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On Saturday, May 6th, family and friends gathered at the Grady Nutt Athletic Center to watch the largest, ALC graduating class to date receive their degree from Alice Lloyd College.

In opening remarks, President Joe Stepp welcomed family and friends to the campus and praised graduates for their outstanding accomplishments. The Class of 2017 was blessed with a moving baccalaureate address from Reverend Lawrence Baldridge of Pippa Passes, Kentucky, who has been pastor of Caney Baptist Church since 1964.  The commencement address was delivered by Bill Goodman a native of Glasgow, KY. Goodman had a 21-year career with Kentucky Education Television (KET), where he served as host and managing editor of the Emmy Award-winning public affairs series Kentucky Tonight. Additionally, Today, Goodman serves as the chief executive officer of the Kentucky Humanities Council.

Following the confirmation of degrees two graduates were recognized for their academic achievements. Dr. Claude “Lafie” Crum, Academic Dean, presented the salutatorian award to Katie McFarland. The prestigious valedictorian award was given to Maegyn Bates.

In addition to recognizing our graduates, President Stepp also presented two special awards to faculty and staff members. Dr. Patrick Greene, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Physics, was given the Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, and Deborah Holbrook, ALC Assistant Director of Development, received the Leadership in Service Award.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017:

Jody Thomas AdamsKite, KY

Davin Zared AdkinsJenkins, KY

Mark Jordan AkinsWilliamsburg, KY

Mack Douglas AsherOnedia, KY

Cody Alexander BakerWhitesburg, KY

Lauren Taylor BakerHazard, KY

Kelsie Jacobs BakerHindman, KY

Kateland Michael BlevinsHager Hill, KY

Colton Hunter BoleynPrestonsburg, KY

Vannah Paige BreedingWhitesburg, KY

Peyton Grace BrownGrundy, VA

Nicholas Allen BunchCanada, KY

Katie Rose BurksBarbourville, KY

Destiny Victoria Faith CaldwellEmmalena, KY

Kristen Rose CampbellHardy, KY

Sarah Ann CantrellSalyersville, KY

David Boyd CavinsChapmanville, WV

Kenneth Gregory ChampionHindman, KY

Emily Anne ClonceLondon, KY

Kyle Evan ColemanSouth Point, OH

Jessica Megan Marie CollinsHazard, KY

Kayla Michelle CombsHazard, KY

Tara Lynn CombsHazard, KY

Trevor Myles CombsHazard, KY

Laren Ashley CornettLeburn, KY

Kaci Rae CorumManchester, KY

Jacquelyn A. CrawfordChurch Hill, TN

Mark Douglas CrawfordLondon, KY

Riccardo Paolo D’AmatoWhitesburg, KY

Courtney Nicole DayWooton, KY

Alessandra B. DoernteRichmond, KY

Laura Kristen FitchPaintsville, KY

Amber Lee FortnerJonesville, VA

Daisha Ann GauzeInez, KY

Anthony Jon GonzalesLexington, KY

Alyssa Kay GregoryLitt Carr, KY

Keniston Drake GrizzellAshton, WV

Jacob Nathaniel HaddixVancleve, KY

Dakota Christopher HallBeaver, KY

Ian McKenzey HallEmmalena, KY

Ian Tyler HallRaven, KY

Mason K. HallMinnie, KY

Nicholas Alexander HallWhitesburg, KY

 Zachery Ryan hancockJonesborough, TN

Matthew Trenton HorsleyHagerhill, KY

Andrew James HoweDunbar, WV

Sarrah Elizabeth HuberHazard, KY

Shakai Joelle HurleyRogersville, TN

Christen Noel HurtHazard, KY

Ryan Brandon IronsKenova, WV

Mary Ann IsaacFort Gay, WV

Rachel Allison JacksonHagerhill, KY

Emaleigh Michelle JacobsHindman, KY

Joshua Ray JohnsonMousie, KY

Tarnois C. JonesPippa Passes, KY

Dakota Lee JusticeMelvin, KY

Joseph Tyler KiddMartin, KY

Samuel Abraham KilburnMartin, KY

Tyler Alexander KilburnHueysville, KY

Elizabeth Hannah LangloisCross Lanes, WV

Ina Michelle LawsonDavid, KY

Joshep Brian LittleDebord, KY

Caleb Glen LoftonManchester, OH

Kelsey Nichole LogdonFrankfort, KY

Ryne Allen LogginsBristol, VA

Caleb Mark LoweCanada, KY

Kaelyn Sierra MartinHazard, KY

John Dylan MaxieThorton, KY

Chazz Colton MaynardPilgrim, KY

Caraline Berlynn McDowellRose Hill, VA

Makayla Kennedy McNewKeavy, KY

Devon Richard MillsFlat Lick, KY

Tailor Danielle MorganRutlegde, KY

Ashley Denise MorrisHazard, KY

Lani Rae MuncyManchester, KY

Victoria Renee NairnPrestonsburg, KY

Ashley Danielle NieceWhitesburg, KY

Donna June NierengartenMiddlesboro, KY

Terra Lajean NobleHazard, KY

Jeremy Brent OusleyPrestonsburg, KY

Mason Kelly PackKermit, WV

Tonya Renee PerryRogers, KY

Gregory Robert RandolphLondon, KY

Hilary Blake RatliffHazard, KY

Amber LaRay ReynoldsOlive Hill, KY

Rachel Danielle RiceMallie, KY

Jason Kyle RichieHazard, KY

Sara Ruth RobinsonOneida, KY

Christi An’ RosePrestonsburg, KY

Elizabeth Ann RumschlagNew Vienna, OH

Lawton Tate SalyerFlatgap, KY

Ronnie Quentin SaylorLancaster, KY

Jordan Orgus SealsOld Town, FL

Amber LaShae Shepherd, Hueysville, KY

Hayley Morgan ShortHindman, KY

Tabitha Lynn ShortPippa Passes, KY

Avery Blake ShrumAmburgey, KY

Holly Cherie SlempStanton, KY

Kayla Marie SloneWayland, KY

Charles Justin SmithManchester, KY

Kelcie Logan SmithManchester, KY

Megan Michelle SmithBristol, VA

Robert Dee SparksIronton, OH

Sarah Lee Ann SpearsPrinter, KY

Justin Lewis StacyRowdy, KY

Kacey Maria StidhamHyden, KY

Cody Ryan StumboBowling Green, KY

Cynthia Marie TackettJonancy, KY

Cynthia Denise TaylorBusy, KY

Weston Alexander TaylorPikeville, KY

Daniel Keith TusseyGunlock, KY

Catherine Alyxandria WebbOil Springs, KY

Tamara Brooke WebbNeon, KY

Charles Jordan WhiteManchester, KY

Megan LeeAnn WilliamsHippo, KY

Makayla Rose WilliamsonPrestonsburg, KY

Michaela Rae WoodallLondon, KY

Sarah Beth WoolridgeRogersville, TN

Tiana Dalyn WrightPippa Passes, KY

Tori La’Stacha WrightFisty, KY