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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.
“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
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.
Educators challenge, inspire and give unwavering support to 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. Nominated by their peers, former students or community members, the prestigious recognition honors educators whose contributions […]
For the first time, the University of Pikeville Alumni Association hosted an event in Greenville, South Carolina. The latest stop in a busy fall semester full of opportunities for UPIKE alumni to reconnect was Hall’s Chophouse in downtown Greenville. The event, organized by Director of Alumni Relations Lisa Blackburn, treated alumni, parents of current students […]
Graduating more than 800 students who have gone on to nursing careers in various settings, the University of Pikeville-Elliott School of Nursing (ESON) has been in operation since 1983. With nursing shortages at an all-time high across the nation, the ESON is working to accommodate the rising demand for skilled nurses by offering spring admittance […]
New Jersey native Hunter Smith has always been interested in being of service to others. Soon the second-year University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) student will be taking that service to a whole new level. Thanks in part to his earning a full-ride scholarship through the F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship […]
The University of Pikeville recently awarded undergraduate students Brooklyn Bates and Dawson Case with the first-ever Wells Family Scholarship. UPIKE Athletic Director Kelly Wells and his wife Shawne established the Wells Family Scholarship, which is awarded to an undergraduate student in the amount of $1,200 for one year. Recipients qualify for the Wells Family Scholarship, […]
The University of Pikeville’s Coleman College of Business will host a Speakers and Leadership Series event on Wednesday, October 6, at 11 a.m. in Booth Auditorium. M. Kevin Davis will serve as the featured guest speaker with his presentation, “Bloom Where You’re Planted.” In addition to his roles as President and COO for Fast Change […]
The University of Pikeville has partnered with International Disaster Emergency Services (IDES) in an event held on campus Wednesday, September 22, where more than 125 UPIKE faculty, staff and students volunteered to package meals to aid in disaster relief. This service event, coordinated by UPIKE Chaplain Rob Musick, was motivated by the enormous global need […]
The University of Pikeville Alumni Association recently reconnected with alumni and friends in the “Horse Capital of the World” at one of the oldest and most prestigious golf clubs in the heart of the bluegrass, the Lexington Country Club. Hosting the event for a second time at this venue were UPIKE alum Doug Branham PC […]