LMC Holds Graduation Ceremonies
Lees-McRae College conferred degrees upon 230 graduates during commencement exercises Saturday, May 5 beginning at 10 a.m. inside Williams Gymnasium on the campus in Banner Elk.
The day begin as gloomy and rainy in the beautiful small mountain town students said they would miss as they prepared to move to the next part of their life. The old Cannon Hospital served as a shuttle location point as the parking lots were packed around Williams Gymnasium. Mr. Robert S. Jepson, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Jepson Associates of Savannah, GA and a member of the Lees-McRae College Board of Trustees, delivered the commencement address “Making a Difference. ”Jepson addressed the graduates. “If you understand the uniqueness of yourselves, that wonderful power of the human spirit, you can and will make a difference.” At the conclusion of Jepson’s address, degrees were conferred upon the 230 graduates by President Buxton. Then, Alumni Board President Catherine Button Campe ’89/’91 inducted the Class of 2012 into the Alumni Association.