Alumnus of the Month: Brad Skinner ’15

July 15, 2015

What is your favorite memory from Lees-McRae College?
My favorite would have to be driving to my first day of college at Lees-McRae. I was so excited to live in the mountains for four years and meet new people. I guess you could say I felt like a free man since I was away from home.

Can you attribute any of your current success to your time at Lees-McRae College?
Getting to this point in life I would have to say that my professors, the performing arts department and the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center have helped me succeed in my four years of college. All of them have shown me what life can do for you if you work hard and push towards your future. 

What advice would you give to current LMC students?
Don’t skip classes. The professors will make sure that you are getting the right education and experience that you need when you get to graduation. Focus on your future and never let anyone say anything negative about your life or goals. Prove them wrong.

Why do you feel it is important to give back to LMC?
LMC makes sure that you get the best experience at the college and living in the mountains. I have never been so close to instructors before being at LMC. If I had anything to talk about, the professors would be there for you and listen to what you had to say. 

What are you currently doing?  
I am now working as a paid Wildlife Care and Intern Trainer at CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) on Sanibel Island, Florida for a year. It has been my first time working with sea birds, burrowing owls and sea turtles. Having a Wildlife Biology: Wildlife Rehabilitation major has really helped me get to this point in life and I want to thank every faculty and staff member for helping me get to this position.

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