June 29, 2012
Lees-McRae College introduces new Family Association

Lees-McRae College is pleased to introduce the new Family Association, a program designed to inform and engage family members in the life of the College. Efforts are being made by the association to include parents and family members in the Lees-McRae experience by providing an abundance of opportunities for involvement. Parents of LMC students automatically become members due to their current affiliation with the College.

"The Family Association is a great opportunity for families of Lees-McRae students to connect and engage in the life of the institution. The LMC experience isn't just for students," said Caroline Hart, Vice President for Advancement.

The mission of the Family Association of Lees-McRae College will be to connect, inform, and support the family members to become partners with the college in the education and development of every student.

"Families are an instrumental ingredient to a successful college experience. The Family Association will afford LMC families the opportunity to be directly involved with campus life. There is lots going on, and we want to share this great experience," said Hart.

Ultimately the association will work to encourage active interest of families of LMC students in the activities and programs of Lees-McRae College, in order that they may share in the continued development of their students.

A subset of the Lees-McRae Family Association, the Family Council will serve as a vehicle for families of current students to communicate ideas, questions and concerns to the College. These Council members will provide Lees-McRae with direction by studying issues, offering guidance and acting as liaisons. It is planned that Council members will also serve as ambassadors in their geographic area to prospective Lees-McRae College students.

Check the LMC website later this summer for the family tab entirely devoted to the Family Association and the many exciting opportunities it will offer. It will include information about campus events, Banner Elk accommodations, area activities, campus contact information, the academic calendar and much more.

In addition to the website, a Family Association Facebook page is planned to be launched soon as well.

For more information please contact Caroline Hart at (828) 898-8777 or email

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