Counseling alum selected to serve on NCSCA’s Board of Directors

Lenoir-Rhyne University graduate Jeff Bedford recently began his duties as Central Region Vice President on the North Carolina School Counselor Association’s Board of Directors.

Bedford, who received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from LRU in 2010, and a Masters in Counseling degree from LRU in 2013, was selected for the board through an application process earlier this year. He was originally selected to serve as an Emerging Leader, but assumed the role of Central Region Vice President after the member elected to that position had to unexpectedly resign.

LRU’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville welcomes ETSU program

HICKORY, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville recently made a move to increase its visibility throughout the community by welcoming East Tennessee State University to its state of the art facility.

This summer ETSU began offering an advanced standing Master of Social Work program at Asheville’s graduate center – beginning a unique partnership between a public and private institution. The setup proves mutually beneficial as ETSU works to market its MSW program, which simultaneously helps grow exposure for LR’s Asheville graduate center. LR will also benefit financially, collecting a percentage of tuition fees from each student in ETSU’s MSW program.

Lenoir-Rhyne University and Ingles Markets awarded grant to support fruit and vegetable education initiatives

HICKORY, N.C. – A grant has been awarded to Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Dietetic Internship program and Ingles Markets from the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), aimed at supporting efforts in promoting healthier eating in the community. The grant funding is used to encourage enhanced collaboration between supermarkets, university nutrition and dietetic programs, with a specific emphasis on training nutrition and dietetic students to deliver grocery store tours about fruit and vegetables.