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.
Dalton McCown is from neighboring Letcher County, Kentucky. His “academic pursuits first” policy has allowed him to garner an impressive collection of accolades including being selected as a Kentucky Governor’s Scholar and attending both the University of Pikeville...
McHana Sword, who goes by Hana, is a junior from Floyd County, Kentucky, majoring in English. However, she is much more than just a student. Hana epitomizes the belief that if you get knocked down, you get back up, dust yourself off, and continue on your chosen path....
Adam Adkins is a junior accounting major from Floyd County, Kentucky, and he is traveling the Purpose Road in search of a brighter future not only for himself but also for his wife and parents.
Shane Caudill, a native of Knott County, Kentucky, is a sophomore Business Administration major at Alice Lloyd College. When speaking of the College community, Shane states, “I’ve lived in Pippa Passes for almost my entire life, and Alice Lloyd College has been a part of it for just as long. Many of my family work here as employees, and I know many of the faculty and staff personally. This is one of the biggest benefits of having a smaller campus; you can interact with the staff and instructors directly. You never feel like you’re just another student, and it’s one of the reasons I chose to continue my education here.”
Emily Burgin is a junior from Lee County, Virginia, majoring in Accounting and Business Management with plans of attending Law School upon graduation. Like many Alice Lloyd College students, she came from a financially challenged background, yet this rough start has not and will not limit her aspirations.
Katelyn Collins is a senior from Logan County, West Virginia, majoring in Sociology. Upon graduation in 2019, she plans to work in a hospital or hospice as a Social Worker in Gerontology. When asked why she chose to come to Alice Lloyd College, she explained, “I wanted to come to a small college that is close to home but also far away; I am only two hours from home which is perfect for me.”
Colbi Johnson is an Alice Lloyd College sophomore who is a Knott County, Kentucky native seizing the opportunity to be a force of change in Central Appalachia by becoming a servant leader. A 2016 graduate of Hazard High School, she excelled in both academic and athletic pursuits. Colbi was offered scholarships to a wide array of schools; however, based upon her mother’s experiences at Alice Lloyd College, she knew that there was a local school where she could “stay close, yet go far.”
Jasmine Ly has travelled from the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to the calm mountains of Pippa Passes, Kentucky to further her education. Currently a junior Dual-Degree Nursing major at Alice Lloyd College, Jasmine has learned and experienced things in America that has laid the foundation for her future.