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Alice Lloyd College held its annual Honors Day celebration on Tuesday, April 11th. Students were recognized for their exceptional achievements in academics. Various awards were handed out for excellence in specific subjects and majors. Awards for special achievements made by students in various organizations and community service projects were also announced.

The ceremony opened up with an invocation from Richard Bowers and the song “What Wondrous Love Is This” was sung by members of the Voices of Appalachia. President Joe Alan Stepp commented on the improvements that are being made to the campus and said, “We have been truly blessed with how fast the projects are moving.” The new JBS daycare facility is finished and the outdoor student recreation area is mostly completed with just a few final touches to be added. The new campus center is still on the first stage of construction, expected to be completed by August 2018. During the summer, Carrick, a women’s residence hall, will receive new furniture.  An online student portal is being developed for more efficient student services, such as registration.

“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.

Humanities and Fine Arts

Art – Ruby Chastain

Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award –Fiction

1stIan M. Hall

2ndDrury Walters

3rdKasie Wallace

Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award –Creative Nonfiction

1stNatalie Romeo

2ndJerri Whitner

Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award –Poetry

1stBrittany Brock

2ndIan T. Hall

3rdVirginia Mooney

English – Elizabeth Rumschlag and Ian M. Hall

James V. Mongiardo Speech Award

 1stDrury Walters

2ndJohn Burton

3rdDaniel Guzman

Theatre – Natalie Romeo

VoA Alumni Award for Dedication and Excellence – Kyle Coleman

Walter William Bettinger Endowed Award – Destiny Gross

Natural Science and Mathematics

Biology – Avery Shrum

Melvin and Mae Kibler Award in Chemistry – Joshua Johnson

CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement – Hailey Champion

Donald John Bettinger Chemistry Scholarship – Avery Shrum

Dr. Anthony Stumbo Pre-Med Scholarship – Westin Taylor

Dr. Walter Herman Isler Award – Cody Smith

Kinesiology – Emily Clonce

Mathematics – Cynthia Taylor

Whitfield Cobb Award for Statistics – (Math 250) Elizabeth Langlois 

Social Science

Rachel D. Mullinax Award for Outstanding Senior Accounting Student – Dakota Justice and Justin Stacy

Outstanding Senior in Business Administration – Victoria Nairn

Whitfield Cobb Award for Statistics – (BUS 295) Kayla Wilson

Alice Geddes Lloyd Leadership Award – Cody Baker, Caleb Lowe, Megan Smith, Victoria Nairn, Amanda Werner, Caraline McDowell, Stephanie Vanhoose, Riccardo D’Amato, Dakota Boggs, and Morgan Castle

Jean H. Ingles Award – Kayla Wilson

The Fred J. Becker Award in Business – Matthew Huffman

History – Riccardo D’Amato and Keniston Grizzell

Outstanding Senior in Sociology – Sarah Woolridge

Sociology – Sarah Spears

Whitfield Cobb Award for Leadership Education 101 – Kennedi Damron


Physical Education – Sports & Fitness: Bailey O’Bryan, P.E.: Johnathon Aldana

Student Teacher Award Sponsored by the Class of 1982 – Sarah Bailey

All-College Awards

George I. Alden Scholarship – Christen Hurt and Courtney Day

Ruth S. Preston Scholarship – Montana Blair and Noah Blair

Robert C. Thacker Endowed Scholarship Award – Austin Shrum

The Alice Lloyd Scholastic Award – Briana Arnold, Brittney Buttery, Natalie Romeo, Emaly Slone, Noah Blair, Levi Caudill, and Sean Ross

Kentucky Eta Chapter of Alpha Chi – Mack Asher, Lydia Bickham, Tara Combs, John Driskill, Laura Fitch, Keniston Grizzell, Tami Hall, Kristina Helton, Mary Issac, Elizabeth Langlois, Kaelyn Martin, Makayla McNew, Jeremy Ousley, Gabrielle Schwartz, Angela Shepherd, Jacob Sifers, Weston Taylor, Makayla Williamson, Sarah Bailey, Joshua Blankenship, Riccardo D’Amato, Austin Estridge, Daina Gilbert, Ian T. Hall, Kyler Hazelett, Matthew Huffman, Joshua Johnson, Kelsey Logdon, Caraline McDowell, Brian Nickles, Rachel Rice, Desiree Shelton, Avery Shrum, Savannah Sizemore, and Megan Williams

Kossuth M. Mitchell Scholarship (A. X.) – Mary Issac

Katherine Anne Haigler Memorial Award – Megan Williams

Alice Lloyd College Scholar Athlete Awards Sponsored by Dr. David Martin – Emily Clonce and John Driskill

Shirley Bradley Haws Memorial Scholarship Award – Virginia Mooney

Earl and Eleanor Holbrook Endowed Scholarship – Montana Cheek and Perry Franklin

Will & Edith Hayes Freshman Leadership Award – Perry Franklin

Bobby Moore Endowed Award – John Driskill

Campus Spirit Award Sponsored by the ALC Alumni Association – John Driskill

Edward Madden Award for Outstanding Education Student – Rachel Rice

Knott County Retired Teachers Association Award – Rachel Rice

Campus Community Award Sponsored by Hindman Lions Club – Lydia Bickham

Thelmarie M. Thornsberry Endowed Scholarship Award – Glenn Pemberton

Fred L. Mullinax Leadership Award – Kala Thornsbury

Judy Ann Howard Memorial Award – Andrew Shrum

Sharlee Wright Memorial Award – Hailey Champion

Warren P. Hilleke Scholarship Award – James Endicott

Harold M. Finley Endowed Award – Lani Muncy and Ian T. Hall

Barbara Thomas Most Improved Student Scholarship Award – Spring ‘16: Taylor Johnson, Fall ‘16: Logan Price

Ella M. Geddes Servant Leadership Award – John Driskill and Thomas Case

Mary Mildred Sullivan Award – Daisha Gauze

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award – Joseph Little

Joseph and Irma Derderian Stepp Outstanding Senior Award – Jacquelyn Crawford and Joseph Little