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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
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’s Elliott School of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Human Services (CNHS) strives to develop compassionate nurse leaders and healthcare professionals who will pave the way for the future of healthcare. UPIKE is proud to announce it has expanded its role as a leader in nursing education by establishing an opportunity for undergraduate nursing students […]
The University of Pikeville’s Weber Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Black Student Union (BSU), Allara Library, music, art, theatre, religion and writing classes across campus, will celebrate Black History Month by providing the community with an opportunity to acknowledge, embrace and learn Black history by launching an exhibit titled “Black Lives Matter.” The exhibit […]
The University of Pikeville’s Alumni Association will be hosting the much-anticipated Bear the 99 5K race on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Online registration is now open for both in-person and virtual races at www.runsignup.com/UPIKEBearthe99. Please register online by February 26 to guarantee a T-shirt and finisher medal. The event begins at 8 a.m. with a […]
The University of Pikeville and the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) are partnering to provide professional school opportunities for students from Kentucky’s independent colleges and universities interested in optometry and medical careers. The relationship was conceived to provide enhanced access to medical education opportunities for students from AIKCU’s 18 member colleges and […]
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 2020 semester. To qualify for […]
University of Pikeville President Burton J. Webb, PhD., has released the names of the top students for the fall 2020 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 and Patton College of Education Boone County: Cody Morehead of Verona. […]
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) is pleased to announce the new information technology management (ITM) major, projected to launch this fall. This new major is designed to produce graduates capable of competing in the rapidly changing technology industry as well as provide students with management leadership skills in business. Based on trends and job growth […]
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) is now accepting nominations for the Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame Class of 2021. UPIKE Educators Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made a lifelong commitment to education and have dedicated themselves to educating the youth of Central Appalachia. After having to suspend last year’s ceremony due to COVID-19 […]