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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

Jacquelyn Crawford: Being the Change She Wants to See

From a young age, Jacquelyn Crawford has possessed a servant’s heart. Jacquelyn is a senior Biology major at Alice Lloyd College, who is involved in numerous activities on and off campus in hopes of making a difference in people’s lives.

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Katie “Bob” McFarland: Brightening up the Lives Around Her

Katie McFarland, a December 2015 graduate of Alice Lloyd College, is from Church Hill, Tennessee. While a student, she lightheartedly introduced herself as “Bob” one day—and this nickname is how she is affectionately known on campus. Bob is described by many of her peers as someone with a warm heart and a great sense of humor. Her charismatic personality has the ability to bring a smile and a comforted spirit to each person she encounters, and Bob certainly exemplifies what it means to be a servant leader.

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Donor Spotlight

Donor Spotlight: The Dipsy Doodle Gang

If you go to the Dipsy Doodle in Cookeville, Tennessee, on Friday morning, you will find Mr. Francis Fritz and his group of friends, appropriately named, “The Dipsy Doodle Gang.” From their best recollections, they have been gathering faithfully at 8:00 a.m. on Friday mornings to have breakfast, to fellowship and to study the word of God since 2004.

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Student Spotlight

Thomas Case: Finding His Purpose at ALC

A Junior Biology (Pre-Med) major at Alice Lloyd College, Thomas Case, has always aspired to do two things, to be a scientist and a movie director. Although he decided science was the better path for him to take he has not given up his passion for movies. In more ways than one, ALC has fanned the enthusiastic flames of Thomas’ goals and directed him toward his purpose filled path.

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