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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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The Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), in partnership with leading eyewear company Zenni Optical, recently awarded first-year optometry student Grace Skarohlid with the Zenni Eyecare Access Scholarship. The $2,500 annual scholarship is awarded to an incoming optometry student dedicated to providing eye care to an underserved community after graduation. Zenni partners with optometry schools to […]
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) will launch a new major in medical humanities that will allow students a competitive edge in the healthcare industry, which is the fastest growing in the economy today. Set to begin during the spring semester of 2024, the medical humanities program will be aimed […]
Jill E. Keaton, DMD, MS, associate dean of clinical affairs at the University of Pikeville (UPIKE), has been named the new dean of the Tanner College of Dental Medicine (TCDM). Keaton served the eastern Kentucky area for nearly three decades in roles of increasing leadership responsibility, including private dental practice and providing specialty care to […]
The University of Pikeville Tanner College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) was awarded $1.5 million from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to fund the procurement of dental equipment and supplies through the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. POWER is an integrated, multi-agency effort to align and invest federal economic and workforce […]
Leaders from the University of Pikeville (UPIKE) recently traveled to Japan to explore partnerships and economic development opportunities for UPIKE and Eastern Kentucky. President Burton Webb, Ph.D., Provost Lori Werth, Ph.D., and Vice Chairman of the Board, Lynn Parrish, met with five Japanese universities and the Japan/America Society of Kentucky (JASK) where they discussed the […]
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) honored the 2023 inductees of the Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame at a ceremony held on October 10, in Booth Auditorium. Since 2010, UPIKE has carried on the yearly tradition of celebrating those educators whose contributions to learning have inspired generations of students, providing them with unwavering support in their […]
The University of Pikeville’s Coleman College of Business will host a Speaker and Leadership Series event on Friday, October 13, at 11 a.m. on the seventh floor of the Health Professions Education Building. President and CEO of Colonial Claims Doug Branham will serve as the featured guest speaker with his presentation, “From Pikeville College, to […]
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. […]