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ALC Mourns the Passing of Jackie Sparkman

On November 8th, longtime Alice Lloyd College employee Jacqueline “Jackie” Sparkman passed away after a long-fought battle with cancer. Jackie grew up just minutes from campus and was a beloved member of the ALC community throughout her whole life. She began her twenty-two years of service to ALC in May 1997 as the Accounts Receivable Clerk and moved to her most recent position, Coordinator of Community Programs and Assistant to the Director of Development, in 2007. The outpouring of love from the ALC Community during this time is a testament to the influence her life had and continues to have in the Appalachian region.

Alice Lloyd College Receives National Attention on NPR

Alice Lloyd College was recently featured by National Public Radio (NPR) in the article “Here’s How 2 Schools Have Made Free College Work – For Decades.” The feature proposes whether or not it would be possible to adopt ALC’s unique approach to education.

ALC Professor Presents at National Symposium on Student Retention

Recently, Dr. Steve Herr, ALC’s Associate Professor of Education, presented at the National Symposium on Student Retention (NSSR).  The Symposium serves as the annual meeting of the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE), an association of two-year and four-year institutions with the common goal of achieving the highest possible levels of student success through collaboratively sharing data, knowledge, and innovation.

ALC’s Unique Mission Featured on Podcast

President Joe Stepp had the privilege of speaking with Reverend Winn Henderson, M.D. on the podcast "Freedom From Addiction." President Stepp talked about the mission of Alice Lloyd College and the aspiration for higher education in Appalachia. Continuing the works of...

Alice Lloyd College Celebrates Alumna and Alumnus of the Year

On September 20th, Alice Lloyd College held the twenty-third annual Alumna and Alumnus of the Year Banquet in the historic Cushing Hall. The banquet honored two alumni for their endearing service. Margo Sparkman (Class of 2004) and George Nichols III (Class of 1980) gathered with family and friends to reflect on how their lives exemplify the core values of the Purpose Road Philosophy.

ALC Phi Beta Lambda Placed Among Top at National Conference

On Monday, June 24th, six students and one adviser traveled to San Antonio, Texas to attend the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference.  The students represented Alice Lloyd College well by working hard, overcoming challenges, and advancing to finals in several categories.

Fox Business and USA Today Recognize Alice Lloyd College

by Jerri Whitner, Student Contributor Over the past few days, Alice Lloyd College has received recognition by both Fox Business and USA Today for the College’s unique Student Work Program and Tuition Guarantee Scholarship. The recognition stemmed from an article...

Alice Lloyd College Announces Spring 2019 Honors List

Alice Lloyd College would like to congratulate the following students for earning a high level of academic distinction during the Spring 2019 semester. We encourage you to submit an announcement of your achievement to your hometown newspaper. Download the...

New York Times Features Alice Lloyd College

Alice Lloyd College was recently featured in an article published in the New York Times. Written by one, Alice Lloyd (of no relation), the article “There Are Better Ways to Do College” highlights ALC’s Student Work Program. Designed to build strong character and give students an opportunity to gain job experience, the program requires all full-time students to complete a minimum of 10 work hours per week to an assigned area on campus.

Donor Spotlight: Dr. Shelba Proffitt

by Dru Walters, Student Contributor Whitesburg, KY native and ALC friend, Dr. Shelba Proffitt, is one of the extraordinary people behind space defense for the United States of America. Dr. Proffitt began her career as a member of the Von Braun Space Team in...

ALC Celebrates the Class of 2019

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...