Vol. 3, Issue 5
May 2014
The next Alumni Association meeting is Monday,
July 14 @ 5:30 pm in the Record Memorial Building.
All alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.
In This Issue
CAS & CCOB Class of 2014
KYCOM Class of 2014
Best Places to Work
National Runner Up
Alumni Spotlight
Dream Martin County
Surprise Induction
Athletics Hall of Fame
Ky. Innovation Network
Scissor Lift Donated
Bears on a Mission
Basketball Camps
UPIKE Magazine
Honors Convocation
ROTC Commissioning
Nursing Pinning
Decades Reunions
Summer Reading
Reds vs Phillies
Grand Opening SHCA
Alumni VolleyBears
Staggs Named AD
Golf Outing Photos
Athletics Banquet
New England Patriots
Spring Football Game
School of Dance
Football Camp
Nursing & Judi's Place
Spiritual Life
CAS & CCOB Commencement
Classes of 2014 
KYCOM Commencement 
Class of 2014 

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Best Places to Work
UPIKE is Among the Best in Kentucky
UPIKE was ranked 31st in the medium-sized employer category (150-499 employees). Awards were presented to companies in the small, medium and large size categories. | More 
Women's Bowling Is #2
Two Seasons in a Row
The University of Pikeville women's bowling team entered the 2014 xBowling Intercollegiate Team Championship finals as the only team in the field without a loss, but on Friday it was No. 2-seed Robert Morris (Ill.) ending the run with a 3-0 win at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center. | More | Video 

The idea of "home" is different for everyone. For some, it may be a house they lived in as a child. Some think of home as a town, still others as a period in time that holds dear and fond memories. Or, if you are a diehard Bear, like Genesia Kilgore-Bowling, home will always be "on the hill."  | More 

Dream Martin County
Improving the Region's Economy
Former Arkansas governor, pastor, and television host Mike Huckabee was the keynote speaker for "Dream Martin County." The event on April 25 marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty... | More 
Patton's Surprise Induction
to the UPIKE Athletics Hall of Fame

University of Pikeville Chancellor, Paul E. Patton, had a front-row seat for the induction of four new members to the school's athletics Hall of Fame, but by the end of the night, and to his surprise, he was on stage giving an impromptu speech after being named the fifth member of the 2014 class. | More
UPIKE Athletics Hall of Fame
Adds Four in Class of 2014

UPIKE Athletics welcomed five new members to its Hall of Fame yesterday. The class of 2014 includes Kayla Bandy, Justin Lamb, Randy McCoy, and the 2008 women's bowling team. Chancellor Paul Patton was also surprised as an honorary member. | More
Kentucky Innovation Network
Beshear Announces Office in Pikeville
The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is establishing a Kentucky Innovation Network office in Pikeville. The office, on the University of Pikeville campus, will provide much-needed assistance to startup companies in the Appalachian region. | More 
Men's Basketball vs. UK & UT 
November 2nd & 3rd 
The 2014-15 UPIKE men's basketball team will definitely be battle tested when it reaches conference play after scheduling exhibition contests with Kentucky and Tennessee in November. | More
UPIKE Receives Special Gift
Premium Contracting Donates Lift

Thank you to Premium Contracting, who donated a much needed scissor lift to the University this past month. The lift will enable our facilities team and athletics teams to better serve our students. | Want Ads  
Bears On A Mission
Spring Mission Trip to Mexico
Piedra Negras, which translates to "black rock," is a reference to the coal deposits in the area. Students partnered with the Church of the Nazarene on the "work and witness" project, spending their days removing damaged materials from a pastor's home that had been destroyed by a fire. | More 
Alumni Mystery Pictures
Help Identify Your Classmates
Visit our Facebook page to see more.
Boys & Girls Basketball Camp 
June 9-12 | Ages 5-14
Our camp is demanding, but we combine hard work and learning with a lot of fun. Through stations, half court games, lectures, competitions, and more, you will find our camp is the best for your child's development. | More 
Read the UPIKE Magazine
Read the UPIKE Magazine online. Filled with stories, images, and important information about your alma mater, UPIKE Magazine is your look at the heart of the University Pikeville. | More
UPIKE Want Ads
Generator for Biology Department 
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.
Academic Achievement
Honored by the University of Pikeville
Outstanding students in each academic major, from both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Coleman College of Business, were individually recognized. Members of honor societies, academic clubs and organizations and students named to the Dean's List were also honored. | More
Dear Bear, 

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


They did it! 286 graduates walked across the stage and received their diplomas on Saturday; the UPIKE Community is so proud of you. This month's newsletter celebrates the many accomplishments of our students and our alumni, offers summer reading suggestions from our faculty, and highlights information about our upcoming UPIKE Class Reunions this summer.


