Flag Raised at University of Memphis-Lambuth

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Even though Lambuth University officially became part of the University of Memphis last month with the deed recorded on December 20, Thursday it became official. Governor Bill Haslam along with area U of M officials braved the cold and snow for a flag raising ceremony early Thursday afternoon. The University of Memphis began leasing the campus in August after Lambuth closed amid financial troubles. Current enrollment on the Lambuth campus. “So its our being together and what we build here together in programs and projects will make the difference in the education in West Tennessee,” said Dr. Shirley Raines, president of the University of Memphis. The city of Jackson, Madison County government, West Tennessee Health Care and the Jackson Energy Authority each contributed $2 million to purchase the campus and turn it over to the state of Tennessee for use by the University of Memphis. Spring semester for the 300 students at the Jackson campus began, Thursday.

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