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University City Commission


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The purpose of the UCC is to deepen and broaden the relationship between Lenoir-Rhyne University, the City of Hickory, and their students and residents.  The focus is on growing the student body's presence and interaction in the community and increasing the young adult population in Hickory, while enhancing the collegiate atmosphere and promoting school pride throughout the community. 

This board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of even numbered months from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at City Hall in the Third Floor Conference Room.




              Lenoir-Rhyne University Members

              Leah Beth Hubbard

              Leah Clayton 

              Jonathan Rink

              Brett Vogelsang (Student Appointment)

              Fatou Sall (Student Appointment)

              City of Hickory Appointed Committee Members

              Constance Snyder 

              Ryan Edwards

              Carolyn Sinclair 
              Timberly Wood

              Additional Representatives

              Amy Ogle – HDDA Executive Director

              Lindsay Keisler – Catawba County Chamber of Commerce President

              Sarah Prencipe – City Staff Liaison

If you are interested in applying for this commission, please submit a Boards and Commissions Application.

For more information, please contact Staff Liaison Sarah Prencipe, Governmental Affairs Analyst, at 828-323-7412 or


City of Hickory

76 North Center Street
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Phone: (828) 323-7400
Fax: (828) 323-7550

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Hickory is for doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community, located between Charlotte and Asheville at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along I-40, where a collective spirit of craftsmanship strengthens any endeavor with detail, artistry, and quality.

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