News
September 01, 2015
As higher education institutions continue to face stiff competition from both traditional and alternative learning programs, Lees-McRae College is pleased to report record enrollment growth for the 2015-16 academic year. Student numbers jumped 10%, from 940 in fall 2014 to 1,034 this fall.
August 31, 2015
The Lees-McRae athletic department is proud to announce the induction of Troy Brown, Shela Moffett-Fabri and Ally Stacher into the Lees-McRae Fred I. Dickerson Athletics Hall of Fame.
August 24, 2015
Nina Fischesser, director of the May Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation, spoke with Bounce TV on Friday night. Students Shannon Granger and Dustin Longstreet assisted with the demonstration, holding two red tailed hawks and a pair of Saw-Whet owls.
August 21, 2015
Students, faculty and staff who attended the annual Lees-McRae Opening Convocation ceremony on Thursday, August 20 were inspired by the message woven throughout the program – follow your passion and you'll find success.
August 18, 2015
Lees-McRae College will host the 2015 Opening Convocation on August 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Broyhill Theatre of Hayes Auditorium. Each fall, students, faculty and staff come together for the afternoon to celebrate the beginning of a new academic year. Executive Director of Grandfather Mountain and Lees-McRae alumnus Jesse Pope will give the keynote address titled Follow Your Passion, Find Your Success at this year’s Opening Convocation.
August 17, 2015
Colleges and universities across the country continue to implement new and innovative programs to enrich the faculty and student experience, and Lees-McRae is no exception. Our pet-friendly campus policy is garnering national attention and was just featured on People.com.
August 12, 2015
I do not have one specific memory of Lees-McRae that is my favorite. Instead I have many! I fondly remember days out at the Field Station for Dr. Skeate’s biology classes with Buckeye, Dr. Skeate’s dog, disappearing into the bushes along the trail only to come back carrying a branch twice the size of himself. Needless to say, fetch was an interesting event.
August 03, 2015
Dr. Laura Fero, dean of nursing and health sciences at Lees-McRae College, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the North Carolina League of Nursing, the constituent league for the National League of Nursing. This national body promotes excellence in nursing education to advance the health of the nation and global communities through advocacy and public policy. Dr. Fero’s term will begin in the fall of 2015 and run for two years.
July 23, 2015
After a great production of Oliver!, the cast and crew of Lees-McRae Summer Theatre is excited to begin on their next show of the season, Lend Me a Tenor. This production will be performed on July 15-18 at 7 p.m. and July 16, 18 and 19 at 2 p.m.
July 20, 2015
Lees-McRae College continues to live by its motto: In the Mountains, Of the Mountains, and For the Mountains. In courses focused on Appalachia, in programs presented to the community, and in research and creative work by students, faculty and staff, the college continues to draw life from its roots.