In Dec. 2013, AffordableCollegesOnline.org analyzed online degree programs from more than 2,000 accredited colleges and universities across the nation. Lees-McRae ranked no. 6 out of 30 for affordability in North Carolina with a list including top institutions such as Duke University, East Carolina University, Campbell University and many others.
Beat the winter blues by coming out to enjoy the Stephenson Center for Appalachia’s Lecture Series at Lees-McRae College. The lectures begin on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in Evans Auditorium with an illustrated talk by Dr. Scott Huffard, “The 1891 Wreck at Bostian’s Bridge and the Haunted History of Western North Carolina Railroad,” and run through the middle of April.
Dec. 12, 2012. Senior Candace Flowers (Charlotte, N.C.) poured in a game-high 18 points off the bench, and the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team outscored Virginia Intermont College by a 36-16 margin in the second half en route to a 69-42 victory in non-conference play on Tuesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.
Dec. 11, 2012. Lees-McRae College is pleased to announce Karen Reesman, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CLNC as Director of Nursing. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the development of May School of Nursing and Allied Health, accreditation process for Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and the North Carolina Board of Nursing, nursing curriculum, hiring process for nursing and allied health faculty.
Aug. 30, 2012. Michele Williams has been named the new women’s basketball head coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Thursday. Prior to her appointment as the Tornado head coach, Williams served as the assistant coach at King for six years.
June 28, 2012. The wonderful world of Dr. Suess will come to life this weekend as Lees-McRae College Summer Theatre opens for the 2012 season with their charming take on “Seussical The Musical,” a well-known Broadway family favorite full of the most colorful characters from the famous works of Dr. Seuss.
BY GREG HINCE
June 25, 2012. Doug Owen has been named Director of Cycling at Lees-McRae College. In this position, Owen will manage the cycling team and will continue the growth of the cycling studies program.
June 6, 2012. COLUMBIA, S.C. — Lees-McRae College women’s soccer head coach Cally Morrill is not taking much of a break this summer, taking on the role of both assistant coach and player for the Central SC Cobras of the United Soccer Leagues’ W-League, announced College officials Tuesday.
May 24, 2012. Lees-McRae College junior Kevin Dever (Leesburg, N.J.) has been named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Track and Field Scholar Athlete of the Year, announced league officials Wednesday.
March 18, 2012. Lees-McRae College will host author, teacher, and literary critic Elizabeth Baird Hardy to lead a discussion on the Suzanne Collins novel, The Hunger Games, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Stafford Room of the Carson Library.
March 14, 2012. Includes Photo Gallery! Old-time storyteller Orville Hicks will be practicing his art at Lees-McRae College beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Evans Auditorium on March 15. Sponsored by the Stephenson Center for Appalachia, Hicks’ program is free and open to the public.
March 8, 2012. Lees-McRae College, in partnership with the Avery Chamber of Commerce, presents dinner with cycling legend Greg LeMond Saturday, March 24 on the campus of Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk. This fundraiser for the Lees-McRae College Cycling Program will include a ride with Greg LeMond at 1 p.m. on March 24, and a reception and dinner beginning at 6 p.m.
Feb. 29, 2012. MOUNT OLIVE, NC — The Mount Olive College men’s basketball team outscored Lees-McRae College by a 39-20 margin in the second half on Tuesday night en route to a 74-48 victory in the quarterfinal round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
BY TIM GARDNER