PIPPA PASSES – Family and friends gathered at the Grady Nutt Athletic Center to watch graduates receive their degree from Alice Lloyd College on Saturday, May 7.
In opening remarks, President Joe Stepp welcomed family and friends to the campus and praised graduates for their outstanding accomplishments. The Class of 2016 was blessed with a moving baccalaureate address from Reverend Lawrence Baldridge of Pippa Passes, Kentucky, who has been pastor of Caney Baptist Church since 1964. The commencement address was delivered by ALC alumnus George Nichols, III of Potomac, MD. George received a M.A. degree from the University of Louisville, a BA degree from Western Kentucky University and an AA degree from Alice Lloyd College. Currently, George is the Senior Vice President of New York Life Insurance Company, in charge of the Office of Governmental Affairs.
Following the confirmation of degrees two graduates were recognized for their academic achievements. Dr. Claude “Lafie” Crum, Academic Dean, presented the salutatorian award to Katie McFarland. The prestigious valedictorian award was given to Maegyn Bates.
In addition to recognizing our graduates, President Stepp also presented two special awards to faculty and staff members. Dr. Rhonda L. Smith-Daugherty, Associate Professor of History and Departmental Chairperson, was given the Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, and Dana Dotson, ALC Registrar, received the Leadership in Service Award.
The Alice Lloyd College Class of 2016 is made up of the following individuals: David Seth Adams (Red Fox), Savannah Jayde Minor Adams (Garrett), Whitley Taylor Albury (West Liberty), Tessa Lynn Amburgey (Pinetop), Tiffany Paige Amburgey (Vicco), Khari Lindsay Noelle Banks (Mallie), Patrick Hunter Barnett (Bowling Green), Maegyn Danielle Bates (Whitesburg), Kari Elaine Bishnoi (Red Fox), Desiree Nicole Bradley (Prestonsburg), Brittany Danielle Brock (Asher), Crilda Breann Brown (Salyersville), Kristin Cheyenne Burge (Wooten), Daniel Ryan Burgess (Charleston, W.Va.), Ryan McNeil Burrow (Kingsport, Tenn.), Kaitlin Denee Calhoun (Leburn), Bryan Eugene Campbell (Dice), Melinda Jean Collins (Bulan), Steven Macdouglas Conley (Langley), Kimberly Denise Cook (Red Jacket), Zachary E. Crawford (Church Hill, Tenn.), Adam Conley Crisp (Prestonsburg), Brittany Ann Dalton (Lovely), Hillary Davenport (London), Ian DeLaney (Ashland), Kristyn Danielle Densmore (Jeffersonville), Jackson M. Driskill (Jackson), Cheryl Ashleigh Drug (Clay City), Jeffrey Matthew George (Louisa), Shantel LaChe Gonzales (Hazard), Clista Gussler (Adams), Kiana Shanice Hall (Bypro), Wyatt Tanner Hamilton (Pound, Va.), Victoria Shayne Hammonds (Prestonsburg), Payton Ryna Harlow (Paintsville), Kaitlin Beth Harris (Manchester), Tyler Scott Hayes (Pine Ridge), Darrell Mackenzie Hicks (London), Rachel Lois Hoover (Hueysville), Jordan Horn (Richmond), Olivia Hubbard (Manchester), Chasity Rae Hunter (Wayland), Megan Leigh Ann Jones (Staffordsville), Katie Kelly (Martha), Alexandra Jaclyn Kyle (Vansant, Va.), Jennifer Renee Lewis (Viper), Carrie Celeste Alexandria Lipfird (Putney), Haley Renee Lyall (Clintwood, Va.), Brittany Pearl Lyons (Louisa), Brittni Danielle McCoy (Prestonsburg), Katie Elizabeth McFarland (Church Hill, Tenn.), Christopher N. Meeks (Topmost), Clay L. Montgomery (London), Darren Stacy Newell (Isonville), Brittany LeAnn Newsome (Harold), Brianna Faith Osborne (Pound, Va.), Serena Faye Nickell Pratt (Tazewell, Tenn.), Caitlin DeLaney Pritchard (Mt. Sterling), Christopher Blake Radcliffe (Huntington, W.Va.), Samantha Moria Reynolds (Hindman), Savannah Faye Reynolds (Millstone), Devan Brady Robinson (Huntington, W.Va.), James Tyler Rogers (Lexington), Jesse Taylor Short (Inez), Ashton Elizabeth May Sizemore (Martin), Ashley Dawn Smith (Talcum), Kevin Smith (Combs), Randall Charles Smith (Frenchburg), Kayla Paige Stambaugh (McRoberts), Cassandra Faye Stapleton (Staffordsville), Stephanie Nicole Stapleton (Hitchins), Timothy Bryan Sublett (Meally), Alexander C. Suffridge (Combs), Justin Kohl Tarlton (Chuckey, Tenn.), Jarred Christopher Tate (Bluff City, Tenn.), Olivia Brooke Tyree (Neon), Michael Chance Westerfield (Annville), Jessie L. Wilks (London), Erma Adele Mae Williams (Louisa), Jacob Woolwine (South Charleston, W.Va.), Gregory Douglas Ernest Wright (South Charleston, W.Va.), Jesse Yeary (Pippa Passes).