High Point University Attracts $13.5 Million in New Gifts
High Point University’s continued growth was enhanced recently by a group of parents and alumni committing $13.5 million to support academic programs, scholarships and facilities.
Five major gifts have been received from these donors, each of whom wishes to remain anonymous.
“We are most grateful for the support of our parents and alumni, who value HPU’s God, family, and country focus and give generously to propel our educational programs forward,” said HPU President Nido Qubein.
The university is in its 12th year of major transformation. Since Qubein assumed the presidency in 2005, HPU has raised more than $375 million, expanded its campus and tripled its enrollment.
These five major gifts will support the following:
— Two Florida families each contributed $5 million, for a total of $10 million, to assist in constructing a School of Undergraduate Sciences and a hotel on campus.
The hotel will be connected to the future Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center to facilitate majors in hospitality and event planning and to host executive groups, alumni, students, families and school counselors. It will provide 35 residential rooms and a restaurant.
The undergraduate sciences facility is currently under construction and will accommodate growth in majors including biology, chemistry and physics. A dean will be hired to facilitate the expanding sciences held within the new school. It will be located next to the $120 million Congdon Hall, home of the Congdon School of Health Sciences and Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy.
The undergraduate sciences facility has also previously received several major gifts, including a $10 million gift.
— A family has committed $1 million to establish an endowed scholarship fund.
— A family has committed $1 million to support unrestricted scholarships.
— A family has committed $1.5 million to support the growing need for residential facilities on campus.
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 more than 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South and No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South. HPU is the No. 4 private school in N.C. for the best return on investment, and it is a 2016-2017 College of Distinction. The university offers 49 undergraduate majors, 57 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.