LRU professor and alumnus named in Top 10 Hickory Young Professionals

Dr. Ralph Griffith, Lenoir-Rhyne University Professor and Ryan McCreary, LRU graduate and local principal were recently selected as two of the Top 10 Hickory Young Professionals under 40 years of age. The Hickory Young Professionals organization, in partnership with the Catawba Chamber of Commerce, solicits nominations annually for this honor which recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of local professionals.

LRU entrepreneur receives award in Edison Project Business Plan Competition

Lenoir-Rhyne University alumna, Bridgette Cooke was among the top winners of the Edison Project Business Plan Competition, held last Monday evening. Cooke took home third place and a $3,000 cash award to jumpstart her BioRid business plan. Cooke is an incubatee of LR’s Center for Commercial and Social Entrepreneurship (CCSE), which strives to offer premier entrepreneurial education and serve as a resource for individuals and organizations in all phases of business development.