prospective students, parents and community members know that HPU [...]
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Johnson Joins HPU Admissions Team
12.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 26, 2013 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Forrest Johnson as regional admissions counselor. As the new California regional admissions counselor, Johnson will perform high school visits and attend college across California, as well as assist potential students in the application process. “HPU is doing [...]
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American Children’s Home Visits HPU
12.3.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 3, 2013 – Students, faculty and friends of High Point University got an early dose of Thanksgiving when they welcomed the American Children’s Home (ACH) to campus. Kathy Berrier, vice president of business affairs for ACH, Craig Burris, ACH director of financial development, and foster care social workers presented the agency’s [...]
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HPU Welcomes Lambert as New Resident Director
11.22.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 22, 2013 – High Point University has recently hired Bianca Lambert to serve as a new resident director in the Office of Student Life. Lambert is responsible for developing programs to support the academic and social development of students who live in both the University Center and Aldridge Village communities. “I’m [...]
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HPU Welcomes Lindsay to Freshman Success Program
11.13.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 13, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Leigh Anne Lindsay as adviser and coach in the Freshman Success Program. Lindsay is responsible for working with the education, design and psychology majors throughout the year. As a former English teacher, she is looking forward to working with freshmen on their academic [...]
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Carl Welcomed as Freshman Success Program Adviser, Coach
11.8.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 8, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Brittney Carl as an adviser and coach in the Freshman Success program. Carl is responsible for supporting freshmen as they begin their studies at HPU, and guiding them through the transition into campus and academic life. She is excited to begin working with [...]
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HPU Donates 71 Units at Winter Blood Drive
11.6.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 6, 2013 – High Point University students, faculty and staff recently showed the true spirit of giving by participating in a blood drive, held by the HPU Volunteer Center. The drive collected 71 units for the American Red Cross. Senior Taylor Bradley is the president of HPU’s Volunteer Center. She says [...]
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Students Make a Difference During Fall Break
10.23.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 23, 2013 – From clearing hurricane debris to making sure people have warm food and clean water, High Point University students spent their fall break making life a little better for others. Students organized two different trips to help students give back during their fall break. The first went to Guatemala [...]
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HPU Welcomes Khan to Freshman Success Program
10.18.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 18, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Akir Khan as a success coach in the new Freshman Success Program. Khan is responsible for supporting freshmen in their academic, personal, social, and career choices, as well as helping them adjust to their first year of college. Khan is also responsible for [...]
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Saul Joins HPU as Coordinator of Graduate Operations
10.14.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 14, 2013 – High Point University has recently hired Lauren Saul to serve as the coordinator of graduate operations in the Norcross Graduate School. Saul is responsible for meeting potential students in their hometowns, website management, managing printing materials, the development of campus events, communication with current and prospective students and [...]
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HPU to Host ‘March for Babies’
10.8.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2013 – The community is invited to join High Point University students, faculty and staff for the March of Dimes annual “March for Babies Walk” on HPU’s campus at 9 a.m. on Oct. 26. Money raised from the event will be used to assist the March of Dimes, which supports [...]
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Sorority Honors Boston Marathon Victims
04.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 21, 2014 – As the Boston Marathon kicks off today, a 6-foot-by-18-foot banner made by High Point University’s Kappa Delta sorority is being displayed at the race to remember those impacted by last year’s tragedy and support this year’s participants. The HPU chapter of Kappa Delta created the canvas banner for [...]
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HPU Hosts Spring Carnival for Montlieu Academy
04.11.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 11, 2014 – The High Point University Slane Center gymnasium was filled with children’s smiles during the annual Spring Carnival on April 7. In partnership with the Montlieu Academy of Technology, the carnival rewarded pre-k through fifth grade students with a field trip for their honor roll accomplishments. HPU students hosted [...]
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Students Chop Off their Hair to Help Cancer Patients
04.4.2014
Who: High Point University students, faculty and staff. The event is free and open to the public. Media are also invited to attend. What: Fourth Annual Cuts for Cancer. Where: High Point University Amphitheater. When: Saturday, April 5 at 3 p.m. Why: “Cuts for Cancer” allows anyone to donate at least eight inches of their [...]
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Students Serve in Haiti on Spring Break
03.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 6, 2014 – Spring break for one group of High Point University students has been filled with opportunities to serve and learn from others in Haiti this week. Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university, and 11 students traveled to Haiti on March 1 to begin a week of service to [...]
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IFC Students Take the ‘Polar Plunge’ for Testicular Cancer
02.24.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 –High Point University students recently took an icy dip for a good cause. Sunday 25 students, including members of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Greek community and student body participated in the IFC’s annual Polar Plunge 3K race, raising funds for the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation. “The Polar Plunge is [...]
