Lees-McRae College Named a College of Distinction

Published Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10:47 am

BANNER ELK, N.C. — Defined for its “upward trajectory,” Lees-McRae College was named a College of Distinction within the prestigious North Carolina cohort.

An online resource for students researching both private and public institutions across the U.S., Colleges of Distinction are defined as those best places to learn, grow and succeed, according to the website.

“These days, the best colleges recognize that the undergraduate student experience is about more than choosing a major and taking classes,” according to the College of Distinction website. “An increasing number of universities and colleges provide hands-on experiences to undergraduates—seminars, engaging programs, and community structures that go beyond or expand upon academic majors.”

Lees-McRae College joins 12 fellow North Carolina institutions including Appalachian State University, High Point University, Wake Forest University and Western Carolina University.

“We are blessed and we are grateful to be joining this impressive list of North Carolina’s top colleges and universities,” Lees-McRae President, Dr. Barry M. Buxton, said.

Read more about Lees-McRae College on the Colleges of Distinction website here: http://collegesofdistinction.com/school/lees-mcrae-college/

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