Lane College

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Lane College
LaneCollege.png
MottoEsse Non Videri
Established1882
TypePrivate, HBCU
Religious affiliationChristian Methodist Episcopal Church
Presidentvacant
Students2,000
LocationJackson, Tennessee,
United States
CampusUrban, 25 acres
ColorsCardinal and Royal Blue
         
AthleticsNCAA Division II
NicknameDragons
AffiliationsSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Websitewww.lanecollege.edu
Lane College Historic District
LocationLane Ave., Jackson, Tennessee
Area4.2 acres (1.7 ha)
Built1905
Architectural styleClassical Revival
Governing bodyPrivate
NRHP Reference #87001117[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 2, 1987
 
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Lane College
LaneCollege.png
MottoEsse Non Videri
Established1882
TypePrivate, HBCU
Religious affiliationChristian Methodist Episcopal Church
Presidentvacant
Students2,000
LocationJackson, Tennessee,
United States
CampusUrban, 25 acres
ColorsCardinal and Royal Blue
         
AthleticsNCAA Division II
NicknameDragons
AffiliationsSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Websitewww.lanecollege.edu
Lane College Historic District
LocationLane Ave., Jackson, Tennessee
Area4.2 acres (1.7 ha)
Built1905
Architectural styleClassical Revival
Governing bodyPrivate
NRHP Reference #87001117[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 2, 1987

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.

History[edit]

Lane College was founded in 1882 by the Colored Methodist Episcopal (C.M.E.) Church in America as the “C.M.E. High School” and named after Methodist Bishop Isaac Lane who co-founded the 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."[2][3]

Academics[edit]

Lane College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's degrees.[4] Its academic divisions and programs are:

Notes[edit]

Athletics[edit]

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.

Notable Alumni[edit]

NameClass yearNotabilityReferences
Donald L. Hollowell1947Civil rights lawyer. He was the first African-American to be named regional director of a United States government agency (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).[5]
Jacoby Jones2007Current professional football player; scored two touchdowns in 2013 Superbowl[6]
Fred Lane1997Former professional football player
Jason Brookins2001Former professional football player
Chuck Rainey1959Legendary musician with recording credits on thousands of recordings

Namesake[edit]

SS Lane Victory, a World War II Victory Ship, and one of the few such ships surviving, was named for Lane College. It is now docked in San Pedro, California (which is part of the commercial harbor area of Los Angeles to the south of downtown). It is now open as a museum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ About Lane, Lane College website, accessed March 13, 2010
  3. ^ History, Lane College>College Profile, Lane College website, accessed March 13, 2010
  4. ^ College Profile, Lane College website, accessed March 13, 2010
  5. ^ "Donald Hollowell Foundation". donaldhollowell.com. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  6. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/sports/football/for-raven-from-new-orleans-a-glorious-return-two-ways.html?hp&_r=0

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