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


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

Convocation: Kunal Mehta

October 30, 2015 October 31, 2015
November 1, 2015 November 2, 2015 November 3, 2015

Convocation: Politics & Social Media

November 4, 2015 November 5, 2015

JBS 2nd Quarter Mid-Term Due

November 6, 2015 November 7, 2015
November 8, 2015 November 9, 2015 November 10, 2015

Convocation: Lung Cancer Awareness

November 11, 2015

ALC Pre-Registration

November 12, 2015

ALC Pre-Registration

November 13, 2015

ALC Pre-Registration

November 14, 2015

ALC Pre-Registration

November 15, 2015

ALC Pre-Registration

November 16, 2015

ALC Pre-Registration

November 17, 2015

ALC Pre-Registration

Convocation: James V. Mongiardo Speech Competition

November 18, 2015 November 19, 2015 November 20, 2015 November 21, 2015
November 22, 2015 November 23, 2015 November 24, 2015 November 25, 2015

ALC/JBS Thanksgiving Recess

November 26, 2015

ALC/JBS Thanksgiving Recess

November 27, 2015

ALC/JBS Thanksgiving Recess

November 28, 2015
November 29, 2015 November 30, 2015 December 1, 2015 December 2, 2015

ALC Blood Drive

December 3, 2015 December 4, 2015

ALC Last Day of Classes

JBS Christmas Concert

December 5, 2015