HPU President Receives YMCA Hall of Honor

March 28, 2019
by Enterprise Staff Report


High Point University President Nido Qubein is congratulated by Carlvena Foster, Association District Vice President at Carl Chavis Memorial YMCA, as he receives the YMCA of High Point's 2018 Hall of Honor Award.


Lynn Lomax, left, President and CEO of the YMCA of High Point, and Chip Culler, YMCA Board member, congratulate Mike Ilderton, right, as he receives the Pinky Safrit Award.


HIGH POINT - High Point University President Nido Qubein received the YMCA of High Point's 2018 Hall of Honor award Tuesday night during the YMCA's 95th Annual Meeting.

"He's a courageous voice in our city and always empowers us with his message and mantra of faithful courage," said Carlvena Foster, a Guilford County Commissioner and Association District Vice President for the Carl Chavis Memorial YMCA. "Qubein values diversity, the community and its people," Foster told the audience at the High Point University Community Center. 

Qubein has been a longtime supporter of the YMCA's Mission, which puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body. 

"At HPU, we are a God, family and country school, and we model those values every day," Qubein said. "HPU and the YMCA of High Point have been committed to working together through the years to build healthy minds, bodies and spirits within our community. We will continue to build a better community for today and tomorrow."

Mike Ilderton also was presented the Pinky Safrit Award recognizing service and leadership in the YMCA. Qubein was recognized for his devotion to the organization and the community. For nearly 30 years, the Qubein Foundation has helped sponsor the annual Lenten Prayer Breakfast at the YMCA. The 29th annual breakfast is set for Friday, April 12th, at 7:30 am, at the Hartley Drive Family YMCA. 

To attend the Lenten Prayer Breakfast, call 336-822-7810 or sign up at the member desk of any High Point YMCA branch by April 5th.