Welcome to AbeSquare, where you can check in and see all that is happening at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU). I’m Kate and I will be your guide. This blog will be updated daily with news and events, but more importantly, the story of LMU and her students, faculty and alumni.
LMU is a vibrant academic community dating back to 1897 when it was founded as a living memorial to our nation’s sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. LMU’s roots are in the liberal arts and its heritage is rich with stories of students who came to the University with little more than the clothes on their backs. They often worked on the farm, in the dining hall or library to pay their tuition and left LMU with a degree that helped them succeed in life. This generation tells some of the most amazing stories and I hope to share some of them on AbeSquare.
Over the last 114 years some of our nation’s most competent lawyers, doctors, nurses, artists, veterinarians, business persons and writers have had their academic roots at LMU. In 2007, LMU made a bold move towards professional studies with the founding of the LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. Recognizing the growing health care epidemic in rural Appalachia, the visionary leaders of LMU took steps to “grow our own” when it was faced an escalating physician and nurse shortages. Ever mindful of the University’s mission to provide educational opportunity to underserved communities, LMU initiated a Physician’s Assistant program in 2009. That same year, the LMU-Duncan School of Law also opened in Knoxville and the Carter and Moyers School of Education introduced a Educational Doctorate in Executive Leadership.
As you can tell, there is a lot to report on, so be sure to keep check in at AbeSquare to find out what is happening at LMU.