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A College Providing Leadership for Appalachia

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Our founder, Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd, lived and served forty-five years after she came to Kentucky, intent upon producing well-educated, purpose-driven leaders for Appalachia. We continue her mission today, knowing that the need for mountain leaders is still great, as much now as ever.

This small, private college in the hills of eastern Kentucky accepts no direct federal, state, or local funding, but provides each of its qualified Appalachian students with as generous a financial aid package as students are likely to find anywhere — no out-of-pocket costs for tuition. In exchange, our students dedicate themselves to lives of service, working a minimum of 10 hours per week in our Student Work Program, which also helps to cover education costs.

Over half of our graduates are the first in their families to receive a four-year degree. Many of them go on to graduate or professional school, receiving continued financial assistance from the College as they pursue advanced degrees. Our programs have provided teachers, doctors, lawyers, engineers, and so much more for this region — leaders who can bring about positive, lasting change.

This extraordinary opportunity is made possible by the generosity of our “friends,” those people who financially support our unique mission. We invite you to explore these pages and discover why we deserve your support: there is simply no other place like this.

Perhaps you will be the next friend of Alice Lloyd College!

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Leading Appalachia

Emily Stewart: Finding Triumph Through Adversity

Emily Stewart: Finding Triumph Through Adversity

by Elena Mendez, Student Contributor Emily Faith Stewart from Whitesburg, Kentucky, is a 2019 graduate from Alice Lloyd College. She completed her courses in the fall of 2018 and is now waiting for her graduation ceremony in May 2019. Although she heard about ALC in...

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Austin Estridge: Devoted to Service

Austin Estridge: Devoted to Service

Austin Estridge, a member of the ALC Class of 2018 from Jackson County, Kentucky, made his decision to attend college his freshman year of high school and relentlessly pursued his goal. As the 2018 Salutatorian Award recipient, Austin dedicated his time at ALC to not...

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Donor Spotlight

Ralfred Hall: Grateful for ALC

Ralfred Hall: Grateful for ALC

Professor Ralfred Hall’s roots lie in Salyersville, Kentucky. After graduating from Magoffin County High School in 1984, Ralfred followed in the footsteps of his older sister, Carol Hall Scott, and chose to attend Alice Lloyd College. Knowing how much he enjoyed math...

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Student Spotlight

TaLaura Mathis: A Passion to Create a Better Community

TaLaura Mathis: A Passion to Create a Better Community

TaLaura Mathis, from Manchester, Kentucky, finds motivation to follow her purpose from Psalm 121:1 which says, “I will lift my eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help.” Being raised in Eastern Kentucky has given TaLaura a heart for the people of the region and a desire to help better their lives through the field of Dentistry.

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