Alice Lloyd College

Austin Allen

Austin Allan

Hey! I’m Austin, and I’m a junior here at ALC.

I’m from Kentucky, born and raised in the “truck stop with a zip code” more commonly referred to as Grayson. I’m a biology pre-medicine major with aspirations to attend the University of Kentucky School of Medicine upon graduation from Alice Lloyd. I love being here at ALC! My classes are challenging, I have a great work-study in the Admissions Office, and I’ve made some wonderful friends.

I’m really having an excellent time here at this one-of-a-kind school, and I encourage you to come check it out for yourself.- Austin Allen, Admissions Ambassador

Q & A with Austin

  1. Why did you choose to attend college at Alice Lloyd?

    I chose to attend ALC because of the character-based education I’d heard so much about. I wanted to go to a small school that could provide me with one-on-one attention, and nowhere could pull that off to my standards quite like ALC. I also received the Presidential Scholarship, which, along with the Appalachian Leaders Scholarship that guarantees tuition, allowed me to attend ALC for little to no cost. How could I possibly turn that down?

  2. What campus activities can students become involved in?

    ALC has a big intramurals program that any and all students can get involved with. Any time of year you can be walking down campus and hear people talking about when the next Ultimate Frisbee game is or who’s playing whom in the next 3-on-3 basketball game. There’s also a TON of clubs and organizations that I encourage everyone to get involved with. And then, on the weekends or in the evenings, you can take a trip to Hazard, Pikeville, or Prestonsburg (towns that have movie theaters, restaurants, shopping, bowling, etc.), which are only a short distance away.

  3. Which residence hall do you call home? What’s the best aspect of living on campus?

    I live in Howard Memorial Hall at the north end of campus. Living on campus has caused me to do a lot of growing up. I have the freedom that I’ve always wanted, and I’m really learning to take care of myself. I’ve also never had to deal with a roommate before, so that was a big adjustment. But, in no time, we became best friends! So, I guess it’s safe to say that dorm life is very different from living at home, but I like it a lot!

  4. Do you feel safe on campus?

    That almost seems like a silly question when you’re talking about ALC! Of course I feel safe on campus. Pippa Passes is such a small place that its police department is actually located on ALC’s campus. What’s better is that it’s right across the road from the men’s dorms. I always joke and say that they really don’t have much to do because the crime rate on campus is basically non-existent. So, yes, I’m very comfortable saying that I feel safe on campus.

  5. Do you find it difficult to balance the demands of classes at ALC, your work-study, and extracurricular activities? What advice would you give to a potential or current ALC student about successfully handling all aspects of college life?

    Life at ALC is a big adjustment to make from high school. You have to practice good time management skills. Classes are more challenging and you have to study. Along with that, you have to make time to complete your work-study responsibilities, and if you can, there are extracurricular activities to take into account. When you first dive in, it can be overwhelming. It’s sometimes difficult to balance everything, but if you keep a schedule or calendar, it’s easy to stay organized. And organization is the key to being successful in college!

  6. In your opinion, what makes Alice Lloyd the best choice for prospective college students?

    Like any school, ALC is not for everyone. If you’re not prepared to work hard for your education, it’s probably not for you. But if you’re looking for a school where you can earn a genuine, character-based education for an affordable cost, then Alice Lloyd is a good fit for you!

  7. What are your goals for life after ALC?

    I plan on furthering my education in medical school, preferable at the University of Kentucky. Why UK? My Presidential Scholarship guaranteed me a spot in Caney Cottage (an apartment complex owned by ALC on UK’s campus) and will provide me with a substantial stipend for living expenses wherever I go. I certainly can’t turn that offer down!

Upcoming Events

Calendar

March 2014
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Eagles Baseball versus Ohio-Chillicothe

CloseFebruary 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Doubleheader

Women's Basketball versus Brescia University

CloseFebruary 23, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

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Senior Day

Men's Basketball versus Brescia University

CloseFebruary 23, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

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Senior Day
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James V. Mongiardo Speech Competition

CloseFebruary 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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ALC’s twenty-first annual speech competition. Watch for postings regarding topic and application deadlines!

Eagles Baseball @ UPike

CloseFebruary 25, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

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9 innings

Women's Basketball versus Midway College

CloseFebruary 25, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

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KIAC Tournament Quarterfinals

Men's Basketball @ Brescia University

CloseFebruary 25, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

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KIAC Tournament Quarterfinals
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Midterm Grades Due

CloseFebruary 28, 2014 @ N/A

Eagles Baseball versus Mt. St. Joseph

CloseFebruary 28, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Doubleheader

KIAC Tournament: Asbury versus Midway

CloseFebruary 28, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Women’s Semifinal #1

Men's Basketball versus Cincinnati Christian University

CloseFebruary 28, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

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KIAC Tournament Final Four

KIAC Tournament: Point Park versus Berea

CloseFebruary 28, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

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Women’s Semifinal #2
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Eagle Day Saturday

