Feature Stories

Take an in-depth look at our people and our programs.

Nelson was brought to the Center with an injured wing as a baby and has lived, grown, and thrived there ever since

July 31, 2023

This two-week camp is targeted toward juniors and seniors in high school who are interested in wildlife

July 27, 2023

The high school counselor experience brings a group of counselors to the Lees-McRae campus each year to learn more about the college

July 25, 2023

Both Summey and Hill are pursuing careers in the business world, an industry for which internship experience is particularly important

July 06, 2023

Lees-McRae alumni Chrissy Turk ’20 and Bryce James ’21 talk building their careers in the outdoor recreation field following graduation from Lees-McRae

June 26, 2023

The iconic theme park has been a beloved summer destination for more than 60 years, but the park’s iconic train, and the railroad for which it gets its name, has a much longer history

June 12, 2023

The Pre-Veterinary Medicine major is completing her summer internship at the foundation in Haines, Alaska

June 07, 2023

The general education course uses experiential learning and community service to motivate students and reinforce classroom instruction

May 31, 2023

Welcome to your home base for all the end-of-year fun and excitement. As the countdown to Commencement begins, keep track of all the important coverage in one place.

April 28, 2023

John B. Stephenson and Jane Baucom Stephenson have left their mark on Lees-McRae both individually and as a couple

April 19, 2023

The fight for equal educational opportunities in North Carolina and throughout the American South did not start and end with the famous Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision

February 09, 2023

Take a walk down memory lane and reflect on this historic year

December 16, 2022

North Carolina is the second-largest real Christmas tree producing state in the country, many of which are grown in the High Country

December 15, 2022

The largest-ever Summer Clinical group, new ambassadors, and the return of a Lees-McRae alum are just a few of this year’s highlights

December 02, 2022

Avery County courthouse serves as classroom for group of Lees-McRae Criminal Justice students getting hands-on experience with mock trial exercise

November 23, 2022

As the Native people of Western North Carolina, Cherokee communities are an integral part of Appalachian culture

November 21, 2022