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ALUMNUS GIVES MAJOR GIFT TO HPU FOR NEW CONSERVATORY

Pictured is an artistic rendering of High Point University’s future Caine Conservatory, supported by a major gift from Don and Teresa Caine.

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 24, 2017 – Don and Teresa Caine, owners of Greensboro-based Camco Manufacturing, have generously given a major gift in support of a new Conservatory at High Point University. It will be located near a new undergraduate sciences facility that’s part of a major expansion.

The conservatory will provide space for students and faculty to conduct botanical research and propagate plants for the Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum and Gardens. A classroom, working greenhouse, new eatery and planting display space for the community at large will be housed in the facility.

Don Caine graduated from HPU in 1965. A year later, he and Teresa began Camco Manufacturing with one product. Today, Camco has more than 1,200 employees, 3,000 products and multiple manufacturing facilities in the United States and around the world. Camco has also been named to the North Carolina Top 100 by Business North Carolina for six consecutive years.

In addition to this gift, the Caines have previously established an endowed scholarship at HPU to support students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.

“Hard work, determination and adherence to these ideals have enabled the Caine Family and Camco to achieve great success and significance,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU President. “We are proud to have them as members of the HPU family and grateful for the ways in which they support the educational pursuits of our students.”

“I’m inspired by all that HPU has accomplished in such a short amount of time,” Don Caine said. “Dr. Qubein’s dedication to free enterprise and the American dream reflects the values that our company and our family holds dear.”

The university’s latest expansion, announced last spring, includes a new residence hall, as well as an arena and conference center. The philanthropic investment of the Caine’s, as well as other HPU alumni, parents and friends who have given generously in the last 12 years, amounts to more than $300 million and positions HPU for future success and continuous growth.

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