Decades Reunion | Classes of the 1990s & 2000s
We hope to see you in Pikeville for the decades reunion. It's this weekend, July 18-20.  We don't want you to miss out on all of the fun stories, smiling faces, and laughter.


Reunion Photos | 1969 & Before
We had a great time at this year's Decades Reunion for the classes of 1969 and before. If you didn't make it back this year, make plans to join us next year. | More
Alumnus Leads Group to the Holy Land
Tommy Chamberlin '96 | On May 12, our group left the Cincinnati airport to spend 12 days in Israel and three days in Jordan. Exploring the land of our faith with eastern Kentucky friends and neighbors was an amazing experience. Walking the steps of Jesus was an inspiring faith builder and the experience of a lifetime. | More | Photos
Alumna Hired as Paintsville Elementary Principal
Katie H. Webb '93 has been announced as the Principal for PES. Webb was the District Supervisor of Instruction for Paintsville Independent. | More
Jordan Amis '14 Named Head Coach of PCC High
"It was always a dream job for me. I didn't know it would happen so soon, of course," says Amis. "I know they reached out to some guys and didn't get the feedback they wanted, so I saw my opportunity and stuck my nose in there and it ended up working out for me." | More
Ryan Whitaker '12 to Guide Powell County High
Former UPIKE basketball standout and Graduate Assistant Ryan Whitaker has been hired as Powell County High School's new head basketball coach. Whitaker replaces Floyd County native Brian Hall at the helm of the Powell County boys' basketball program.
Alumni Survey | Win 1 of 3 Prizes
You have a chance to win one of three prizes if you complete the alumni survey by Monday, September 1. The Grand Prize is Dinner for Two at Applebees.

Survey classes are 1994, 2004, 2009, 2013, KYCOM 2004, KYCOM 2009, and KYCOM 2013. | More
  UPIKE in the News
PC Academy Endowed Scholarship Fund
To preserve the history of the Pikeville College Academy, sisters, Judith Walters Hinkle and Anne Walters Worthington, established the Pikeville College Academy Endowed Scholarship Fund. Fund proceeds will benefit Eastern Ky. students seeking an education at UPIKE. Call 606.218.5276 for more information.
Delegation Visits From Beijing Univ. of Agriculture
Developing students into global citizens is among the benefits of a new partnership between the University of Pikeville and Beijing University of Agriculture (BUA) in Beijing, China. The universities have agreed to exchange students and faculty and cooperate on academic programs together. | More
Brother-in-Law of the Year | Wells' New Kidney
If they give an award for the 2014 Brother-in-Law of the Year, Brock Walter should be the leader in the clubhouse. When you literally give up a kidney for your wife's younger brother, you will be hard to beat. | More
Alumna Attends Homeland Security Training
Sonbol Shahid-Salles, D.O., MPH, a fourth-year resident from the UPIKE-KYCOM, recently participated in multiple disaster training courses at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala. | More

  UPIKE Profiles
Gibson Named Director of Alumni Relations
On July 1st, one of UPIKE's own was named Director of Alumni Relations for the University. Since receiving two Bachelor's degrees in Business and Comparative Religion in 2008, Jordan has held several positions at his alma mater, each one providing him with invaluable skills and confidence. | More
Tribute to the University of Pikeville | R. Worden
It all began September 1941. I was five years, three months old when I joined Donna Sue May to walk the two blocks from our homes, down Hibbard Street to the Training School. Miss Smith, Miss Renfro, Miss Barrett, and Miss North, Principal, would guide our eight years of elementary education. | More
UPIKE Places at National Leadership Conference
Six students of the Coleman College of Business attended the PBL National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn., and three came home with national awards. Bobby Hurley and Andrea Robinette placed third in business decision making, and Adam Hall placed sixth in macroeconomics. | Photos
Students Spend Summer Conducting Research
Osteopathic medical students Jasmine Gray, Emily Broomell, Jason Ballenge, Chris Jarzabek, Andrew French and Dawn Neal have been selected to participate in a summer research fellowship. | More
Spring 2014 Dean's List
Thomas R. Hess, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Howard Roberts, Ed.D., dean of the Coleman College of Business, have released the names of the top students at the University of Pikeville for the spring 2014 semester. | More
  Spiritual Life
Medical Mission Team Returns from Dominican
UPIKE's 56 person Medical Mission Team spent last week in the Dominican Republic. The team spread the word, tended to the sick, and helped to build much needed facilities for the people of Batey Nueve. |
Celebrating a Spiritual Life Milestone
It's hard to believe that in August we will celebrate the launch of our third full year of worship at 737. Joining campus and community leaders who came before us, the spiritual life team has worked for these past two years to make a reality of the vision to spread the message of Christ... | More
Alumnus Promoted on Basketball Coaching Staff
After five seasons in various assistant roles with the men's basketball team, Tigh Compton '11 has been promoted to Associate Head Coach. In addition to Compton's promotion, Wells also announced the hiring of Donald Thomas '08 as an Assistant Coach | More
Sheridan Hired as Head Coach of Softball
University of Pikeville Athletic Director Robert Staggs announced on Tuesday that Christine Sheridan has been hired as the next head coach of UPIKE softball. Sheridan comes to the Bears after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at NCAA Div. I Evansville (Ind.). | More
Justice Back at Shelby Valley

As one chapter comes to a close, a new one begins. Elisha Justice's basketball career as a player recently came to an end as he played his final college game in the NAIA National Tournament. This fall, Justice will begin his coaching career as he returns to Shelby Valley High School. 

Terrance Saintil Signs to Play Overseas

Club Atletico Marne Montevideo (Uruguay-Metropolitan) has signed power forward Terrance Saintil. In 28 games for Pikeville, Saintil averaged 8.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. | More

July 2014
Vol. 3, Issue 7
Alumni Spotlight
Judith W. Hinkle '62
In a world that is being systematically depersonalized day by day due to the unstoppable Internet... | More
Football Golf Outing
July 25 at Green Meadow
Sign up today for the 3rd Annual UPIKE Football Golf Outing. This year, the outing is moving to Green Meadows Country Club. No membership required. | More
Upcoming Events
7/18-20 Reunion - 90s & 00s
7/25 Football Golf Outing
7/29 South Pacific
8/1-3 Reunion - 70s & 80s
8/11 Alumni Meeting
9/06 Football at Morehead
8/08 Alumni Meeting
8/13 Football vs Edward Waters
9/18-20 Homecoming
9/18 Educators Hall of Fame
9/19 125th Year Celebration
9/20 Football vs Lindsey Wilson
9/26 Missions Golf Outing
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Tuesday, July 29 
South Pacific spins a romantic tale of love and loss on a tropical naval base during World War II.

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UPIKE History
My Memories of PC 
Story of Elizabeth Syck 1894  
by W. J. Walters, Class of 1918   

I started in the freshman class in January 1890. I studied hard and made an 88 on my first Latin test. I had a good English foundation. |
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Faith Journey
Devin M. Hanners, 2009
Alumni Spotlight
Katlin R. Massie, 2015
Student-Athlete Spotlight
Jeremy Tackett, Guest Writer
Spiritual Life

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