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Originally published: 2014-05-09 09:13:21
Last modified: 2014-05-09 09:14:51

LMC commencement moved

Due to weather conditions, the commencement ceremony scheduled at 11 a.m. for Saturday, May 10, at Lees-McRae College has been moved to Williams Gymnasium within the Williams Physical Education Center at LMC in Banner Elk.

In addition to two keynote speakers -Thomas H. Brigham Jr. and Jane B. Stephenson - commencement weekend will be full of events, including a baccalaureate dinner and baccalaureate and hooding service on Friday, May 9.

The baccalaureate dinner will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in MacDonald Dining Hall. Guests must purchase a ticket in advance to attend the dinner. After dinner, the baccalaureate and hooding service will take place in Hayes Auditorium at 7 p.m. featuring speakers chosen by the Class of 2014.

This year's speakers, who will give the blessing of the graduates, are James Carson, Stewart Skeate, Denise Dyer and Dee Thomas.

For more information on commencement at Lees-McRae, contact the registrar's office at (828) 898-8856 or visit