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The vision for the College of Dental Medicine is to be known and respected for service, innovation, clinical excellence and interprofessional education.
We are practitioners of the healing arts defining the standard for excellence in optometric education and vision care.
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“UPIKE has helped me become a more successful and positive person. I love all the opportunities it has provided me to make new friends through academics and athletics."Jolene Smith / Barbourville, KY / Information Technology Management
“UPIKE has helped me become a more successful and positive person. I love all the opportunities it has provided me to make new friends through academics and athletics."
Jolene Smith / Barbourville, KY / Information Technology Management
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UPIKE embodies the true spirit of the Appalachian region. Our grit and pride power our efforts to create opportunities for all types of learners. So come and see – there are more opportunities here than anyone could have ever imagined.
Eastern Kentucky is one of the most scenic spots in the nation. Our campus is built right into the beautiful Appalachian mountains. Hiking, boating, fishing, zip-lining and more are just minutes away. Trust us – you’ll love it here.
The University of Pikeville Board of Trustees has approved the naming of the “Tanner College of Dental Medicine” in recognition of the family, that made a transformational $25 million gift last year to establish the college and dramatically increase access to dental care in Central Appalachia. Carol Goff Tanner and her late husband, Robert B. […]
Educators inspire, challenge and give unwavering support to their students. To acknowledge the career commitment made by educators in the region, the University of Pikeville (UPIKE) recognizes a select group of passionate and service-minded educators each year in its Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame. This prestigious recognition honors those whose contributions to learning have inspired […]
The University of Pikeville’s Coleman College of Business will host a Speaker and Leadership Series event on Monday, September 25, at 1 p.m. on the seventh floor of the Health Professions Education Building. First Lady and Director of the Center for Career, Vocation, and Leadership, Kay Webb, Ph.D., will serve as the featured guest speaker […]
Rakesh Sachdeva, M.D., FAAP, was named this year’s John A. Strosnider, D.O., Memorial Lecturer at the annual Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, (KYCOM) Founders dinner on Sept. 15. The award acknowledged Sachdeva’s service to KYCOM and the decades he has devoted to caring for the children of Eastern Kentucky. Established in honor of John A. […]
On Saturday, September 16, the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) Class of 2027 celebrated the beginning of their medical journey with a White Coat Ceremony at the Appalachian Wireless Arena. Approximately 145 white coats were distributed to the new class, composed of talented individuals with a passion for healing. White coat ceremonies are rites […]
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) recently received part of a $79.2 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant in partnership with other colleges nationwide to expand its agriculture research. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has been awarded $332,336.26 from the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) as part of the investment to increase […]
The University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) will formally welcome members of the Class of 2027 during a traditional White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, September 16, at 2 p.m. at the Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville. In the presence of family members, friends and the campus community, students from the Class of […]
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) congratulates Elijah Riffe, recipient of the 2023 VSP Vision of Hope Scholarship. The scholarship is funded by VSP Vision™ and awarded annually to an excelling, first-year KYCO student who intends to practice in the rural Appalachian region. Riffe, a native of Ripley, W.Va., received $5,000 toward his […]