The three newest members who will join this prestigious club are: Mr. Julian Deaton (Baseball Assistant Coach), Mr. Doug Clark (Baseball), and Mr. Kerry Hill (Basketball).
The ceremony is scheduled to take place in conjunction with Alice Lloyd College’s Appalachia Day Homecoming on October 8, 2016. The festivities will begin immediately at the conclusion of the 3:00 Women’s Alumni basketball game at The Grady Nutt Athletic Center. It will be followed by the Men’s Alumni basketball game. Homecoming festivities will take place at halftime of the second game.
We invite everyone, including former Hall of Fame members, to join us for this special presentation.]]>
The Lady Volleyball Eagles competed in two tri-matches this weekend against Johnson University, Welch College, and Appalachian Bible College. We are proud to say that our girls brought home several victories, and yet again showcased all the amazing talent and teamwork that they all have developed.
The first game on Friday, September 23 held in Mt. Hope, WV, was a total sweep for ALC over the hosts from Appalachian Bible College, as the Eagles took all three of the sets for a quick victory. Sam Sturgill led in attacks, blocks and serving while Amber Reynolds came out with the most digs.
The Lady Eagles also took on Welch College on Friday. After a hard fought game, Alice Lloyd came away with yet another victory. Sam Sturgill led in attacks while Alex Hunter had the most assists, Haley Smith had the most kills on the game and Lindsey Perkins had the most digs and blocks.
On Saturday, September 24 the Eagles journeyed to Knoxville, TN and competed with Welch College and Johnson University. ALC came up a little short this time when they played Welch. It was a hard fought battle having to be determined by the fifth set. Sam Sturgill had the most attacks, Alex Hunter had the most assists on the game, Ariel Williams led in serving, and Haley Smith had the most digs.
After this grinding match, they took on the hosts of Johnson University. Even though all match scores were tight, the home club snatched the victory. For Alice Lloyd, Sam Sturgill kept up her solid play and once again led the team in attacks. Haley Smith had the most serves on the game. Alex Hunter was a team player dishing out the most assists and Lindsey Perkins had the most digs.]]>
Nick Galloway, a freshman from Berea, KY, led the Eagle runners in their first 8K of the season.
In the highly regarded Berea Invitational held over the weekend, 113 runners left the starting line. When the dust settled, Galloway finished his first race in a time of 31:44, which placed him 51st overall. His time helped the club finish 8th out of the 11 schools that sent runners.
Additionally, his time helped the Eagle men’s team to qualify for the NCCAA Division II Nationals which will be held November 12th in Jackson, Mississippi.]]>
Brittney Buttrey, a sophomore from Whitesburg KY, had a solid race this week.
In the competitive Berea Invitational, Buttrey finished the 5K run in a time of 22:21. This placed her 34th out of 108 runners that left with the starting gun.
Her time has also qualified her for the NCCAA Division II Nationals which will be held November 12th in Jackson, Mississippi.]]>
It was a busy stretch for our Lady Volleyball Eagles with three home games this past week. These were the first home games that the squad has had this season. For every game, there was high energy and a great turnout from the student body. The Lady Eagles came up a little short in two of the games but brought home a huge victory against Hiwassee College.
On Monday night, September 19, the Lady Eagles took on Johnson University. Though this game was not a victory, all three set scores were very close (25-23, 26-24, 27-25) and there was a tremendous effort put in by every player on the team. Leading the team in serves that night was #13 Haley Smith and #10 Alex Hunter. #14 Sam Sturgill had the most attacks in all three of the sets. #2 Lindsay Perkins had the most digs on the night.
On Tuesday night, September 20, the matchup was against Hiwassee College. The Lady Eagles walked away with this game after a hard fought battle going four sets. It was their amazing teamwork and skills that won this game for the ladies. #14 Sam Sturgill led the team in serving, blocks and attacks. #2 Lindsay Perkins led the team with the most digs, and #10 Alex Hunter had the most assists. All the ladies really stepped up and played a great game to claim their first at home victory.
On Thursday night, September 22, the team played Midway College. Again, there was close set scores, but the Eagles did not walk away with the victory. A positive sign was the continued teamwork and improvement shown by the hosts. #25 Kenzie Slone led the team in serves. #14 Sam Sturgill led the team in attacks with #2 Lindsay Perkins not far behind. #13 Haley Smith walked away with the most digs in the game.
