New Officers | Alumni Assoc. Board of Directors
The Alumni Association's has elected a new slate of officers to lead the organization.

President - Tommy Chamberlin '96
Vice President - Lisa Trivette Compton '12
President-Elect - Gabe Penn '14
Treasurer - Ryan Jones '11
Reunion Photos | 1970s & 80s
If you were unable to make it back to Pikeville this year, make plans to join us next time for the reunion of the classes of the 1970s & 80s. | Photos
Reunion Photos | 1990s & 2000s
We had a great time at this year's Decades Reunion for the classes of 1990s & 2000s. If you didn't make it back this year, make plans to join us next year. | Photos
UPIKE Connect | Tommy Chamberlin '96
This month's edition of UPIKE Connect features Tommy Chamberlin '96, the newly elected president of the Alumni Association. Watch as Tommy shares of his recent travels to the Holy Land and announces an alumni travel opportunity. | Watch
Williams, D.O. '03 Appointed Medical Director

Shawn Williams, D.O., has been named Medical Director of Willingway. Dr. Williams joined the Willingway family as staff physician in 2011 and subsequently was named Director of Medical Education in 2013. | More


Colts Sign Richardson '14

After finishing third in the NAIA in punt-return yards per attempt at 16.1 in 2013, UPIKE wide receiver Nu'Keese Richardson signed a NFL free-agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts. | More

Watson '14 Shines in FL Pro League

Watson set an FBA record scoring mark in his third game as a professional, tallying 46 points against the Tampa Bay Rebels on May 31. Watson continued to thrive, averaging 26.3 points and 17.8 rebounds per game, while shooting 58.5 percent from the field. | More

Allen '09 Named Prestonsburg Volleyball Coach

Former UPIKE standout Kristal Daniels Allen '09 is the new head coach of the Prestonsburg High School volleyball team. Allen, has served as an assistant coach on the Betsy Layne girls' basketball staff... | More

UPIKE Nursing Student Organizes 'Latch On'

"It is otherwise difficult to find people who are one-hundred-percent supportive of my decision to breastfeed in our area," said Amy Lester, a 2012 alumna, and mother of 19-month-old Bentley Elias Lester. "This event brought us all together in one area and it was great being able to see I am not alone." | More

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
Fastest-Growing Colleges in the U.S.
We know that UPIKE is growing fast, and now so does everyone else. The Chronicle of Higher Education has released its list of the fastest growing institutions in the country from 2002-12. UPIKE made the list for private baccalaureate institutions with growth of 69.2%. | More | See the Lists
Inaugural Class of Patton Scholars Named
The scholarship program was established in honor of former Kentucky Governor Paul E. Patton, the university's 19th president, who currently serves as chancellor. The inaugural class of scholars includes John David Cook of Argillite, Tyler Eldridge of Taylorsville, and Teddy Woods of Manchester. | More
Become a Bear | Open Registration is Aug. 21-22
"We are very excited get the school year started and with the many great things happening on campus it is certainly a great time to be a Bear. Room is still available and whether you are a new freshman or a transfer student, we look forward to having you join the UPIKE family."... | More
UPIKE Hosts PEPP Program
Students spent two weeks on campus learning anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and pharmacology of the 10 major human organ systems through presentations provided by KYCOM faculty and second-year medical students. | More
Food Poisoning: Your Guide to Prevention
Every year millions of people experience symptoms related to food poisoning. Typically, symptoms are mild; however, in some instances they can escalate and lead to complications such as paralysis, kidney failure and even death. | More
Building Youth Baseball in Pike County

Strike Three is a new facility that has popped up in Pike County since February thanks to Bob Thomspon, Jeff Cyrus ', and Jake Sokoll, UPIKE class of 2015. The facilities provided are a place where kids ages six and older may take the time to work on their baseball skills. | More

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's

UPIKE students are helping to end Alzheimer's Disease by volunteering their time and energy at this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's event in Pikeville, Ky. | More
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 | Pikeville City Park
  UPIKE Profiles
Damron Transitions to Planned Giving
... on October 8th, 1990, Ron joined Pikeville College. As he began his first day working for the College he still wasn't quite sure what his role might be. By 9:00 a.m. that first day, the former Dean of Students had retired and Ron was asked to tackle that role. It was a job he held for 24 years. | More
Buser Re-elected to the AOA Board of Trustees
Boyd R. Buser, D.O., of Pikeville, Ky., was re-elected to the Board of Trustees for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the national professional membership organization for the nation's more than 104,000 osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) and osteopathic medical students. | More
CCOB Teaches "Social Media for Beginners"
The University of Pikeville's Coleman College of Business recently hosted "Social Media for Beginners" to aid in expanding job searches and networking opportunities. The event was the first in a series of community outreach training programs. | More
Medical Center in BG | New KYCOM Rotation Site
Twenty students from the University of Pikeville's Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine are breaking new ground at The Medical Center this year as the inaugural group to complete their third-year clinical rotations at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. | More
  Spiritual Life
The Gift of Limitations
...a miracle took place in my heart. I learned the gift of my limitations and the importance of being vulnerable. Let me encourage you to simply be available and open to others no matter what "you bring to the table". | More
Changing Hearts Through Health Care
"The sense of community in Christ was so strong in Batey Nueve that I couldn't help but be affected by it. This experience only fueled my passion to become a compassionate physician and to lovingly serve my patients and the people around me," said Emily Broomell. | More
Holland Named Interim Head Football Coach

Allan Holland Jr., who has been the associate head coach and offensive coordinator for the last four seasons, has been named interim head football coach after the resignation of Dudley Hilton. | More

Soccer, Golf, & Volleyball Announce Schedules

The 2014 schedules are now available for men and women's soccer, men and women's golf, and volleyball. | M Soccer | W Soccer | M Golf | W Golf | Volleyball

Simpson Makes Jr. Team USA

UPIKE Junior Katelyn Simpson is the newest member of Jr. Team USA after taking third place in the 2014 Junior Gold Tournament that began with a staggering field of 630 bowlers. | More

Football Golf Outing Photos

Thank you to the great organization, teams, and individuals who made this year's football golf outing a huge success. | Photos

August 2014
Vol. 3, Issue 8
Alumni Spotlight
Mike Williamson '58
From a life of farming to the FBI, join us as we take a look at the journey Mike Williamson, whose path has taken him across our nation and beyond. | More
Homecoming 2014
 September 16 
Opening Convocation
September 18 
Founders' Day 
Distinguished Educator's HOF
September 19 
President's Gala
September 20 
Tailgate at the BearGrounds 
Homecoming Football Game


Upcoming Events
Football at Morehead State
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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Alumni Mystery Photos
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UPIKE History
The Teacher's Institute   
from excerpts by Frank Forsyth,
notes by Edna Fugate '02  

One of the priorities of the Pikeville Collegiate Institute was to prepare individuals to go out into the Central Appalachian area and teach the people. The public school system at the end of the 19th century was sparse in the area, and the education that could be provided by its teachers was minimal. | More

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PC Campus Prints
Available for Purchase
The complete collection of Irene Ritchie and David Helton's campus prints are available for purchase. There are 2 color prints and 14 black and white prints available. | More
Dalton W. Belcher, 2016
Faith Journey
Devin M. Hanners, 2009
Alumni Spotlight
Katlin R. Massie, 2015
Student-Athlete Spotlight
Rob D. Musick, Chaplain
Spiritual Life

Eric A. Becher, Ph.D.
Vice President
for Advancement

Jordan M. Gibson, M.B.A.
Director of
Alumni Relations
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Equipment Renovation

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.
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