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The vision for the College of Dental Medicine is to be known and respected for service, innovation, clinical excellence and interprofessional education.
We are practitioners of the healing arts defining the standard for excellence in optometric education and vision care.
Our D.O. medical school is nationally ranked and recognized for a reputation of excellence in rural medicine and family healthcare. UPIKE’s osteopathy program gives you a clear path to success in the medical field.
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UPIKE has a long history of defying expectations. However you may have viewed yourself, the Appalachian community or the world before setting foot on our campus, we will encourage, inspire or even dare you to believe in a whole new realm of possibilities.
“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
At UPIKE, we are in the business of helping students overcome any obstacle as they move forward to pursue their dreams.
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 (UPIKE) Tanner College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) was recently selected as the recipient of the 2024 Center for Research and Education Technology (CRET) Innovation Center (IC) Award. TCDM is the seventh school recipient chosen for the prestigious IC Award. The award will support the establishment of a hub for innovation and […]
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) sent 11 students to attend the Inside Washington Seminar at The Washington Center in January. This marks the 20th consecutive year that UPIKE has taken students to participate in this transformative experience, demonstrating the university’s ongoing commitment to providing students with unique and enriching opportunities to enhance their academic and […]
The University of Pikeville’s Coleman College of Business (CCOB) will kick off the spring semester’s Speaker and Leadership Series on Friday, February 16, at 11:00 a.m. in Booth Auditorium. Jared Arnett will serve as the featured guest speaker with his presentation, “Doing things that have never been done.” A native of Eastern Kentucky, Arnett has […]
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) announced the development of the Sachdeva Research and Entrepreneurship Incubator (REI) that will house a wide variety of projects related to biomedicine, serve as a small business startup incubator, and provide a space for controlled environment agriculture research. The UPIKE board of trustees voted unanimously to name the building after […]
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) is pleased to announce that Renee Reeder, O.D., was recently appointed the new dean of the Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO). Reeder began working at UPIKE in 2018 and has made remarkable contributions to optometric education. Upon completing her residency, she joined the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) faculty. During her […]
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) is pleased to announce that Ella Smith-Justice, Ph.D., has been named the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Her education, extensive experience and dedication to UPIKE make Smith-Justice the ideal person to continue leading CAS. She earned her doctorate and master’s degrees from The Ohio State […]
The University of Pikeville faculty and staff congratulate the Fall 2023 Dean’s and President’s List students for their dedication to Academic Success. Fall 2023 Dean’s List Katelyn AbshireAbigail AdamsAvery AdderleyKassidy AdkinsConrad AlfordColt AsherKiera BaileyBryce BaltzerJon Barragan BarrenecheaGarrison Barrett Isabella BarrettBrooklyn BatesNajmir BellegardeIsaac BerryTaylor BevinsVictor BinghamBailey BirchfieldAinsley BlackburnCory BlackburnIsabella BlackburnKassidy BlackburnLogan BlackburnTyler BlackburnClara BlairGabrielle BlankenshipOwein BlasPhilip […]
The University of Pikeville Elliott School of Nursing recognized 16 new nurses during the 40th nurse’s pinning ceremony on December 14, in Booth Auditorium. Students were pinned by nursing faculty and recited the Florence Nightingale Pledge. The traditional ceremonial dates to the 1860s and was adopted by Nightingale to honor her most outstanding graduate nurses. […]