Alice Lloyd College

The Purpose Road

From the early days of Caney School, now Alice Lloyd College, The Purpose Road Philosophy was taught by Alice Lloyd and June Buchanan. It was originally created by George Herbert Palmer, a professor at Harvard University. Our founders’ burning desire was that each student would catch a vision of his or her purpose which would eventually manifest itself in world service.

Today, the ideals of The Purpose Road Philosophy permeate the educational process at Alice Lloyd College. All students work either on campus or in community outreach positions off-campus. Good character is emphasized and supported. Even our main street is named Purpose Road; side streets, which include names such as Conscience, Duty, Courage, and Consecration, serve to remind us of the importance of ethical living. A life of service to God and humanity is the desired result of one’s “walk” upon the Purpose Road.

Purpose Road Diagram

The Purpose Road Philosophy manual includes the following passage:

By an inexorable law,
What we expect tends to come to us.
Facing life in the right way, we must have

A Purpose
A Goal
A Vision.

Then hold the thought and work toward it.
It will come as dawns the day.

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March 2017
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February 26, 2017 February 27, 2017 February 28, 2017 March 1, 2017 March 2, 2017

Convocation: Graduates Celebration!

Convocation: Graduates Celebration!
March 3, 2017

ALC Midterm Grades Due

ALC Midterm Grades Due

JBS 3rd Quarter Grades Due

JBS 3rd Quarter Grades Due
March 4, 2017
March 5, 2017 March 6, 2017 March 7, 2017

Convocation: James V. Mongiardo Speech Competition

Convocation: James V. Mongiardo Speech Competition
March 8, 2017 March 9, 2017

Saint Patrick's Day March

Saint Patrick's Day March
March 10, 2017 March 11, 2017
March 12, 2017 March 13, 2017

ALC/JBS Spring Break - No Classes

ALC/JBS Spring Break - No Classes

Voices of Appalachia Choir Tour

Voices of Appalachia Choir Tour
March 14, 2017

ALC/JBS Spring Break - No Classes

ALC/JBS Spring Break - No Classes

Voices of Appalachia Choir Tour

Voices of Appalachia Choir Tour
March 15, 2017

ALC/JBS Spring Break - No Classes

ALC/JBS Spring Break - No Classes

Voices of Appalachia Choir Tour

Voices of Appalachia Choir Tour
March 16, 2017

ALC/JBS Spring Break - No Classes

ALC/JBS Spring Break - No Classes

Voices of Appalachia Choir Tour

Voices of Appalachia Choir Tour
March 17, 2017

ALC/JBS Spring Break - No Classes

ALC/JBS Spring Break - No Classes

Voices of Appalachia Choir Tour

Voices of Appalachia Choir Tour
March 18, 2017
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ALC Pre-Registration

ALC Pre-Registration
March 21, 2017

ALC Pre-Registration

ALC Pre-Registration
March 22, 2017

ALC Pre-Registration

ALC Pre-Registration
March 23, 2017

ALC Pre-Registration

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Convocation: Terri Thompson

Convocation: Terri Thompson
March 24, 2017

ALC Pre-Registration

ALC Pre-Registration
March 25, 2017
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ALC Blood Drive

ALC Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Convocation: Blue Jeans for Babies

Convocation: Blue Jeans for Babies
March 31, 2017 April 1, 2017

ALC Alumni Board Meeting

ALC Alumni Board Meeting