Vol. 2, Issue 11
November 2013
The next Alumni Association meeting is Tuesday,
Dec. 10 @ 5:30 pm in the Coleman College of Business.
All alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.
In This Issue
Time is Running Out
Alumni Spotlight
Student-Athlete Spotlight
KYCOM Dean Recognized
Spiritual Life
Cam Damron, OT
Snow Wins Award
Totally 80s Race Results
Alumni Rising
Pancake Breakfast
Planned Giving Seminar
Student Spotlight
Larry Forester to Lecture
Alumni Baseball Photos
Miracle on 34th Street
Faith Journey
Alumni Discount
AlumNites Calendar
Time Is Running Out   
Cruise the Caribbean with Alumni 

March 15-23, 2014 | Royal Caribbean 
Time is running out to signup for the Caribbean Cruise! Register today with final payment due Dec. 14. Enjoy eight nights aboard the Independence of the Seas.

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


Known for disarming the fears of his patients through conversation and a pleasant demeanor, it is likely patients who have sat in his chair were not aware they were examined by one of the finest basketball players the City of Pikeville has ever produced.


Kayla Day

"There is no feeling quite like playing on such a big stage. It's all very exiting. Having the opportunity to play against a team like Louisville is definitely something we were blessed with."


KYCOM Dean Buser 
Recognized for Public Service 

The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine and the School of Health Professions at New York Institute of Technology has selected Boyd R. Buser, D.O., FACOFP, vice president for health affairs and dean of the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, as a recipient of the Riland Medal of Public Service.
Alumni Mystery Pictures
Who Am I?
Last month we identified several alumni and their photos including cheerleaders Wada McCown, Susan Allen, Kay Blackburn, Tammy Shane, and Jeanne May, and baseball player J.D. Hughes.
Visit our Facebook page to view more photos.
Spiritual Life 
Being Thankful 

My first days at UPIKE were filled with great anxiety wondering, "How would I support students' spirituality when this was so different than my previous ministry context?" It did not take long until the cooperation, common mission and compassion of the team and students "on the hill" overwhelmed me. Today, I am overwhelmingly thankful to God for the spirit of support at UPIKE. Let me share with you a few blessings that I have experienced in the past month.

Cam Damron
PMC Occupational Therapist

My patients are important, and I grow as a therapist and person with each new experience. I love seeing the progress each patient makes and the smile on their face when they are able to do something they thought they would never do again.

Dr. Snow Wins Award
Outstanding Case Teaching Award
Dr. David Snow recently attended the Experiential Classroom, an annual conference for entrepreneurial educators where he was presented with the Outstanding Case Teaching Award for Creative Teaching.

Race Results
Totally 80's 5K Glow Run
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UPIKE alumni, faculty members, and future Bears led the pack and finished in the top of their age groups during the Totally 80's 5K Glow Run. UPIKE student Erica Newsome was the overall female winner with a time of 34:31 and UPIKE professor Dana Zeigler was the overall male winner with a time of 21:55. John Cade, also a UPIKE professor, won the 56+ male age group and Carter Hurley, son of UPIKE President Dr. James Hurley, won the 12 & under age group. 
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Hello Bears! 

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


What a glorious fall it has been! The Inauguration of Dr. James L. Hurley was a wonderful event for the First Family and for the University, several faculty received awards, our alumni continue to shine, and our UPIKE teams celebrate their accomplishments.


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 your Supercritical CO2 Extractor 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 Upcoming Events 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 

Alumni Rising: James L. Hurley
Inaugurated as UPIKE's 20th President


The University of Pikeville formally installed Dr. James L. Hurley as its 20th president on Oct. 18.
"I am honored to be the first alumnus to lead this great institution. Likewise, my wife Tina, who is also an alumna, has wholeheartedly embraced her role as first lady. We can assure you no other couple would cherish this opportunity more."

Pancake Breakfast
Support the UPIKE Baseball Program

Show your support for the UPIKE Baseball program. The team is hosting a pancake breakfast at Applebee's of Pikeville on Saturday, November 16 from 8-10 a.m.
Planned Giving Seminar
Thursday, November 21
Join us for a special panel discussion to learn about financial planning, estate planning, living wills and trusts, and also, how you can give back to your community. The panel includes David Short, LaDeanna Damron, and Mitch Barnes.

RSVP at 606.218.5276 or  advancement@upike.edu.

David Porter
"Pikeville has a down-to-earth, small town atmosphere that really makes you feel at home." Porter noted how easy it is to get along with his classmates and professors. Asked about his impression of the professors here at the University, Porter responded, "They desire to push students to success and have an openness that makes you feel like you're their friend or a part of their family."
Larry B. Forester '05
UPIKE Business Lecture Series 

Larry Bee Forester, vice president of the Central Kentucky Region of Community Trust Bank, will be the featured speaker for the University of Pikeville's "Speakers and Leadership Series" hosted by the Coleman College of Business. Forester will speak on the topic "How to Succeed After the 99," a reference to the 99 steps that lead to the university. The event is set for Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. in Chrisman Auditorium, Armington Learning Center.



Alumni Baseball Game
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Saturday, Nov. 2 was a great day for baseball as 20 alumni took to the baseball field against the current baseball team for the annual Alumni Baseball Game. The two teams played two 7-inning games throughout the day.
Miracle on 34th Street
December 7 in Booth Auditorium
A limited number of tickets are available through the Alumni Association, for Jenny Wiley Theatre's production of Miracle on 34th Street, at a special alumni discounted rate. Reserve your seats today by contacting us at (606) 218-5276 or by email at alumni@upike.edu.
Kara Crowe
"Stand up for what we believe in. This world is changing daily and, as Christians, we see that this world is not what God wants for us." She said, "I can honestly say I would not be here if it weren't for my walk with Christ." Crowe is thankful that when she slips up, God is always there to help her regain her footing. "At times I make huge mistakes, but God picks me up and puts me back on the right path."

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Upcoming AlumNites | Some Dates Tentative
November 16
Football Tailgate - Union
April 26 Biltmore in Bloom
November 16
Pancake Breakfast for Baseball
May 2 Main Street Live!
November 21
Planned Giving Seminar May 2 Athletics Weekend - Golf Outing
December 7
Miracle on 34th Street May 3 Athletics Weekend - Spring Football
December 19
Christmas Caroling May 4 Athletics Weekend - Athletics Banquet
January 11 Basketball Pregame - Cumberland May 16 Main Street Live!
January 25
Basketball Pregame - Shawnee State 
May 17
Commencement Ceremonies
January 31
Daytona Beach Alumni Reception
May 31
Golf at Valhalla
February 1-2
Weekend at Disney World
June 6
Main Street Live!
February 1
Basketball Pregame - Life Univ.
June 12-14
Ky. Bourbon Trail
February 6
Planned Giving Seminar
June 20
Main Street Live!
February 15
Basketball Pregame - Georgetown
June 21-22
Decades Reunion - 1969 and earlier
February 21-22
Skiing at Winter Place Ski Resort
July 4
Main Street Live! & Fireworks
March 1
Basketball Pregame - St. Catharine July 18 Main Street Live!
March 15-23
Caribbean Cruise July 19-20 Decades Reunion - 1990's & 2000's
March 22
ACT - The Diary of Anne Frank July 25 Football Golf Outing
March 28
Fort Myers/Naples Alumni Reception
August 1
Main Street Live!
April 11
August 2-3
Decades Reunion - 1970's & 1980's
April 24-26
Hillbilly Days    
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