KCTCS and Alice Lloyd College officials announce transfer agreement to bolster education, workforce development

kctcs-alcCampus leaders from Alice Lloyd College and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System announced a new partnership that will help community college students transfer to the university to earn a bachelor’s degree. The announcement was made at a transfer signing ceremony at Alice Lloyd College on Friday.

The transfer agreement means that both institutions are committed to a seamless transfer experience and providing necessary student support for a successful experience.

“Over 100 years ago, Mrs. Lloyd had a vision of educating native Appalachian youth for leadership and service to this region. Today, our mission remains the same. We are committed to recruiting quality students who are willing to work and earn their education regardless of their ability to pay. We are pleased to formalize our relationship with KCTCS and provide their graduates with those same opportunities,” said ALC President Jim Stepp.

Officials will also work together to develop a roadmap of sorts, known as transfer pathways, between KCTCS’ two-year degree programs to ALC’s four-year degree programs. The pathways will outline specific courses required to maximize accepted credit hours, which will save students time and money.

“This strategic partnership with Alice Lloyd College provides an additional transfer opportunity for students to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the southeastern part of our state,” said KCTCS Acting Provost and Vice President Reneau Waggoner. “Broadening access to four-year degrees through seamless transfer pathways will prepare more students for employment and career success.”

Highlights of the collaboration include:

  • Maximizing credit hours by establishing transfer pathways for students to begin at a KCTCS college and transfer seamlessly into desired majors.
  • Increasing affordability and quicker time to degree as result of transfer pathways.
  • Expanding educational access and preparation for the workforce and career success.
  • Providing personalized and comprehensive transfer advising and student support services.

Alex Hall, a 2024 graduate of Alice Lloyd College, described his transfer experience from Southeast Community and Technical College as a great experience.

"Transferring from KCTCS to Alice Lloyd College was a game changer for me. It gave me the opportunity to stay close to home, receive a high-quality education and complete my undergraduate degree,” said Hall.

“I’m excited to see this partnership move forward and provide even better opportunities for students like me. I know both institutions are committed to uplifting our region through education, and the future is bright for Eastern Kentucky,” Hall added.

For more information about transferring to ALC and benefits available to students, visit the KCTCS/ALC webpage.

PHOTO CAPTION: KCTCS Acting Provost and Vice President Reneau Waggoner and Alice Lloyd College President Jim Stepp sign statewide transfer agreement.

About Alice Lloyd College
Alice Lloyd College is a private, liberal arts college, located in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. For over 100 years the College has provided the youth of Appalachia an opportunity to obtain a character-based education focused on service learning, without paying any out-of-pocket tuition expenses. 

About the Kentucky Community and Technical College System
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is comprised of 16 colleges and a system office created to serve all areas of the commonwealth. With an annual enrollment of over 100,000 students, KCTCS is Kentucky’s largest provider of workforce training and postsecondary education. KCTCS is united in its commitment to making life better for our students, communities and the citizens of Kentucky.