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A College Providing Leadership for Appalachia

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Our founder, Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd, lived and served forty-five years after she came to Kentucky, intent upon producing well-educated, purpose-driven leaders for Appalachia. We continue her mission today, knowing that the need for mountain leaders is still great, as much now as ever.

This small, private college in the hills of eastern Kentucky accepts no direct federal, state, or local funding, but provides each of its qualified Appalachian students with as generous a financial aid package as students are likely to find anywhere — no out-of-pocket costs for tuition. In exchange, our students dedicate themselves to lives of service, working a minimum of 10 hours per week in our Student Work Program, which also helps to cover education costs.

Over half of our graduates are the first in their families to receive a four-year degree. Many of them go on to graduate or professional school, receiving continued financial assistance from the College as they pursue advanced degrees. Our programs have provided teachers, doctors, lawyers, engineers, and so much more for this region — leaders who can bring about positive, lasting change.

This extraordinary opportunity is made possible by the generosity of our “friends,” those people who financially support our unique mission. We invite you to explore these pages and discover why we deserve your support: there is simply no other place like this.

Perhaps you will be the next friend of Alice Lloyd College!

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Leading Appalachia

Austin Estridge: Devoted to Service

Austin Estridge, a member of the ALC Class of 2018 from Jackson County, Kentucky, made his decision to attend college his freshman year of high school and relentlessly pursued his goal. As the 2018 Salutatorian Award recipient, Austin dedicated his time at ALC to not...

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Virginia Madison Mooney: Mad for Alice Lloyd College

On February 15, 2018, we had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Virginia Madison Mooney, a Sociology Major from Inez, Kentucky. Affectionately known by her former teammates and peers as “Maddog”, she is a first-generation college student who will be graduating in the spring of 2018. Ms. Mooney has been involved in the Sociology Club, played softball, was a member of the Student Government Association, and performed with the Voices of Appalachia.

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Donor Spotlight

Donor Spotlight: Dr. Steve and Kathleen Davis

Dr. Stephen F. and Kathleen Davis first heard about Alice Lloyd College when they saw the ALC women’s basketball team in the NAIA national tournament. The Lady Eagles performance and sportsmanship impressed the couple so much that they researched the College and learned about the character-based education offered at ALC.

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Student Spotlight

Emily Burgin: Opportunity to Grow

Emily Burgin is a junior from Lee County, Virginia, majoring in Accounting and Business Management with plans of attending Law School upon graduation. Like many Alice Lloyd College students, she came from a financially challenged background, yet this rough start has not and will not limit her aspirations.

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