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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October 2016
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September 25, 2016 September 26, 2016 September 27, 2016

ALC Blood Drive

Convocation: Randy Wallace

September 28, 2016 September 29, 2016 September 30, 2016 October 1, 2016
October 2, 2016 October 3, 2016 October 4, 2016 October 5, 2016

ALC Midterm Grades Due

JBS 1st Quarter Grades Due

JBS Science Fair

October 6, 2016 October 7, 2016

JBS Grandparent's Day

October 8, 2016

ALC Alumni Association Meeting

Appalachia Day Homecoming

October 9, 2016 October 10, 2016 October 11, 2016 October 12, 2016 October 13, 2016

ALC/JBS Fall Break (No Classes)

October 14, 2016

ALC/JBS Fall Break (No Classes)

October 15, 2016
October 16, 2016 October 17, 2016

Alcohol Awareness Week

October 18, 2016

Alcohol Awareness Week

Convocation: Substance/Alcohol Abuse Awareness

October 19, 2016

Alcohol Awareness Week

October 20, 2016

Alcohol Awareness Week

Convocation: Final Round Quiz Bowl

October 21, 2016

Alcohol Awareness Week

Fall Board Meeting

October 22, 2016

Fall Board Meeting

October 23, 2016 October 24, 2016 October 25, 2016 October 26, 2016 October 27, 2016 October 28, 2016 October 29, 2016
October 30, 2016 October 31, 2016 November 1, 2016

Convocation: Brett Wiscons

November 2, 2016 November 3, 2016 November 4, 2016 November 5, 2016