“I came to Memphis from New Orleans. It was a traumatic time. LeMoyne-Owen saved my life….I had been a student before, but at LeMoyne-Owen I became a scholar….they took the light that was within me, and helped me manifest it.”
LeMoyne-Owen is like that, a special place that makes everyone’s light shine. The College is all about transformation, for itself, its city and especially its students. The current College Transformation Plan, “Delivering a New Brand of Urban Education for Leadership, Opportunity, and Change” is a vital launch pad for developing the potential of all students to find success as professionals, civic movers and shakers, and fulfilled individuals.
As a small, historically Black liberal arts College, LeMoyne-Owen gives personal attention to every student, and offers a curriculum that recognizes and addresses their particular perspectives, interests, needs and concerns. Set in the urban heart of one of the South’s great cities, LeMoyne-Owen is not just located in Memphis, but is a part of it. Students and faculty are actively involved with their community, learning from it, about it, and with it. Together, we are urban change agents.
LeMoyne-Owen College offers a new brand of urban education to prepare students for economic independence, professional advancement, solid contributions to their community and personal fulfillment.
The College provides a liberal arts core curriculum which develops in students
- important skills in communication, quantification, critical thinking;
- grounding in their own and culture and understanding of other regional, American and world cultures;
- a knowledge base about the natural and physical world and technology they can apply to their own lives.
The urban-focused curriculum offers students special opportunities to develop their own capacities through individualized attention to the skill development of each student:
- Wide ranging hands-on field placement in the community and in professional environments
- Opportunities for each student to interact with community and professional leaders
- Major programs which offer special attention to urban issues and perspectives and to fill t he professional needs of local, regional and global urban centers
LeMoyne-Owen graduates should be able to:
- think creatively, critically, logically, and analytically using both quantitative and qualitative methods for solving problems;
- communicate effectively (listen, speak, read and write) on formal and informal levels;
- distinguish, clarify and refine personal values for the attainment of richer self-perception and relate those values to the value systems of others;
- appreciate, understand and know the foundations of the Afrocentric perspective;
- appreciate, understand and know the foundations of diverse cultures in the context of a global community;
- appreciate, understand, and know and pursue the principles, method and subject matter which underlie the major discipline;
- accept social responsibility and provide service to humankind;
- maintain literacy for the understanding of the impact of science and technology on individuals, society and the environment;
- attain motivational, personal management and interpersonal skills, professional development and research experience, as well as resourcefulness that will form the basis for a career and/or further educational experiences;
- attain critical skills, frame of reference and understanding to appreciate and discriminate artistic achievement.