I began my academic journey at Alice Lloyd College in the fall of 2012 as a sociology major, but before my first semester was finished I had added English as a second major and decided on a pre-law focus. I always had a difficult time deciding between law and social work, but the decision came naturally to me after sitting in on a Law Society meeting. The club gave me great insight to what a future in law holds. Making a difference in children’s lives have always been my priority, and I know from experience the difference a great lawyer can make in a child’s life.
My cousin, Hailey, was just over a year old when she was found by police officers shoved inside a heating vent in an apartment complex just outside of Huntington, West Virginia. In an effort to stop the unfed child from crying, her mother, high on a mix of illegal substances, had left her there with a severe injury to die. My grandmother took care of Hailey for a few months after the incident, but when she developed Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) and was left unable to take care of her, my mother stepped in. The courts had decided that somebody in the family could take her or else it was foster care. Soon after began a three-year long custody battle between my mother and Hailey’s maternal grandmother. Most of America would say lawyers are something like a shark, but my opinion on this has always been the opposite. The lawyer that worked Hailey’s case was unfaltering, dedicated, and fought for what he believed was best for Hailey. He was like any other lawyer, but in my young eyes he seemed to be a hero. He was able to provide Hailey with a family she could call her own; one that would love her unconditionally and cherish her always. After years of watching him diligently work on Hailey’s case, I knew for a fact that one day I wanted to be a hero to a child too.
So when it came to choosing a college for my undergraduate degree there were two things I was certain of. First, I had to be close to home, and I also wanted a college with small student-teacher ratios. I did not want to be just another name on a roster. When I visited Alice Lloyd College with my mother in the spring of 2012, it seemed that ALC had everything I wanted out of a college. Just a short two-hour drive from home, ALC had a small student body, a beautiful scenic campus, and a very welcoming admissions staff. Even more impressive though was the fact that ALC is home to a work study program that allows students to work to pay for their tuition. Not only would I be close to home and offered a rigorous academic course, but I would also graduate with very little, if any debt.
Now a soon to be graduate of Alice Lloyd College, I am certain that I made the right choice. As a student at ALC, I can promise that you will not be another face in the crowd. One of the best things about attending a small college is the personalized education that you can obtain. My classes were always very small, and my professors were able to work with each student individually, allowing us to get the most out of our studies and ensuring every student’s success. I am so grateful to Alice Lloyd College, and have had a wonderful experience earning my undergraduate degrees at this institution. I cannot wait to continue my education and one day give back to my community.]]>
Smith is no stranger to Caney Creek. The Clay County native is a graduate of Alice Lloyd College where he was a member of the Eagles basketball team. He served one season as a student assistant before being chosen as the Head Assistant Coach of the Eagles.
During his four year tenure assisting ALC, the Eagles finished runner-up in the KIAC Tournament and earned a bid to the NCCAA National Tournament this year in Lake Winona, Indiana.
Smith felt the opportunity to take over as the mentor of the Crusaders was the right calling for him. “I feel so blessed to be selected for this position. Basketball is a passion of mine and I love seeing young men improve both on and off the court. Having a chance to become the coach at JBS and obtain the opportunity to have a positive impact on student’s lives was just too good of an offer for me to pass up”.
Gary D. Stepp, the Athletic Director at June Buchanan, spoke highly of the new coach. “I have known and observed Wes for some time and have been extremely impressed by his passion and love of the game. Additionally, he is a high-character young man who possesses an incredible work ethic. He will set high standards for our student-athletes and develop them toward achieving these standards. More than that, however, he is a quality individual who will serve as an excellent role-model, not just our young men, but for all of our students. We feel fortunate to have him as a member of our staff.”
When asked about his expectations for his club, Smith replied, “My ultimate goal for the June Buchanan Crusaders is to have a team that can compete for regional championships and succeed on the state level. JBS has been known as a solid program in the past and I fully intend to continue that path”.
Smith is the son of Ricky and Vickie Smith of Manchester, Ky.]]>
Highly regarded West Virginia Tech University captured the lead in the last inning and held on to defeat the home standing Alice Lloyd Eagles 7-4 on Saturday at Pippa Passes, Kentucky.
