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Once a Bison, always a Bison. The Bison family is always here for its members, and the Lipscomb University Alumni Association is the connection between us all! Your alumni office staff is a team of dedicated professionals on a mission to help you stay connected to Lipscomb and your fellow Bisons.

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Phil Ellenburg

Vice President of Alumni Relations

For more than 20 years, Phil Ellenburg has been a part of Lipscomb University’s administrative team. Ellenburg joined the university staff in January 1994, serving as general counsel and overseeing the university’s legal affairs, risk management, campus safety and government relations programs. In addition to his work with the campus...

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615.966.5841 (ext. 5841)

Garner Goode

Alumni Associates Officer

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615.966.5990 (ext. 5990)

Amy Hamar

Dir LfLng Learn Sr Alumni Prog

Amy Hamar ('82), a "Lipscomb Lifer," attended Lipscomb from Kindergarten through college. In 1996, Hamar returned to her alma mater to work in the University Relations Office. In that office, she served as the administrative assistant to the vice president for university relations. At the beginning of 2005, Amy joined...

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615.966.6216 (ext. 6216)

Chloe Hoffmann

Administrative Assistant

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615.966.6100 (ext. 6100)

Rhonda Minton

Director of Alumni Programs

Rhonda Minton serves as Director of Alumni Programs and is responsible for developing programs and events that enhance connectivity with the university's more than 41,000 former students worldwide. Rhonda joined the Lipscomb University staff in July 2010 as associate director of annual giving/direct response, and was promoted to Director of...

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615.966.5840 (ext. 5840)

Laura Sears

Director of AWL of Lipscomb and Young Alumni Engagement

Laura Sears joined our staff in 2008 and is a 1992 graduate of Lipscomb University with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and public relations. After serving as communications project manager for Corporate Family Solutions, Laura turned much of her attention to volunteer work while raising three young children. She...

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615.966.1963 (ext. 1963)

Laura Tywater

Coordinator of Lifelong Learning Programs

Laura Tywater graduated (’89) from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication and a marketing minor. After graduation she worked as a development coordinator in the Nashville office of the American Heart Association (AHA) before moving to the AHA’s Chattanooga office to become a field director in...

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615.966.5733 (ext. 5733)