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Senior Bear Program

The purpose of the Senior BearTM Program is to provide seniors (adults age 55 and older) in the Hickory metro area with access to a coordinated and cost-effective range of educational programs, cultural and social activities and athletic events at Lenoir-Rhyne University. In addition, members of the Senior BearTM Program may be asked to participate as instructors, advisors and mentors to traditional students at the university as appropriate to their interests, skills and background. All individuals interested in becoming a member of the Senior BearTM Program should contact Janet Matthews, Director of Conferences & Events,  at (828) 328-7254 or



Senior Bear Program

Janet Matthews
(828) 328-7254 (Phone)
(828) 328-7400 (Fax)

Lenoir-Rhyne University
PO Box 7545
Hickory, NC 28603

Everything you need to apply for admission is right here.