January 24, 2013
Lees-McRae College receives ICAN grant in support of career services

Lees-McRae College is proud to announce they have received funding from the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) under the Independent College Access Network (ICAN) grant to continue its Career and Life Planning Program for a second year.

Rendering of the Robb Center for Career Exploration

The grant will fund a variety of programs and initiatives that enhance the awareness of students and families about post-secondary education opportunities in order to increase persistence and graduation among new American, first generation, low income and minority populations.

"We are excited to build on our very successful 2012 Career and Life Planning Program that reached 433 resident and extended-campus students with a variety of programming,"� said Russell Taylor, co-director of career services. "This year, we will enhance our Career and Life Planning programming by increasing the number and variety of information sessions and increase the number of major career services events including a new study abroad fair, a graduate school fair and both fall and spring job and internship fairs. We will also work harder to get the campus community, including alumni, more involved in career services events."�

In addition to receiving the ICAN grant, career services will also be gaining a new home in a historic stone cottage on campus. With funds generously provided by friend of the college, Dick Robb, Trustee Dell Williamson, and wife, Barbara, the Robb Center for Career Exploration, which is currently being renovated, will provide a central space for these invaluable resources.

For more information about career services at Lees-McRae College, please contact Russell Taylor at 828-898-5241 or

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