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Vol. 2, Issue 8
August 2013
The next Alumni Association meeting is Tuesday,
Sept. 10 @ 6:00 pm in the new Sturgill Boardroom in the Training-Academy Bldg.
All alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.
In This Issue
Follow the President
Yearbooks Online
Alumni Spotlight
Student-Athlete Spotlight
Jim Andy Caudill
Thank You From Afghanistan
Alumni Mystery Pictures
Student Spotlight
UPIKE @ Morehead
Bowling with the Bears
Alumni Art Show
Spiritual Life
Benefactors Plaza Dedicated
UPIKE.edu is Brand New
AlumNites Calendar
Presidential Tweets
Follow Dr. Hurley on Twitter
Follow Dr. James L. Hurley, president of the University of Pikeville, and stay current with UPIKE news straight from the President.

Yearbooks & Annuals Online 
UPIKE History 1920's - Present  

The Special Collections and Archives of the Frank M. Allara Library are dedicated to preserving the unique history of the University of Pikeville, as well as the Appalachian region. The Frank M. Allara Library Digital Archive chronicles the history of the University from its founding as the Pikeville Collegiate Institute in 1889, up through 2010, the year before Pikeville College became UPIKE. The Digital Archive features the entire collection of yearbooks, as well as course catalogs and historical accounts of the founding and growth of the University of Pikeville.

View the Archive 

Alumni Spotlight

Kathy Fleming Magnes '92

magnes Magnes' life was forever changed after that week of volunteerism. "No one could witness these people's day-to-day lives without vowing to return. My supportive husband, along with several of his engineer co-workers, have now volunteered their services to return with me and my steadily-growing team of healthcare professionals to Guatemala, where we hope to touch even more lives, and build many more homes. My hope is that, in doing so, I can become that pivotal point in many other people's lives."

Garland Cleek
"I've met a lot of people at UPIKE who have helped me mature and grow. I feel ready to enter the adult world," said Cleek. He will certainly have the support of the UPIKE community as he moves on and represents the University as a member of the Class of 2014.

Despite his taste of fame, his ambition was always to return home and teach music. Caudill, who is known only as "Jim Andy" to his students and admirers, taught music at Ashland High School [...] before seeking and accepting a position at Pikeville College, where he taught for decades and influenced generations of musicians who followed his advice as if it were gospel.

1st Lt. Matthew S. Doyle
Thank You from Afghanistan

I often think the cultural understanding gained through literature should be required of young officers who find themselves in the role of ambassador, rather than soldier, in these far off places and tribal villages of southwest Asia. 

Alumni Mystery Pictures
Who Am I?
The Alumni Facebook page posts a weekly "Who Am I?" picture. We hope to identify some of the alumni who have made us what we are. Last month we identified several alumni and photos including Vicki Vipperman, Patricia Passmore, and Alice Snyder.

Visit our Facebook page to view more photos and to comment.
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
Helping Students Succeed    
View the Want Ads section of our web site which includes items like lab equipment, medical supplies for mission trips, and binoculars. The biology department frequents the hills of Appalachia gathering field research. Binoculars are a great tool for making observations.
Dear Bear, 

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

The fall semester has begun! With a record number of students on campus this week, UPIKE is off to an exciting start to the year. Check out the upcoming AlumNite events, follow President Hurley on Twitter, view your class yearbook online, join us as our football team travels to Morehead State University to take on the Eagles, and read the compelling stories included on this month's enewsletter. The Alumni Mystery Pictures series continues as we search for the identities of students of yesteryear. With your help, we have already identified several mystery photos and put names to faces. Check our Facebook page for updates on these unidentified 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.




Dr. Eric A. Becher 
Zachary Combs
"The lack of a parental figure during my childhood encouraged me to mature faster and become a better-rounded adult, since I learned most lessons on my own." Persevering despite being raised in a single-parent household is, in Combs' opinion, a hurdle he overcame that has lent to his reputation of being an outstanding student and dependable individual.
UPIKE Football @ Morehead
Football & Tailgate Party

Join UPIKE alumni and fans at Morehead State University's Jayne Stadium as the Bears take on the Eagles in an exciting football exhibition. Come down early to tailgate with the fans at 5 pm. Kick-off is set for 7 pm. Tickets are $10.
Alumni Association Board of
Directors Prepares for New Year
With the fall semester upon us, the Board of Directors of the UPIKE Alumni Association recently held its first meeting of the new academic year to resume planning for the AlumNites tour which features events within the region and across the country, and tailgate parties at the BearGrounds before each home football game.

Bowling with the Bears
Support UPIKE Bowling
Register now for Bowling with the Bears and support the UPIKE Bowling programs. With a UPIKE bowler on every team, you'll get to meet and learn from some of the best collegiate bowlers in the nation. The night will also include prizes and an exciting men's team vs. women's team exhibition match.

UPIKE Alumni Art Show
Coming Home...

All alumni artists are encouraged to participate in the upcoming alumni art show titled Coming Home, as part of this year's Homecoming events. Poetry, photography, painting, and sculpture are all accepted, including many other forms of artistic expression.

Spiritual Life

College Students & the Local Church   

The growing appreciation for diversity and individual expression is the most contentious issue between Millennials and local churches. Oftentimes, Millennials see the local church as a place of exclusion, intolerance, and arrogance. This generation is hungry for humble leaders and an attitude of investigation rather than indoctrination.

Benefactors Plaza Dedicated
UPIKE Honors Donors

The University of Pikeville recently recognized the generosity of those who have invested in its students and mission during the dedication of the institution's Benefactors Plaza. The campus family, along with alumni, donors and friends were on campus for the dedication of the plaza, a space that has become a gathering place for students and visitors to campus.
UPIKE.edu is Brand New

Professional Education Preparation Program   
"I didn't realize how much hands-on experience we would have," said Emily Altman, a junior at Pikeville High School. "At Pikeville Medical Center we got to see more than volunteers get to see. I had the opportunity to witness various surgical procedures. This was an experience you don't have unless you go to medical school."
August 28
Planned Giving Seminar
October 19
Football Tailgate Party
August 29
UPIKE Football @ Morehead
October 25-27
KYCOM Alumni Weekend
September 5
Football Tailgate Party
October 26
KYCOM 10 Year Reunion
September 6 Cincinnati Reds Baseball
October 26
Keeneland Horse Races
September 9
Bowling with the Bears
November 2
Alumni Baseball Game
September 27
UPIKE Golf Outing
November 6
UPIKE Basketball @ UofL
September 28
Football Tailgate Party
November 9
Football Tailgate Party
October 2
KYCOM Alumni Reception
November 16
Football Tailgate Party
October 5
Dwight Yoakam Concert
November 21
Planned Giving Seminar
October 12
Orange Crush Fun Racer
December 7
Miracle on 34th Street
October 17-19
UPIKE Homecoming
December 19
Christmas Caroling
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