Alumni Chapters


The Office of Alumni Engagement will pilot alumni chapters in Atlanta and Charlotte over the next two years. This will give us an opportunity to develop a standard for more alumni chapters to form in the future. Our hope is that by opening alumni chapters, it will make it easier for alumni to feel connected to LR while living outside the Hickory area.

The Alumni Association is here to promote fellowship and community among alumni, as well as build, maintain and enhance the relationship between LR and its alumni. Consequently, the purpose of the alumni chapter is to encourage an organized effort to become more knowledgeable and actively support Lenoir-Rhyne University. All LR alumni are automatically members of the Alumni Association.

Chapter membership is open to all LR alumni, degree and non-degree holders, without the collection of dues.

Alumni Chapters

  • Atlanta

    The Atlanta area is home to nearly 400 LR alumni, making it the perfect place to start an LR alumni chapter.

    The chapter is led by a group of chapter representatives who live in the Atlanta area and have committed to plan and organize chapter events. The follow alumni have agreed to serve as a chapter representative until May 31, 2022.

    • Julia Adams ’80
    • Kelli Barber ’95
    • Donna Field ’78
    • Amy Floyd ’91
    • Arzoo Mulla ’16
    • Lisa Shoch ’95
    • David Westcott ’76

    *Chapter representatives serve from June 1 to May 31 and can serve a maximum of three consecutive terms.

    The Atlanta Alumni Chapter has plans to host events this spring. Please check back here for a schedule of events as it develops.

  • Charlotte

    The Charlotte area is home to nearly 2,000 LR alumni, our largest alumni base outside of Hickory.

    The chapter is led by a group of chapter representatives who live in the Charlotte area and have committed to plan and organize chapter events. The follow alumni have agreed to serve as a chapter representative until May 31, 2022.

    • Alex Askey ’13
    • Gina Glenn ’13
    • Charles Hauser ’70
    • Martha Hauser ’70
    • Rick Heedick ’73
    • Marcus Kincaid ’17
    • Kristin Laxton ’17
    • Dawon Millwood ’12
    • Alex Paige ’13
    • Alexus Paige ’14
    • Cassie Stone ’77

    *Chapter representatives serve from June 1 to May 31 and can serve a maximum of three consecutive terms.

    The Charlotte Alumni Chapter will host its first official chapter event on Sunday, Feb. 6, at Brewers at 4001 Yancey from 3-5 p.m. This event is free; however, registration is requested. 

    Register for Charlotte Alumni Chapter Social

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