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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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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.
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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 […]
The University of Pikeville is proud to announce the expansion of its undergraduate online degree programs to provide students and working professionals the opportunity to advance their education, on their schedule. After gaining approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, UPIKE is now providing its second fully-online degree program, an […]
UPIKE Film and Media Arts (FMA) is proud to be participating in a free online film series with the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. As part of UPIKE’s partnership with South Arts, five independent documentary films will be available online for students, faculty, staff and the community. The series, which began September 12 with […]
Julia H. Smith, D.H.Ed., M.S., associate professor of anatomy, was named this year’s John A. Strosnider, D.O., Memorial Lecturer at the annual Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) Founders Dinner on Sept. 10. The award recognizes Smith’s service to the medical school and the community, which spans more than two decades and countless student physicians. […]
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) formally welcomed the Class of 2025 during a traditional White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, September 11, at the Appalachian Wireless Arena. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seating was limited and the event was live-streamed on UPIKE’s official Facebook page for friends and family to join in celebrating […]
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) Alumni Association hosted a fun night of baseball on August 21 at Lexington Legends Ballpark in Lexington. Former UPIKE baseball and softball players, along with their family and friends, joined in the festivities on the Pepsi Party Deck. Guests enjoyed refreshments and photos with Legends mascot, Big L. “We were […]
The University of Pikeville is the newest member of the consortium of institutions represented by the University Press of Kentucky. The consortium includes all of Kentucky’s state universities, seven of its private colleges and two historical societies. Each constituent institution is represented on a statewide editorial board, which supervises the UPK imprint. “As the scholarly […]