Alice Lloyd College is the only college in America that actively recruits students exclusively from the Appalachian region. From its inception, our institution has pledged to guarantee the cost of tuition for qualified mountain students originating from our service area. Due to this unique and ambitious mission, we continue to depend upon the loyalty and generosity of the College’s “friends” — alumni, foundations & corporations, longtime donors, philanthropists, current students and their families, churches, organizations, and countless others — to help us make our dreams and goals a reality. All around our campus, from brick plazas and plaques to the names of buildings, we recognize and remember the people who have contributed to the ongoing miracle that began here so long ago.
When Ralph Birkel heard of the economic devastation in Appalachia correlating to the declining coal economy, he said to his wife, Helen, “We have to do something.” After reading an article about Alice Lloyd College in 2010, they knew just how they were going to do...read more
Kaela Shaw is not one to let the hard times in life keep her down. Throughout Kaela’s life she has bounced back from countless trials as a stronger woman. The trials that Kaela has overcome have given her a desire to help others that may be struggling with similar circumstances. Alice Lloyd College has given Kaela the opportunity to make a difference in others’ lives-an opportunity that she will never forget.read more