Once a Bear, Always a Bear

Alumni


Remembering your time as a Bear evokes great pride and memories.

No matter the trends of the day, your days as a Bear were filled with excitement and anticipation.

The Office of Alumni Engagement works to keep all LR Bears connected to the university and each other. We know how special your time was at Lenoir-Rhyne, and we can help you sustain the relationships that made it so.

Events


Join us for HomecomingReunion Weekend, regional events and webinars and online events throughout the year. Take full advantage of these opportunities to connect with classmates, learn something new and have fun along the way.

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Boyd Wilson, Julia Wilson Reedy and Anita Wilson

LR has played a vital role in my family for three generations. We are a Bear family, and our pride in LR grows each year.

Boyd Wilson '74, Business Administration

Connect & Learn


Read the latest in Bear news in Profile magazine and connect with long-lost friends. Update your contact information and submit a class note to share personal and professional news with your classmates.

Reminisce about your time at LR by viewing your class year's HACAWA yearbook.

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Alumni Resources


LR alumni have free lifetime access to comprehensive career services. Alumni can also request a transcript or get your master's degree — in Hickory, Asheville, Columbia or online — at a discount through LR's Alumni Advantage program and more. 

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Connect on Social


Stay connected and in the know with the latest in Bear news by following the Office of Alumni Engagement on social.

News & Events

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Board of Trustees has renewed the contract of Dr. Fred Whitt, LR president, for a six-year term. The board unanimously approved the new contract at its meeting in November; the contract became effective Jan. 1 and will continue through Jan. 1, 2028.

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Spurred by reaction to The New York Times’ 1619 Project, the academic approach of Critical Race Theory has recently come under fire. Much of the fervor has centered on a misunderstanding of this approach and has led to resistance to exploring the very real influence of race and racism in society at both individual and systemic levels.

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