Alumni Spotlights
Tiffany Thacker, '07

By: Cody Davis, '17
March 26, 2015

Tiffany Thacker was born at Pikeville Medical Center in the town that would later become her college home. Growing up within the reach of Shelby Valley High School, sports played a great role in her younger life. Eventually though, came the time when she ... Read More

What Pikeville College Did For Me

By: J. Morgan Chapman, '73
November 19, 2014

I am thankful. I’m not sure if I learned that from my parents, from my teachers, from God or a combination of all of them. I learned as a young child that there were things others had that I did not. The house in which we lived was not a mansion by ... Read More

Mike Williamson, '54A, '58

By: Devin Hanners, '09
August 08, 2014

UPIKE graduates come from all walks of life, each committing to a unique endeavor on “The Hill,” each leaving a one-of-a-kind mark with their time there, one that can be equaled in measure but never replaced. Some UPIKE graduates choose to ... Read More

Judith W. Hinkle, '52A, '62

By: Devin Hanners, '09
July 16, 2014

In a world that is being systematically depersonalized day-by-day due to the unstoppable Internet, sometimes we all get a little too caught up in the hustle and bustle that is everyday life. We sometimes forget the things that really matter – the ... Read More

Paul R. Setser, '61

By: Devin Hanners, '09
June 12, 2014

There are individuals we encounter in life who are so inspiring that we cannot help to do our best around them; individuals that remind us that at the end of the day the only effort that we should ever give is our best. The only job that we should ever do ... Read More

Genesia Kilgore-Bowling, '00

By: Devin Hanners, '09
May 16, 2014

The idea of “home” is different for everyone. For some, it may be a house they lived in as a child. Some think of home as a town, still others as a period in time that holds dear and fond memories. Or, if you are a diehard Bear, like Genesia ... Read More

Little-Thornsbury Family

By: Devin Hanners, '09
April 10, 2014

Some things are family traditions, wrapped in good, old-fashioned care and glee. Coming together for dinner once a week, celebrating one another’s accomplishments with joyous affection, those vacations you may have rolled your eyes at as a child but ... Read More

Justin Hall, '97

By: Devin Hanners, '09
February 11, 2014

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” - Famous words, to be certain. Nietzsche’s quotation, while relevant for anyone, has traditionally been best suited to those individuals who have encountered significant adversity in life. Folks ... Read More

Bennie Bartley, '64

By: Devin Hanners, '09
January 21, 2014

In such a fluid and boisterous world, staying optimistic can prove to be a daunting task. Often we feel like change itself is all we can rely on; the only constant in an age where technology and the pace of life itself so rapidly advance day by day. But ... Read More

Dr. Mark Myers

By: Devin Hanners, '09
October 28, 2013

The game of basketball carries with it a long and rich history. A genuine appreciation and love for its tradition runs deep through the bluegrass state – especially here, in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. For basketball enthusiasts, those few ... Read More

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