Feature Stories

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

From Banner Elk to Pigeon Forge, these Bobcats are taking their in-class skills into the professional realm with summer acting gigs

June 30, 2022

Outdoor Recreation Management students practice their skills in the field on two-week Western National Parks expedition

June 20, 2022

For more than 100 years Grandfather Home for Children has addressed the needs of children in the High Country

May 25, 2022
Commencement 2022

Commencement and the end of the semester are fast approaching. Keep track of all the important end-of-year coverage here. 

April 20, 2022

Simulations of real-world scenarios are important experiential learning tools for different programs at Lees-McRae

April 12, 2022
North Carolina salamanders, wildlife biology

Four Wildlife Biology students accompanied Michael Osbourn, PhD, on a weeklong field survey in Nantahala National Forest

March 03, 2022

A non-comprehensive list of some of our favorite moments of the year

December 10, 2021
Doc Watson

The blind guitarist from Deep Gap, North Carolina who shared the joy of folk music with the world will be honored Nov. 13 with a celebratory concert.

November 10, 2021
Commencement 2021

Commencement and the end of the semester are fast approaching. Keep track of all the important end-of-year coverage here. 

April 16, 2021

Rose Bowden, the oldest living Lees-McRae alumnus, has thoroughly filled her 99 years

March 18, 2021
Dr. McNamara works with an injured animal as students look on

From orphaned bobcats to entangled snakes, wildlife rehabilitation students kept busy in 2020

March 02, 2021
Matthew Armstrong working

Business Administration major Matthew Armstrong took a chance on a real estate internship—and ended up running the show

February 04, 2021
Jalen Joiner

Freshman Jalen Joiner lost his mother right after receiving his Lees-McRae offer letter, but he knows she's still his biggest fan

January 21, 2021

Join us as we look back on some of our successes during this unexpected year

December 17, 2020

How two life-changing events led M.J. Doyle to become a Wilderness First Responder

October 22, 2020

Grayson Wickel exploring his passions on the bike and on the stage

September 03, 2020