Order of the Tower | Celebrating 50 YearsOrder of the Tower | Celebrating 50 Years

Order of the Tower | Celebrating 50 Years

Established in 1964 by Don Baker ’57 and former faculty member Lewis Hall, the Order of the Tower is an organization serving the College in a leadership capacity to promote the general welfare of the College. For 50 years, the Order has done a great deal to promote qualities of leadership and responsibility among students, thus making membership an honor for a select group of students.

Membership is limited to twelve outstanding students, and selections are made in April. Along with a nomination from a current Order of the Tower member, students must have a minimun grade point average of 2.75, complete an essay, provide written recommendations, and take part in an interview. Members make a deep commitment of time and energy to the Order, as they are Lees-McRae’s top leaders in skills such as organization, marketing and teamwork. The Order of the Tower's duties include assisting in orientation programs for new students, serving as hosts for visiting groups and dignitaries and for social functions sponsored by the college, and assisting with the development of the annual Honors and Awards program, along with hosting the event.

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Meet the Current Order of the Tower Members

Jamison Carrigan (President)

Major: Psychology and Religious Studies
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Graduation Year:
2015
About Me:
I came to LMC because of the friendly, small-town atmosphere. I stayed for the engaging classes and gorgeous environment.
Advice for future Lees-McRae Students:
Don't be afraid to get involved!


Taylor Bost

Major: Pre-Professional Biology
Hometown: Jefferson, GA
Graduation Year:
2016
About Me:
I want to one day become a pharmacist. I chose LMC because I wanted to play tennis here, and I fell in love with the campus.
Advice for future Lees-McRae Students:
LMC is a beautiful place to go to school where everyone can find something that they love.


Casey Courtney

Major: Performing Arts Studies
Hometown: Boone, NC
Graduation Year:
2016
About Me:
I have lived up here in the High Country for about 7 years, and I love every second of it. I chose Lees-McRae because of the Performing Arts, the environment and the family that comes with being a student here.
Advice for future Lees-McRae Students:
Enjoy today, and embrace your future.


Samantha Harris

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA
Graduation Year:
2015
About Me:
LMC became home when I got involved on campus. I got one-on-one time with my professors, and they genuinely cared about my success. That's why I love our psychology department so much!
Advice for future Lees-McRae Students:
Get involved or miss out!


Dylan Knutson

Major: Pre-Professional Biology, Mathematics Minor
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Graduation Year:
2014
About Me:
I chose LMC because of the environment. I enjoy the outdoors and the small community of LMC. It has allowed me to accomplish a lot in addition to a B.S.
Advice for future Lees-McRae Students:
LMC is beautiful. Get out and have fun.


Dustin Longstreet

Major: Pre-Professional Biology
Hometown: Saint Cloud, FL
Graduation Year:
2016
About Me:
I chose LMC because of the small campus and because of the wildlife program. I am here to pursue my dreams of being a Veterinarian, and I love communicating with potential students.
Advice for future Lees-McRae Students:
When you know one, you know all. Everyone knows everyone in our happy LMC family.


Hayden Moses

Major: Musical Theatre, English Minor, Study in Lifelong Fitness
Hometown: Greensboro, NC and Wichita, KS
Graduation Year:
2016
About Me:
I like being able to incorporate any extra subjects into my course of study. I chose LMC because I wanted to study everything, while under a faculty that strove to help me succeed.
Advice for future Lees-McRae Students:
What you do now directly influences what  you will do in the future. The choice to succeed or fail is one you make alone.


Rachael Nobbs

Major: Pre-Professional Biology and Psychology
Hometown: North Charleston, SC
Graduation Year:
2015
About Me:
I play soccer, and I am the sophomore class president. I chose LMC because of the friendly atmosphere and the ability for me to be involved in many extracurricular activities. I like Order of the Tower because I get to meet very nice people.
Advice for future Lees-McRae Students:
Get involved and enjoy all the things LMC has to offer!


Heather Peterman

Major: Athletic Training
Hometown: Buford, GA
Graduation Year:
2014
About Me:
I plan on going to graduate school to get my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I came to LMC for a cross country scholarship. Here at LMC, I am involved in SGA (Student Body President), Order of the Tower, and Club of Athletic Training (Vice President)
Advice for future Lees-McRae Students:
You quickly become family with everyone on campus; the support system is great here. You will grow physically, emotionally and spiritually.


Amanda Simmons

Major: Wildlife Biology
Hometown: Cleveland, TN
Graduation Year:
2014
About Me:
I came to Lees-McRae from Tennessee so that I could study Wildlife Biology. I love the uniqueness of our college and that Order of the Tower displays all of these specialties through our members.
Advice for future Lees-McRae Students:
Don't be afraid to get involved! This is where you are supposed to find out who you are. Try out anything you are interested in, and stick with the things you love. You won't regret any of the adventures you find yourself in.