The Resuscitation of LeMoyne-Owen College

LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis began classes this past Monday. Earlier this year it looked like the college would have to close its doors. But $4 million in pledges from businesses, religious groups, and the city of Memphis have given the historically black institution new life.

The next major hurdle comes this September when the college will be assessed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. LeMoyne-Owen has been on probationary accreditation status for the past two years, primarily for its shaky financial condition. The accreditation decision will be announced in December.