The fall semester is in full swing at Alice Lloyd College. Just weeks prior to the first day of class, Eastern Kentucky was hit with devastating flooding. Although the campus suffered damage and was littered with debris, clean-up and construction began immediately to prepare for students’ arrival. College officials worked diligently to arrange an early move-in date for displaced students. With support from generous friends and community members, the College was able to start classes without delay and provide students with a safe place to stay.
On August 14, 2022, new students moved into their dorm rooms and were greeted by several faculty, staff, and returning students. Resident advisors and work heads assisted with unloading and packing items to dorm rooms while faculty and staff were present to answer any questions. Students were treated to a cookout and various orientation events throughout the remainder of the week.
As classes began on August 16, faculty and staff were eager to welcome all students back to class and help to meet the needs of students who were affected by the flooding. “It has been a rough time for our region and our students,” remarked Scott Cornett, Senior Vice President for Student Services. “With God’s help and our community members pulling together, we were able to repair campus and start on time. We are excited to get the school year going.”
The College looks forward to the upcoming semester and to educating the newest generation of leaders in Appalachia.