A College Providing Leadership for Appalachia
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.
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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.read more
Read Whitney Shell’s account of her career at Alice Lloyd College. Crediting the Student Work Program, ALC’s Teacher Education Program, and donations from our supporters, as well as her own resolve and determination, Whitney shares her journey to becoming a leader in the classroom tasked with shaping Appalachia’s future.read more
In 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, Paul describes to the church at Corinth the “cheerful giver.” He says, “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not...read more
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.read more