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|Lane College :: President Message|
With such an admirable history spanning 128 years, it would be easy for this institution to simply stand tall and steady on past successes. But, to dwell too long on past achievements without a greater appreciation of future possibilities is to be unfaithful to the Mission of our Founder. Bishop Lane believed in reading the landscape and making strategic decisions which would ensure longevity and relevance. While we will hew to the core of our Mission, the traditions of discipline, and a philosophy that heralds the aristocracy of the intellect, we are configuring ourselves to thrive and prosper in this New Age.
Thus, you live in a time of tremendous momentum and positive change. There will be a continued strongemphasis on academic excellence, but there will be enhanced initiatives focused on equipping you with all the skills and knowledge you will need in a world that is increasingly-reliant on standardized testing. You will gain invaluable testing experience at Lane College, and we will ensure that you leave with the competencies to succeed in your post-collegiate endeavors.
In order to ensure that Lane College remains technologically strong, we have broadened our research and development program. The new Center for Research and Development strengthens the teaching and learning experience. It also generates new revenue streams for the College.
In spite of our illustrious past and vigorous present, please know that our greatest days are yet to come. I am happy that you are a part of this history-in-the-making, and I extend my best wishes for a productive, life-changing stay at Lane College. At the same time that you are creating a legacy of educational success for yourself and your family, and becoming a productive citizen and lifelong learner, you will develop and retain an unfettered loyalty to alma mater --— the Red and Blue.
May God continue to bless you and your loved ones throughout your matriculation - and beyond.
Wesley Cornelious McClure ‘64
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