Alice Lloyd College

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Alice Lloyd College
Established1923
TypePrivate, four-year
Endowment$25,786,632[1]
PresidentJoe Alan Stepp
Students598[1]
LocationPippa Passes, Kentucky, United States
CampusRural, 175 acres (0.71 km²)[2]
Colors         
MascotEagles
AffiliationsNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Websitehttp://www.alc.edu
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Coordinates: 37°20′9.3″N 82°52′24.94″W / 37.335917°N 82.8735944°W / 37.335917; -82.8735944

Alice Lloyd College
Established1923
TypePrivate, four-year
Endowment$25,786,632[1]
PresidentJoe Alan Stepp
Students598[1]
LocationPippa Passes, Kentucky, United States
CampusRural, 175 acres (0.71 km²)[2]
Colors         
MascotEagles
AffiliationsNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Websitehttp://www.alc.edu
Alicelloyd.jpg

Alice Lloyd College is a four-year liberal arts work college in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. It was co-founded by the journalist Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd, a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts and June Buchanan, a native of New York City, in 1923, at first under the name of Caney Junior College, as an institution to educate leaders for Appalachia locally. It became a four-year, bachelor's degree-granting institution in the early 1980s. Alice Lloyd College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

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Academics

As of 2010, Alice Lloyd College has implemented 13 major degree programs and eight pre-professional programs into its curricula.[3] The student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1 is quite low.[1]

Ninety-five percent of Alice Lloyd College graduates are accepted into graduate and professional schools.[4] Seventy-five percent of Alice Lloyd College graduates are the first in their families to obtain an undergraduate degree.[5]

Student finances and work-study

While Alice Lloyd College does not rely on any direct financial support from the state or federal governments, it does accept students using federal and state student financial aid such as federal Pell Grants.[6] Of the 16 percent of students who receive education loans, the average amount is approximately $800. According to the Project on Student Debt, each of Alice Lloyd's 2009 graduates carried an average debt of $6,500, which is well below the statewide average of $19,112 and the national average of $24,000.[7][8]

Students are required to work in a work-study program regardless of financial situation.[9] They are given jobs such as janitorial staff, office assistant, tutor, craft maker, resident advisor, maintenance, grounds or working in the cafeteria (Hunger Din). In addition to on-campus jobs, students can work at off-campus outreach projects.[9][10][11] Students are required to work at least 160 hours per semester.[12] The college is one of eight work colleges in the United States and one of two in Kentucky (Berea College being the other) that have mandatory work-study programs.

Students from 108 counties in the Appalachian Mountains region of Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia pay no tuition through the Appalachian Leaders College Scholarship.[13][14]

Student life

The dormitories house about 600 students, with rental prices averaging $1,900 annually.[15] Alice Lloyd College requires students to live in gender-separated dormitories and only allows the opposite sex into a gender-specific dorm during "open houses," after room checks have been made. Room checks consist of two resident advisors going into each room and making sure that it is clean and it does not contain any illegal substances. The college is located in Knott County, Kentucky, a dry county,[16] thus alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Tuesdays are professional dress days in which students are required by their instructors, except for physical education classes in the Grady Nutt Athletic Center, to dress in business attire to attend any class before 2:00 p.m.[17]

While this college is not affiliated with any religious denomination, the college's mission statement emphasizes the role of Christian values.[18] In addition, the College offers coursework in religion[19] and has a chapter of Baptist Collegiate Ministries.[20][21]

The college choir is called the "Voices of Appalachia." The choir, formed in 1962, holds a tour annually in the spring, performing hymns and ballads.[22] The choir has made several media appearances, including NBC's Today and CBS News Sunday Morning.[22]

The college offers a series of speakers and events called convocations. Students are required to attend six convocations per semester.[17]

Campus

The Commodore Slone Building, at one time housing the science program and most recently the June Buchanan School, the college's K-12 prep school, was renovated to house the business program.[23] The Business & Technology Center was completed in the fall of 2009 and was dedicated on October 10, 2009.[24][25]

Caney/Berger Scholarship

The college owns the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Residence Hall, also known as Caney Cottage, an apartment complex near the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington.[26] Students who graduate from Alice Lloyd and are accepted into UK's graduate school can apply to live in the Caney Cottage rent, utility and parking free. Those who attend other graduate schools can apply for cash scholarships that go toward tuition costs.[27][28] After graduate school, scholarship recipients must commit to service in the Appalachian region.[29]

Presidents

Since the death of Alice Lloyd in 1962, five men have taken the position of president of the Alice Lloyd College:[29][30]

YearNameNotes
1963–77William S. Hayes
1977–88Jerry C. Davispresident of the College of the Ozarks
1988–95M. Fred Mullinaxexecutive vice-president of the College of the Ozarks [31]
1995–99Timothy T. Siebert
1999–presentJoe Alan SteppThe first native of Appalachia to become ALC's president[29][30]

