Vol. 2, Issue 10
October 2013
The next Alumni Association meeting is Tuesday,
Nov. 12 @ 5:30 pm in the Jury Assembly Room of the Pikeville Judicial Center.
All alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.
In This Issue
Alumni Spotlight
Distinguished Educators
Bandy Named Head Coach
Student-Athlete Spotlight
Dortons Support COB
Spiritual Life
Admissions Staff
WestCare Partnership
Student Spotlight
Faith Journey
AEP Recognized
Scholar House Applications
AlumNites Calendar
The Inauguration of
Dr. James L. Hurley

Dr. Hurley became the 20th president of the University on July 1, 2013, and is the first alumnus in the school's 124-year history to lead his alma mater. Join us on Friday, Oct. 18 as we celebrate his pivotal achievement.

"The love of history I first developed in those years at PC is likely the greatest lasting contribution to my life. I look forward to hopefully many more years of traveling to see the great historical wonders of our world. In May 2014, I will lead a tour group to Israel and Jordan for yet another 'experience of a lifetime.'"


The University of Pikeville will honor a family and nine individuals during the Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. in Booth Auditorium. Some will be awarded posthumously, but all have made a significant impact in the field of education.

Bandy Named Head Coach
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

"I'm excited for the 2013-14 season at UMES," said Bandy. "The season will bring about many new experiences for me as a coach, especially transitioning to the NCAA side of the sport. I am excited to now be a head coach for the first time as well as help continue the great traditions already established here."

Private College Appreciation
2nd Annual Appreciation Day 
AIKCU will host its 2nd Annual Private College Appreciation Day  Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 4-6 pm in Frankfort. The event is a chance for alumni and friends of member institutions, who live and work around Frankfort and central Kentucky, to network, connect with representatives from their institutions, and celebrate the strength of Kentucky's private college and university sector. Registration is free.

Cameron Nolan

While athletics have been an important part of Nolan's time at UPIKE, he values more the relationships he has built. "The friends I have made here have become my family. I feel like I have known them all of my life."


Dortons Support
Coleman College of Business

The Dorton family has been a leader in the banking industry for three generations. O.T. and Dennis Dorton were both presidents of Citizens National Bank based in Paintsville. Dennis served at Citizens National Bank for 42 years. His grandfather, D.H. Dorton, Sr. also served the bank as president.
Alumni Mystery Pictures
Who Am I?
Last month we identified several alumni and their photos including Phyllis Deskins, Francis Smith, and Ron Compton.
Visit our Facebook page to view more photos.
Spiritual Life 
Sharing the Love of Jesus in Detroit 

During this past fall break, a group of nine students went to Detroit to work at a series of ministries that seek to empower and support those who are homeless.

Meet the Admissions Staff
@ the University of Pikeville
Gary Justice and the Admissions Staff are always hard at work recruiting the newest Bears and preparing the next class of UPIKE Alumni.

Meet the Counselors 
UPIKE Partners with WestCare
Human Health Counseling

The University of Pikeville and WestCare Kentucky announced a unique partnership to provide human health counseling on campus. WestCare counselors will become UPIKE counselors to serve university students, faculty and staff.

Caribbean Getaway  
Cruise with the Alumni Association 
Join the UPIKE Alumni Association for a Caribbean Getaway next March 2014. The cruise will be 8 nights aboard Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas.

Ports of call include: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Labadee, Haiti.

UPIKE Want Ads
View the Want Ads section of our web site which includes items like lab equipment, medical supplies for mission trips, and equipment to help maintain our facilities.
Dear Bears Fan, 

Welcome to UPIKENEWS, the official newsletter of the University of Pikeville Alumni Association.


It's time to be a part of history! Next week is Homecoming Week/Parents' Weekend 2013 and the inauguration of our 20th president and first UPIKE alumnus to serve in that capacity, Dr. James L. Hurley. What a wonderful time to be a Bear! Please read on to learn more about the upcoming activities, stories from campus, and celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni.


