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Amanda Compton Clark

2002 Dean The June Buchanan School
Alice Lloyd College

"Alice Lloyd College instilled in me traits that every individual needs in order to succeed in life - perseverance, dedication, purpose, integrity, but most of all, faith. I am now blessed to take all that Alice Lloyd College has taught me and pass it along to students here in the mountains."



There are currently ten federally recognized Work Colleges, and nine are members of the Work Colleges Consortium. These institutions are small, private, liberal arts colleges with modest enrollments that range from about 150 to approximately 1,600 students. Each school is unique and operates the work program in a slightly different fashion. However, “work-learning-service” is a central component of each Work College. Student work, coupled with robust academics and a spirit of service, is the common denominator shared by all the Work Colleges.

Pippa Pass, Kentucky

Berea, Kentucky

Bloomington, Minnesota

Carlinville, Illinois

Point Lookout, Missouri

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dallas, Texas

Craftsbury Common, Vermont

Asheville, North Carolina