The Eagles survived WVT’s early run and answered with of their own in the fourth scoring on a sacrifice fly by Ronnie Saylor.
Tech retook the lead at 3-1 with two runs of their own in the fifth. Undaunted, ALC took advantage of a huge two-run error by the visitors to knot things up once more at 3-3.
West Virginia Tech unfortunately put up a massive four run burst in the seventh, scoring four runs on a sacrifice fly and two singles. They were able to make that lead stand up as they held off the hosts last bid for a rally.
Chris Davidson recorded the win for West Virginia Tech. He pitched two shutout innings. Davidson struck out one, walked none and gave up one hit.
Broderick Moore was the game’s losing pitcher. He allowed seven runs in six innings, walked five and struck out six.
The Eagles lost 8-1 to West Virginia Tech in game two.
The Eagles’ lone run of the ballgame came in the first inning.
West Virginia Tech went up for good in the third as they put the contest away scoring seven runs on a two-run double, a two-run error, and two singles.
Kyle Sager was the winning pitcher. He allowed one run over five innings. He struck out six, walked one and surrendered four hits.
Ryan Lavy took the loss for the Eagles. He allowed seven runs in two innings, walked one and struck out none.]]>
Alan Silva, a freshman from Sevierville, TN displayed clutch play for the Eagles last week.
In three contests, the freshman went 5-9 (.555) from the plate. He scored 3 runs and added 1 triple and 1 walk to his total.]]>
Madison Haymaker, a sophomore from Huntington, WV, had a solid week at the plate. In all, she went 7-20 with the bat (.350) while driving in 4 RBI’s. She also added a double.]]>
PIPPA PASSES, KY- Hunter Millsap swatted two extra base hits, to spark the Alice Lloyd Eagles to a convincing 8-4 victory over the Berea College Mountaineers on Tuesday at Pippa Passes, Kentucky.
In the second inning, the hosts saw two runs cross the plate on a two-run triple by Millsap who also doubled in the fourth inning.
Two must have been ALC’s lucky number as they also scored twice in the third, fourth and seventh innings In the third, the big hit came courtesy of a two-run triple by Garret Gay.
Berea got one run back in the third on a solo home run by Evan Hackney and added two runs in the top of the sixth to slice the margin to 6-3.
The Eagles put the game on ice the bottom of the seventh as Ryne Loggins doubled to score one run That was followed by an Austin White double, which brought home Loggins.
One run in the top of the ninth helped Berea College close its deficit to 8-4 but they would get no closer.
Ryan Lavy recorded the win for the Eagles. He allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings. Lavy struck out two, walked one and gave up five hits.
Griffen Norris was the losing pitcher for Berea College, as he allowed six runs in three innings, walked none and struck out one.]]>
Alice Lloyd College has once again hosted its annual work study awards day and work Olympics. Each year faculty, staff, and students come together to celebrate a hard year’s work and to honor those who have excelled in their work study. Student supervisors recognize workers that exhibit characteristics such as leadership, perseverance, and dedication to their work study. After the awards, students participated in a fun day of tug-of-war, hula-hop, volleyball and more.
Alice Lloyd College is extremely proud of the successes of all its students. Below is a list of the day’s honorees.
