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On Saturday, May 4th, family and friends gathered in the Campbell Arts Center to watch ALC’s Class of 2019 graduate.

In opening remarks, President Joe Stepp welcomed family and friends to the campus and praised graduates for their outstanding accomplishments. The graduating class was honored with a moving baccalaureate address from Reverend Lawrence Baldridge of Pippa Passes, Kentucky, who has been the pastor of Caney Baptist Church since 1964.  The commencement address was delivered by Kevin R. Smith. He is a graduate of Union College, University of Kentucky College of Law, University of Kentucky College of Business and Economics, and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Presently, Kevin serves as the Assistant Secretary to the Board of Governors at the United States Postal Service in Washington, D.C. He is also the founder and president of the Young Professionals of East Kentucky, co-founder of Rural Up, and serves as a trustee of Alice Lloyd College.

Following the confirmation of degrees, three graduates were recognized for their academic achievements. Dr. Claude “Lafie” Crum, Academic Dean, presented the salutatorian award to Natasha VanDyke. The prestigious valedictorian award was given to Jordan Pack and Kennedi Damron.

In addition to recognizing our graduates, President Stepp also presented two special awards to faculty and staff members. Dr. Janelle Pryor, Professor of Biology, was given the Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, and Margo Sparkman, ALC Director of Development received the Leadership in Service Award.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019:

Kelli Suzanne Akers – Prestonsburg, KY

Jared Christopher Albright – Warfield, KY

Briana Marie Arnold – Mallie, KY

Marcus Alan Baker – Whitesburg, KY

Alexandria Rebecca Barthel – Blue River, KY

Deavin Breanna Bentley – Littcarr, KY

Lindsay Taylor Blanken – Bean Station, TN

Cheyenne LaShae Boggs – Grayson, KY

Robert Austin Bowlin – Jellico, TN

Alexis Jeannie Brock – Isom, KY

Bailee Lynn Brown – Grundy, VA

Dylyn Russell Brown – Danville, WV

Jacob Tyler Campbell – Hindman, KY

Madison Cheyanne Carpenter – Stambaugh, KY

Thomas Wesley Case – Garrett, KY

Hailey LeAnn Champion-Caudill – Pinetop, KY

Kalin Lonnie Caudill – Pinetop, KY

Levi Austin Caudill – Whitesburg, KY

Simon Alexander Christon – Red Fox, KY

Alexis Leigh Ann Coleman – Kimper, KY

Katelyn Denise Collins – Verdunville, WV

Kelsie Ceara Cornett – Whitesburg, KY

Kennedi Alexis Damron – Emmalena, KY

Elizabeth Jane Daniels – Allen, KY

Kelsey Meagan Dean – Inez, KY

Matthew Thomas Dempsey – South Charleston, WV

John Mark Driskill – Jackson, KY

Tiffany Renee Endicott – Prestonsburg, KY

Garret Eli Gay – Sevierville, TN

Kirsten Dawn Gibson – Millstone, KY

Grayson Dean Griffith – Ashland, KY

Mercedes Rose Haigler – Pippa Passes, KY

Monica Lee Hall – Topmost, KY

Samuel Michael Hall – Teaberry, KY

Jacob Clark Handshoe – Winchester, KY

Emilie Jesslyn Harrell – Madisonville, TN

Nicholas Kent Hess – Pikeville, KY

Johnathan Daniel Logan Hicks – Mousie, KY

Jordan Taylor Hodge – Grundy, VA

Kevon Arnold Honeycutt – Winnfield, TN

Kevin Ryan House – London, KY

Kaleb Ashten Huber – Hazard, KY

Chloe Ann Johnson – Teaberry, KY

Erin Page Johnson – Willow Wood, OH

Gabrielle Nicole Johnson – Hagerhill, KY

Taylor Grant Johnson – Williamson, WV

Savannah Cheyenne Justice – Lexington, KY

James Nelson Lewis – Busy, KY

Rachel Morgan Lyall – Wise, VA

Justin Reed Maggard – London, KY

Jamie Shantil Marcum – Dunlow, WV

Hayden Allen Martin – Clinton, TN

Levi William Martin – Clinton, TN

Madison Renea Martin – Raven, KY

Tyler Wayne Martin – Louisa, KY

Mary Sonia Nicole Meade – Prestonsburg, KY

Gregory Scott Miller – Bonnyman, KY

Caleb Jordan Mills – Pound, VA

Hayley Lynn Mills – Blaine, TN

James Broderick Moore – Owingsville, KY

Bonnie Elizabeth Morgan – Stinnett, KY

Marissa Leigh Morgan – Ermine, KY

Kevin Tyler Mullins – Pound, VA

William Austin Osborne – Meadowview, VA

Mollie Kathryn Owens – Honaker, VA

Jordan Lee Pack – Eastern, KY

Emily Pauley – Wise, VA

Tiffany Amber Quillen – Neon, KY

Alexis Paige Rainey – Ages, KY

Brooklyn Nicole Reid – London, KY

Jacob Fox Roll – Viper, KY

Kaela Alexandra Shaw – Bidwell, OH

Angela DeRae Shepherd – Cornettsville, KY

Amber Danielle Smith – Manchester, KY

Stephanie Breanna Smith – Garner, KY

Emily Faith Stewart – Mayking, KY

Luka Stojicevic – Mallie, KY

Brandon Matthew Sumner – Jeff, KY

Zachary David Templeton – Gate City, VA

Austyn Reid Turner – Hindman, KY

Natasha Brooke VanDyke – Raven, VA

Drury Christian Walters – Hindman, KY

Joshua Nathaniel Wampler – Wise, VA

William Jacob Weaver – Kingsport, TN

Katelyn Brenda White – Manchester, KY

Kayla Eve Wilson – Williamsburg, KY

Miranda Hallie Wilson – Williamsburg, KY

Courtney Thelma Yates – Mavisdale, VA