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“My time as a student at UPIKE has been transformative. The knowledge, confidence and connections I have developed will benefit me indefinitely. I am proud to be a Bear!"Jada Hood / Lexington, KY / Biology
“My time as a student at UPIKE has been transformative. The knowledge, confidence and connections I have developed will benefit me indefinitely. I am proud to be a Bear!"
Jada Hood / Lexington, KY / Biology
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A multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’ “Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz” featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet The University of Pikeville will host a multimedia performance with The Langston Hughes Project on Tuesday, February 25, in Booth Auditorium. The doors to the event will open at 7 p.m., with the show beginning at […]
The University of Pikeville’s Coleman College of Business will host a Speakers and Leadership Series event on Wednesday, February 26, at 1 p.m. in Record Memorial Building’s Booth Auditorium. UPIKE alumnus Tim Hatfield (PC’92) will serve as the featured guest speaker with his presentation, “Healthcare’s Current and Future Issues.” As Community CEO for Highlands ARH Regional […]
Law professor and former defense attorney William H. Fortune will be the featured speaker for the University of Pikeville’s Judicial Speakers Series. The event, sponsored by the Kentucky Bar Foundation, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. in Chrisman Auditorium, Armington Learning Center. Fortune will lead a discussion on bail and pre-trial release. […]
The University of Pikeville Alumni Association embarked upon 2020 with a trip to Washington, D.C., to connect with alumni and friends at the historic venue, The Washington Center (TWC). The event featured a meet and greet followed by a private dinner with approximately 30 guests. Those attending included former Governor and UPIKE Chancellor Paul E. […]
Dr. Josephine Owoeye, UPIKE-Kentucky College of Optometry, selected to participate in prestigious program The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program announced that Josephine Owoeye, O.D., assistant dean for student and professional development at the University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry, has been selected as one of the 60 Scholars chosen for the program’s sixth annual […]
Sha’Mia Stinson is part of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) Class of 2020. She’s pursuing a career in optometry to help people have a better quality of life. Stinson chose KYCO because she is very family-oriented, and KYCO is the closest optometry school to her family in South Carolina. She also loves […]
Jennifer Dugan, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Howard Roberts, Ed.D., dean of the Coleman College of Business; and Karen Damron, Ph.D., dean of the College of Nursing and Human Services, have released the names of the top students at the University of Pikeville for the fall 2019 semester. To qualify for […]
University of Pikeville President Burton J. Webb, PhD., has released the names of the top students for the fall 2019 semester. To qualify for the President’s List, students must be full-time and receive a grade point average of 4.0. COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Boone County: Cody Morehead of Verona. Boyd County: Skylar Chapman and […]