Student Story: Cesar Quispe, Lane College

"Lane College has truly helped me turn my potential into realities." 

Originally from Peru in South America, Cesar was raised in Washington, DC by a single mother. Quispe first arrived in Tennessee in 2008, after having lived in Puerto Rico for a few years. While in Puerto Rico, he lived out of his car for a couple of months until a Christian family took him in. In 2008, he was asked to join a non-profit Christian organization.  

In 2013, Cesar enrolled at Lane College in Jackson, TN, where he is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration. While in the process of completing his education, he was hired to work in the Marketing and Athletics departments at Lane College. In late 2015, Quispe joined the West Tennessee Examiner, a regional newspaper based in Jackson, TN.

His focus at the newspaper is in the areas of marketing and design, but contributes as a journalist and photojournalist. When asked about how important his education was, he said, “coming to Lane College was the most important decision I made in my life. Being in an environment where I am challenged in and out of the classroom is extremely important to me. Having world-recognized professors with many years of combined academic and professional experiences has proven to be vital to my development. Being Hispanic is sometimes difficult in today’s society, but my family at Lane College has nurtured me into being a well-balanced professional. My colleges slogan is the Power of Potential® and Lane College has truly helped me turn my potential into realities. I love LC!”

Quispe is expected to graduate in 2016 with a degree in Business Administration, and plans to continue his education by pursuing a Juris Doctor degree while continues his work in marketing and journalism.