North Carolina school makes list of colleges with unusual mottos

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

AVERY COUNTY, N.C. — recently published a list of “15 unusual college mottos” and one school from North Carolina was included.

“In montibus, ex montibus, pro montibus” is the motto for Lees–McRae College in Avery County.

The motto is Latin for “In the mountains, of the mountains, for the mountains” and was included in the list.

“Lees-McRae College, in the heart of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, not only has great mountain views, it also has a focus on Appalachian culture and history,” according to

The school is a private four-year college in Banner Elk and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.

Read more, see full list: