Jane Baucom Stephenson ’57, founder of the New Opportunity School for Women and chair of the Lees-McRae College Board of Trustees, is the featured guest on “North Carolina People with Bill Friday” on UNC-TV in June.
The show will air Friday, June 15 at 9 p.m. with an encore presentation Sunday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. The show will also air several times on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Channel (UNC-NC) available to cable customers with digital tuners. Please visit www.unctv.org for more information.
Stephenson founded the New Opportunity School for Women in 1987 in Berea, Kentucky, with the mission to improve the educational, financial, and personal circumstances of low-income, middle-aged women in the south central Appalachian region. In 2005, Lees-McRae College and Banner Elk became home to the second New Opportunity School for Women. This year’s three-week residential program at Lees-McRae College will be held July 8-28.
“North Carolina People with Bill Friday” is UNC-TV’s longest running program spanning three decades on the air. For those thirty years, Bill Friday has hosted some of the most interesting North Carolinians, and according to www.unctv.org, has engaged “the Tar Heel State’s best thinkers, writers, politicians, educators, athletes, entertainers and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews.”
For more information about the show, please visit www.enews.lmc.edu/ncpeople or call Meghan Wright at (828) 898-8729. For more information on the New Opportunity School for Women, please visit http://www.nosw.lmc.edu/