AEP donates $250,000 to ALC

By: Maisie Insko Email
By: Maisie Insko Email

They're a small private college in the mountains but they are doing big things that have earned them some major recognition.

"You can't beat that type of program and we're proud to be a part of it." says Greg Pauley, AEP Kentucky Power President and COO.

AEP Kentucky Power donated a quarter million dollars to Alice Lloyd College's, Caney Cottage Scholarship Program, a program that financially supports students who choose to attend graduate school.

"The Caney Scholarship Program is the only one of its type in America. Alice Lloyd College actually supports our students to go on to other places after they leave here." says Alice Lloyd Executive Vice President, Jim Stepp.

"Education is very important for all of us and the better we are able to accomplish that in all of our communities, the better for that community." adds Pauley.

But the good news didn't stop there. Another huge honor came when the US News and World Report's recent college ranking came out on Tuesday. According to the report, Alice Lloyd is the top college in the nation when it comes to graduating students with the lowest amount of debt and college officials say it's donations like these that make that possible.

"It's a wonderful gift, wonderful support, and I feel blessed just to be a small part of what we are doing here." says Joe Stepp, President of Alice Lloyd College.

The U-S News and World Report also named Alice Lloyd number two in the nation when it comes to student selectivity and in the top thirty for alumni giving.

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