Lees-McRae Homecoming

OCTOBER 4–6, 2019

From the Welcome Home Block Party and the Green and Gold Brunch to tailgating for the soccer matches and a spectacular fireworks display, it was a great weekend to celebrate the mountains we call home.


The Spirit Package

We all know that Bobcats give back, but this year we’re making it easier. Introducing The Spirit Package—a fun way for alumni, students, and friends to pay it forward and show off their school spirit at the same time! All contributions to The Spirit Package go to student scholarships.

Each year The Spirit Package will feature new artwork by a guest artist. Designs will only be used once—with previous ones being retired to the Bobcat vault. You don’t want to miss out, because once they’re gone, they’re gone.

The Spirit Package for 2019 includes a collectible homecoming shirt featuring iconic Tufts Tower emerging from the snow-capped peaks of our mountain home. The college motto—In Montibus, Ex Montibus, Pro Montibus—is featured prominently on the shirt and other items throughout the set. This year we’ve included an enamel campfire mug, megaphone, and car decal perfect for displaying your Bobcat pride year-round.

About the Artist

Timothy Banks is an award-winning artist and illustrator originally from Western North Carolina and now residing in Charleston, SC. He’s created work for Nike, Nickelodeon, and Adult Swim; quirky covers for Paste magazine; and lots of children’s books with titles like There’s A Norseman in My ClassroomA Valentine For Frankenstein, and Monsters In Charleston. His work was recognized in 2018 by Lurzer’s Archive’s “200 Best Illustrators Worldwide” and has been exhibited by Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles. Locally, you can find his art at ZaPow Gallery in Asheville or online at timothybanks.com.

Spirit Package

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