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Origin of the Statue of Alice Geddes Lloyd{nl}                       {nl}{nl}In August 2008, ALC friend and benefactor Jim Morrissey announced his desire to commission a life-sized statue of Alice Geddes Lloyd to be placed on the campus of the College which she founded.  Mr. Morrissey believed that a woman of such courage, fortitude and boldness should have a permanent memorial to constantly remind students, alumni and visitors of her grand purpose.  So great was his desire, that Mr. Morrissey wanted to completely fund the project as a donation and gesture of his confidence in Alice Lloyd College.{nl}Jim and Kay Morrissey{nl}      {nl}Jim Morrissey, former Louisville Courier-Journal reporter and feature writer, met Alice Lloyd and June Buchanan in the early 1960s.  During a recent meeting with Joe Stepp and Jim Stepp, the idea of a statue of Alice Lloyd germinated.  Recognizing her magnificent influence on young people and her enormous contribution to Eastern Kentucky and the nation, Jim and his wife, Kay, had great faith in sculptor Raymond Graf’s ability to create a masterpiece, and commissioned him for this project.{nl}Due to the generosity of Jim and Kay Morrissey, this wonderful portrayal of Mrs. Lloyd will forever be an eloquent testimony of her vision, determination and inspiration for one and all.{nl}Raymond Graf{nl}{nl}Kentucky native and Louisville resident Raymond Graf graduated from Murray State University, with a background in sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, and stone carving.  Most of his career, however, has been focused on cast-bronze sculpture and portraiture.{nl}Statues Mr. Graf has created include baseball Hall of Fame member Harold Henry “PeeWee” Reese; jockey Pat Day; pro football Hall of Fame member Paul Hornung; Louisville businessman, commercial builder and philanthropist James Graham Brown; and former Kentucky Governor Bert T. Combs.  He has also sculpted a bust Abraham Lincoln, the golden finial atop Actors Theatre of Louisville, the cardinal mascot of the University of Louisville and eight life-sized bird sculptures based on Graf’s interpretations of Audubon paintings.{nl}