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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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The University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) recently welcomed Joseph Zinkovich, O.D., M.S., as the new director of research and professor of optometry. Zinkovich brings a wealth of experience to KYCO, having spent the last several years as clinical instructor for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and working with […]
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) College of Nursing and Human Services (CNHS) recently honored students graduating from the university’s nursing and social work programs during a pair of pinning ceremonies. On Thursday, May 5, the Elliott School of Nursing held a pinning ceremony in Booth Auditorium, honoring 43 Associate of Science in Nursing students receiving […]
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) announced Saturday, May 7, during its undergraduate commencement ceremony, the agreement to purchase 220 acres of land to one day house all its outdoor athletic facilities. The property, now known as Bear Mountain, will be home to football, soccer, tennis, cross country, track and field, archery, softball and baseball. In […]
More than 400 University of Pikeville (UPIKE) students celebrated their achievements by earning their degrees during the spring commencement ceremonies for undergraduate, graduate and health professions on Saturday, May 7, at the Appalachian Wireless Arena. Graduates and families were able to attend the in-person ceremonies or watch virtually via livestream. The twenty-second commencement of the […]
The University of Pikeville announced a $25 million gift, the largest single donation in its 133-year history, on Saturday, May 7, during its Health Professions Commencement Ceremony. The gift will enable the founding of a college of dentistry to be brought to the mountains of Appalachia and dramatically help give greater access to health services. […]
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) held its annual graduation banquet honoring graduates and faculty members on May 6, at the Appalachian Wireless Arena in downtown Pikeville, Ky. Daniel M. Stoneburg, D.O., of Bowling Green, Ky., received the Dean’s Award. The award is presented to those whose leadership, humanity and loyalty to […]
The University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) held its first-ever awards luncheon honoring graduates on May 5 in the Health Professions Education Building. Taylor Runyon, O.D., of Belfry, Ky., received the Dean’s Award. The award is presented to a graduating student who has shown outstanding leadership while maintaining a high academic score. […]
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) will honor students earning degrees in undergraduate, graduate and health professions on Saturday, May 7, at the Appalachian Wireless Arena in downtown Pikeville. The ceremony for the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) and the Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) will take place at 9:30 a.m., and the ceremony for […]