Vol. 3, Issue 3
March 2014
The next Alumni Association meeting is Monday,
April 14 @ 5:30 pm in the Coleman College of Business.
All alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.
In This Issue
Ky. College of Optometry
Anne Frank @ ACT
Keeneland Spring Meet
Student-Athlete Spotlight
Snow Receives Award
Blue Ribbon Commission
Men's Bowling
Men's Basketball
Coaches of the Year
Coal Miner's Daughter
President Emeritus Honored
Alumni Award Nominations
Faith Journey
Women's Bowling
Cheer Bears
Student Spotlight
View From the Hill
Gridiron to Grand Ole Opry
Spiritual Life
Ky. College of Optometry
UPIKE Announces Fourth College
The University of Pikeville took another major step toward meeting the comprehensive educational needs of Central Appalachia, announcing the creation of the Kentucky College of Optometry, the fourth college under the university banner. | More
Watch the announcement

Join us Saturday night, March 22nd at Artists Collaborative Theatre to watch Elkhorn City's finest as they perform Wendy Kessleman's adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at a special alumni rate of $8.00 and include a free popcorn and water. | 606.218.5276 | alumni@upike.edu

Join the UPIKE Alumni Association for a day of fun and excitement at Keeneland's Spring Meet, Friday, April 4. Gates open at 11 a.m. Guests must check in by 1:15 p.m.

Tickets are $55 and include seats, lunch buffet, and a race day program. Seating is located in the Lexington/Kentucky Room, which overlooks the grandstands. | 606.218.5276 | alumni@upike.edu 
Kenny Manigault

A transfer from Wichita State, Manigault is currently averaging 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, making him a real factor in the men's basketball team's success this season. Not only does he make a difference for the Bears offensively, but he has also contributed tremendously on the defensive end in ways the stats sheet cannot reflect. |  More

Snow Receives Award
A Practical Model for the Small Business Manager
David Snow, D.M., is the director of business competitions and assistant professor of business at the University of Pikeville - Coleman College of Business. He recently received the runner up award for Best Applied Paper. The award was presented during the Small Business Institute's annual conference in Las Vegas, Nev. |  More
KYCOM Dean Leads
Blue Ribbon Commission

The AOA and the AACOM established a commission to address challenges in the U.S. healthcare system that require new thinking about healthcare delivery and the education of physicians. Led by Dean Buser, D.O. and co-chair Marc B. Hahn, D.O., the commission consisted of thought leaders from across the spectrum of the osteopathic medical profession. | More 
Champions, Men's Bowling
MSC Conference | Individual

Make room in the trophy case because the University of Pikeville men's bowling team is bringing home its first Mid-South Conference Team Championship after a dominant performance. | More

The Mid-South Conference added singles and doubles events to this year's men's bowling championship and UPIKE's Michael Fonseca wasted no time bringing the individual trophy home for the Bears. | More
It has been my honor and pleasure to serve the TRIO programs at the University of Pikeville since  1978.  I will be retiring later this year, and I owe a sincere thank you to my mentor and friend Mr. William Paul Luxmore. Also, thank you to UPIKE for its continued support of TRIO's goals, and the many talented staff with whom I have served, especially Charlene Potter, my trusted ally, colleague, and friend. | More 
Champions, Men's Basketball 
Regular Season | MSC Tournament 

With a 24-2 (now 30-2) overall record and 14-1 mark in MSC play, no other conference team can catch second-ranked UPIKE in the standings.  UPIKE won the NAIA National Championship under coach Wells in 2011, but the conference championship had eluded him,  not now. | More

For the first time since the 2000-01 season, UPIKE has captured the Mid-South Conference Regular-Season and Tournament Championships after routing Georgetown (Ky.) 96-71 in the final game at Dallas Floyd Gymnasium. | More
3 UPIKE Coaches of the Year
Mid-South Conference

Kyle Wilson, men's bowling; Kelly Wells, men's basketball; and Jeannie Stone, cheerleading were recently named Mid-South Conference Coaches of the Year for their respective sports. 
Upcoming Golf Outings
Mark Your Calendars!

The University has three golf outings at three different courses planned for the year. Mark your calendars and watch your mail for more information. | More 
Alumni Mystery Pictures
Help Identify Your Classmates
Last month we identified several alumni and their photos including Jan Hunt, Canaan Souder, Karen Gibson, Pamela Gilliam, Anita Thacker Webb, Charlene Souder Potter, Timothy Branham, Daryle Ronning, Sandy Mims and Hagan Bush..
Visit our Facebook page to see more.
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 Bear, 

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


It's championship time! Have you heard about the success of our men's basketball, Cheer Bears, men's bowling, and women's bowling teams? We have three coach of the year recipients and encourage you to read on to learn more. You might also be interested in listening in on President Hurley's announcement regarding our new Kentucky College of Optometry. 


