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Alice Lloyd College held its annual Honors Day celebration on Tuesday, April 9th. The College recognized students 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 Margo Sparkman and the song “The Ballad of Alice Lloyd” was sung by members of the Voices of Appalachia. President Joe Alan Stepp commented on the numerous projects taking place across campus such as the addition of two new majors: Criminal Justice and Dual Degree Medical Laboratory Science. He also spoke of adding a new roof and floor to the Anderson Science Center over the summer. In addition to the summer project, President Stepp also addressed the construction of a new women’s dormitory and gave updates on phase two of the campus center.

“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. Click on the award name to view a photo.

Social Science and Humanities

Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award—Creative Nonfiction
1st – Rachel Grace Driskill
2nd – Madison Martin

Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award—Fiction
1st – Drury Walters
2nd – Bernard Adams

Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award—Poetry
1st – Jasmine Lykins
2nd – Joshua Baker
2nd – James Lewis

Willard De Filipps Essay Award
1st – Dalton McCown
2nd – Drury Walters

EnglishDrury Walters

English EducationNatasha VanDyke

James V. Mongiardo Speech Award
1st – Drury Walters
2nd – Dalton McCown
3rd – Daniel Guzman

TheatreJames Lewis and William Austin Osborne

VoA Alumni Award for Dedication and ExcellenceRachel Grace Driskill

Outstanding Senior in SociologyMarissa Morgan

SociologyEmily Stewart

HistoryMercedes Haigler

Political Science – Emilie Harrell

Natural Science and Mathematics

BiologyJames Lewis

Dr. Anthony and Kathy Stumbo Pre-Med ScholarshipJohnny P. Byrd

The Drs. Brandon and Hillarie Amburgey Medical ScholarshipJohnathan Hicks

Melvin and Mae Kibler Award in Chemistry Katelyn White

CRC Freshman Chemistry AchievementKacey Troutt

Donald John Bettinger Chemistry ScholarshipJames Lewis

MathematicsDavid Bristol McGee

Whitfield Cobb Award for Statistics (Math 250)Morgan Hurt

KinesiologyRachel Lyall


Knott County Retired Teachers Association Award – Kennedi Damron

Edward and Charlotte Madden Award for Outstanding Education StudentNatasha VanDyke

Business and Leadership

Rachel D. Mullinax Award for Outstanding Senior Accounting Student Kayla Wilson

Whitfield Cobb Award for Statistics (Bus 295)Emily Burgin

Alice Geddes Lloyd Leadership Award Brooklyn Reid and Samantha Stapleton

Jean H. Ingles AwardAriana Walterson

The Fred J. Becker Award in BusinessLogan Reed

Outstanding Senior in Business AdministrationHayden Martin

Whitfield Cobb Award for Leadership Education 101David Bristol McGee

Sports & Fitness Programs ManagementJohn Driskill

All-College Awards

George I. Alden ScholarshipJames Lewis and Rachel Lyall

Ruth S. Preston ScholarshipMontana E. Blair and Noah A. Blair, Hailey Champion Caudill and Kalin Caudill

The Alice Lloyd Scholastic Society AwardMahalia Grace Baker, Chandler Kelley, and Megan Jones

Fred L. Mullinax Leadership AwardKatelyn Hardwick

Kentucky Eta Chapter of Alpha ChiJoshua Baker, Johnny Bryd, James Counts, John Driskill, Kelsey Gay, Morgan Hurt, TaLaura Mathis, Jordan L. Pack, Brooklyn Reid, Whitney Sizemore, Natasha VanDyke, Jerri Whitner, Rayanna Baker, Thomas Case, Kennedi Damron, Rachel Driskill, Megan Hal, James Lewis, Austin Miller, Logan Reed, Andrew Shrum, Kacey Trout, Ariana Walterson, Samantha Stapleton, and Kayla Wilson

Kossuth M. Mitchell Alpha Chi Scholarship Jordan Pack

Katherine Anne Haigler Memorial Award Kelli Akers

Dr. David Martin Scholar-Athlete AwardAustin Cornett, Brittney Buttrey, and Kacey Troutt

Shirley Bradley Haws Memorial Scholarship AwardRachel N. Stepp

Alice Lloyd Centennial Alumni ScholarshipCallie Chaney and Dalton McCown

Will & Edith Hayes Freshman Leadership Award – Matthew Brooks

Student Teacher Award Sponsored by the Class of 1982Michaela Hall

Campus Spirit Award Sponsored by the ALC Alumni AssociationDaniel Guzman

Campus Community Award Sponsored by Hindman Lions ClubGerald Glenn Pemberton

Thelmarie M. Thornsberry Endowed Scholarship AwardEmily Burgin

Robert C. Thacker Endowed Scholarship AwardDalton Cornett

Judy Ann Howard Memorial AwardDalton McCown

Sharlee Wright Memorial AwardBrady Ousley

Bobby Moore Endowed AwardDavid Bristol McGee

Harold M. Finley Endowed AwardJoshua Baker and Dalton McCown

Barbara Thomas Most Improved Student Scholarship Award
Fa 17 to Spr 18 – Haley Smith
Spr 18 to Fa 18 – Jaden Hardin

Ella M. Geddes Servant Leadership Award Joshua Baker and McHana Sword

Mary Mildred Sullivan Award – Kennedi Damron

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award John Driskill

Joseph and Irma Derderian Stepp Outstanding Senior Award John Driskill and Hailey Champion Caudill