- B.A., Elementary Education, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Alyssa Stewart currently serves as the assistant registrar at Lenoir-Rhyne. She enjoys working closely with the faculty, staff and athletic department to help ensure the students are successful during their time at LR. A highlight is being able to work with students in the First Year Experience course.
She joined enrollment management in 2011 as coordinator of enrollment services, became a first-year advisor for a short time and moved to her current role in the registrar's office in 2017. She is currently pursuing her master's degree at LR in religious leadership. During her undergraduate years, Stewart spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Harlaxton in Grantham, England.
Before coming to LR, Stewart was an elementary school teacher. She ended her 11 years of teaching at Ray Childers Elementary.
Stewart's ties to LR are strong. Her paternal great-grandparents, Verley Lorenzo Fulmer and Edith Propst Shell, both attended Lenoir College (now Lenoir-Rhyne) in the early 1900s. Verley graduated in 1912 and graduated from Southern Seminary (now Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary) in 1913. Edith attended Lenoir College from 1910 to 1912. They were the first in a long list of Lenoir-Rhyne Bears:
- Maternal great-grandfather, the Rev. Dr. George H. Rhodes, received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from LR in 1939
- Maternal grandfather, the Rev. Dr. Albert H. Keck, Jr., professor of homiletics at Southern Seminary from 1948 to 1952; was pastor of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church from 1952 to 1975, an LR board of trustees member from 1955 to 1982 and received the Trustee Award in 1983
- Uncle George Keck graduated in 1958; he also graduated from LTSS in 1962; and aunt Margo Sicha Keck in 1959
- Uncle, the Rev. David Rhodes Keck, graduated in 1960; he also graduated from LTSS in 1964 and received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from LR in 1994, and aunt Rachel Diana Rudisill Keck graduated in 1960
- Uncle Timothy Alan Keck graduated in 1964
- Mother Barbara Keck Pitts and father Terry Fulmer Pitts graduated in 1969
- Father-in-Law Lanny Stewart graduated in 1971
- Uncle Orion (Sidney) Pitts graduated in 1972
- Cousin, the Rev. Dave Keck, graduated in 1987; also graduated from LTSS in 1996, and cousin Fran Keck Patterson graduated in 1991
- Alyssa and her husband, Les Stewart, graduated in 1998
- Brother-in-law Benjamin Stewart graduated in 2001
- Son Connor Stewart participated in the High School Scholars Academy program in 2019
- Son William Stewart is currently a senior at Lenoir-Rhyne and plans to graduate in 2022
- Son Henry Stewart is joining the High School Scholars Academy program in fall 2021 and plans on completing his junior and senior years of high school at LR
Hometown: Windsor, Ontario Canada
Interesting Fact: I grew up in the house located right behind Isenhour residence hall and now live in my grandparents' house near the LR football practice field, where my mother grew up. My children are the fifth generation to live in the home.
What I Love About LR: I love the history, the strong ties to the ELCA and watching the students grow and develop into adults during their time at LR.