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Our founder, Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd, was intent upon producing well-educated, purpose-driven leaders for Appalachia. We continue her mission today, knowing the need for mountain leaders is still great.

Alice Lloyd College is able to provide an extraordinary opportunity because of the generosity of our friends. We invite you to explore these pages and discover the best way for you to support the next generation of Appalachian leaders.




Donor Spotlight

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...

Donor Spotlight: Honorable James Bradberry

by Dalton McCown, Student Contributor Service to others is a major part of the Purpose Road Philosophy. The Honorable James Bradberry has certainly lived a life of service to his family, church, military, and community. Mr. Bradberry is originally from Chicago,...

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...

Donor Spotlight: Ted and Ruth Bernau

When Alice Lloyd first set foot on the banks of Caney Creek, she came prepared to do a lot of hard work. There were not many modern conveniences for her to enjoy and the problems she sought to solve seemed insurmountable. However, Mrs. Lloyd was a woman with a...

Donor Spotlight: Benny McFarland

Benny took his first walk along the Purpose Road in the fall of 1982. For many years, he and his wife Betty toured Appalachia to take in the beautiful autumn scenery. A young lady gave them a tour of the campus, and they were immediately taken with the mission of the school and type of students Alice Lloyd College attracts. 2017, Benny came back to ALC’s campus and had lunch with that same young lady, 35 years later. 

Donor Spotlight: Dr. Steve and Kathleen Davis

Dr. Stephen F. and Kathleen Davis first heard about Alice Lloyd College when they saw the ALC women’s basketball team in the NAIA national tournament. The Lady Eagles performance and sportsmanship impressed the couple so much that they researched the College and learned about the character-based education offered at ALC.

Donor Spotlight: Keith and Anne Damon

Seeing the world and everything in it has always figured largely into Keith and Anne Damon’s plans. While they have lived in Fairfax, Virginia, for over 38 years, together the two have traveled to more than 147 countries. Their favorite destination is India which they have visited four times, although South America, Europe, and the Far East are all of special interest. Though world travelers, Keith and Anne say that they had never met, nor spent time with, people from Appalachia until discovering Alice Lloyd College.

Donor Spotlight: Jay Ripley

by Dru Walters, Student Contributor  The partnership between Jay Ripley and Alice Lloyd College demonstrates how the Purpose Road Philosophy is embraced by those who have devoted their lives to serving others all over the United States. Mr. Ripley is the co-founder of...

Donor Spotlight: Kenneth Whitfield

At 92, Kenneth Whitfield is as clever and spry as ever. He can remember first reading about Alice Lloyd College in the Sunday edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal and saw Ms. Lloyd’s appearance on “This is Your Life” with Ralph Edwards. After hearing the message of the school, Kenneth asserts that an

Donor Spotlight: Colonel Raymond Fredette

At 94 years old, Colonel Fredette is a native of a small town in Massachusetts.  When the Colonel found out about Alice Lloyd College, he felt that it was something he could relate to.  “If it hadn’t been for the GI Bill, I wouldn’t have gotten my education.  I was given an opportunity, and I want to give that to others if I can,” he says.  He became invested in the College when he saw we were able to give an opportunity to those students who may not otherwise receive a college education by offering a tuition guarantee.