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High Point University Receives Generous Gift From L. Paul Brayton

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High Point University recently received a gift of light industrial real estate in support of the School of Education from L. Paul Brayton, president of Paul Brayton Designs in High Point and member of the university's Board of Trustees. The property includes one building located at 265 Swathmore Ave. in High Point, with a total space of 76,800 square feet. It was occupied for many years as an industrial facility for Brayton International, an office furniture company. The real estate is valued at $2.3 million. "I consider it an honor to be able to participate in this rebirth of High Point University," says Brayton, whose two daughters, Lisa B. Brayton and Kimberly B. Adcock, are graduates of HPU. "It is the most exciting thing currently going on in the City of High Point." "We deeply appreciate Mr. Brayton’s generous support of High Point University," says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU. "He and I have been good friends for 35 years, and his support of our efforts means a lot." Brayton, a native of Burlington, Iowa, is on the Board of Directors of the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library. He is the retired director of Steelcase, Inc., the retired president and founder of Brayton International, and the retired president and CEO of Steelcase Design Partnership. At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.

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