Grady Nut Athletic Center Janitor – Colton Caldwell
Anderson Science Center Janitor – Mollie Owens
Bettinger Center Janitor – Megan Smith
Men’s Dorm Janitor – Hayden Martin
Grounds – Brian Hicks
Cushing Hall Janitor – Kelsie Cornett
Miss Irma’s Café – Lexie Coleman
Admissions – Peyton Brown
Computer Lab – Justin Cathers
Lilly Dorm Janitor – Lesley Roberts
Carrick Dorm Janitor – Neisha Tackett
Commodore Janitor – Sierra Adams
Daycare – Rachel Rice
Ralph Edwards Auditorium Janitor – Cody Smith
Campbell Art’s Center Janitor – Tiffany Quillen
Davis Student Center Janitor – Emerson Branham
Hunger Din – Gregory Miller
Maintenance – Caleb Lofton
Library – Elizabeth Bentley
Student Lounge – Jesse Short
Craft Shop – Briana Arnold
Tutoring Center – Alyn Smith
Guest House Janitor – Kelli Akers
Intramurals – Sarrah Huber
June Buchanan Alumni Center Janitor – Natasha VanDyke
Administrative Assistant – Lani Muncy, Victoria Hammonds, Aurora Boler
Senior Work Award – Chazz Maynard, Ashton Sizemore, Brianna Osborne, Ashleigh Bolduc, Clay Montgomery, Alex Suffridge, Greg Champion
Academic Assistant – John Driskill, Megan Williams, Alexis Brock
Men’s Resident Advisor – Samuel Kilburn
Marketing/Communications – Destiny Caldwell
Student Work Office – Maggie Wilkes
Women’s Resident Advisor – Daisha Gauze
Weight Room Janitor – Gregory Randolph
Student Supervisor – Michael Sexton, Ashley Morris, Brittany Lyons
Student Worker of the Year – Maranda Rowe]]>
Alice Lloyd College held its annual Honors Day celebration on Tuesday, April 19th. During this special and time-honored assembly, students were recognized for their superior achievements in academics. Numerous awards were handed out for excellence in specific subjects and majors. Other prizes were also given, including the Billie and Curtis Owens Writing Awards and the Scholar-Athlete Awards. Awards for special achievements made by students in various organizations and community service projects were also announced.
President Joe Alan Stepp delivered an address in which he noted a number of changes coming to the campus for the fall of 2016. The construction of a new JBS daycare facility is scheduled to be built at the head of campus by August 1st. A student recreation area will be created in the space between the current PPPD offices, located in the Gloria House, and the Carrick Dorm. This area will serve as an outdoor activities area for ALC students. Both men’s dormitories, Howard Memorial and Burger-Auen, will undergo repairs to their roofs. The president also announced that a twelve million dollar construction of a Campus Center is in ALC’s near future. The Campus Center will increase ALC’s educational, fitness and recreational facilities.
“Honors Day is an opportunity for the faculty, staff, and students at ALC to come together to recognize the achievements of our best students,” said Claude Lafie Crum, Alice Lloyd’s Academic Dean. “So many of our students excel in academics and demonstrate such a strong character, and it truly was a privilege to celebrate those achievements with them.”
Alice Lloyd College is extremely proud of the successes of its students. Below is a list of all the day’s honorees.
Art –Shantel Gonzales
Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award –Fiction
1st – Jason Ritchie
2nd – Ian M. Hall
3rd – Natalie Romeo
Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award – Creative Nonfiction
1st – Lydia Bickham
2nd – Elizabeth Rumschlag
Billie & Curtis Owens Award – Poetry
1st – Ian T. Hall
2nd – Samra McKown
3rd – Hillary Davenport
English – Clay Montgomery and Kimberly Cook
James V. Mongiardo Speech Award
1st – Natalie Romeo
2nd – Dalton McCown
3rd – Tessa Amburgey
Theatre – James Lewis and Noah Blair
VoA Alumni Award for Dedication and Excellence – John Driskill
Biology – Michaela Woodall
Melvin and Mae Kibler Award in Chemistry – Michaela Woodall
CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement – Noah Blair
Donald John Bettinger Chemistry Scholarship – Seth Adams
Dr. Anthony Stumbo Pre-Med Scholarship – Avery Shrum
Dr. Walter Herman Isler Award – Alyn Smith
Kinesiology – Elizabeth Langlois
Mathematics – Matthew Lawson
Whitfield Cobb Award for Statistics – Alyn Smith
Outstanding Senior in Business Administration – Sarah Woolridge
Whitfield Cobb Award for Statistics – Matthew Huffman
Alice Geddes Lloyd Leadership Award – Tonya Perry
Jean H. Ingles Award – Victoria Nairn
The Fred J. Becker Award in Business – Dakota Boggs
History – Olivia Hubbard
Sociology – Brittany Newsome
Whitfield Cobb Award for Leadership Education 101 –Dakota Boggs & Jay Marson
Edward Madden Award for Outstanding Education Student – Kimberly Cook
Knott County Retired Teachers Association Award – Kaitlin Calhoun
Physical Education – Sports & Fitness: Brianna Osborne, P.E.: Tyler Kilburn
Student Teacher Award Sponsored by the Class of 1982 – Jason Riche
George I. Alden Scholarship – Maranda Rowe, Savannah Adams, Lauren Baker, and Jessica Collins
Ruth S. Preston Scholarship – Savannah and Seth Adams
Robert C. Thacker Endowed Scholarship Award – Ian T. Hall
The Alice Lloyd Scholastic Society Award – Sarah Bailey, Lydia Bickham, John Driskill, Austin Estridge, Daina Gilbert, Noble Johnson, Matthew Lawson, Zachary Marcum, Hayley Mills, Desiree Shelton, Angela Shepard, Nicholas Short, Savannah Sizemore, Cody Smith, Matthew Thompson, and Courtney Yates.
