LR Partners


The LR Partners program promotes partnerships with local businesses, agencies and school and government entities to provide their employees opportunities for graduate and adult undergraduate education at discounted rates based on the degree of participation by the specific affiliate.

The program is available to employees in partner companies or agencies who are accepted into a participating graduate or adult learner program.

To take advantage of the discount and set up an LR Partnership, contact Susy Chandler, associate director of community engagement, at susy.chandler@lr.edu or 828.407.4263. 

Program Overview


Graduate School Tuition Discounts
In the first year of the partnership, employees/members receive a 10% discount toward graduate school tuition. The discount is adjusted each year based on the total number of credit hours taken by the employees/members during the previous year.

  • 0-39 hours - 10% discount on all hours taken
  • 40-81 hours - 15% discount on all hours taken
  • More than 82 hours - 20% discount on all hours taken

Training Programs

  • LR¬†will provide participants with a 10% discount on all costs associated with a program during the first year.
  • After the first year, if one to nine employees/members participated in Lenoir-Rhyne Equity & Diversity Institute programming during the previous academic year, the discount will remain at 10%.
  • If between 10 and 19 employees/members participated, the discount will be 15%, and if more than 19 employees/members participate in a previous academic year, the discount for all incoming employees will be 20%.
  • Participating Companies & Agencies
    • Access Family Services
    • Affinity Living Group
    • Alex Lee, Inc.
    • Appalachian College Association
    • Appalachian Community Services
    • Asheville-Buncombe Technical College
    • Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
    • Asheville Grown Business Alliance
    • Asheville Independent Restaurants Association
    • Association of Fundraising Professionals
    • B Local Asheville + WNC
    • Belk, Inc.
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC
    • Big Homie/Little Homie
    • Biltmore Company
    • Biltmore Farms
    • Black Mountain Academy
    • Blue Ridge Area Foundation, Inc. / Western NC Group Home for Autistic Persons, Inc.
    • Blue Ridge Health
    • Blue Ridge Healthcare
    • Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County
    • Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
    • Brumit Restaurant Group
    • Buncombe County
    • Cabarrus Health Alliance
    • Caldwell County
    • Caldwell Hospice/Amorem
    • Caldwell Memorial Hospital
    • Carolina Caring
    • Carolina Moon Hospitality
    • Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy
    • Carolina Outreach, LLC
    • Carolina Village
    • Catawba County Chamber of Commerce
    • Catawba County Government
    • Catawba County Schools
    • Catawba County Truth & Reconciliation Committee
    • Catawba Valley Medical Center
    • Children First / Communities in Schools of Buncombe County
    • Children's Hope Alliance
    • City of Asheville
    • City of Hendersonville
    • City of Hickory
    • City of Lenoir
    • Community Care of Western North Carolina
    • Community Colleges of Appalachia
    • Community Foundation of Henderson County's Nonprofit Forum
    • Conserving Carolina
    • CooperRiis
    • David E. Looper Company (DEL)
    • Duke Energy
    • Eaton Corporation
    • Eliada Homes
    • EmergeOrtho
    • Epworth
    • Family Preservation Services of North Carolina, Inc.
    • Forsyth Technical Community College
    • French Broad Chocolates
    • Frye Regional Medical Center
    • Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont
    • Green Built Alliance
    • Green Opportunities
    • Goodwill Industries of WNC
    • Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley
    • Haywood County Chamber of Commerce
    • Hickory Public Schools
    • Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company (HSM)
    • Hickory Young Professionals
    • HomeTrust Bank
    • Homeward Bound of Western NC
    • Ingles Markets
    • Irene Wortham Center
    • JBS
    • LEAF Community Arts
    • Liberty Corner Enterprise
    • Mandara Hospitality
    • McDowell County Chamber of Commerce
    • Mental Health of America, SC Chapter
    • Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (MIRCI)
    • Mission Health
    • Montford Hall
    • The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
    • Mountain BizWorks
    • Mountain Credit Union
    • Mountain True
    • NC Writers Network
    • Newton-Conover City Schools
    • Non Profit Forum of Henderson County
    • Novant Health-W-S
    • Outward Bound
    • Palmetto Place
    • Pardee Hospital
    • Pathways for the Future, Inc.
    • Pathways
    • Peoples Bank
    • Pisgah Legal Services
    • Real Recovery of Asheville, Inc.
    • Red Oak Recovery
    • Sherrill Furniture Company
    • SPARC Foundation
    • Shurtape Technologies, LLC
    • Solstice East/Asheville Academy for Girls
    • St. Gerard House
    • The Franklin School
    • United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
    • Vaya Health
    • Virtelle Hospitality
    • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    • Western North Carolina Community Health Services
    • Western North Carolina Human Resource Association
    • Western Regional Education Service Alliance
    • YWCA of Asheville
    • YMCA of Catawba Valley
    • YMCA of Western North Carolina
    • Zelandia Capital