Oct. 12, 2012. Lees-McRae College presented Banner Elk Town Manager Rick Owen with the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award during the Green and Gold Alumni Brunch on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, during Homecoming Weekend. Owen is a 1988 and 2000 graduate of Lees-McRae College.
Oct. 9, 2012. Lees-McRae College is pleased to announce the appointment of Suzette A. Fronk as vice president for finance and business affairs. Fronk comes to Lees-McRae College from Ohio Northern University where she served as assistant vice president of financial affairs and director of budget and planning.
Sept. 13, 2012. Award winning photographer and writer Dr. Michael Joslin will present a slide show/lecture at Lees-McRae College on Sept. 27 as part of the Stephenson Center for Appalachia Lecture Series. Based on his latest book, Mountain Spring, Joslin’s presentation will take you through Appalachia’s vernal season.
Aug. 20, 2012. High Country Women’s Fund (HCWF) volunteers were well represented for the graduation of 10 women who attended the New Opportunities School for Women this summer at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk.
Aug. 17, 2012. Based on student interest, marketplace demand and the generous donation from Daniel and Dianne May, Lees-McRae College is pleased to offer undergraduate degree programs in Nursing and Allied Health.
Aug. 13, 2012. Dr. Len Indianer will present a lecture on his latest novel, The H Factor, Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. in Evans Auditorium in the Cannon Student Center on the campus of Lees-McRae College. An international thriller, The H Factor tells the story of a freakish natural disaster that depletes more than half of the oil supply of the United States.
July 12, 2012. Includes photo gallery! The grand opening and dedication of the Dan and Dianne May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center took place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, on the campus of Lees-McRae College.
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
Photo by Maria Richardson
July 2, 2012. If you are looking to gain insight into Appalachian culture or seeking to enrich your summer experience, reserve three Wednesdays in July to participate in the John B. Stephenson Lecture Series at Lees-McRae College. Scholar, teacher, humanist and caretaker of Southern Appalachia, John B. Stephenson began his career at Lees-McRae College and rose to be the president of Berea College. He left an enduring legacy of devoted stewardship of the mountains.