Lenoir Rhyne Alumni


Alumni Engagement

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Homecoming 2018 - October 12-14!

There are more specifics and online registration coming soon.  Just to give you an idea of the activities planned:

Friday, October 12

The 30th Annual Hanley H. Painter/Bear Memorial Golf Tournament 

17th Annual Bears Club Gala

Homecoming Kickoff at Blowing Rock Draft House

Saturday, October 13

Sports Hall of Fame Breakfast for Members and Inductees 

Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony 

Homecoming Parade 

Dedication of the 2018 Walk of Honor Bricks  

Annual Homecoming Lunch

Homecoming Football Game vs Limestone

Shuttles to Oktoberbest in downtown Hickory

Sunday, October 14

The 4th Annual Homecoming Weekend Worship Service at St. Andrews Lutheran Church



Alumni Weekend & Class of '68 50th Reunion Update

We had a wonderful celebration with the 50th reunion of our Class of ’68 on Friday night, April 20. 

On Saturday, April 21, we again celebrated the Class of 1968 as our newest Golden Bears. The class met its fundraising goal of $150,000, opening the doors for opportunities for current and future Bears and setting a class record.

We also recognized Gloria Ann S. McKeldin ’68 as the first African-American to graduate from Lenoir-Rhyne and Margaret A. Pope ’69 as the second African-American to graduate from LR.

Alumni Association award winners were also recognized:

Clarence L. Pugh ’62 Distinguished Alumnus/a Award
Lanier Cansler ’74

Opal L. Moretz ’65 Service Award: Service to the University
Jack Huss ’69 

Opal L. Moretz ’65 Service Award: Service to the Community
John Hall ’72

Opal L. Moretz ’65 Service Award: Service to the Alumni Association
Jade Cobb Murray ’03

Rising Star Young Alumnus/a Award
Stephanie Delgado ’07

Thank you to all those who came back to campus. We look forward to seeing you next year! 



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