Alumni
Reunion for the Classes of the 1960s & Before
June 20 at 7 pm in the Hilton Garden Inn of Pikeville. Tickets are $35.

Register today for the  upcoming 1960s & B4 decades reunion. Invite your classmates, bring your spouse, and enjoy the company of life-long friends.
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UPIKE's Newest Alumni
Congratulations to the 2015 Class, UPIKE's newest alumni, and to life-long Bears! | Alumni Facebook Page
Bertee Adkins Creates Endowed Scholarship
Floyd County native Bertee Adkins has established an endowed scholarship at the University of Pikeville for undergraduate students. The Dr. Bertee and Mrs. Retta Faye (Jett) Adkins Endowment Scholarship will be available to students beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. | More
 
Athletics Hall of Fame's Newest Class Inducted
The three newest members of the University of Pikeville Athletic Hall of Fame were inducted on Sunday as part of the 2015 Athletics Awards Banquet at the East Kentucky Expo Center. | More | Guldenschuh Interview | Watson & McCoy Interview
 
Athletics Golf Outing Photos
Thanks to Gearheart Communications, Food City, and all of our other great sponsors for braving the cold and making this year's UPIKE Athletics Golf Outing a huge success. | Photos
Enter to Win Job Search Training
Fifth Third Bank is giving away $1 million in job search training to help recent graduates build their brands and find jobs. Enter for your chance to win free job search training. | More
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
  UPIKE in the News
Wells Tough Blood Drive

Orange and black took over the Kentucky Blood Center in Pikeville for the Wells Tough blood drive. UPIKE's head basketball coach, Kelly Wells, along with basketball players were at the blood center donating and supporting donors. | More

Student Collects Prom Gowns for High Schools

As a social work student, Whitney Rowe has learned that when you see a need and know you can help, you should take action. When she realized she could help make a few high school girls' dream of going to prom a reality she immediately headed to her closet. | More

  UPIKE Profiles
UPIKE Connect with Dr. Nancy Cade

Dr. Nancy Cade discusses The Washington Center and her work to involve UPIKE and its students with the program. Dr. Cade is the Davenport Distinguished Professor of History and Political Science. | More

Buzzelli in National Academies of Practice

Andrew Buzzelli, O.D., M.S., vice-president for optometric education and founding dean of the Kentucky College of Optometry, was inducted into the National Academies of Practice (NAP) on April 18, 2015, at the organization's annual meeting in Alexandria, Va. | More

KYCO Announces Director of Clinics

Caudill will be responsible for the development of the clinical educational curriculum and the establishment of rural clinic partnerships with existing federally qualified health centers in order to establish optometric training venues... | More

  Academics
Watch the Commencement Ceremonies Online
Did you miss this year's Commencement Ceremonies? You can watch them online for free. | Watch Undergraduate & Masters | Watch KYCOM
Commencement 2015 | Photos
UPIKE honored the academic achievements of 288 graduates at the associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree levels, including 70 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree recipients from KYCOM during commencement exercises on May 16. | More | Photos
UPIKE Entrepreneurs Win Big At Idea State U
UPIKE students earned first place and $7,500 in the business model category during the Idea State U finals in Lexington. The statewide contest is designed to identify and support the next generation of Kentucky innovators and entrepreneurs. UPIKE competed against 12 other schools from across the state... | More
UPIKE First in State Accounting Competition
UPIKE accounting students earned top honors and scholarships during the annual PEAK Challenge hosted by the Kentucky Society of CPAs (KyCPA). The PEAK (Promote and Encourage Accounting in Kentucky) accounting competition is composed of CPA exam questions.  | More
Inaugural Film Festival Debuts
Students and faculty at the University of Pikeville kicked off the first ever UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival Friday. The two day event showcases student and professional films from Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. | More
Students Intern at State Capital
Five students from UPIKE spent the semester interning at Kentucky's capital learning first-hand about government. They worked and studied through the Frankfort Semester Internship Program sponsored by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU). | More
UPIKE's Sigma Zeta Hosts National Conference
UPIKE welcomed 16 colleges and universities from across the country for the annual Sigma Zeta national science and mathematics honor society conference. More than 130 students and faculty attended the two-day conference. | More
  Athletics
Men's Tennis Leads Nation in Scholar-Athletes

NAIA officials announced that UPIKE led the nation in men's tennis scholar-athletes with six Bears being named to the list which includes 110 student-athletes who received the honor. | More
Bullock, Gregory Named Scholar-Athletes

For the second straight season, UPIKE women's golfers Kristen Bullock and Lauren Gregory were named NAIA Scholar-Athletes, joining a group of 129 student-athletes across the nation who received the honor. | More
 
   
May 2015
Vol. 4, Issue 5
Upcoming Events
7/03 Reds Baseball Game
 
5/31 Caribbean Cruise
6/20 60s & B4 Reunion
7/03 Reds vs Brewers
7/17 Journey to Ireland
7/17 70s & 80s Reunion
7/24 Football Golf Outing

 
UPIKE History
The Webers
These two, one the son of a Tatar countess, the other, the daughter of a governess in the palace of a cousin of Tsar Nicholas II, spent many years educating and interacting with the students of Pikeville College. Their life experiences, so far removed from the daily routine of a small Appalachian community, are part of the greater value of this institution. Educators like the Webers provide the unique perspectives valued by the University of Pikeville.  | More

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Journey to Ireland
July 17, 2015
Time is Running Out!
 
If you're interested in traveling to Ireland with the Alumni Association time is running out. All seats for the Scotland extension are full but there's still space for Ireland. | More
 
Mystery Photos
Help identify your classmates. Visit the Alumni Facebook page to see more. | Like & Comment
 
UPIKENEWS Staff
 

Edna Fugate, 2002
University Archivist
UPIKE History
 

Jordan Gibson, 2008
Director, Alumni Relations
UPIKENEWS Publisher
 
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