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Alice Lloyd College is honored to recognize the 2020 Honors Day award recipients. ALC students have shown resilience and determination during this trying time and the COVID-19 pandemic has not negated their hard work and dedication to their studies. Though today’s circumstances have kept an in-person ceremony from taking place, honoring the students is a chance for the campus community to come together in a different way and celebrate their accomplishments.

“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 College’s Academic Dean. “So many of our students excel in academics and demonstrate such a strong character. It’s important during these unusual times to honor those students for their accomplishments.”

Appalachia has always been a region of hard-working people. From the early settlers to the coal miners, the mountain people have worked the land and provided for their families and friends. Mrs. Lloyd immediately recognized the determination, strong work ethic, and leadership potential of the residents of Appalachia. She began the College in 1917 to help nurture and develop those leadership qualities by providing a character-based and service-driven education.

Alice Lloyd College President Joe A. Stepp wishes to congratulate this year’s awards recipients, stating, “You are some of the brightest and best in all of Appalachia.  May God bless each of you.”

Alice Lloyd College is pleased to announce this year’s recipients. Below is a list of the awards and honorees.

Social Science and Humanities

Art – Sarah Wagers

Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award—Creative Nonfiction – Rachel Grace Driskill

Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award—Fiction

1st – Claire Bowers

2nd – Jerri Whitner

3rd – Logan Smith

Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award—Poetry

1st – Isaiah Penley

2nd – Jasmine Lykins

3rd – Joshua Baker

English – Rachel Grace Driskill

James V. Mongiardo Speech Award

1st – Callie Chaney

2nd – Rachel Grace Driskill

3rd – Jaleigh Cockrell

Theatre – Jasmine Lykins and Ryan Morris

VoA Alumni Award for Dedication and Excellence – Kaitlyn Stacy

Walter William Bettinger Endowed Award – Jerri Whitner

History – Colbi Johnson

Political Science – Nate Webb

Natural Science and Mathematics

Biology – Cadie Gay and Kelsey Gay

Dr. Anthony and Kathy Stumbo Pre-Med Scholarship – Dalton McCown

The Drs. Brandon and Hillarie Amburgey Medical Scholarship – Montana Blair and Tanton Cook

Melvin and Mae Kibler Award in Chemistry – TaLaura Mathis

CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement – Ryan Chafin

Donald John Bettinger Chemistry Scholarship – Johnny P. Byrd

Mathematics – Andrew Tyler Lowe

Whitfield Cobb Award for Statistics (Math 250) – Austin Miller

Kinesiology – Samantha Stapleton


Knott County Retired Teachers Association Award – David Bristol McGee

Edward and Charlotte Madden Award for Outstanding Education Student – Michaela Hall

Business and Leadership

Rachel D. Mullinax Award for Outstanding Senior Accounting Student – Logan Reed and Ariana Walterson

Whitfield Cobb Award for Statistics (Bus 295) – Emily Camp

Alice Geddes Lloyd Leadership Award – Joshua Baker, James P. Riley, Carlene Salyers, Logan Reed, and Haylie Maraldo

Jean H. Ingles Award – Callie Chaney

The Fred J. Becker Award in Business – Joshua Baker

Outstanding Senior in Business Administration – Katherine Moore

Whitfield Cobb Award for Leadership Education 101 – Jessica Hunt

Sports & Fitness Programs Management – Thomas Parker

All-College Awards

George I. Alden Scholarship – Katherine Moore and TaLaura Mathis

The Alice Lloyd Scholastic Society Award – Katelyn Barnhart, Trevor Belcher, Hannah Buchanan, Jaleigh Cockrell, Rachell Dean, Ashton Fugate, Jasmin Hamilton, Maria Lander Fersaca, and Sanura Mosley

Fred L. Mullinax Leadership Award – Shelby Davis

Kentucky Eta Chapter of Alpha Chi – Makayla Akers, Joshua Baker, Rayanna Baker, Johnny P. Byrd, Callie Chaney, James Counts, Rachel Grace Driskill, Kelsey Gay, Shawn Wesley Hager, Cameran Howard, Morgan Hurt, TaLaura Mathis, Alexandria May, Dalton McCown, Austin Miller, Isaiah Penley, Sarah Peters, Logan Reed, Carlene Salyers, Andrew Shrum, Whitney Sizemore, Samantha Stapleton, Ariana Walterson, and Jerri Whitner

Kossuth M. Mitchell Alpha Chi Scholarship – Rachel Grace Driskill

Katherine Anne Haigler Memorial Award – Amanda Ward

Dr. David Martin Scholar-Athlete Award – Shawn Wesley Hager and Makayla Akers

Shirley Bradley Haws Memorial Scholarship Award – Whitney Maynard

Alice Lloyd Centennial Alumni Scholarship – Jaleigh Cockrell

Will & Edith Hayes Freshman Leadership Award – Izaeyah Dotson

Earl and Eleanor Holbrook Endowed Scholarship Award – Lyndsey Adkins and Carson Oney

Student Teacher Award Sponsored by the Class of 1982 – Hannah Conley

Campus Spirit Award Sponsored by the ALC Alumni Association – Mason Schroeder

Campus Community Award Sponsored by Hindman Lions Club – Callie Chaney

Thelmarie M. Thornsberry Endowed Scholarship Award – Madison Bentley

Robert C. Thacker Endowed Scholarship Award – Hannah Dobson

Judy Ann Howard Memorial Award – Ryan Chafin

Sharlee Wright Memorial Award – Shelby Davis

Harold M. Finley Endowed Award – HazelAnn Mosely

Geraldine Snodgrass Achievement Award – Rachel Grace Driskill, Kristin McCoy, Haylie Maraldo, and Brittany Amburgey

Bobby Moore Endowed Award – Rachel Grace Driskill

Barbara Thomas Most Improved Student Scholarship Award

Fall ’18 to Spring ’19 – Samantha Smith

Spring ’19 to Fall ’19 – Rachel McCoy

Ella M. Geddes Servant Leadership Award – Callie Chaney and Kimberly Lee

Mary Mildred Sullivan Award – TaLaura Mathis

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award – David Bristol McGee

Joseph and Irma Derderian Stepp Outstanding Senior Award – David Bristol McGee and Amanda Ward