News
October 31, 2014
Lees-McRae is proud to announce Jon Driggers has been promoted to Vice President of Student Development, effective October 2014.
October 30, 2014
In light of the recent news surrounding the Ebola virus, Lees-McRae faculty members Dr. Billy Carver and Dr. Dee Medford-Baker will be hosting a presentation and discussion, titled “Ebola: Written in Blood,” for the campus and surrounding community. Scheduled for November 4 at 7 p.m. in Evans Auditorium on the College’s campus, this presentation is free and open to the public.
October 30, 2014
Pinkbike.com featured several Lees-McRae riders in their coverage of the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate MTB Nationals held on Beech Mountain October 24-26.
October 21, 2014
When the Lees-McRae Performing Arts Department presented Cinderella: The Enchanted Edition, most patrons awaited the ending reunion of Cinderella and her Prince Charming, but little did they know there was an equally special moment coming sooner. Faculty members Dr. Michael Hannah and Mindi Bishop collaborated with Lees-McRae senior Ethan Henry to put a new spin on Cinderella’s transformation from peasant to princess. Together, they created a one-of-a-kind dress that allowed Cinderella, played by senior Anna Ashburn, to instantly change costumes while on stage.
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.