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Fundraising Projects

Each year, Alice Lloyd College must raise 2.1 million, in addition to endowment earnings, to meet the current operational budget. Along with that amount, $2.7 million is needed to meet the scholarship needs of Appalachian students. Capital projects and programs require additional funds. All of these projects are essential to enabling Alice Lloyd College to continue to provide a high-quality education to students. The projects are transformational and geared toward enhancing student learning by upgrading facilities and improving on-campus living conditions.

Alice Lloyd College accepts no direct federal or state funding, guarantees tuition to students from 108 counties, and, by definition, incurs no debt. As such, your assistance with one or more of these projects would be greatly appreciated.

Below is a list of projects for which support is currently being sought.

Campus Center

The new Campus Center is under construction.  There will be three phases.  Phase 1 included removing the swimming pool to build the first section.  Upon completion of Phase 1, the Grady Nutt Athletic Center will be razed and Phase 2 will begin.  Finally, Phase 3 will include razing Geddes Hall and building the last section.

The Campus Center will provide a 1,500-seat capacity recreation center which will enable us to better serve our students, faculty, staff and community residents. There will be two gymnasiums, one on ground level for Alice Lloyd College athletics, special events, and commencement ceremonies.  The second gymnasium will be on the top floor and used as a practice gym for ALC and JBS athletics as well as other student activities.  The facility will include physical education classrooms, a wellness center, faculty and athletic offices, a student entertainment zone, and a concessions area. The new building will have geothermal heating and air, along with de-humidification equipment.

The cost of this project is estimated at $17.5 million.

Andersen Science Center Upgrade, New Chemistry and Kinesiology Labs

The Andersen Science Center was constructed in 1970 and was last renovated in 2003.  Allied Health and Science is our largest academic major and continues to grow.  Our science labs are overcrowded creating a need to expand.  Plans are to remove a greenhouse from the top of the building, relocate it, and use the vacated space for a new chemistry lab.  Additional renovations to the building are needed, as well, which will improve classrooms and enhance education. 

Three years ago, we started the kinesiology major because of the need for more physical therapists in our service area.  The major has grown quicker than expected and requires a larger, dedicated kinesiology lab, which will be located in Andersen Center. 

The cost is estimated at $1.0 million.

Davis Student Center

The Jerry C. Davis Student Center was constructed in 1993.  As the new campus center develops, several recreational areas in the Davis Student Center will be free for repurposing.  Plans are in place to create three new classrooms by converting the racquetball court to two large rooms and renovating the current student lounge into a classroom, as well.

The cost is estimated at $500,000. 

Campbell Arts Center


The Campbell Arts Center was constructed in 1988. This 25-year-old facility needs to be brought up to a 20-year standard. Renovations to this building include the interior, new flooring, new carpet, new ceilings, lighting, and paint. The seating in the auditorium will be repaired or replaced, and the stage area needs to be renovated to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. A new stage curtain is also needed. The existing HVAC is being replaced with geothermal, and equipment upgraded to correct deficiencies in the building’s make-up air.

The cost is estimated at $2.0 million.

Lilly Memorial Hall



Lilly Memorial Hall was constructed in 1981. In recent years, much work has been done to bring this women’s residence hall up to a 20-year standard. However, the facility has reached maximum capacity. Our plans are to construct a 50-bedroom addition adjacent to the facility, which will enable us to relieve overcrowding and extend our student enrollment. This project will provide apartments with 4-bedroom units to accommodate from eighty to one hundred students, and will include additional toilets, showers, and service space.

The cost is estimated at $4.0 million.

Questions? Please contact:

Allison Southard, Director of Development
Phone: (606) 368-6039
E-mail: [email protected]

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