Eagle Nation is very proud of our Lady Eagles for all three games that they played this past week. The team would like to thank each of the students, staff and parents that came out the support them. We wish them the best of luck on the rest of their season and hope to see more victories in the near future.]]>
The Alice Lloyd women’s and men’s cross country team traveled to Berea, KY on Saturday, September 17th to participate in the Berea College Invitational race. A very strong field was in attendance, and the day was exceptionally nice.
A total of 113 men’s runners and 108 women runner’s from various colleges comprised the field for the challenging 3.1 mile race and 5 mile race. The course featured several small hills, a wooded section, and even a water obstacle that required everyone to run through the creek that was on campus.
The Lady Eagles were paced by sophomore Brittney Buttrey (Whitesburg, KY) who completed the course with a time of 22:21. Freshman Kacey Trout (Whitesburg, KY) and sophomore Elly Fulks (Ironton, OH) finished their run with times of 24:49 and 28:52 respectively.
The Eagles were paced by freshmen Nick Galloway (Berea, KY) who completed the course with a time of 31:42. Fellow freshmen Dustin Blair and Ryan Morris (Lee, VA) finished in a time of 32:41 and 32:43 respectively. Sophomore John Driskill (Jackson, KY), who is returning from a nagging injury, crossed the line in 33:54 while freshman Noah Stephenson (Wise, VA) and sophomore Zach Templeton (Weber City, TN), stopped the timer in 34:47 and 40:13 each.
With her impressive time, Buttrey has already qualified for the NCCAA Nationals which will be held November 12th in Jackson, Mississippi. The entire men’s team, by virtue of their solid combined team score, has also qualified as well.
The next meet will be on Saturday, October 11th. Both squads will race at the University of Pikeville. The race begins at 6:00 pm.]]>
On the Tuesday of September 13, 2016, the students, faculty, staff, and family gathered to honor and remember, Dr. Jonathan “Andy” Busroe who died unexpectedly on September 8, 2016. Dr. Busroe was employed as the Director of the McGaw Library and Learning Center at Alice Lloyd College, in addition to teaching Political Science classes for 21 years. In those years he served the college and community well in multiple capacities. Dr. Busroe had strong passion for U.S. history and annually conducted a Constitution Day convocation, which this year was scheduled for Tuesday, September 13. Many ALC faculty, staff and students agreed that a memorial should be held to honor Dr. Busroe.
During the service several pictures were displayed, songs were sung by the Voices of Appalachia, and stories were told by faculty, staff, and students regarding Dr. Busroe’s positive attitude and entertaining humor. Throughout the campus many people knew Dr. Busroe as an amusing guy who was always full of life; his joy and knowledge were often described as contagious. Executive Vice President, Jim Stepp, said of him, “There were always two things I knew would happen when I talked to Andy. First, I would learn something new, and second I would laugh.” As the service went on many speakers had similar words to say. Dr. Busroe was always willing to take on multiple responsibilities to serve the college, including representing ALC with the Appalachian College Association, AIKCU (Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities), on our accreditation committee, and even as our yearbook photographer.
Dr. Busroe’s service and commitment to ALC earned admiration from all those around him. His door was always open to students and he was willing to stop everything to talk or help anyone that came his way. The faculty and staff respected Dr. Busroe for many of the same reasons. Most of the employees live on campus and Dr. Busroe would always make a point to stop and share friendly conversation- and usually a funny story. Mr. Scott Cornett, the Dean of Students, described Dr. Busroe the best when he said, “He lived a wonderful life, he touched so many lives on this campus, past and present.”
The entire Eagle family was saddened by the loss of one of its members. However, by coming together to commemorate Andy Busroe’s life, everyone found encouragement in the reading of scriptures, the singing of songs, the telling of stories, and by Dr. Busroe’s favorite Star Wars quote, “You can’t stop change any more than you can stop the sun from setting.” Dr. Busroe’s passing is difficult, but his college family is grateful to have served alongside humorist, educator, librarian, and good friend, Andy Busroe.]]>
U.S. News and World Report rankings were released this week and Alice Lloyd College has again captured high rankings in multiple categories. ALC is ranked fifth in the nation for least amount of average debt. The College is ranked twelfth among national liberal arts colleges for alumni giving and fifteenth among all colleges nationally.
