Your View: Investing in HPU will aid growth

Jan. 05, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is marking our kids on the closet door frame.  Each year, I marvel at their growth and change.  Like most parents, we invest heavily in our kids to see them progress.  We want them grow not just in body but in mind, heart, and soul as well. Ultimately, we want to see our children reach their full potential.
It is much the same way with High Point’s University, in my view.  As we mark another year of incredible growth and change, I realize the best is yet to come.  Much like our kids, HPU is growing not just in size but in all the ways the university contributes to our community.  We already see HPU expanding its volunteer hours, donations to local nonprofits and economic impacts in High Point.
I believe as we invest in High Point’s University, just like in our children, positive growth will continue. The university is well and faithfully developing young men and women to be leaders in our community, our country, and our world.  These inspired graduates, who pledge and pray, will strive higher to reach their full potential.  May God continue to bless High Point’s university and all the good it does and will do.
MATT THIEL
High Point

Thanks High Point for supporting seniors
A giant “Thank You!” goes out to the High Point community for its support of the Home Instead Senior Care project, “Be a Santa to a Senior.”  This is the 10th year that the community has stepped up to provide Christmas gifts for lonely and isolated seniors living in local nursing homes and assisted living centers. This year 585 people received gifts through this project. 
Special thanks is given to Walgreen’s, Pennybyrn, High Point Bank, Stockhausen Skin Care, Legacy Classic Furniture, Shamrock, Greensboro Discount Medical Supply, Triad Retirement Living Association, and Business Women of the Triad. In addition to all of the anonymous shoppers, over 100 volunteers helped to collect, wrap and deliver the gifts.  Thank you for brightening the lives of these seniors in High Point.
LESLIE SANDERS
Greensboro
The writer is a community service representative for Home Instead Senior Care based in Greensboro.

YOUR VIEW POLLS

High Point University is proposing a plan that would close Montlieu Avenue through campus and use that land to build HPU’s medical science and pharmacy school facilities. What’s your view? In 30 words or less (no name, address required), email your thoughts to letterbox@hpe.com or go to hpe.com under Opinion and post a comment. Here are three responses:
• Don Scarborough’s letter was excellent and answered all my questions regarding closing of a short section of Montlieu Avenue.  It would be absolutely foolish not to approve of its closure.
• De-ja vu! Qubein speaks-council jumps. Close a major east-west artery? I remember when furniture spoke and council jumped. We know how that turned out, now don’t we?
• Do not close Montlieu. This will create a safety hazard for the residents near HPU. We may not be affluent, but we are not disposable either.

Advocates of drilling for oil and natural gas off the N.C. coast are again pushing for Obama administration approval to allow drilling. Is offshore drilling safe? Should it be permitted? In 30 words or less (no name, address required), email your thoughts to letterbox@hpe.com or go to hpe.com under Opinion and post a comment.