Alice Lloyd College

Appalachia Day Homecoming

 

Appalachia Day Collage

Alice Lloyd College holds its annual Appalachia Day Homecoming celebration every second Saturday of October. Hundreds of friends and alumni gather on campus to listen to traditional mountain music and peruse booths displaying the arts and crafts of Appalachian artisans. Other events which take place during this day of fun and fellowship include the annual Alumni Association Meeting, various athletic events, children’s storytelling, an Appalachian writers’ book signing, the induction of new members into the ALC Athletic Hall of Fame, the coronation of the Homecoming Queen and Princess, the traditional soup bean supper, and a special skit by the Alfred and Shirley Wampler Caudill Players.

Schedule of Events

Below is a tentative schedule of what we have planned for Our Appalachia Day Homecoming, which will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015. The Appalachia Day Homecoming event is coordinated each year by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Office of Marketing & Communications.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Appalachia Day 5K Walk/Run
Get out early and participate in a 5K walk/run sponsored by the ALC Softball team.
– Registration will be from 7:15 to 8:00 at the Men’s Dorm.  For more information, call Coach Nathan Hall at (606) 477-1200

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Registration and Information Center
Upon arrival to campus, stop by this area to register for door prizes and make your alumni gift!
*Beside of Flag Plaza
*Rain Plan: McGaw Library Porch

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ALC Bookstore Open
ALC logo imprinted sportswear, mugs, umbrellas, pens, and much more will be available for purchase.
*Davis Student Center – First Floor

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Food Court
Stop by this area to grab a tasty treat.
*Parking Lot beside the June Buchanan Alumni Center
*Rain Plan: Booths without cover will go in Ralph Edwards Auditorium lobby and McGaw Library Porch. All others booths remain outdoors.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Appalachian Crafters and Authors
Visit with regional artisans and authors as they display and sell their work.
*Central Campus
*Rain Plan: Tent in meadow between Campbell Arts Center Lobby and Upstairs of McGaw Library

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Brunch
Adults: $4.75; Children ages 6-12: $2.75; ages 5 and under: Free
*Davis Student Center – Hunger Din Dining Hall

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Traditional Mountain Music
Doug Hutchens and Rob Marshall will take the Appalachia Day stage to serve as emcees for the entertainment provided by local musicians.
*Stage Area in front of Miss June’s House
*Rain Plan: Ralph Edwards Auditorium

11:00 a.m.

ALC Eagles Baseball and Softball Games vs. Alumni
You won’t want to miss these game between the current Eagles team and returning alumni!
*Reeve Athletic Field
*Rain Plan: Cancelled

12:00 p.m.

Welcome
Dr. Joe Stepp, President of ALC, will welcome everyone to campus.
*Stage Area in front of Miss June’s House
*Rain Plan: Ralph Edwards Auditorium

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Founder’s Shack Viewing
Step back in time by visiting our earliest campus building.
*Rain Plan: Cancelled

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Dedication Ceremony for the Bettinger Center for Servant Leadership
Join us for a special dedication ceremony for the new Bettinger Center for Servant Leadership.
-Tours and reception will follow in the Bettinger Center for Servant Leadership.
*Campbell Arts Center

3:00 p.m.

ALC Eagles vs. Alumni Basketball Game
The ALC Eagles will compete against former Eagles in an exciting game of basketball. The Alice Lloyd College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction will take place after this game.
*Grady Nutt Athletic Center

4:30 p.m.

ALC Lady Eagles vs. Alumni Basketball Game
The ALC Lady Eagles will take on former Lady Eagles in a competitive game of basketball. The Alice Lloyd College Homecoming Coronation will take place during half-time.
*Grady Nutt Athletic Center

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Traditional Soup Bean Supper
Join friends – old and new – for a delicious soup bean supper (including all the fixins’)!
Adults: $6.75; Children ages 6-12: $4.25; Ages 5 and under: Free
*Hunger Din – Davis Student Center

Official Guest List
Driving to Alice Lloyd College

Lodging

Food

Parking

If you’d like to get a taste of Appalachia Day Homecoming or attended this year’s event and would like to relive the day’s activities, please view our Appalachia Day slideshow below.

Questions? Please contact:

Katelin Hylton, Director of Marketing & Communications,
Appalachia Day Chairperson
Phone: (606) 368-6055
E-mail: katelinhylton@alc.edu

Teresa Grender, Director of Alumni Relations
Phone: (606) 368-6044
E-mail: teresagrender@alc.edu

Upcoming Events

Calendar

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