Remember that first day of high school? You maybe didn’t know anyone, and everything seemed so big! Freshman year can be one of the hardest and most daunting transitions you will ever make. As a freshman at LMC, I am here to tell you that the transition for me was as smooth as I could have imagined.
I came expecting to be overwhelmed with work and new friends (or lack of friends). From the very first registration meeting, though, it became clear that I would have no trouble making friends and that the faculty was here to help. All year, that same theme has rung true. The students here are people you can lean on for support, and the faculty wants you to succeed and will go out of their way to ensure that.
Knowing that you are already assured a caring, supportive environment means that you get the opportunity to give back to this great school. I have had so many wonderful experiences working with Student Government, Campus Worship, and the Honors Program. The chances you get to be an active Bobcat are numerous, and it is only fitting that you give back to the school that cares so much about you by being active here.
It is my hope that if you attend Lees-McRae currently, you will make more of an effort to be an active Bobcat: go to a sporting event, attend a play, join a club. And if you are applying to come here, I hope that when you get to LMC, you start off right by maintaining an active role on campus.
This school truly is wonderful, and with so many on-campus opportunities, freshman year can be a truly amazing experience instead of a difficult transition.