Alice Lloyd College

Alice Lloyd College Appalachian Entrepreneurial Development Program

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With the loss of many jobs due to the decline of Central Appalachia’s coal industry, the region’s poor economy has taken an additional blow. The percentage of working age adults who have jobs is below 30%. Seventy-four percent of all Central Appalachian counties classified as “economically distressed” in the Appalachian Regional Commission‘s 2013 report are located within Alice Lloyd’s 108-county service area.

Alice Lloyd College’s Appalachian Entrepreneurial Development Program has been specifically designed to promote regional economic development by assisting, teaching, and training current and future entrepreneurs. Eighty-three percent of Alice Lloyd graduates return to work and serve in the region, which means that students involved with this program will be ready to have an immediate impact on the region’s economic climate. The College intends for this new and innovative program to be a key factor in battling poverty and job loss in Appalachia, specifically in eastern Kentucky.

The College’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Collaborative Learning will:

  • serve as a forum in which we will bring in experts in entrepreneurial development, as well as civic and political leaders, to help us in our quest to create new businesses and jobs here in the mountains
  • serve as a point of contact where aspiring entrepreneurs and others can get information and assistance
  • encourage partnerships with local and regional businesses and organizations to support community and economic development
  • aid current and new businesses in becoming more competitive
  • encourage the use of technology in creating and making businesses more competitive
  • support and promote community and economic development projects

Young Entrepreneurs
The Appalachian Entrepreneurial Development Program offers many services to the college and surrounding communities that include:

  • entrepreneurship training and workshops
  • business model generation
  • business plan development/consultation
  • research assistance
  • access to area professionals and networks
  • entrepreneurship convocations
  • general/small business coaching and advising

In addition to these services, the program offers many opportunities specifically for Alice Lloyd College students. These are:

  • a minor in entrepreneurship
  • social entrepreneurship retreats
  • business plan/concept participation and assistance
  • Entrepreneurship Club
Click here to find out more about the Entrepreneurship minor at ALC! Also, visit this page to learn more about the entrepreneurship courses we currently offer.

Questions? Please contact:

Rachel Childers, Director of ALC’s Appalachian Entrepreneurial Development Program
Phone: (606) 368-6200
E-mail: rachelchilders@alc.edu

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Upcoming Events

  • Blood Drive
    January 27, 2015 @ N/A Event Details >>
  • Convocation: Blood Drive - Community Service
    January 27, 2015 @ 9:00 am Event Details >>
  • JBS 3rd Quarter Midterm Ends
    January 30, 2015 @ N/A Event Details >>
  • Women's Basketball vs Cincinnati Christian
    January 30, 2015 @ 5:30 pm Event Details >>
  • Men's Basketball vs Cincinnati Christian University
    January 30, 2015 @ 7:30 pm Event Details >>
  • Convocation: Highlands Center For Autism (HCA)
    February 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm Event Details >>

Calendar

January 2015
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Christmas/New Year's Recess

JBS Christmas/New Year's Recess

29

Christmas/New Year's Recess

JBS Christmas/New Year's Recess

Men's Basketball @ Western Kentucky University

30

Christmas/New Year's Recess

JBS Christmas/New Year's Recess

31

Christmas/New Year's Recess

JBS Christmas/New Year's Recess

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Christmas/New Year's Recess

JBS Christmas/New Year's Recess

2

Christmas/New Year's Recess

JBS Christmas/New Year's Recess

3

Christmas/New Year's Recess

JBS Christmas/New Year's Recess

Women's Basketball vs Carlow

Men's Basketball vs Carlow University

4

Christmas/New Year's Recess

JBS Christmas/New Year's Recess

Women's Basketball vs Point Park

Men's Basketball vs Point Park University

5

Christmas/New Year's Recess

JBS Christmas/New Year's Recess

ALC Faculty/Staff Opening Day

ALC Registration

ALC Registration

JBS Start Second Semester

6 7

ALC Classes Begin

8

Men's Basketball @ Boyce College

9 10

Men's Basketball @ Brescia University

Women's Basketball @ Brescia University

11 12 13

Men's Basketball vs Crown College

Women's Basketball vs Midway

14

Last Day to Register/Drop-Add

15 16 17

Women's Basketball @ IUS

Men's Basketball @ Indiana University Southeast

18 19 20

Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation - Carl Hurley

Women's Basketball @ Rio Grande

Men's Basketball @ Rio Grande University

Men's Basketball @ Rio Grande University

21 22 23 24

Women's Basketball @ IUK

Men's Basketball @ Indiana University Kokomo

25

Women's Basketball @ IU East

Men's Basketball @ Indiana University East

26 27

Blood Drive

Convocation: Blood Drive - Community Service

28 29 30

JBS 3rd Quarter Midterm Ends

Women's Basketball vs Cincinnati Christian

Men's Basketball vs Cincinnati Christian University

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