As valued alumni, we want to hear about you and include your stories in upcoming issues of the newsletter. Please send us your stories and pictures and help us celebrate our UPIKE alumni. Are you still using the Foss Tecator Soxtec* System 2043 extraction unit that you purchased several years ago? If not, then please view the Want Ads section of the website and consider donating this equipment. If you have been away from campus for too long, check out the Save the Date section for upcoming events and the schedule of AlumNites coming to a city near you.


On behalf of the Alumni Association and the University of Pikeville community, Go Bears!


Dr. Eric A. Becher 

Homecoming Events
October 12-19, 2013 
Have you made plans for Homecoming? This year we have more events planned than ever before. From sports to academics, casual to black-tie optional, we have something for everyone. View the full listing of events below.

October 26 Horse Races 
Contact Jordan Gibson to buy your tickets today!
(606) 218-5296 or JordanGibson@upike.edu
UPIKE Golf Outing 2013
Benefiting 737 & the Haiti Mission Team
Thank you to Gearheart Communications, Elliott Supply & Glass, Fairway Outdoor Advertising, and the many other organizations who supported the University and our students at the 26th Annual UPIKE Golf Outing.

Katie Halsey
"I want to be able to have the full experience and know what it's like to be an active student. UPIKE is one of the few colleges that allows for that much flexibility." Katie plays softball, represents her class in SGA, is a member of the biology club, Delta Delta Nu, and a scholar in the Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program (OMSP).

Courtney Hodge
For Christians, the journey of faith takes a lifetime. There are ups and downs and times may get troubling, but having faith can make all the difference. Christians should always be trying to improve their relationship with God, and that story rings true for University of Pikeville freshman Courtney Hodge.

SMARTS Graduates
Economic Development
Five of the participants in this program are from UPIKE.  Justin Prater, Gabe Penn and Aaron Younger are UPIKE students, Carolyn Caudill is a student and staff member, and Mike Younger is a KYCOM faculty member.

Middlesboro Seniors
Visit the University of Pikeville
Middlesboro High School seniors recently visited the University of Pikeville. During the overnight visit, students had the opportunity to tailgate with the Bears, watch a football game, have breakfast in the City View Café and tour campus.
UPIKE Recognizes AEP
For Continued Support
The University of Pikeville recently honored American Electric Power Foundation (AEP), naming a lecture hall in recognition of their generosity and longstanding commitment to the institution.

Now Accepting Applications
Scholar House of Central Appalachia
The Scholar House of Central Appalachia is accepting residential applications. The scholar house offers housing to single parents who are pursuing a four-year degree. Amenities include a resource center and on-site childcare facility.
Presidential Tweets
Follow the President
Follow Dr. James L. Hurley, president of the University of Pikeville, and stay current with UPIKE news straight from the President.

ACE Gives Freshmen Good Start
Academic & Cultural Enrichment Program 
The ACE Program is made possible through a U.S. Department of Education grant. Since 2001 the ACE Program at UPIKE has been working to improve academic performance and increase student retention and graduation rates by providing support through mentoring, tutoring, workshops and cultural enrichment activities.
Art As An Economic Driver
Citizen's Institute on Rural Design

The Central Appalachian Institute for Research and Development will host the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design October 29-31, 2013 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Ky.

October 12
Totally 80s Night Race
November 5
Women's Basketball vs UofL
October 17-19
UPIKE Homecoming Week November 6 Men's Basketball vs UofL
October 19
Football Tailgate - Bethel
November 9
Football Tailgate - Belhaven
October 25-27
KYCOM Alumni Weekend
November 16
Football Tailgate - Union
October 26
KYCOM 10 Year Reunion
November 21
Planned Giving Seminar
October 26
Keeneland Horse Races
December 7
Miracle on 34th Street
November 2
Alumni Baseball Game
December 19
Christmas Caroling
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