I decided to blog about my alma mater, Lee University, today. Lee is situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in southern Tennessee in the little town of Cleveland. It is a beautiful and welcoming campus.
Lee is a Liberal Arts university with several colleges on campus. I received my BS in Biological Sciences from Lee in 1980 (yes...I'm THAT old!). It has several little claims to fame and here are some of the fun facts I found while browsing the website recently:
Lee University is widely known for its strong faculty and the outstanding traditions in Music, Bible, Education and Pre-Medical program success. Successful graduates in the School of Music include Phil Stacy (American Idol), Mark Harris (4 Him), Janna Potter Long and Melissa Greene (Avalon) and Jay DaMarcus (Rascal Flatts). The Lee University festival choir at Lee was honored in the past by being included in the recording of a new CD, which features the "Best Choirs in America" The Festival Choir is made up of all six vocal music groups.
Lee choirs have featured on inspirational channel and several have been featured on joint recordings with Alvin Slaughter, Ron Kenoly, and Bill Gaither.
In addition to the famous alumni, here's a bit about the science department:
The Department of Natural Science and Mathematics has become very popular in preparing students for professional schools in medical related fields. Even in the highly competitive world of graduate studies in the medical fields, this department enjoys a very high acceptance rate of students to continue their medical training at institutions of their choice. A large part of this success is due to personal attention by the faculty that compliments the solid course content in these major fields of study.
I can say that my own experiences at Lee were fantastic! I still have moments when I dream of returning to that safe and lovely place...and even go so far as to check the employment openings once in a while! It is a lovely campus and my time spent at Lee was worth every penny of the hard-earned tuition.
Thank you, Lee University, for giving me a quality education and a quality experience that I count as one of God's greatest blessings in my life. I conclude with the campus verse that students and faculty alike spoke together at the end of every chapel service:
"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer." Psalms 19:14 King James Version