Sam Parham


  • B.A., Religious Development, Lenoir-Rhyne University

Sam Parham is an undergraduate admission counselor at Lenoir-Rhyne. As a first-generation college graduate, she is passionate about helping students navigate their college search process, regardless of where they are in their journey. Through her undergraduate experience, she found LR students, faculty and staff to be her biggest supporters and advocates. 

Territories Served

NC Counties: Forsyth, Guilford, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin  

States: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NY, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY 

Hometown: Swannanoa, North Carolina 

Interesting Fact: In my free time, I love to camp and hike with my partner and our two dogs. As an Appalachian Mountains native, I love hiking along the Appalachian Trail and camping in the local state parks. My dream is to hike the full AT one day!  

What I Love About LR: I love the caring and supportive faculty and staff on campus. As a student, my faculty members got to know me as an individual, not just as a number. They were invested in my success in all areas of my life. My favorite spot on campus is the swing on the Russell House porch. I have spent many hours reading, studying and hanging out with friends on that porch.