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. Do you have a generator sitting in your garage that you are no longer using? 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

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony 
4 Second Lieutenants Commissioned
View the photos
Nursing Pinning Ceremony
Congratulations Nurses  
UPIKE Decades Reunions
Come Back to Pikeville This Summer

Summer is just around the corner. Do you have your summer reading picked out? Our faculty have made a few suggestions you may be interested in. | More
Great American Ball Park
Reds vs. Phillies  | June 7 @ 4 pm 
Call today to reserve your tickets on the the Duke Energy Power Alley Patio. With plenty of food, drinks, and shade, it's this is one of our alumni's favorite events of the year. | alumni@upike.edu or 606.218.5276
Grand Opening
Scholar House of Central Appalachia 

Nestled in the middle of town, within walking distance of both the University of Pikeville and Big Sandy Community and Technical College, the Scholar House of Central Appalachia provides a place for single parents and their children to not only live...but thrive. | More

Alumni VolleyBears
First Ever Alumni Volleyball Game

A team of alumni returned during Athletics Weekend to play the very first Alumni Volleyball game against UPIKE's current team. After three matches, the results were impressive. The alumni team lost 2-1 but the score of game 2 was tight. Scores: 13-25, 23-25, 16-14 | More
New Athletics Director Named
Robert Staggs, UPIKE Class of 1992 

Dr. James Hurley, president, recently announced that Robert Staggs has been named athletic director for the University. "As an alumnus and a member of the UPIKE family for many years, Robert brings a wealth of experience to the position, including serving as interim AD. His leadership will be instrumental in guiding our outstanding athletic programs and the student-athlete experience to new heights," said Hurley.
Athletics Golf Outing
View the Photos
Thank you to all those who support our student-athletes and helped to make the third annual Athletics Weekend a huge success. | View Golf Photos
Chrisman Athletic Leadership 
Awards Presented at Athletics Banquet
Congratulations to Ryan Whitaker and Emily Castle, this year's recipients of the prestigious Chrisman Athletic Leadership Awards, which are presented to a graduating man and woman each year. | Photos
Invited to NFL Patriots Tryout
Nu'Keese Richardson 
At times in 2013, the University of Pikeville's NuKeese Richardson appeared to be on another level on the field, now he'll get a chance to show those same skills to NFL coaches with the New England Patriots inviting him to their rookie mini-camp this weekend. | More
2014 Spring Game Recap
UPIKE Football
Emergence of the School of Dance
... and the Story of Peggy Davis 

"Soon Jackson Hall, then president, took me to see a space that he thought could be converted into permanent studios in the Record Memorial Building. The space had been the coal storage when the building was heated with coal-fired steam radiators." | More 
Football Individual Camp
June 4-6 | Ages 8-18 

We would like to invite your child to the University of Pikeville Football Camp June 4 - 6 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. each day. We hope your child wants to be part of a great tradition here at UPIKE and you want them to get the most one-on-one attention. . | More
Nursing Program & Judi's Place
Child Abuse Awareness 

On Saturday, April 12, thirty nursing students and faculty supported Judi's Place for Kids by participating in a one mile walk to raise money for child abuse awareness.
Spiritual Life
Stress and Anxiety
May has been a wild month on campus as students were stressing over finals, professors were cramming to finish grading, medical students trudged through block exams and contemplated board exams, and the campus was abuzz with the needed energy to make it through commencement. | More
June 7 Cincinnati Reds vs Phillies July 18-20 Decades Reunion - 1990's & 2000's
June 20-22 Decades Reunion - 1969 and earlier July 25 Football Golf Outing
July 4 Main Street Live! & Fireworks August 1-3 Decades Reunion - 1970's & 1980's
July 14 Alumni Board Meeting & Thankathon    
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