Lane College, located in Jackson, Tennessee, is a small, private, co-educational institution of higher learning that provides a liberal arts curriculum leading to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences. It was founded in 1882 by Bishop Isaac Lane, a former slave, and is the first four-year institution established by the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Lane is fully accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and offers degrees in sixteen majors. The primary Mission of Lane College is to provide quality educational opportunities to the poor, disadvantaged, and under-served segments of society. Lane College rejects the widely-accepted and disproved notion that students from deprived backgrounds are unable to learn and are destined to uncertain futures. We believe in the Power of Potential® and refuse to give up on our students. We believe that a student’s past performance does not necessarily predict his or her future achievement or lack thereof. We advocate for our students; we stand with them; we change their behavior; and we use our influence to show them a better way to their future success.