Select Page

For the first time in three years, Alice Lloyd College was excited to host its Spring Alumni Banquet on April 14th, at Jenny Wiley State Park in Floyd County, Kentucky. Approximately 100 people were in attendance.

The event began with an invocation by Mr. Michael Stamper, of Kingsport, Tennessee. Floyd County Alumni Chapter President, Mrs. Alicia C. Dawson, then welcomed the group of alumni and friends in attendance, and shared opening remarks. A “moment of silence” was observed for those who had passed since the event was last held.

Under the direction of Mrs. Wendy Saylor and Dr. Mindy Rubin, ALC’s Voices of Appalachia provided entertainment, performing their signature “Brightest and Best” along with two additional songs. Dr. Rubin, concluded the repertoire with a mesmerizing violin performance.

Later in the program, ALC President Jim Stepp provided campus updates and introduced student guest, Evan Caudill, a senior at the College, who reflected on his time at The June Buchanan School and Alice Lloyd College. Evan shared that Abisha Johnson, the community man who donated land to Mrs. Lloyd in 1917 so she would have a place to teach his children, was a distant relative of his. Today, the College is still located on the property donated by Mr. Johnson.

ALC student William Chase Petry from Prestonsburg was recognized as this year’s recipient of the Sarah M. Laven Purpose Road Endowed Scholarship which is awarded annually to a student from Floyd County. This scholarship was established by the Floyd County Alumni Chapter in 1999.

Ms. Christine Stumbo, a 1965 alumna and longtime staff member, was recognized for nearly fifty years of service to the school and was presented with a framed print of the Purpose Road Philosophy and the Browning Philosophy. Ms. Stumbo currently serves as Dean of Women and has touched countless lives while serving as a beloved member of the ALC community. 

Following special recognitions, Mrs. Dawson shared final comments and the program concluded with singing of ALC’s Alma Mater.