Athletics

Alice Lloyd College has an athletic program composed of baseball, men's and women's basketball, cross-country running, cheerleading, men's golf, softball, men's and women's tennis, and women's volleyball.[32][33] The college is a member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference of the NAIA.[32]

Notable alumni

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Location of Alice Lloyd College". Alice Lloyd College. Archived from the original on 21 April 2010. http://www.alc.edu/about/about_location.php. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Degree Programs offered by Alice Lloyd College". Alice Lloyd College. http://www.alc.edu/academics/academic_degrees.php. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Kentucky college receives big recognition". WYMT-TV. 17 August 2010. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/100918749.html. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "The Miracle on Caney Creek". Alice Lloyd College. http://www.alc.edu/donate/donate_about.php. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Financial Aid – Frequently Asked Questions". Alice Lloyd College. http://www.alc.edu/financial_aid/fa_faq.php. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  7. ^ "Project on Student Debt: Kentucky". Project on Student Debt. http://projectonstudentdebt.org/state_by_state-view2010.php?area=KY. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Student Debt and the Class of 2009". Project on Student Debt. Archived from the original on 28 November 2010. http://projectonstudentdebt.org/files/pub/classof2009.pdf. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Student Work Program". Alice Lloyd College. http://www.alc.edu/financial_aid/fa_workstudy.php. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  10. ^ "The Purpose Road Philosophy". Alice Lloyd College. Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. http://www.alc.edu/about/purpose.php. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  11. ^ Andriotis, AnnaMaria (7 January 2011). "The Most Affordable Colleges in America". SmartMoney. http://www.smartmoney.com/personal-finance/college-planning/the-most-affordable-colleges-in-america-1294330570608/?page=2. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  12. ^ Alice Lloyd College Student Work Handbook. Alice Lloyd College. pp. 6. http://www.alc.edu/files/docs/Student-Work-Program-Handbook.pdf. 
  13. ^ "Central Appalachian 108-County Service Area". Alice Lloyd College. http://www.alc.edu/files/docs/Service-Area.pdf. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  14. ^ "Alice Lloyd College Service Area Map". Alice Lloyd College. http://www.alc.edu/files/images/alc-servicemap-lg.gif. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  15. ^ Alice Lloyd College - Review | American School Search
  16. ^ Davis, Virginia Vanaman (2010-04-01). "Wet & Dry Counties in Kentucky as of 04/01/10". Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Archived from the original on 8 July 2010. http://abc.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/51D2E894-D5A3-4396-B29C-9C3D05F0A995/0/WetDryList04012010.pdf. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  17. ^ a b Alice Lloyd College Student Handbook 2008-2009. Pippa Passes, Kentucky: Alice Lloyd College. pp. 10, 14–15. http://www.alc.edu/files/docs/Student-Handbook.pdf. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  18. ^ "Mission Statement". Alice Lloyd College. http://www.alc.edu/about/about_mission.php. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  19. ^ "Humanities". Alice Lloyd College. http://www.alc.edu/academics/academic_dpt_humanities.php. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  20. ^ "Campus Ministries". Alice Lloyd College. http://www.alc.edu/student_life/student_ministries.php. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  21. ^ "Alice Lloyd Baptist Collegiate Ministries". Archived from the original on 16 April 2010. http://www.alcbcm.com/. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  22. ^ a b "A Brief History of the Voices of Appalachia". Alice Lloyd College. http://www.alc.edu/about/about_voa.php. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  23. ^ Business Programs To Expand At Alice Lloyd College
  24. ^ "Commodore Slone Building and Alice Lloyd Statue Celebration". Alice Lloyd College. http://www.alcleadershipu.net/s/1021/index.aspx?sid=1021&gid=1&pgid=252&cid=942&ecid=942&crid=0&calpgid=61&calcid=798. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  25. ^ "Appalachia Day Homecoming Recap". Alice Lloyd College. 2009-10-27. http://www.alc.edu/news/newspage.php?subaction=showfull&id=1256680405&archive=&start_from=&ucat=1,3&. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  26. ^ "Scholarships". Alice Lloyd College. http://www.alc.edu/academics/academic_scholarships.php. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  27. ^ "Financial Aid and Scholarships". Alice Lloyd College. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. http://www.alc.edu/financial_aid/fa_scholarships.php. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  28. ^ Insko, Maisie (14 September 2011). "AEP donates $250,000 to ALC". WYMT-TV. http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/AEP_donates_250000_to_ALC_129840333.html. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  29. ^ a b c Alice Lloyd College Catalog 2006-2008. pp. 7, 24–25,. http://www.alc.edu/files/docs/APrg-CATALOG_06.pdf. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  30. ^ a b History of Alice Lloyd College
  31. ^ Springfield (MO) Business Journal, September 23, 2008
  32. ^ a b "Intercollegiate Athletics". Alice Lloyd College. Archived from the original on 6 June 2009. http://www.alc.edu/athletics/index.php. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  33. ^ "Athletic News & Events: ALC Announces New Sports". 1 June 2010. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. http://www.alc.edu/news/athletics.php. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
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