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Lane College
Motto Esse Non Videri
Established 1882
Type Private, HBCU
President Dr. Wesley C. McClure
Students 2,000
Location Jackson, Tennessee,
United States
Campus Urban, 25 acres
Colors Cardinal and Royal Blue
         
Nickname Dragons
Athletics NCAA Division II
Affiliations Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Website www.lanecollege.edu

Lane College is a four-year, historically black college associated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, located in Jackson, Tennessee, just northeast of the downtown area. It is primarily a liberal arts institution.

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History

Lane College was founded in 1882 by the Colored Methodist Episcopal (C.M.E.) Church in America as the “C.M.E. High School.” Planning for the school had begun in 1878, but the school's establishment was delayed by a yellow fever epidemic in the region in 1878. Its primary purpose was the education of newly freed slaves, and the original curriculum focused on the preparation of "teachers and preachers."[1][2] Bishop Isaac Lane of the C.M.E. Church is considered to have been the school's founder, and his daughter, Jennie Lane, was its first teacher.[2][3]

Academics

Lane College has educational accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's degrees.[3] Its academic divisions and programs are:

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Business and Social & Behavioral Science

Majors
  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • History
  • Sociology
Minors
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Finance
  • Government
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Sociology

Liberal Studies and Education

Majors
  • English
  • French
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mass Communication
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religion
Minors
  • Art-English
  • French
  • Mass Communications
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religion
  • Spanish

Natural and Physical Sciences

Majors
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering[A]
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Minors
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Notes

A.^ Dual degree program with Tennessee State University.

Athletics

The Lane College Department of Athletics sponsors men's intercollegiate baseball, basketball, football, cross country, and tennis along with women's intercollegiate softball, basketball, cross country, volleyball and tennis.

The athletic teams nicknamed the "Dragons" are sponsored and compete in Division II of the NCAA. The athletic teams compete as a part of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

References

  1. ^ About Lane, Lane College website, accessed March 13, 2010
  2. ^ a b History, Lane College website, accessed March 13, 2010
  3. ^ a b College Profile, Lane College website, accessed March 13, 2010

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