October 08, 2013
May School of Nursing and Allied Health Construction Webcam

Lees-McRae is thrilled to announce construction has officially begun on the May School of Nursing and Allied Health. With the project scheduled to last for approximately one year, the College will be able to share updates with the campus community via the Shelco, Inc. Construction Webcam which runs a live feed and time lapse of the progress. The webcam can be accessed via

The 18,000 square foot May School of Nursing and Allied Health will be the cornerstone of the College's expanded science and health-related programs which include proposals for a pre-licensure undergraduate nursing program as well as allied health programs in healthcare administration, and emergency medical services and management. The state-of-the-art facility will provide classrooms, lab space and technology specific to the nursing and allied health curriculum. Lees-McRae currently offers science programs such as biology with concentrations in nutrition and health sciences. Additionally, the College currently offers allied health programs including athletic training (accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education).

Construction of the new May School of Nursing is being performed by Shelco, Inc. as well as numerous subcontractors, with 50% coming from the local area. Since 1978 Shelco has provided a full range of construction services for a broad range of clients that include the educational, office, industrial, medical, retail, bio-technology industries and mission critical. Design Services are being provided by McMillan Pazdan Smith, a studio-based, regional architecture, interior design and planning firm who represents a collaborative group of dedicated and enthusiastic design professionals who believe function, beauty, constructability and cost effectiveness are integral attributes of excellent design.

Students began enrolling this fall. All nursing students must complete most of their general education requirements and prerequisite courses during their first two-four semesters of study before fully applying and enrolling in the program.

For more information on nursing and allied health at Lees-McRae College, please visit or contact the Admissions Department at 800.280.4LMC or

For the safety of everyone involved, we ask that no one enter the construction site without prior approval from Bill McGowan, vice president of Facilities and Security.

Media Contact:

Blaine Hansen  |  Vice President of Strategic Planning and Effectiveness
Tel: 828.898.8838  |  Email:
Webcam image from September 2013
Shelco, Inc.
McMillan Pazdan Smith