LeMoyne-Owen College

Est. 1862
Memphis, TN

UNCF Member Institution
Transformation Partner since 2016


Motto: “Leadership, Opportunity, Change.”
Website: loc.edu

LeMoyne-Owen College has always been a think tank for civil rights. We will always encourage our students to use their voices.

Dr. Vernell A. Bennett-Fairs President, LeMoyne-Owen College

 

LeMoyne College merged with Owen College to become LeMoyne-Owen College in 1968. LeMoyne-Owen College’s legacy transcends the eras of race riots, yellow fever epidemics, Jim Crow laws and segregation in Memphis. It has stood the test of time and inspired countless students to change their lives. LeMoyne-Owen College is the only historically black college in Memphis, Tennessee.

Through its transformation efforts, LeMoyne-Owen College has tried to redesign its general education requirements, including allowing general education students to explore areas of study in chemistry, physics, biology, ecology and environmental science, providing a breadth of introductory knowledge in natural science areas.

Additionally, the college introduced adaptive learning technology into the remedial and freshman-level algebra courses using Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS).

The institution has continued to enhance dual enrollment and summer institute offerings by reviewing the current advising process. A mapping process for enrollment, registration and advising is also in progress, with aspirations to implement an appointment scheduling platform for academic advising, tutoring, and coaching.

An Online Hub for Learning and Community Building

An Online Hub for Learning and Community Building

The United Negro College Fund is launching a new online learning platform where HBCU students and scholars at different institutions across the country can learn and connect.

Anthology Works to Strengthen Network for HBCUs

Anthology Works to Strengthen Network for HBCUs

Supporting student success outcomes requires a culture of data fluency. ICB and Anthology partner on HBCU Data and Analytics Credential.

Black Educators and Leaders Gather in Atlanta for UNCF’s UNITE 2022

Black Educators and Leaders Gather in Atlanta for UNCF’s UNITE 2022

UNCF convened for UNITE 2022, the organization’s summit for students, educators and professional stakeholders at HBCUs.

Coming Together for HBCU Student Success Excellence

Coming Together for HBCU Student Success Excellence

UNCF and InsideTrack partners to help students return to school in the midst of the pandemic. A new case study reveals lessons learned.

Dr. Rochelle Ford Named Next President of Dillard University

Dr. Rochelle Ford Named Next President of Dillard University

Dr. Ford will become the next president of Dillard University, a historically Black university in New Orleans. Ford is currently the dean of Elon University's School of Communications.

Forgotten Leaders – How HBCUs and PBIs Can Amplify Black Women’s Roles in Social Justice Movements

Forgotten Leaders – How HBCUs and PBIs Can Amplify Black Women’s Roles in Social Justice Movements

UNCF’s Executive Leadership Institute gatherings, focused on how HBCUs and PBIs can support women advocates by putting more women in positions of leadership.

Good News for HBCUs

Good News for HBCUs

For decades, Black colleges have been portrayed as deficient. What changed?

HBCU aims to achieve its goal of enrolling 10,000 students well ahead of schedule

HBCU aims to achieve its goal of enrolling 10,000 students well ahead of schedule

Morgan State University has announced historic enrollment figures for a second consecutive year.

HBCU Transformation Project Launched with $60 Million

HBCU Transformation Project Launched with $60 Million

The HBCU Transformation Project aims to increase HBCU health and sustainability, improve student outcomes in retention and graduation rates, expand enrollment, and bolster capacity building with faculty and staff.

ICB and Partners Reflect on Career Pathways Initiative

ICB and Partners Reflect on Career Pathways Initiative

UNCF and partners reflected on the successes of the Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) funded by a $50 million Lilly Endowment investment that helps HBCUs and PBIs strengthen institutional career placement outcomes.

Innovative Partnerships with Community Development Financial Institutions

Innovative Partnerships with Community Development Financial Institutions

CDFIs like Reinvestment Fund are positioned to connect the dots between community partners, financial institutions and policymakers to help drive healthy and equitable communities.

It’s time to uplift Black cities by investing in HBCUs

It’s time to uplift Black cities by investing in HBCUs

If HBCUs are to realize their full potential as a driver of economic and community development, their value and impact must be recognized by the capital markets.