When talking to Austin Wright you can feel just how much he loves Lees-McRae College. From the feeling of family at LMC, how welcoming and comforting the campus is, or the lifelong friends he has made, he says these are just a few of the reasons to give back to Lees-McRae.
“I have always viewed LMC as a treasure in the mountains and in order to keep it there we must support it. I believe that every single alumnus must give in order to let others experience what they have. Giving to LMC is paying it forward for other students.”
Austin contributes much of his success to LMC. “It not only taught me how to be a team member but also an independent person. It helped me develop my morals and social skills, which serve me well every day of my professional career, as well as my personal life. To this day I still use many lessons I learned at LMC.”
Austin’s favorite memory from Lees-McRae is the moment he walked across the stage at graduation. “Not because I was finished but because of all that I had accomplished. As I walked across the stage I remembered everything I had learned, experienced, and the lifelong friends I had made. That was one of the best feelings I had ever had.”
When asked what advice he would give to students at LMC now he said, “Truly treasure every moment at LMC. You will look back on these times and they will be some of the sweetest you will ever have.”
Austin is currently the Project Manager at Rebecca Gardner LLC. It is a luxury event planning and interior design business in Savannah, GA. He is also pursuing his MFA at SCAD in Luxury Fashion & Design.
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