CloseMarch 1, 2014 @ N/A

Eagles Baseball versus Ohio State-Lima

CloseMarch 1, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Doubleheader

KIAC Women's Championship Game

CloseMarch 1, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

KIAC Men's Championship Game

CloseMarch 1, 2014 @ 3:30 pm
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Eagles Baseball versus Ohio State-Lima

CloseMarch 2, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Doubleheader
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3rd Quarter Grades Due

CloseMarch 4, 2014 @ N/A
5 6

Blue Jeans for Babies

CloseMarch 6, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Phi Beta Lambda will sponsor their annual event to increase awareness of March of Dimes.
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Eagle Day Saturday

CloseMarch 8, 2014 @ N/A
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Spring Break (No Classes)

CloseMarch 10, 2014 @ N/A

Spring Break (No Classes)

CloseMarch 10, 2014 @ N/A

Voices of Appalachia Choir Tour

CloseMarch 10, 2014 @ N/A
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Spring Break (No Classes)

CloseMarch 10, 2014 @ N/A

Spring Break (No Classes)

CloseMarch 10, 2014 @ N/A

Voices of Appalachia Choir Tour

CloseMarch 10, 2014 @ N/A
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Spring Break (No Classes)

CloseMarch 10, 2014 @ N/A

Spring Break (No Classes)

CloseMarch 10, 2014 @ N/A

Voices of Appalachia Choir Tour

CloseMarch 10, 2014 @ N/A

Eagles Baseball versus Ohio Christian

CloseMarch 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Doubleheader
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Spring Break (No Classes)

CloseMarch 10, 2014 @ N/A

Spring Break (No Classes)

CloseMarch 10, 2014 @ N/A

Voices of Appalachia Choir Tour

CloseMarch 10, 2014 @ N/A
14

Lady Eagles Softball @ Point Park

CloseMarch 14, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

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Doubleheader

Eagles Baseball @ Berea College

CloseMarch 14, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

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15

Lady Eagles Softball @ Point Park

CloseMarch 15, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

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Doubleheader

Eagles Baseball @ Berea College

CloseMarch 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Doubleheader
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Eagles Baseball @ Ohio Mid-Western

CloseMarch 17, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

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Doubleheader
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Eagles Baseball versus New River CC

CloseMarch 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Doubleheader
20

Chinese Dance

CloseMarch 20, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Shuling Fister, a Chinese dance choreographer and performer, will expose you to the richness of the Chinese culture through her interpretation of classical and folk dances.
21

Eagles Baseball versus IU Southeast

CloseMarch 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Softball @ Brescia University

CloseMarch 21, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

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Doubleheader
22

Eagle Day Saturday

CloseMarch 22, 2014 @ N/A

Eagles Golf @ Bryan College Invitational

CloseMarch 22, 2014 @ N/A

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@ Manchester, TN

Eagles Baseball versus IU Southeast

CloseMarch 22, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

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Lady Eagles Softball @ Brescia University

CloseMarch 22, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

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Doubleheader

Men's Tennis versus Berea

CloseMarch 22, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
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Baseball versus University of the Cumberlands

CloseMarch 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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9 innings

Terri Thompson

CloseMarch 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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A regular speaker in ALC’s Caney Convocation Series, Terri Thompson returns to share with our students the importance of professional dress when preparing for the interview process.
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Men's Tennis @ Indiana University East

CloseMarch 28, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
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Eagle Day Saturday

CloseMarch 29, 2014 @ N/A
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Baseball versus Johnson University

CloseMarch 31, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Doubleheader
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Softball versus Asbury University

CloseApril 1, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

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Elaine McMillion: Hollow Documentary

CloseApril 1, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

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Alice Lloyd College will be treated to a very special event as award-winning documentary filmmaker Elaine McMillion presents her most recent project, Hollow.
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Softball versus Asbury University

CloseApril 2, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

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Doubleheader
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Spring Play

CloseApril 3, 2014 @ N/A

Eagle Theatre Spring Play: Censored on Final Approach

CloseApril 3, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

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ALC’s Eagle Theatre presents its spring production, Censored on Final Approach. STUDENTS: If you bring a canned food item with you to this convo, you may wear casual clothes.
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Spring Play

CloseApril 3, 2014 @ N/A

Golf @ Berea Spring Tee Off Tournament

CloseApril 4, 2014 @ N/A

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@ Battlefield Golf Club in Richmond, KY
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Alumni Board Meeting

CloseApril 5, 2014 @ N/A

Golf @ Berea Spring Tee Off Tournament

CloseApril 5, 2014 @ N/A

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@ Battlefield Golf Course in Richmond, KY

Spring Alumni Board Meeting

CloseApril 5, 2014 @ 11:00 am

Alice Lloyd - Stay On, Stranger

CloseApril 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Jacqueline Hamilton plays Alice Lloyd in this performance of the Kentucky Humanities Council’s Kentucky Chautauqua. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Baseball @ Point Park University

CloseApril 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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"Alice Lloyd: Stay On, Stranger" - A Kentucky Chautauqua Performance

CloseApril 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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The Kentucky Humanities Council’s Jacqueline Hamilton visits us to perform her skit as Alice Lloyd.

Softball versus Midway College

CloseApril 5, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

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Doubleheader.