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Alice Lloyd College held its annual Honor’s Day celebration on Tuesday, April 11th, in the Estelle Campbell Center for the Arts auditorium. This convocation is dedicated to honoring students for their exceptional achievements in academics. Numerous awards were given out for student excellence in various majors. Additionally, awards for special achievements made by students in various organizations and community service projects were also announced during the ceremony. 

The celebration began with an invocation by Philip Bentley, followed by a song from the Voices of Appalachia Choir. President Jim Stepp then welcomed the assembly and praised the ALC Students for their academic success. President Stepp then introduced the Roop family and Mission of Hope guests to the audience. President Stepp recognized the Roop family’s contributions to Alice Lloyd College and its youth leaders before naming the Estelle Campbell Center for the Arts auditorium ‘Roop Auditorium’.  Following President Stepp’s address, Mission of Hope Executive Director David Heatherly made a special presentation to Alice Lloyd College and President Jim Stepp.

Dr. Charles Marshall then delivered an introduction to the Honor’s Day awards ceremony and handed the program over to Emcee Dr. Sara Pitts to begin the awards. Alice Lloyd College is extremely proud of the success of its students. Below is a list of all the day’s honorees. 

Social Science and Humanities
James V. Mongiardo Speech Competition Award–
1st– Justin Witt
2nd– Clari-Jane Newman
3rd– Kennedy Clarkson

Outstanding Senior in Communications Studies– Bryan Tyler Gibson

Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award– Fiction
     1st– Justin Witt
     2nd– Abigail Dobson

Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award– Creative Non-Fiction
     1st– Kennedy Clarkson
     2nd– Audrey Evans
     3rd– Rachel Yeomans

Billie & Curtis Owens Writing Award– Poetry
     1st– Madison Adams
     2nd– Tarasen Daniels
     3rd– Lathan Cornett

English– Ty Reagan

Theatre– Madison Adams

Voices of Appalachia Award for Dedication and Excellence– Madison Sizemore

History– Kara Joseph

Criminal Justice– Jayden Fields

Sociology– Okala Reffett

Political Science– Jonathan Hicks

Natural Science and Mathematics
Biology– Thomas Evan Caudill, Lawrence Jaden Charles Gay

Dr. Anthony & Kathy Stumbo Pre-Med Scholarship– Thomas Evan Caudill

Dr. Larry M. Leslie Pre Med Award– Thomas Evan Caudill

Mathematics– Logan Blair

Whitfield Cobb Award for Statistics– Makenna Morgan (Math 250)

Kinesiology– Jennifer Droke

Melvin and Mae Kibler Award in Chemistry– Steve Hollon

Chemical Rubber Company Freshman Chemistry Achievement– Emma Bates

The Walter Herman Isler Endowed Award– Micah Blankenship

Donald John Bettinger Chemistry Scholarship– Thomas Evan Caudill

Knott County Retired Teachers Association Award– Kasey Turner

Edward and Charlotte Madden Award for Outstanding Education Student– Sydnee Madden

Business and Leadership
Rachel D. Mullinax Award for Outstanding Senior Accounting Student– Lindsey Saylor

Whitfield Cobb Award for Business Statistics– Lindsey Saylor

Alice Geddes Lloyd Servant Leadership Award– The Alice Geddes Lloyd Servant Leadership Award is an award that students can earn by completing our formal leadership education program. This program consists of several components the student must complete, including Complete Leadership 101 and Freshman Transitions 101, attend 4 leadership seminars offered through the convocation program, attend 4 leadership workshops offered on campus each year, and complete 40 hours of community service. If you are interested in registering for this program, please contact Dr. Pollard. Nine students have completed the requirements of the program this year. The recipients are: Kaitlyn Bogar, Bethany Butler, Kennedy Clarkson, Katrina Collett, Abigail Dobson, Haley Fields, Hunter Mason, HazelAnn Mosely, Devyn Shoemaker.

Jean H. Ingles Award– Jaylan Webb

The Fred J. Becker Award in Business– Peyton Sexton

Outstanding Senior in Business Administration– Gerald Rhett Estep

Whitfield Cobb Award for Leadership Education 101– Jonathan Zuidema

Sports and Fitness Programs Management– Gabriel Graham

All-College Awards
George I. Alden Scholarship– Charity Sizemore

Alice Lloyd Scholastic Society Award– The Alice Lloyd Scholastic Society Award
The criteria for selection of the Alice Lloyd College Scholastic Society Award is based on students being a sophomore, having three semesters in residence, 45 hours, and a GPA of 3.50 or better.
Benjamin Carter, Hadley Craft, Chloe Everidge, Caleb Harrington, Gabriel Horsley, Preslee Lafferty, Makayla May, Chandler Mcafee, Gracie Padgett, Koby Proffitt, John Smith, Hunter Triplett, Chloe Watts, Joseph Westphal, Justin Witt, Rachel Yeomans

