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Hickory Campus


Discover everything our historic and dynamic campus has to offer.

Between its quaint small town feeling and being a commutable drive from major cities, Hickory is truly the best of both worlds. You'll have access to everything from internships and community service to a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities in the foothills of Western North Carolina.

Yer Vang

One of the most important things that I’ve learned is that upperclassmen always say, 'once a Bear, always a Bear.' Now that I’ve been here a while, I truly believe that.

Yer Vang '20, Psychology

Meet Our Faculty & Staff


Our expert and supportive faculty and staff members are here to help.

Assist. Women's Lacrosse Coach
625 7th Ave. NE, LRU 7356
Hickory, NC 28601
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Associate Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications
625 7th Ave NE, LRU 7483
Hickory, NC 28601
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Assoc Librarian and Coordinator of Instructional Technology
625 7th Ave NE, LRU 7548
Hickory, NC 28601
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Three students walking across campus with Grace Chapel and Shaw Plaza in the background

Promoting kindness, empathy and community through arts, education and entertainment, makes LR and The Art of Compassion a perfect fit for partnership.

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Charles Cooke in front of a chalkboard in the lab in 1984

2024 saw the retirement of three of the university's longest-serving faculty members, with more than 150 years of combined service between them. Colleagues, students and alumni shared their memories and gratitude.

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