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University of Memphis-Lambuth Growing in Second Year

By Caitlyn Jones
By cjones@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - As the University of Memphis-Lambuth Campus prepares for its second year in Jackson, officials said residents can expect to start seeing a lot more from the school.

Lambuth's Dean, Dr. Dan Lattimore, told the Jackson City Council, Tuesday, that the school is growing quickly, thanks in part to the community. He said enrollment for Fall 2012 is double that of last fall, with 600 students signed up.

The University of Memphis-Lambuth is also allowing the Jackson-Madison County School system to use the campus' athletic fields for $1.00 per year.
Dr. Lattimore reported that the growth in enrollment has allowed them to add new degree programs for the 2012-2013 year as well.

"We're going to see nursing, RN to BSN and also transfer nursing. We're going to see an accounting program, we're beginning a criminal justice program and a social work program," said Dr. Lattimore.

Classes for the University of Memphis-Lambuth Campus begin on August 27th. Lattimore expects about 60 students will live on campus.
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