Online Learning

The accolades, given by two different college program resources, ranked both the Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education and online Elementary Education program as some of the best in the U.S.

April 07, 2020

On-campus classes to be held remotely for remainder of Spring 2020 semester; public events canceled until July 1.

April 02, 2020

The college landed among those across the country recognized for their commitment and investment in supporting transfer students.

March 30, 2020

As you navigate the current public health situation, hear from Marla Gentile on caring for your mental health.

March 28, 2020

Poll closes Monday, March 30 at 10 a.m.

March 23, 2020

This year marks the eighth Top Adventure College competition hosted by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine, and Lees-McRae is once again in the running.

March 12, 2020

The campus community gathered on Thursday, March 5 to honor Dr. Billy Carver’s memory during the dedication of the newly renovated Billy J. Carver Laboratory.

March 12, 2020

Honoring our past, building our future

February 18, 2020

During the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, Eco Strategies Group Founder Andrea Ruiz-Hays will address the class of 2020.

February 07, 2020

In a recent ranking by Online Schools Report, a higher education online program resource, the college's online Human Services program was named one of the best in the U.S.

February 03, 2020

Join us as we look back at our favorite memories of the year

December 27, 2019

During the Fall 2019 semester, 330 students were recognized for their academic achievement.

December 20, 2019

In a recent ranking of online human services programs across the U.S., Intelligent listed Lees-McRae as a top college.

December 13, 2019

With the revised Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, students at community colleges are transferring to institutions like Lees-McRae at a higher rate and with more ease.

November 18, 2019
Academic Preview Days

Discover why our students call this place home at an Academic Preview Day hosted by each of our four schools.

October 22, 2019

Higher education online ranking resource Online Schools Report listed the Lees-McRae online Human Services major as one of the best in the nation.

October 09, 2019

The agreement, called the Promise Program, will provide eligible two-year Blue Ridge Community College graduates the opportunity to complete their bachelor degrees with guaranteed admission.

September 05, 2019

For the third year in a row, Lees-McRae was named a College of Distinction within the prestigious North Carolina cohort.

August 06, 2019

On August 1, Dr. Kim Priode will begin her tenure as dean alongside the faculty within the May School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

July 15, 2019

During the Spring 2019 semester, 326 students landed on either the Dean’s or President’s lists.

May 23, 2019

During their annual ranking of online programs, EDsmart ranked online programs at Lees-McRae as one of the top ten in North Carolina.

May 23, 2019

Experience Commencement as 246 graduates cross the stage and begin a new adventure in their lives

May 16, 2019

Preceding the highly-anticipated Commencement ceremony, the Baccalaureate Service is an evening of scripture, words of wisdom from faculty and staff, as well as a traditional hooding ceremony.

May 13, 2019

Join the Lees-McRae community in celebrating another great academic year in the lead up to Commencement 2019.

May 07, 2019

During the May 10 ceremony in Evans Auditorium, Alpha Chi will induct 18 students and their chosen distinguished faculty member.

May 02, 2019

Students, faculty, and staff gathered Tuesday, April 23, in Hayes Auditorium and Broyhill Theatre to celebrate the recipients of several coveted awards in academics, leadership, and service.

April 24, 2019

President Lee King and others will showcase our mountain home during a series of receptions

March 28, 2019
Blaine Hansen

The regional accreditation body for the Southeast, SACSCOC recently appointed Hansen to a three-year term on the Commission's Board of Trustees.

March 22, 2019

During the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, president of popular publication Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, Blake DeMaso, will address the class of 2019

March 07, 2019

Graduation on the horizon? Seniors, this career advice is for you.

March 06, 2019

Of more than 3,000 schools considered across the nation, the May School of Nursing and Health Sciences landed in the top 40 institutions in the state

January 28, 2019

Marking a prestigious academic achievement, nearly half of the college student body were awarded a spot on either list for the fall 2018 semester.

January 08, 2019

Join us as we look back at our favorite memories of the year

December 19, 2018

Together with Richmond Community College, human services program transfer students can seamlessly earn their bachelor’s degree.

December 11, 2018

During their annual higher education rankings, Affordable Colleges Online ranked the Lees-McRae Online Elementary Education program as one of the best in the U.S.

October 09, 2018

The College and High Country community will come together to celebrate its 16th president, Dr. Herbert L. King Jr.

August 13, 2018
MAT Program

Starting fall 2018, students can now receive their Master of Arts in Teaching.

July 25, 2018

Longtime City of Lenoir police officer, Capt. Brent Phelps '05, has been announced as the next chief of police.

July 19, 2018

Friday, June 1, marked the first day of King’s leadership as 16th president of the institution.

June 05, 2018

Adding to a long list of accolades, Lees-McRae online learning programs notched a spot on the Best Value School’s annual ranking of “Best Online Colleges in North Carolina."

May 18, 2018

On Saturday, May 5, the Lees-McRae community and their families welcomed 266 students into the graduating class of 2018.

May 10, 2018

In the hours that led to Commencement 2018, students, faculty and staff gathered across campus to celebrate another year of accomplishments and successes.

May 07, 2018

Join the Lees-McRae community in celebrating another great academic year in the lead up to Commencement 2018.

May 02, 2018

On June 1, Dr. Herbert L. King, Jr. will assume the presidency of Lees-McRae. In the spirit of King’s coming leadership as the 16th president, we borrowed 16 questions from the Proust Questionnaire (commonly used by Vanity Fair).

April 20, 2018

Students, faculty and staff gathered Thursday, April 19, in Evans Auditorium to celebrate the recipients of several coveted awards in academics, leadership and service as part of the traditional Honors and Awards event.

April 20, 2018

The commencement ceremony at Lees-McRae College on Saturday, May 5 will feature a familiar face. Current president, Dr. Barry M. Buxton, has been tapped to serve as speaker in recognition of his many efforts and contributions.

April 16, 2018

President-elect Dr. Herbert L. King, Jr. returned to campus last week to meet with several groups on campus as part of his transition before his first day on June 1, 2018.

February 26, 2018

On January 19, 2018, the Lees-McRae College Board of Trustees elected Dr. Herbert L. King, Jr. as the 16th president in the 118-year history of the institution. King will succeed Dr. Barry M. Buxton on June 1, 2018.

January 19, 2018