April 30, 2012
Alumnus of the Month: James "Jim"� Edward Mahan '59

"Every now and then someone unexpected stops by the Alumni House and we remember why we love Lees-McRae so much. The other day was one of those days," said Michelle Vance Scott '86, '90, assistant director of annual giving and alumni relations.

Jim Mahan is a proud member of the class of 1959 and is hoping to add to his already prolific and successful résumé by running for the office of governor in North Carolina.

Mahan is from Charlotte and graduated from East Carolina University after attending Lees-McRae College where he played football and tennis.

When asked about his perception of his Alma Mater, he stated, "My heart is still here. I love LMC's heritage; I love that there is still a sense of community on campus. When I was a student, I was amazed at the genuine and diverse student body-classmates and friends that I still hold dear even after all these years."

In reference to the current Class of 1959 memorial project in front of the North Carolina Building he said, "The entryway into historic campus is beautiful, and I'm so proud of my class for supporting this endeavor. I love knowing that giving to the College truly makes a difference!"

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