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. Did you buy one too many new research grade potentiostats? If so, then please view the Want Ads section of our website and consider donating this equipment. If you have been away from campus for too long, check out the Save the Date section for your class reunion 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 

Coal Miner's Daughter
One of '25 Most Powerful Women in Banking Offers Career Advice

by Tom Eblen
via Kentucky.com

Hale graduated from what is now the University of Pikeville, where she majored in business and minored in math. "I wanted to stay in my hometown and there was limited opportunity, so I needed a backup plan," she said. "The world always needs math teachers." Hale worked for Pikeville National Bank while in college, but quit to finish her senior year because the bank didn't allow part-time workers. The bank's chairman, Burlin Coleman, just assumed she would return after graduation. | More
President Emeritus Honored
For Service to KYCOM
UPIKE President Emeritus William H. Owens was named the John A. Strosnider, D.O., Memorial Lecturer.

Owens, who served as president of the university from 1985-1997, was instrumental in the early development of the Ky. College of Osteopathic Medicine. | More
Now Accepting Nominations
Annual UPIKE Alumni Awards

The Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for its four annual alumni awards. To learn more about the awards or to make a nomination, visit www.upike.edu/alumni/awards. | More
Nick Carrillo
"My faith and major often conflict and it is hard for one to keep his faith when studying the diverse things of this world." For many, this would make faith in God harder, but Carrillo has found inspiration in some advice given to him by his brother Gabriel. "Science showed me the complexity of life and faith showed me the meaning of life." | More
Champions, Women's Bowling
Individual & Doubles | MSC 2nd Place 
It was a great first day for UPIKE at the 2014 Mid-South Conference Women's Bowling Championship as Christina Halen and Astrid Valiente teamed up to capture the singles and doubles championships. | More

The UPIKE women's bowling team came up one win shy of capturing its first Mid-South Conference Team Championship on Saturday, losing to Bethel (Tenn.) in the final round at Ken-Bowl Lanes. | More
Champions, Cheer Bears
MSC Team Championship 

For the second straight season, the UPIKE cheerleading team won the Mid-South Conference team championship after a stellar performance on its home court at the UPIKE Gymnasium. | More
London Chanelle Hill was born on St. Patrick's Day in 2012. Hill calls her his "own personal lucky charm." Lucky charms are something to cherish; he not only had to balance what was right for him, but for her future as well. This would prove to be the defining moment of his adult life. | More
View From the Hill
Katherine Baker

I consider myself extremely blessed to be among the first graduating class of Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program. Since my acceptance in 2010, I have been given some unique and wonderful opportunities concerning my medical future. My freshman year, we participated in D.O.s on the GO, where we worked alongside doctors and KYCOM students as they provided residents with basic health screenings and osteopathic manipulative treatment. | More
Gridiron to Grand Ole Opry
Nick Jamerson & Sundy Best
Congratulations to alumnus Nick Jamerson, of the musical duo Sundy Best, on the release of "Bring Up the Sun." The group's second album, released March 4, is already making its way up the charts. According to the Sundy Best website, the album debuted at number two on the iTunes Country Chart and number 13 overall on iTunes. |  More | SundyBest.net | Get the Album

Also read The Best Seems Yet to Come for Kentucky Duo Sundy Best by Rich Copley from Kentucky.com.
Spiritual Life
Being Related
The goal of Presbyterian colleges and universities is to inform the mind and shape character. The values and characteristics these schools have in common can be expressed by the acronym C.A.R.E., which stands for Community, Achievement, Responsibility and Excellence. | More
UPIKE Decades Reunions
Come Back to Pikeville This Summer
June 20-22 
1969 & earlier
July 18-20 
1990's & 1980's
August 1-3 
1970's & 1980's


Weekend Itinerary 




Main St. Live!

East Ky. Expo 

7:00 - 9:00 pm





Hilton Garden


Bus Tours

Campus & City


Hatfield & McCoy 

noon - 4:00 pm



Hilton Garden

6:00 - 7:00 pm



Hilton Garden

7:00 - 10:00 pm






8:00 - 10:00 am


Chapel Service

Hilton Garden

11:00 - 12:00 pm



Hilton Garden

12:30 - 2:30 pm

March 15-23
Caribbean Cruise
May 15 Nurses Pinning Ceremony
March 22
The Diary of Anne Frank May 16 ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
April 4
Keeneland Spring Meet May 17 Commencement Ceremonies
April 5 Business Plan Competition May 31 Golf at Valhalla
April 14
Alumni Board Meeting June 7 Cincinnati Reds vs Phillies
April 24-26 Hillbilly Days June 9 Alumni Board Meeting
April 26 Biltmore in Bloom - Tour & Dinner June 12-14 Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour
May 1
Athletics Weekend - Spring Football June 20-22 Decades Reunion - 1969 and earlier
May 2
Athletics Weekend - Golf Outing July 4 Main Street Live! & Fireworks
May 3 Athletics Weekend - Alumni Volleyball July 18-20 Decades Reunion - 1990's & 2000's
May 4
Athletics Weekend - Athletics Banquet July 25 Football Golf Outing
May 12 Alumni Board Meeting August 1-3 Decades Reunion - 1970's & 1980's
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