News
October 17, 2014
The Executive Committee of the Lees-McRae Alumni Board of Directors is proud to announce they recognized President Barry M. Buxton and his wife, Deborah, as honorary alumni of the Class of 2011 during the 2014 Homecoming and Family Weekend. The year of 2011 was chosen in honor of the first class to graduate under the leadership of President Buxton.
October 17, 2014
As the leaves start changing and the weather turns cooler, the words “snow days” start to form in the minds of current students. This can be said for alumni as well. When we asked Mary Biehner ’13 her favorite memory from her time at Lees-McRae snow days were at the top of her list. She also added being able to “walk across the stage at graduation and not fall down, and having all my family and friends stand up and cheer for me.”
October 15, 2014
The Division of Business Administration is proud to announce that Natalija Cakarevic ’14 recently completed a prestigious Summership with Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company in her home country of Serbia. The six-week internship involved on-the-job experience four days a week and intensive classroom instruction one day a week. Cakarevic was one of fifty-four applicants accepted out of 1,900.
October 15, 2014
If you are interested in local Civil War history, do not miss the next program of the Stephenson Center for Appalachia at Lees-McRae College Lecture Series. On Thursday, October 23, Dr. Aaron Astor will present “Divided Loyalties along the Tennessee-North Carolina Line in the American Civil War” at 7:00 p.m. in Evans Auditorium on the Lees-McRae campus. This program is free and open to the public.
October 09, 2014
Amidst a warm fall day on the Lees-McRae campus, a crowd of more than 250 faculty, staff, students, alumni, community members and friends of the College celebrated the dedication and grand opening of the May School of Nursing and Health Sciences, a building that was constructed, furnished and serviced through generous donations. This facility, which began as a dream in 2010, will be the cornerstone of the College’s expanded nursing and health sciences programs. In addition to the ceremony, the day featured a buffet lunch on Tate Lawn, self-guided tours of the facility and demonstrations of high-fidelity 3G wireless human simulators including Victoria, the birthing simulator produced by Gaumard.
October 07, 2014
Facing fierce competition in the collegiate marketplace, Lees-McRae College is pleased to report an overall enrollment for Fall 2014 of 941 students, up from 890 students in 2013. This marks a 6% enrollment growth for the second consecutive year. In addition to this growth, the college has also experienced an 11% increase in its retention rate in the last two years.
October 07, 2014
As the closing event of the 2014 Homecoming and Family Weekend, honorary alumna Beth Sykes Shaffer ’86H donated a Little Free Library for Banner Elk’s Tate-Evans Park. Sykes constructed the library herself and painted it green and gold with paw print accents in honor of her family’s strong legacy at Lees-McRae.
October 06, 2014
On October 2 and 3, the Lees-McRae Division of Creative and Fine Arts hosted students from Mitchell High School and Monroe High School. These students had an opportunity to explore campus, attend workshops and attend Lees-McRae’s performance of Cinderella: The Enchanted Edition. The day’s events were curated by Theatre Arts Education students and creative and fine art faculty.
October 06, 2014
On Monday, October 20 from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., the Mountain States Mobile Health Unit will be in the parking lot of Lees-McRae College’s May School of Nursing and Health Sciences, located across from Chaffee Administration Building. By appointment only, the Mobile Health Unit will conduct cardiovascular assessments. Each assessment will cost $39. Assessments typically cost $89, but the Mountain Ambulance and Healthcare Foundation and the Mountain States Foundation have generously offered to pay $50 of each charge bringing the cost to only $39 per person.
October 02, 2014
After more than a year of construction, Lees-McRae will host the grand opening and dedication of the May School of Nursing and Health Sciences on Wednesday, October 8 at 11 a.m. The dedication ceremony and tours of the building are free and open to the public. Parking will be available in Hayes Parking Lot across from Hayes Auditorium. An invitation-only lunch for faculty, staff, donors, friends of the College and special guests will be held on Tate Lawn after the ceremony.