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McCoy Joins Community Relations Office

Friday, November 15, 2013


Alumni Hero
By Jillian Ellis

Lee University recently welcomed Bethany McCoy as coordinator of community relations, a post within the schools university relations sector.

Raised in Cleveland from the time she was three, McCoy has been involved with Lee from the age of10. She was a member of Lee’s Children’s Chorale, took piano and voice lessons, and was in the Programs for the Academically Talented, Opera Theater and Dual Enrollment.

McCoy attended the University of Mobile for two years before returning to Lee to earn her BA in communications with an emphasis in public relations in 2009.

“Growing up in Cleveland, Lee has not only poured into my life musically and academically, but it has helped shape me to who I am today,” said McCoy. “I am excited to begin giving back.”

While at Lee, McCoy served as communications coordinator for SkyRidge Medical Center. Since graduation, she has worked as executive assistant to the president of Grace Healthcare, LLC and most recently as special event coordinator and publications editor for Hartline LLC, MIX 104.1 and TALK 101.3 The Buzz.

McCoy is a member of the Cleveland Media Association and the PRSA Lookout Chapter.

McCoy and her husband Josh attend First Baptist Church where she is a member of the media and worship ministry.

Lee’s community relations office was created in 2003 and initially served as a place for community neighbors to connect with the school’s administration. More recently the office also took up popular programs such as Encore (an educational enrichment opportunity for learners 60 and up) and fosters other connections in the community, like through Lee’s BEST partnerships with Mayfield and Arnold elementary schools or working with Leadership Cleveland, Historic Neighborhood Association, or Mainstreet Cleveland initiatives.