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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 Weber Art Gallery will present their second exhibit of the fall semester beginning October 21. “Macroinvertebrates, Through the Lens,” photography by Misty Hamilton showcases her unique view through a microscope and digital camera of both common and rarely seen insects and finding beauty in unexpected places. Hamilton has a bachelor’s degree […]
The University of Pikeville Film and Media Arts program is proud to present a screening of Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary, winner of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival’s Best of Fest award. The free event on Tuesday, October 22, at 6 p.m. in Armington Science Center’s Chrisman Auditorium will include both a […]
Educatorsinspire, support and exhibit unwavering confidence in their students. To recognize the career commitment made by educators in the region, UPIKE annually recognizes a select group of passionate and service-minded educators in its Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame. The prestigious recognition honors those whose contributions to learning have inspired generations of students and made a […]
The University of Pikeville’s Coleman College of Business will host a Speakers and Leadership Series event on Friday, October 11, at 1 p.m. in Booth Auditorium. UPIKE alumnus Justin “Juddy” Gordon will serve as the featured guest speaker with his presentation, “Football, Graduation and Life After Pikeville College (UPIKE).” Gordon’s success during his high school […]
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine is offering free NARCAN training sessions to university faculty, staff, and students as well as first responders and other community members. Individuals who complete the grant-funded training will receive opioid education certification from the American Heart Association. Available as a spray, NARCAN is used […]
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) class of 2023 has set a record level among students in the college. A remarkable 71 percent of KYCO’s newest students chose to make a financial gift to the university. The yearly gift from students at KYCO has evolved into a tradition of giving that helps to […]
As UPIKE’s football team played its home game opener on September 14, another UPIKE team celebrated a major milestone. The UPIKE Band marched in its first home game which included a pre-game and halftime show. With the revitalization of the university band program comes excitement and memories of its history “on the hill.” UPIKE’s Americans […]
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) formally welcomed the Class of 2023 during a traditional White Coat Ceremony on September 14. White coat ceremonies are rites of passage for beginning medical students. The ritual encourages a psychological contract that emphasizes professionalism and empathy in the practice of medicine and focuses on the […]