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Bradley Joins Admissions Team
02.13.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 13, 2014 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Taylor Bradley as admissions phone counselor. Bradley is responsible for serving as a point of contact for potential HPU students and for guiding students through the admissions process. “It is really remarkable to have transitioned from a [...]
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Teachers of Tomorrow Reward Local High School Students
02.6.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 6, 2014 – High Point University’s Teachers of Tomorrow chapter spent the afternoon rewarding local high school students who went above and beyond this past semester. T. Wingate Andrews High School recently lost funding for its Incentives Program, which rewards students for outstanding work. To help keep the program going, HPU’s [...]
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HPU Welcomes 5,000 for Winter Family Weekend
02.3.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 – High Point University welcomed 5,000 visitors this past weekend for the annual “Family Weekend.” The weekend brings an economic boost to the city of High Point and the greater Triad area every year. The High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the weekend had an economic impact of [...]
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HPU Welcomes Beckman as Administrative Assistant
01.23.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 23, 2014 – The Office of Student Financial Planning recently hired Carolyn Beckman as administrative assistant. Beckman will be the first point of contact for the Student Financial Planning Office, and will provide positive support to students in their financial experience. “I look forward to being a part of the HPU [...]
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SGA Donates $5,000 to United Way
12.27.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 27, 2013 – High Point University’s Student Government Association (SGA) has donated $5,000 to the United Way of Greater High Point. This was a specific student effort that contributed to the $200,000 that HPU donated through its annual campaign this year. The association has made it a point to give back [...]
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HPU Welcomes Robinson as Admissions Counselor
12.13.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 13, 2013 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Dylan Robinson as admissions counselor. Robinson is responsible for assisting prospective students in Florida, Louisiana, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. He will be visiting college fairs at high schools across his territory and guiding potential students [...]
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HPU Welcomes Sauter as Assistant Director of Annual Giving
12.5.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 5, 2013 – High Point University has recently hired Jonathan Sauter as the assistant director of annual giving in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Sauter is responsible for coordinating the senior class campaign, developing strategies for giving campaigns, managing the university’s annual phone-a-thon event and assisting with the school’s fundraising campaigns. [...]
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HPU Welcomes Valle as Learning Excellence Specialist
11.26.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Laura Valle as learning excellence specialist in the Academic Development Department. In this position, Valle is responsible for tracking student progress, assisting in student organization and study skills, and referring students to helpful resources. “My hope is to help students gain skills and [...]
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Students Give Thanks Through ‘The Gratitude Project’
11.18.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2013 – High Point University students took time to give thanks during “The Gratitude Project,” a way for them to document their blessings this Thanksgiving season. This is the third year students have held “The Gratitude Project” on campus as an opportunity to reflect, appreciate and share their thankfulness for [...]
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Senior Honored with Community Impact Student Award
11.14.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 14, 2013 – High Point University senior Scott Skowronski is one of 19 college students in North Carolina to receive the 2013 Community Impact Student Award for his efforts to make a difference in the community. Skowronski has implemented numerous service and fundraising efforts around High Point as the recent president [...]
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Jim Millis Establishes HPU Scholarship
11.11.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – Jim Millis Jr., a 1976 graduate of High Point University, has established a new scholarship to honor the service of former HPU faculty member Shirley Rawley, who now resides in Winston-Salem. The $300,000 fund will support the academic endeavors of qualified English majors at the university who demonstrate [...]
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HPU Adds Smith to Admission Staff
11.7.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 7, 2013 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Sally Smith as a regional admissions counselor. Smith is responsible for working with prospective HPU students and aiding in the admissions process. “I will be able to impact students by encouraging excellent applicants who will enhance the [...]
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Students Impact Lives in Mexico Over Fall Break
10.22.2013
    HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 – During fall break, members of High Point University’s Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, traveled to Mexico to help put a roof over one family’s head. The fraternity volunteered with the nonprofit organization Mano Amiga from Oct. 14 – 18 to help people in the [...]
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Faculty Help Build Homes in High Point
10.17.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2013 – Rain wasn’t enough to deter a group of High Point University faculty and staff members from helping build a house in their community. The group joined Habitat for Humanity of High Point, Archdale and Trinity today to build two homes for families in the Washington Terrace subdivision. Nine faculty [...]
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HPU to Recognize Arbor Day with Annual Celebration
04.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 14, 2014 – High Point University will continue its tradition of celebrating its arboretum, gardens and vibrant campus by holding the annual Arbor Day Celebration. An afternoon of recognition and dedications will begin at 4 p.m. on April 24 in the David R. Hayworth University Park on the HPU campus. The [...]