Fred L. Mullinax Student Leadership Award– Jacob Frazier

Kentucky Eta Chapter of Alpha Chi– Madison Adams, Andrea Anunson, Tayton Baker, Thomas Evan Caudill, Corbett Noah Caudill, Mason Compton, Jennifer Droke, Ellie Finley, Ryan Hall, Kaitlyn Howell, Makenna Morgan, Penny Mullins, Karen Newsome, Palmer Sexton, Peyton Sexton.

Kossuth M. Mitchell Alpha Chi Scholarship– Penny Mullins

Katherine Anne Haigler Memorial Award– The Katherine Anne Haigler Memorial Award was established to honor the memory of Kathy Haigler. Before she lost her battle with cancer Kathy was a social worker who dedicated her life to helping others. This award honors her memory by providing financial assistance to a female student seeking to further her education in the field of social work. This year’s award goes to Kendra Casey.

Alice Lloyd College Scholar Athlete Award Sponsored by Dr. David Martin–
Corbett Noah Caudill, Tori Hampton

Shirley Bradley Haws Memorial Scholarship Award– Kyleah Ward

Will & Edith Hayes Freshman Leadership Award– Rachael Rife

The Dr. Alan R. & Mrs. Pamela J. Dean Student Teacher Education Scholarship is provided by Mrs. Pamela J. Dean, in memory of her husband, Dr. Alan R. Dean, a professor of education at ALC from 1981-1985. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Education at ALC and is intended to assist with personal expenses accrued during their student teaching assignment.– Abigail Dobson

In 2007, the ALC Class of 1982 established a Student Teacher Award, which is presented annually to an education major. The award is intended to assist the recipient with expenses they have while they are performing their semester of student teaching. Members of the Class of 1982 hold a unique distinction because they were the first 23 graduates of ALC to be awarded bachelor degrees. The majority of these individuals became educators and remember well the financial challenges they experienced while student teaching including daily travel to and from school, purchasing professional attire and classroom supplies, etc. They established this award because they wanted to help the recipient with expenses such as these. We are grateful to the Class of 1982 for their generosity and desire to “give back” in this special way. Jerry Edwards – ALC Trustee and member of the Class of 1982 presented this year’s award to Adrianna Riley.

Campus Spirit Award– Sponsored by the ALC Alumni Association– Clari-Jane Newman

Alice Lloyd Centennial Alumni Scholarship– Hadley Craft

Campus Community Award– Sponsored by the Hindman Lions Club– Joseph Ashcraft

Thelmarie M. Thornsberry Endowed Scholarship Award– Bryan DeFoe

Robert C. Thacker Endowed Scholarship Award– Joshua Campbell

Judy Ann Howard Memorial Award– The Alice Lloyd College Student Government Association originated the Judy Ann Howard Memorial Award in 1987 in an effort to have an on-going tribute to Judy Howard. The SGA awards this honor to the male or female sophomore student with a GPA of 3.5 or better who has exhibited good character, personality, leadership ability, and an involvement in extra-curricular activities while maintaining a commitment to his/her total collegiate goals.
Jonathan Kolby Combs

Sharlee Wright Memorial Award– The Sharlee Wright Memorial Award was established by the Student
Government Association in an effort to honor Sharlee Wright, a junior Social Science major, from Knott County. Sharlee was active in extracurricular activities, including SGA, and was an above average student. She passed away in 2008, during her junior year at ALC. This award is given to a junior with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
William Chase Petry

Geraldine Snodgrass Achievement Award–
Madison Adams, Tori Hampton, Penny Mullins, Logan Sexton

Harold M. Finley Endowed Award– Carlos Villaneuva

Bobby Moore Endowed Award– Christian Yates

Barbara Thomas Most Improved Student Scholarship Award–
     For Spring 22 to Fall 22– Logan Blevins
     For Fall 21 to Spring 22– Bryan Tyler Gibson

Wendell & Maude Hammond Hope Cottage Award– Joshua Campbell

Ella M. Geddes Servant Leadership Award– Neeley Greene, Jaden Pugh

Mary Mildred Sullivan Award– Haley Howell

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award– Isaiah Beckett

Joseph and Irma Derderian Stepp Outstanding Senior Award –Thomas Evan Caudill, Cheyna McCoy

Photos from Honors Day can be found here