HIGH POINT, N.C., April 6, 2020 – The High Point University family is giving back to the community they call home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“From health and wellness, to volunteering, to supplying medical provisions for frontline responders, HPU is grateful to reside in a community that takes care of one another, just as we’re committed to helping take care of our community,” says HPU President Nido Qubein. “With faithful courage, our community and our nation will move forward to a better future. Remember that this too shall pass.”

Below is a list of donations made by the HPU Family:

14,000 bottles of water are being donated to Greater High Point Food Alliance, Guilford County EMS, Community Clinic of High Point, High Point Fire Department, High Point Police Department, High Point Housing Authority, High Point Physical Therapy Pro Bono Clinic, Macedonia Family Resource Center and Open Door Ministries and other area organizations.

5,000 HPU ponchos were donated to Guilford County EMS in case PPE supplies are depleted.

More than 4,000 meals were donated to Open Door Ministries.

In the tradition of HPU supporting the United Way of Greater High Point with a $300,000 gift, $50,000 is specifically being designated for the United Way’s Emergency Fund.

HPU’s Dr. Kim Reich, associate professor of exercise science, and students are finding new ways to serve children and families during these uncertain times by working with D-Up on health promotion campaigns and activities.

HPU’s Dr. David Bergen, chair and professor of human relations and nonprofit studies, partnered with D-Up’s PNAC on Washington Street in High Point to collect and distribute food to socioeconomically challenged families.

Undergraduate science students are writing letters to retirement home communities.

STEM activities for K-8 parents and students using Lego bricks posted on YouTube by Stout School of Education faculty and students.

Virtual astronomy shows available for local elementary school children.

HPU Mobile Lab is hosting virtual Meet-A-Scientist session.

This is a glimpse of how HPU is helping the surrounding community during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information will be forthcoming.

Editor’s Note: 1) High Point University is donating 14,000 bottles of water to various organizations in the community. 2) High Point University’s Campus Enhancement team loads cases of water onto a Guilford County EMS vehicle. 3) Members of the High Point Fire Department received a water bottle donation from High Point University. 4) High Point University recently donated 5,000 ponchos to Guilford County EMS to help them prepare in case personal protective equipment supplies are exhausted. 5) Dr. David Bergen, chair and professor of human relations and nonprofit studies at High Point University, partnered with D-Up’s PNAC, to collect and distribute food to socioeconomically challenged families in the community.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.® HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South, No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South and No. 1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South. The Princeton Review named HPU in the 2020 edition of “The Best 385 Colleges” and on the Best Southeastern Colleges “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list. HPU was recognized as a Great School for Business Majors and a Great School for Communication Majors. HPU was also recognized for Most Beautiful Campus (No. 18), Best College Dorms (No. 5) and Best Campus Food (No. 20). For nine years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for business and education programs and career development, and The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks HPU’s elementary education program as one of the best in the nation. The university offers 60 undergraduate majors, 64 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the web at highpoint.edu.

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