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BCA Presents Check to American Heart Association
04.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 9, 2014 – High Point University’s Black Cultural Awareness (BCA) organization and Diversity Club presented a donation to the American Heart Association (AHA) on Tuesday, April 1. Danielle Criss, co-president of BCA, Matthew Burns, president of the Diversity Club, and La-Nita Williams, BCA advisor, presented the check to HPU graduate student Jacqueline [...]
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HPU Hires New University Registrar
03.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 28, 2014 – The Office of Academic Affairs at High Point University recently hired Danny Brooks as university registrar. Brooks is responsible for managing the overall operations in the Office of the University Registrar, including interpreting and clarifying academic policies and procedures for students and faculty. Brooks is also responsible for [...]
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Students Donate $20,000 for Cancer Research
03.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 10, 2014 – Members of High Point University’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity recently donated $20,000 to cancer research. The money was raised over the fraternity’s philanthropy week which included a Jail and Bail event, a date auction, Panther cookout and the annual Garnet and Gold Golf Classic. All the money raised [...]
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Blosser Recognized as Emerging Leader in Civic Engagement
02.5.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 – Reverend Dr. Joseph Blosser, Robert G. Culp Jr. Director of Service Learning at High Point University, has been named the 2014 Civic Engagement “Emerging Leader” Professional of the Year by North Carolina Campus Compact. The award goes to one staff person in the state each year for efforts [...]
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Jarrell Joins Campus Concierge
01.30.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 30, 2014 – Heather Jarrell has recently been hired as a campus concierge at High Point University. Jarrell assists HPU students, faculty, staff and guests by managing phone lines and appropriating requests to various departments. Additionally, Jarrell serves as a valuable resource for general university information. Jarrell is grateful to be [...]
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Belk Joins HPU Admissions
01.22.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 22, 2014 – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at High Point University recently hired Whitney Belk as the admissions phone counselor. Belk is responsible for serving as a point of reference regarding applications, campus visits and admissions for prospective HPU students and parents. Belk says her experience as a student ambassador [...]
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HPU Donates 73 Pints at Spring Blood Drive
01.15.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 15, 2014 – High Point University students, faculty and staff helped impact 219 lives by donating 73 pints of blood at the annual Spring Blood Drive, held by the HPU Volunteer Center. The donated blood will benefit the American Red Cross. “The beginning of the spring semester is always busy, but [...]
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HPU Welcomes McKeen as Associate Vice President for Admissions
12.27.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 27, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Kathryn McKeen as the Office of Admission’s new associate vice president for recruitment and admissions. McKeen is responsible for leading the admissions counselor team as they connect with future HPU students. “I am very excited to join such an extraordinary institution that is [...]
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Students Stuff 600 Stockings for Children
12.17.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2013 – Ensuring that children in the community receive a gift for Christmas is important to High Point University students. This year, they’ve donated 600 stockings filled with toys and necessities to the Salvation Army’s Stuff a Stocking campaign to do just that. It marks the third year in a [...]
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HPU Welcomes Salone as Assistant Director of Admissions
11.21.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 21, 2013 – Danita Salone is the new assistant director of admissions at High Point University. Salone is responsible for counseling students through the college admission process, providing them with information about HPU and coaching them on overall options to go to college. She oversees admissions of students from Illinois, Indiana, [...]
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Students Plant Pink Ribbon Garden for Breast Cancer Awareness
11.11.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – High Point University’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority completed their fundraising and awareness efforts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by planting a large Pink Ribbon garden on the HPU campus on Nov. 2. The garden is filled with plants purchased by students and community members in honor of their [...]
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Former Fulbright Scholar Joins Freshman Success Program
11.6.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 6, 2013 – High Point University recently hired Jason Vuic as an adviser and coach for the Freshman Success program. He is responsible for helping freshmen accomplish their goals as they begin their path to academic success. As a former history professor and administrator, Vuic understands the importance of student advising. [...]
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Tri Sigma Raises Money for Hospital Play Therapy
10.31.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 31, 2013 – The sisters of HPU’s Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority raised more than $1,400 over their philanthropy week to benefit play therapy in hospitals. The money raised goes to children’s hospitals around the country. The sisters held a series of fundraising events throughout the week. “I was so happy [...]
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Graduate Donates $1 Million to HPU
10.22.2013
  HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 – Anne Kerr Walker has committed a gift of $1 million to her alma mater, High Point University. She and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Crumpler Walker, are active supporters of HPU and residents of Winston-Salem. “The university continues to receive tremendous support from our graduates,” says Dr. Nido [...]
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