Alumni Tour to Ireland & Scotland | July 17, 2015
Join us Saturday at the Landmark Inn in Pikeville to learn more about this great travel opportunity. Enjoy Ireland with friends from Eastern Ky. | Landmark Inn | 1/17/15 | noon

Day 8 | This morning we will enjoy a scenic journey through The Burren, Ireland's greatest National Park. | More
UPIKE Alumnus Vies for Governor of Kentucky
UPIKE alumnus and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott '71 has announced his candidacy for this year's Kentucky Governor's race. | More
Alumni Cruise to Western Caribbean | May 2015
Labadee's private paradise sits on the north coast of Haiti, surrounded by beautiful mountain slopes and exotic foliage. This exclusive destination offers pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery, incredible thrills and spectacular water activities. | May 31 - June 7, 2015 | More
Dr. Cynthia Reece '07 Opens Family Practice
The Town of Unicoi has a new doctor in town who aims to be a strong medical establishment as the town's only practice. Mountain Medicine Family Practice recently opened on Unicoi Drive in Tenn. During a recent interview, she said she is anxious to welcome new patients. | More
UPIKE & Central Appalachian Archives Available
Ky. writer Wendell Berry once said, "If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going." UPIKE brings together special collections and archives throughout Central Appalachian history. The information is free and available to the community. | More
Edna Fugate '02 | Where the 99 Lead
Learn about the University's archives and special collections in this episode of Where the 99 Lead. Edna is a 2002 alumna and serves as the archivist for the University. | Watch
  UPIKE in the News
Gov. Beshear Ceremonially Signs House Bill 2
Two-and-a-half years after creating a pilot scholarship program to help college students in eastern Kentucky complete their bachelor's degree close to home, Gov. Steve Beshear today ceremonially signed House Bill 2, legislation that permanently extends the scholarship program to all coal counties. | More
UPIKE Offers Tax Preparation Services
The University of Pikeville-Coleman College of Business will offer free tax preparation services during a series of "Super Saturdays." Appointments are available on Feb. 7, 14, 21 and March 7, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | More
UPIKE Hosts Entrepreneur Competition
"Being open to everyone in Eastern Kentucky, the competition generated creative ideas from high school students, students from other colleges and even entries from community members." | More
PHS Hosts First HS Entrepreneur Competition
The Kentucky Innovation Network's Pikeville office organized and sponsored a High School Startup Challenge business plan competition at Pikeville High School. Teams developed concepts for new products and pitched ideas to a panel of judges for cash prizes. | More
  UPIKE Profiles
ROTC Commissioning | Klay Maggard
The UPIKE ROTC program recently commissioned Klay Maggard, of Hazard, as a second lieutenant in the United States Army during a special ceremony Dec. 19.  | More
UPIKE Honors Years Service | 5 to 35 Years
The University of Pikeville recognized employees celebrating milestone anniversaries for their service to the institution. President James Hurley and First Lady Tina Hurley presented gift cards to faculty and staff during the university's annual Christmas dinner.  | More
Founding Dean for College of Education

President James Hurley recently announced the appointment of Dr. David Barnett as the founding dean of the College of Education.  


"Creating a College of Education is another important step in expanding our mission..." said Hurley. | More

UPIKE Connect | Dean Tom Hess
Learn from Tom Hess, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, as he gives an overview of UPIKE's academic programs and upcoming initiatives to the Alumni Board of Directors. | Watch
Academic Team Volunteers at Middle School
Members of the UPIKE academic team recently volunteered at the Pike County Super Saturday Junior High Academic Team Event hosted by Elkhorn City Junior High School. | More
KYCO | Administrative Executive Council Named
After an extensive national search and vigorous interview process, the individuals were selected from a very competitive applicant pool as the best candidates to build the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry into a national leader in optometric education. | More
The Washington Center Gala 2014
UPIKE faculty, students, alumni, and members of administration attended The Washington Center's (TWC) 2014 Gala. The theme for this year's gala was Access and Opportunity. | More
  Spiritual Life
Spiritual Life | Haiti Trip Journals
We made it to Jacmel and settled into the church where we will be staying and serving this week. We are sleeping in tents inside of the church. This will give us security, privacy AND keep away those pesky mosquitoes. Plus we feel like we are camping. It's a lot of fun!. | More
UPIKE Enters the Arena with ESPORTS Program

UPIKE is launching a new varsity ESPORTS program in January and how well the Bears execute their gaming strategies will determine how they fare against schools like Robert Morris University, the University of Kentucky and Duke as they compete in the League of Legends. | More | Video

Nine in a Row | Women's Bowling Wins Again

Led by Shelby Fromm's 222 average, the UPIKE women's bowling team won its ninth straight tournament of the season with a top showing at the Florida State Seminole Classic on Sunday at Capital Lanes. | More

WBB Rolls to 93-48 Win Against Carlow

Defense wins championships and it also wins non-conference matchups in early January as the UPIKE women's basketball team limited Carlow (Pa.) to 26.9 percent shooting to win 93-48 on Saturday in the East Ky. Expo Center. | More

No. 4 MBB Sprints Past Florida National | 114-91

UPIKE's post-holiday road trip to the Sunshine State ended in style on Tuesday as it rocketed past Florida National 114-91 behind season-high 61.3 percent shooting from the field. | More

  Other News
New Low Price - $10 | PC Campus Prints

The complete collection of Irene Ritchie and David Helton's prints of the PC campus and buildings are available for purchase. There are 2 color prints and 14 black and white prints available. | More

Alumni Discount | UPIKE Bookstore
Save 25% on spirit gear just for signing up! Plus, you'll become a member of a loyalty program, which gets you exclusive deals you can't find anywhere else - all delivered right to your inbox. | More
January 2015
Vol. 4, Issue 1
Fond Memories of Christmas Past
Ike Adams '71
I spent all four of my college Christmases -  1967 to 1970 - in Norfolk, Va. because the Bears (now UPIKE) participated in a 16-team basketball tournament there and the championship game was played on the evening of Christmas Day. | More
Upcoming Events
Daytona Beach Luncheon
1/31 Daytona Beach Luncheon
2/09 Alumni Board Meeting
2/14 W Basketball Alumni Day
2/26 August: Osage County
UPIKE History
Online Archive
The University of Pikeville has a rich history in the mountains of Eastern Ky. These collections reflect the development of the University from its 1889 founding as the Pikeville Collegiate Institute, to its current status as a university. | More

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Faith Journey

Edna Fugate, CA, 2002
University Archivist
UPIKE History
Katlin Massie, 2015
Student-Athlete Spotlight

Rob Musick, MAPT
University Chaplain
Spiritual Life

Jordan Gibson, MBA, 2008
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