Each year, Alice Lloyd College must raise 2.1 million, in addition to endowment earnings, to meet the current operational budget. Along with that amount, $2.7 million is needed to meet the scholarship needs of Appalachian students. Capital projects and programs require additional funds. All of these projects are essential to enabling Alice Lloyd College to continue to provide a high-quality education to students. The projects are transformational and geared toward enhancing student learning by upgrading facilities and improving on-campus living conditions.
Alice Lloyd College accepts no direct federal or state funding, guarantees tuition to students from 108 counties, and, by definition, incurs no debt. As such, your assistance with one or more of these projects would be greatly appreciated.
Below is a list of projects for which support is currently being sought.
The Bettinger Center for Servant Leadership
A new facility to replace the Brown & Green building is currently under construction. It will be named The Bettinger Center for Servant Leadership in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Donald J. Bettinger, our longtime chemistry professor who passed away recently, and his wife, Coralen, or “Corky” as she was better known.
The new Bettinger Center for Servant Leadership will be a multi-functional facility. It will house the Student Work Program on the second floor with offices for staff and student workers. The Campus Outreach Program will be located on the first floor. As one of the major work assignment areas, it will accommodate a large craft studio and more offices. Student workers will no longer be cramped into small work spaces, and storage will be more optimum for efficient work. The craft studio will be an excellent space for assembling donor-appreciation gifts and packaging Christmas Pretties for area children.
The cost for a new facility is estimated at $1,500,000. Naming opportunities are available for individual rooms within the center. Click here to find out more.
June Buchanan Alumni Center
The June Buchanan Alumni Center currently serves as the College’s administration building and houses offices for Admissions, Business Office, Academic Dean, Registrar, Financial Aid, Education Division, and Development. The offices of the President and Vice President of the college, as well as the faculty offices for English, History and Sociology, are also located here. Construction is currently in progress to enlarge the Admissions and Business Offices.
The cost is estimated at $200,000.
Technology Upgrade of Network Fiber and VOIP Telephone System
The current campus network fiber and telephone system were installed in 1998. Outdated and damaged fiber optic cable needs to be replaced in order to provide improved broadband network access for all campus facilities. A new Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol (VOIP) telephone system is needed to improve and expand campus communications for offices and dormitories.
The cost for this technology upgrade is estimated at $500,000.
Campbell Arts Center
The Campbell Arts Center was constructed in 1988. This 25-year-old facility needs to be brought up to a 20-year standard. Renovations to this building include the interior, new flooring, new carpet, new ceilings, lighting, and paint. The seating in the auditorium will be repaired or replaced, and the stage area needs to be renovated to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. A new stage curtain is also needed. The existing HVAC is being replaced with geothermal, and equipment upgraded to correct deficiencies in the building’s make-up air.
The cost is estimated at $2.0 million.
Lilly Memorial Hall
Lilly Memorial Hall was constructed in 1981. In recent years, much work has been done to bring this women’s residence hall up to a 20-year standard. However, the facility has reached maximum capacity. Our plans are to construct a 50-bedroom addition adjacent to the facility, which will enable us to relieve overcrowding and extend our student enrollment. This project will provide apartments with 4-bedroom units to accommodate from eighty to one hundred students, and will include additional toilets, showers, and service space.
The cost is estimated at $4.0 million.
Recent campus building evaluations revealed that Geddes Hall, the Grady Nutt Athletic Center, and the swimming pool have reached or exceeded their life expectancies. With growing student enrollment and the need to share resources with The June Buchanan School, we have determined that a larger facility is needed to accommodate athletic programs, graduation services, and other special events. Rather than attempting to renovate these older buildings, our plan is to raze Geddes Hall, the current gymnasium and the swimming pool and construct a new Campus Center.
The Campus Center will provide a 1,500-seat capacity recreation center which will enable us to better serve our students, faculty, staff and community residents. Additional space for a stage will also expand our ability to host nationally recognized speakers and events. Physical education classrooms, a wellness center, faculty and athletic offices, as well as a new and improved child development center for preschool and daycare will also be accommodated. The new building will have geothermal heating and air, along with de-humidification equipment.
The cost of this project is estimated at $12.0 million.
Questions? Please contact:
Margo Sparkman, Director of Development
Phone: (606) 368-6039