Kentucky Eta Chapter of Alpha Chi – Seth Adams, Savannah Adams, Maegyn Bates, Kaitlin Calhoun, Kristen Campbell, Tara Combs, Paolo D’Amato, Kristyn Densmore, Kristen Fitch, Lindsey Gilbert, Keniston Grizzell, Kianna Hall, Kyler Hazelett, Oliva Hubbard, Chasity Hunter, Joshua Johnson, Alexandra Kyle, Elizabeth Langlois, Kelsey Logdon, Brittany Lyons, Kaelyn Martin, Katie McFarland, Clay Montgomery, Brittany Newsome, Rachel Rice, Avery Shrum, Jacob Sifers, Oliva Tyree, Megan Williams, and Makayla Williamson
Kossuth M. Mitchell Scholarship – Kristyn Densmore
Katherine Anne Haigler Memorial Award – Stephanie Stapleton
Alice Lloyd College Scholar Athlete Awards Sponsored by Dr. David Martin – Megan Jones and Zachary Crawford
Shirley Bradley Haws Memorial Scholarship Award – Madison Mooney
Earl and Eleanor Holbrook Endowed Scholarship – Amberlee Markwell and Samuel Kilburn
Will & Edith Hayes Freshman Leadership Award – Braxton Blair
Bobby Moore Endowed Award – Racheal Runyon
Campus Spirit Award Sponsored by the ALC Alumni Association – Tyler Kilburn
Campus Community Award Sponsored by Hindman Lions Club – Sarah Woolridge
Thelmarie M. Thornsberry Endowed Scholarship Award – Kasie Wallace
Fred L. Mullinax Leadership Award – Dakota Justice
Judy Ann Howard Memorial Award – Hailey Champion
Sharlee Wright Memorial Award – Paolo D’Amato
Warren P. Hilleke Scholarship Award – Amber Reynolds
Harold M. Finley Endowed Award – Sarah Woolridge and Racheal Runyon
Barbara Thomas Most Improved Student Scholarship Award – Fall ‘15: Meghan Herald, Spring ’15: Amber Shepherd
Ella M. Geddes Servant Leadership Award – Jacob Sifers and JeeSuk Choe
Mary Mildred Sullivan Award – Savannah Reynolds
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award – Zachary Crawford
Joseph and Irma Derderian Stepp Outstanding Senior Award – Savannah Adams and Zachary Crawford
Click here to view photos from Honors Day 2016!]]>
The Bearcats were the 36-hole leaders by two shots over Asbury (Ky.) University and three shots over Point Park after play opened on Friday. Brescia clinched the conference title with another good round in the final 18 holes Saturday.
With the victory, Brescia automatically qualifies for the NAIA Men’s Golf National Championship May 24-27 at TPC Deere Run in Moline, Ill.
For the event, the ALC Eagles shot 324, 336, 339 for a three round total of 999, the first time we have broken 1000 for a three round tournament. In the first round, three Eagles golfers shot in the 70’s, with Zac Hancock shooting a 79 while Randall Smith and Jared Albright shot 79.
Albright lead Eagles golfers shooting 79/80/78 for a three round total of 237, good for 19th place among the 50 golfers. Hancock shot 78/81/81 to finish at 240, good for 23rd overall.
Complete results are listed here.]]>