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Sat, 01.28.1928

Lewis College of Business is Founded

The founding of Lewis College of Business (LCB) established in Detroit in 1928 is celebrated on this date.  Violet T. Lewis founded the college at the beginning of the Great Depression.

Starting with a $50 loan and determination, Dr. Lewis established Michigan's only Historically Black College. Located in the heart of Detroit, LCB brought state-of-the-art, accredited, business education to its students. LCB is an open admission, two-year college presenting both academic and technical programs. Its certificates and associate degrees provide easy entry into the job market or give transfer privileges to a senior institution.

The main function of Lewis College of Business was to supply opportunities in higher education for qualified applicants. The college provides a business-related curriculum in Computer Information, Business Administration, and Office Information Systems. The long-term objective of the college is to continue granting degrees. Although the academic program of the college focuses on technical business skills, the students learn the skills and attitudes to become world citizens.

Lewis College of Business offered educational preparation in Liberal Arts and three career areas: Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Office Information Systems. The academic programs at Lewis have traditionally combined theoretical and practical methods of instruction. During the past 70 years, over 2,500 students have graduated from Lewis College, and close to 27,000 students have attended this institution.

Upon graduation, the majority of the alumni immediately entered into the world of work, while others continue their education. Lewis College of Business has always impressed upon its students the value of continued growth through education. The acceptance of this counsel is evidenced by the alumni who have earned Bachelors, Masters's, and Doctorate degrees.

Lewis college had to close in 2013.  On December 29, 2021 the govenor of Michigan signed a bill to re open the school.

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