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With a liberal arts degree from ALC, one will not only gain a deeper understanding for the arts and sciences, but will also be educated to become a lasting leader in one’s community.


Browse our vast selections of majors and minors as well as our different departments to see how ALC will help you earn your degree and achieve your goals.

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Faculty Spotlight

Providing an Immeasurable Impact: Mrs. Dana Dotson

by Callie Chaney, Student Contributor Like several members of ALC's faculty and staff, Mrs. Dana Dotson is an alumna of Alice Lloyd College. She graduated in December 1987 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. After teaching preschool and elementary...

Mrs. Rachel Childers: Coming Full Circle

Professor Rachel Childers is the embodiment of Alice Lloyd College’s mission: “Producing leaders for Appalachia who possess high moral and ethical values, an attitude of self-reliance, and a sense of service to others.” Although Mrs. Childers is now facilitating the mission of ALC, she once sat in the same seat of her students.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Janelle Pryor

Dr. Janelle Pryor is a Professor of Biology at Alice Lloyd College with two doctoral degrees and a career in education spanning three decades. She counts Astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, as one of her heroes, and was even privileged to see...

Dr. Jerry Slone: A Testament to the Power of Education

Dr. Slone is an Accounting and Business Law Professor in the Joe Craft School of Business and Appalachian Leadership and a proud graduate of Alice Lloyd College. Dr. Slone, or Jerry Wayne, as most students know him around campus, spent his early years in Pippa Passes and is one of the remaining residents who met Alice Lloyd.

Christine Stumbo: Committed to a Life of Service

by Dru Walters, Student Contributor Alice Lloyd College Dean of Women and Freshman Transition Coordinator, Christine Stumbo, has been with ALC for 45 years. She believes that what drives her continued commitment to the institution is her faith. “It has really been a...

Creating Opportunities through Service: Mrs. Denise Jacobs

Assistant Professor of Business Denise Jacobs first set foot on the Purpose Road in 1982, and she has been a member of the Alice Lloyd College family ever since. Denise graduated in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration and went on to get her MBA at Morehead State. She continually believes that the mission of Alice Lloyd College changed her life forever.

An Unwavering Love for Education: Dr. Sigrid Greene

Over 100 years after the founding of the Caney Creek Community Center, educators are still arriving on Caney Creek from all over the world to fulfill Mrs. Lloyd’s mission to educate the leaders of the Appalachian region. One such professor is Dr. Sigrid Greene, whose career and commitment to education has taken her across the globe, from Europe to Pippa Passes.

JR Hammond: Developing Talents on and off the Court

Like many Kentuckians, basketball for the ALC Eagles Men’s Coach, JR Hammond, is not just a sport – it is a way of life. In the midst of every rebound retrieved, every shot blocked, and every play called, Coach Hammond finds the epitome of what he sees as the keys to a successful life.

Dr. Cindy Salmons: Devoting Her Life to Appalachian Education

Dr. Cindy Salmons first set foot on the Purpose Road in 1994 as an English major and has devoted her life to the mission of Alice Lloyd College ever since. Appalachian education is a cause that is very near and dear to her heart.

Dr. Steve Herr: Creating Model Educators for the Region

Alice Lloyd College is known for producing the best teachers in the Appalachian region which is due, in no small part, to the efforts of education professor, Dr. Steve Herr.  Even in his spare time, Dr. Herr insists that he is always reading and building on his own education.

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Pre-Professional students are expected to check with the professional school they plan to attend in order to determine the requirements for entry into that school’s program.

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