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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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In cooperation with the guidelines announced Wednesday, November 18,from Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, the University of Pikeville will transition to virtuallearning on Monday, November 23, for most undergraduate students. Since the university had planned to finish the remainder of the semester virtually after Thanksgiving, UPIKE will beginthe transition only a few days earlier than expected. […]
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) formally welcomed the Class of 2024 during a Virtual White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, October 10, at 10 a.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the ceremony was prerecorded and available for students, friends and family to view and celebrate this milestone for these future physicians. White coat […]
VSP Global announced that Morgan Rogers is the recipient of the 2020 VSP Vision of Hope Scholarship. The scholarship is funded by VSP and awarded annually by the Kentucky College of Optometry to one of its excelling, first-year students who intends to practice in the rural Appalachian region. Rogers received $5,000 toward her education. “Attending […]
Based on the recommendation of the Pike County Health Department (PCHD) the university has decided to extend the Level Four guidance and continue virtual learning.
After receiving confirmation of additional positive COVID-19 cases on campus, UPIKE moved to Level Four within its UPIKE COVID-19 Guidelines at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The campus’ undergraduate colleges will remain at Level Four for at least 72 hours. A Level Four alert will provide the university additional time to ensure proper […]
The University of Pikeville is proud to announce that Provost and Chief Academic Officer Lori Werth, Ph.D., has been selected by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to receive a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award to Japan.
Creating art in response to current events can be a powerful antidote to fear and uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered how we live, learn, create, speak and interact. The University of Pikeville Weber Art Gallery Special Collection and Archives has launched “Reflections on a Pandemic: Life during COVID-19” and invites all creative individuals to […]
The Branham-Justice UPIKE 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament was recently held at the Green Meadow Country Club (GMCC) in Pikeville to benefit student scholarship opportunities. Alumni and friends enjoyed a day out on the greens to help a worthy cause during morning and afternoon sessions. Twenty-four teams enjoyed the hospitality and the beauty of GMCC’s […]