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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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The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) recently held a virtual ceremony on July 27 inducting 22 students from KYCOM’s class of 2021 into the college’s chapter of medical schools and residency programs, the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). The GHHS recognizes students, residents and faculty who demonstrate compassionate patient care and serve […]
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) is continuing to advance its band and faculty-in-residence programs by naming Trevor Bailey as the new director of bands and welcoming him to be the faculty-in-residence at the university. Bailey began serving as the assistant director of bands at UPIKE in 2019 and has been instrumental in its growth. “I […]
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (UPIKE-KYCOM) is pleased to recognize nine students who have received funding for research projects through the UPIKE-KYCOM Summer Research Fellowship Program (SRP). The following student physicians and their mentors were selected from KYCOM: Matthew Talmage and mentor, Kristen Carroll, M.D., Shriners Hospitals for Children- Salt Lake City, […]
The University of Pikeville has been selected to receive a NetVUE Professional Development Award from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). The grant is in the amount of $7,495 and funds are to be used during the period July 1 through June 30, 2021. Selection for this award was based on a grant application submitted […]
University of Pikeville President Burton J. Webb, PhD., has released the names of the top students for the spring 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 Bell County: Kelsie Dean of Pineville. […]
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 spring 2020 semester. To qualify for […]
The University of Pikeville College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce and recognize its honors students for the 2019-2020 academic year. Kaitlyn C. Stump of Pikeville, Ky., (art), Cameron Halcomb of Viper, Ky., Hunter Akers of Harold, Ky., and Haley Mullins of McRoberts, Ky., (chemistry), Claudette Enriquez of Pikeville, Ky., (communication), Charles Maxwell […]
Two University of Pikeville–Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) graduates have been working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic during their residencies. Soon after COVID-19 cases began spiking in the U.S., Rachel Willimann, D.O., a third-year pediatric resident working at Nassau University Medical Center in New York, and Nate Hensler, D.O., a second-year family […]