Alumni
UPIKE Homecoming: Celebrating 125 Years
"Institutions, like nations, must pause occasionally to consider their past if they hope to make the most of their future." ... his words set the tone for the school's centennial celebration in 1989. | More
Dave Compton Promoted to Market AVP
Compton graduated from  UPIKE with his BBA and later his MBA. Compton is the Branch Manager at Community Trust Bank's Town Mountain branch. His responsibilities include providing consumer, residential, and commercial lending options. | More
Alumni Cruise to Western Caribbean | May 2015
The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel. Plus, the water's sheltered coral reefs make one of the best snorkeling areas in the world. | May 31 - June 7, 2015 | More
Tailgate at the BearGrounds | Home Football

Join us for free food and games at the BearGrounds 2 hours before each home football game. The BearGrounds are located beneath the grandstands at the Hambley Athletic Complex. Food // Fun // Games // Inflatables.

Keeneland Day | Oct. 10
Join us in Lexington for a day at the tracks of Keeneland, Friday, Oct. 10. Tickets are $55 and include seats, lunch buffet, and a race day program. Seating is located indoors, inside in the Lexington/Kentucky Room, which overlooks the grandstands.
Alumni Baseball Game | Oct. 11
Reconnect with your teammates at this year's Alumni Baseball Game on Saturday morning, Oct. 11. The day includes batting practice, an alumni vs. alumni game, and lunch. You'll also meet Coach Gassman and this year's team. | Registration
Alumni Discount | UPIKE Bookstore
Save 25% on spirit gear just for signing up! Plus, you'll become a member of a loyalty program, which gets you exclusive deals you can't find anywhere else - all delivered right to your inbox. | More
Alumni Survey Winners | Congratulations!
Dwayne Stevens | Dinner for 2 @ Applebee's
Dr. Michael Edgerton | UPIKE Coal Bear
Shelia Matney | UPIKE Umbrella
  UPIKE in the News
UPIKE Receives $2.2 Million Title III Grant
The University of Pikeville was recently awarded a $2.2 million Title III Strengthening Institutions Program grant by the U.S. Department of Education to create a center for student success. | More
Patton Leadership Institute Established
Long time leaders in education, government and civic organizations, the Pattons have made a significant impact across the state of Ky. The nine-month program is designed to develop leadership skills by encouraging civic engagement and fostering personal and professional development. | More
Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame
UPIKE will honor this year's Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame inductees during a special ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. in Booth Auditorium. Some will be awarded posthumously, but all have made a significant impact in the field of education. | More
  UPIKE Profiles
Life After Near Death | via CBS Sports
His name is Kelly Wells, and he has three kidneys. Two of them weren't originally his, and one of those doesn't work. The only kidney that is his? It doesn't work either. Kelly Wells is a miracle of modern science and organ donation, and he's not a bad basketball coach either. | More
Student-Athlete Spotlight | Taylor Watkins
"Winning our first tournament was a huge accomplishment to me, and I think the team came together during that time. I want to go farther than we ever have before. This is the year that we make the rest of the conference take notice." | More
  Academics
UPIKE & WKU Collaborate on Health Programs
A partnership between the UPIKE and WKU will make three health-related master's degree programs available to students in eastern Kentucky and provide WKU students access to UPIKE's College of Optometry. | More
UPIKE Startup Challenge | 12/6/2014
The next Startup Challenge has been announced! $5,000 in prize money is available to the best and most innovative ideas. Need help turning your business ideas into reality? Contact the Ky. Innovation Network's Pikeville Office; they can help. | More
KYCOM Students Receive Their White Coats
KYCOM first-year students recently participated in the white coat ceremony, a rite of passage for beginning medical students. The white coat ritual encourages a psychological contract that emphasizes professionalism and empathy. | More
PreSOMA Conference
KYCOM will host a PreSOMA Conference on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on campus. Prospective students will be able to learn more about PreSOMA and how the organization helps prepare students for osteopathic medical school. | More | Register
  Spiritual Life
Faith Journey | Sierra Kiser
"It was not until I was sitting in a Creole-speaking church service that I realized how little control I truly had of my life, and I began to feel the void I had in my heart." | More
  Athletics
Follow UPIKE Athletics

Follow UPIKE Athletics online to stay up-to-date on all the latest athletics news. Be sure to visit Flickr to see images from games throughout the season. 

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Volleyball Captures Sewanee Invite Championship

Winning four straight matches in two days, the UPIKE volleyball team captured the Sewanee Invitational Championship. The Bears topped the host Tigers 3-1 to start the day before taking down Oglethorpe 3-1 in the championship game. | More

Boyd & Rhinesmith Sweep Individual Titles

Freshman Ayla Rhinesmith wasted no time winning a championship, capturing the Bluegrass Invitational title in her second career outing for the UPIKE women's golf team. | More

UPIKEbears.com Launches New Design

Check out the modernized look of the UPIKE Bears home page. It's complete with a fan zone, team schedules, rosters, multimedia links and more. Go Bears! | More 

 

  Other News
PC Campus Prints for Sale

The complete collection of Irene Ritchie and David Helton's prints of the PC campus and buildings are available for purchase. There are 2 color prints and 14 black and white prints available. | More

Steve Ward | The Myrtle Creek Paintings
On Display in the Weber Art Gallery
These paintings are about the desires involved in the tales of secret contracts made in plausibly denied military bases, almond eyes of deep telepathic blackness, and hypnotically triggered re-countings of time scattered abductions. | More
Larger than Life @ UPIKE
You can be Larger than Life @ UPIKE. Click to watch the latest videos from UPIKE. | More
 
   
September 2014
Vol. 3, Issue 9
Alumni Spotlight
Dr. Menya '09
Donald Menya has been a part of some very important research during his medical school career and residency, and has since come to be an integral part of establishing and growing the Kaldas Center for Fertility and Pregnancy in Neenah, WI. | More | Video
 
Upcoming Events
History of UPIKE Lecture
Learn about the history of our great alma mater from UPIKE historian and archivist, Edna Fugate on 9/20/14 at 10 am.
 

9/18 Educators Hall of Fame

9/19 President's Gala

9/20 History of UPIKE

9/20 Alumni Lectures

9/20 Football v Lindsey Wilson

10/04 Football v Cumberland

10/10 Keeneland

10/11 Alumni Baseball Game

10/13 Alumni Board Meeting

10/18 Woodford Reserve

10/24 Sleep in Safety

10/25 Football v Georgetown

10/27 KYCOM Alumni Dinner

 

Homecoming Events

upike.edu/125/homecoming

 

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UPIKE History
  Where We Came From 
by: Edna Fugate '02, Archivist 

Our school is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. This is an amazing achievement for a liberal arts college nestled in the mountains of eastern Ky. We have survived and embedded into our community, grown our own traditions, and collected a host of alumni who have flourished in many areas of society.  | More

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Mystery Photos
Help identify your classmates. Visit the Alumni Facebook page to see more. | Like & Comment
 
UPIKENEWS Staff
Dalton W. Belcher, 2016
Faith Journey

Katlin R. Massie, 2015
Student-Athlete Spotlight

Rob D. Musick, Chaplain
Spiritual Life


Eric A. Becher, Ph.D.
Vice President
for Advancement

Jordan M. Gibson, M.B.A.
Director of
Alumni Relations
 
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