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HPU Dedicates "Alfred J. Audi Conference Room" in Norton Hall

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High Point University officially dedicated the "Alfred J. Audi Conference Room" in Norton Hall on Oct. 22. To commemorate the room, a plaque, which reads "The Alfred J. Audi Conference Room given by his friends at Hooker Furniture Corporation, 2008," was placed outside of the room. Funding for the room was provided by Hooker Furniture. Audi's widow, Aminy I. Audi, accepted the gift on behalf of the Audi family and the L & J.G. Stickley company. Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, attended the event as well and extended his gratitude to both the Hooker Furniture Corporation and the Audi family. Audi, who previously served as the owner and president of L. & J.G. Stickley before his death in 2007, joined the family furniture business in New York City in 1960 after graduating from Colgate University. Aminy I. Audi succeeded her husband as the president of the company, and their son, Edward Audi, is responsible for manufacturing operations at Stickley. The Audi family has built L. & J.G. Stickley into a thriving international business. Their vision and sense of furniture design and manufacturing have led Stickley from 25 employees and an antiquated factory to three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and more than 1,600 employees. 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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