Alice Lloyd College

Pippa’s Song/Publications

Pippa’s Song and Other Publications

Pippa’s Song

Pippa’s Song, the official newsletter of Alice Lloyd College and The June Buchanan School, is published three times a year (April, August, and December) and contains news articles featuring current students, alumni, faculty and staff. A publication of the offices of Marketing and Communications, Development, and Alumni Relations, it seeks to inform Alice Lloyd College alumni and friends about student achievements, campus activities, general updates, alumni accomplishments, and opportunities to connect with each other and the College, as well as to give special recognition to the College’s supporters.

Download the Summer 2015 issue! (pdf)

If you would prefer to regularly receive an electronic copy of Pippa’s Song, please e-mail Katelin Hylton at

Annual Report

Alice Lloyd College is proud of its record of fiscal responsibility. A special Annual Report issue of Pippa’s Song is published each spring to inform alumni, friends, and supporters of where our funds originate as well as how we use them in our educational endeavors. The publication is made available online, or you may request that we send a copy of the Annual Report or our latest audit to you by mail.


Miracle on Caney Creek Cover


Miracle on Caney Creek

“When I saw it with my own eyes, I knew I had to stay,” remembers June Buchanan, co-founder of Alice Lloyd College. This book written by former ALC president Jerry C. Davis is the inspiring story of how one of America’s unique institutions came to be.



 A College for Appalachia Cover

A College for Appalachia

In this first full-scale study of Lloyd’s life and work and the institution she founded, David Searles shows how this courageous and complex woman struggled throughout her long life against seemingly insurmountable odds to create an institution dedicated to improving life in Appalachia.



Stay On, Stranger


Stay On, Stranger!

Stay On, Stranger! (pdf) is a Reader’s Digest condensed version of the 1954 book by William S. Dutton. The story is a colorful history of Caney Junior College (renamed Alice Lloyd College in 1962) and its founders, Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd and June Buchanan.




Purpose Road Philosophy

This is the ethics teaching manual (pdf) used by Alice Lloyd and June Buchanan to teach the Purpose Road philosophy.

Mountain Spirit Article

“Two Women, A Few Poems, and God” (pdf) — a news article that appeared in a 1983 printing of the Mountain Spirit magazine, which was produced by the Christian Appalachian Project.

Upcoming Events


October 2015
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
September 27, 2015 September 28, 2015 September 29, 2015

ALC Blood Drive

Convocation: Entrepreneurship Seminar

September 30, 2015 October 1, 2015

Convocation: Breast Cancer Awareness

October 2, 2015 October 3, 2015
October 4, 2015 October 5, 2015

JBS 1st Quarter Grades Due

October 6, 2015 October 7, 2015

ALC Midterm Grades Due

JBS Science Fair

October 8, 2015 October 9, 2015

JBS Grandparent's Day

October 10, 2015

ALC Alumni Association Meeting

Appalachia Day Homecoming

October 11, 2015 October 12, 2015 October 13, 2015 October 14, 2015 October 15, 2015

ALC Fall Break (No Classes)

JBS Fall Break (No Classes)

October 16, 2015

ALC Fall Break (No Classes)

JBS Fall Break (No Classes)

October 17, 2015
October 18, 2015 October 19, 2015

Alcohol Awareness Week

October 20, 2015

Alcohol Awareness Week

Convocation: Substance/Alcohol Abuse Awareness

October 21, 2015

Alcohol Awareness Week

October 22, 2015

Alcohol Awareness Week

October 23, 2015

Alcohol Awareness Week

Fall Board Meeting

October 24, 2015

Fall Board Meeting

October 25, 2015 October 26, 2015 October 27, 2015 October 28, 2015 October 29, 2015

Convocation: Kunal Mehta

October 30, 2015 October 31, 2015