- From the President
Students from Lenoir-Rhyne joined students from Catawba Valley Community College for a civil rights tour through Mississippi and Tennessee this spring.
Members of the LR chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, a national student business organization, won multiple awards at the 64th Annual North Carolina PBL State Leadership Conference.
LRU's chapter of Mortar Board hosts event for the underserved population of special needs students in Catawba County..
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Carolyn Smith Gregg ’65 received the Award of Distinction from the East Tennessee Historical Society in May at the society’s annual meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee. The award was given for her leadership in preserving the Blue Spring Lutheran Church and Cemetery through the compilation of books “The History of Blue Springs Lutheran Church and Cemetery, 1811-2016,” and “Blue Springs Church, Community, and Colleges,” as well as through her role as historian of the Blue Springs Historical Association.
Katherine Cooke Whisnant ’00 recently gave birth to Jake Riley Whisnant. Jake was born March 13, 2018, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and was 11.5 inches long.
Dr. Christy (Gregg) Hoeke ’92 completed her doctorate degree in educational leadership and was hooded at East Tennessee State University in December 2017.
Rev. John Stirewalt '81 is the pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lexington, South Carolina, and was elected to the LR Alumni Association board of directors. Stirewalt also serves on the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Alumni Day Planning Committee. He is pursuing a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling at LR. Stirewalt is certified as a Level 1 Coach of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
LRU Men's Lacrosse hosted the NCAA DII National Semifinal Game at Moretz Stadium.
LR Basketball Alum inducted into the 2018 Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame.
A comprehensive project to install permanent grandstands is set to enhance the LR’s Soccer Field and the Irwin Belk Track at the Moretz Sports Complex this summer.
Four LRU student-athletes receive South Athletic Conference Player of the Year Recognition.
- Men's Lacrosse
The LR men’s lacrosse team had its best season in school history in 2018.
- Women's Lacrosse
The LR women’s lacrosse team won its first South Atlantic Conference Regular Season Championship in 2018. The Bears went a perfect 8-0 in league play and advanced to the finals of the league tournament.
- track and field
The women’s track and field team finished in third place at the 2018 SAC Indoor and Outdoor Championships.
- track and field
The men’s track and field team finished in third place at the 2018 SAC Indoor and Outdoor Championships.
The LRU men's and women's teams clinched their first-ever berth in the SAC Tournament Championship.
The men’s golf team finished in seventh place at the SAC Championships.
LR won its 12th SAC Regular Season Championship in school history and advanced to the finals of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championship.
The baseball team finished with a 27-22 overall record and 13-14 in the SAC.
The men’s swimming team finished in eighth place at the 2018 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships and the women’s team finished in sixth place.
- Women's Basketball
The LR women’s basketball team finished 15-14 on the year and went 9-11 in the SAC.
- Men's Basketball
The LR men’s basketball team finished 11-16 on the year, and went 6-14 in the SAC.
Don't be so knowledgeable that you forget to be wise. Don't be so heart-strong that you forget to think. Don't be so impressive that you forget to feel.
Dr. VIRGINIA WRIGHT, adjunct professor
& PA White Coat Ceremony keynote speaker