Pursue Your Passions

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.

Assistant Professor
625 7th Ave NE, LRU 7292
Hickory, NC 28601
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Admission Data Administrator
625 7th Ave NE, LRU 7227
Hickory, NC 28601
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Director of Strength and Conditioning
625 7th Ave NE, LRU 7356
Hickory, NC 28601
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Dr. Marsha Fanning teaches in front of a class of students

With the closing of another academic year, we say goodbye to a group of faculty and staff members who have given years of service to the university and its students.

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Six students in graduation regalia stand on the field under a sign reading "Congratulations Class of 2024"

Speakers and members of the Class of 2024 reflected on the challenges of their journey and the fulfillment of lifelong dreams at commencement ceremonies on three campuses.

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