Alice Lloyd College’s impressive 6% acceptance rate equals that of top universities such as Harvard and Columbia, and ties for the rank of the second best acceptance rate in the nation.
U.S. News and World Report evaluates institutions based on several different criteria including academic quality and financial statistics. President Joe Stepp had this to say when asked about ALC’s rankings, “We’re honored that ALC is again listed among the top colleges in the nation. Our college is blessed to continue to provide opportunities for the brightest and best of Appalachia.”
Since the survey data collection period this spring, Alice Lloyd College continues to excel. This fall, a record 6,460 applicants competed for only 221 spots in the freshman class. Alice Lloyd College’s tuition guarantee to members of the 108-county service area, along with other scholarship opportunities, is a huge attraction for applicants.
ALC graduates have always been very involved and supportive, and this year was no exception. The College had a record number of 47.2% of alumni donate to their alma mater during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Nearly a century ago, Mrs. Lloyd set out to educate the youth of Appalachia. The College continues that mission today by keeping the cost of an ALC education affordable so that students, regardless of financial ability, can attend without incurring enormous debt. It is with great pride that we are able to see the traditions Mrs. Lloyd set forth so long ago and earn national recognition today.
Help us continue the miracle at ALC! It takes the assistance of individuals all across this country to sustain our commitment of guaranteeing tuition to each one of our qualified students. Please visit http://www.alc.edu/give-to-alc/ to find out how you can help.]]>
“Don’t take anything for granted,” is a motto Maranda Rowe, an Alice Lloyd College (ALC) junior and pre-nursing student, draws inspiration from. Maranda’s life motto has allowed her to shine brightly as a hardworking and dedicated student, excelling in all her college endeavors.
Maranda is from Wayne, West Virginia and in the spring of 2014 she graduated from the top of her class at Wayne High School. She had previous experience with ALC from sunny days spent cheering for her step-brother, an ALC baseball alumnus, Neil Dillon. By attending ALC baseball games, Maranda fell in love with the small campus, beautiful mountain scenery, and the kind people. As she began to research more about ALC, the college’s Christian values really stood out to her and was a deciding factor in her decision to attend ALC.
Being a first generation college student, Maranda knows that only through hard work can she achieve her dreams of being a registered nurse. Maranda’s inspiration to work hard and follow her dream has come from her Mamaw Louise. When Maranda was young she would stay with her Mamaw Louise while her parents were working. During the days spent with her mamaw, Maranda learned the value of hard work by helping her wash laundry with an old wringer washer and hang clothes out to dry. Her time spent doing everyday tasks the old-fashioned way taught Maranda to “appreciate the little things in life and to respect everything I have.” As Maranda’s mamaw grew older she learned how to take care of her which inspired Maranda to become a nurse and help others.
Once Maranda graduates from ALC she plans to return to her hometown hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center, where she hopes to work with the cardiac unit. Maranda says of her profession, “I want to work with patients who need uplifting and make them feel better. I want them to be a light in my life, as well as I in theirs.” Maranda’s caring and generous spirit will take her far in her chosen field because it has already taken her far at her various ALC work study positons.
Alice Lloyd College is one out of seven work colleges in the nation, requiring all students to work on campus. The Student Work Program helps pay for tuition as well as prepare the students for the work force after college. Maranda Rowe has excelled in her various positions with the ALC Student Work Program. She is a second-year work supervisor for the janitorial staff in the Jerry C. Davis Student Center, and she has been awarded twice for her service in this area. At the end of Maranda’s freshman year she won the Student Worker Award for her initiative and supportive nature with her fellow workers. After earning the title of Work Supervisor her second year, Maranda’s high standards for the building she serves and her dedication to those standards earned her the Student Worker of the Year at the annual ALC Work Awards ceremony. For most students, being a janitor isn’t their preferred job, but Maranda always encourages them by saying, “Everybody has a role to play, and just because you’re a janitor doesn’t mean anything bad. Being a janitor is just as important as any other job.”
Maranda’s strong work ethic has allowed her to achieve many awards at ALC, but she gives all the credit to the school. “I love the fact that I go to a school where so many people care about our areas education,” Maranda says of the faculty, staff, and donors who give their time and effort to the college. Without everyone’s contribution, ALC wouldn’t be able to function and hardworking students like Maranda Rowe wouldn’t be able to further their education and achieve their life goals.]]>