Golf Outing | Supporting UPIKE Athletics
May 1 | Raven Rock | 8 am Registration

Join us for our annual Athletics Golf Outing at Raven Rock Golf Course on Friday, May 1st. All proceeds go to benefit our UPIKE Athletics Program. | Register
Alumni Volleyball Game
May 2 | UPIKE Gym | 10 am Registration

Join us for the second annual Alumni Volleyball Game on Saturday, May 2nd. To learn more about the day, visit the Facebook event page. | Learn More
Athletics Banquet & Hall of Fame Induction
May 3 | East Ky. Expo Center | 5 pm

Help us honor the achievements of our student-athletes and alumni at this year's Athletics Banquet and HOF Induction on Sunday, May 3rd. To learn more contact us at or 606.218.5276.
Newsom '76 Featured at Business Lecture Series
Newsom is the executive vice president for Community Trust Bancorp and president of the Eastern Kentucky region for Community Trust Bank Inc. He began his banking career as a teller at the Virgie Branch with Pikeville National Bank upon completing his bachelor's degree from Pikeville. | More
Dr. Palmer '07 Joins Peidmont Women's Care
Two physicians have recently joined certified nurse midwife Barbara Evans in providing obstetrics and gynecology care at Novant Health Piedmont Women's Care in Lexington. | More
Alumni Cruise to Western Caribbean | May 2015
Time is running out. Book your cabin now before it's too late.

Cruise the Caribbean with the UPIKE Alumni Association.

May 31 - June 7, 2015 | Learn More
  UPIKE in the News
Dr. Hurley Resigns as President
The University of Pikeville and Dr. James Hurley jointly announce that Dr. Hurley has resigned his position as president of the university, effective April 2, 2015, due to personal reasons. | More
BearTV News | April 2015
Watch the latest episode of BearTV News, the student produced newscast. | Watch
KYCOM Among Most Affordable Private Medical Schools 
US News is well known for its annual "Best Medical Schools" list; its 2016 rankings are here. More than 150 medical schools around the country were surveyed by U.S. News to create the "Affordable" list. | More
Conference Brings Eastern Ky. Leaders Together
Leaders from counties across Eastern Kentucky will have an opportunity to come together during the 28th annual East Kentucky Leadership Conference April 23-24, in Pikeville. | More
Local Classical Guitarist Performs at UPIKE
A native of Allen, Ky., Meade earned a bachelor of music degree in performance from Eastern Kentucky University and a master's of music degree in performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. | More
  UPIKE Profiles
Dr. Betz Elected AOF Board President

Betz is the senior associate dean for osteopathic medical education and chair of the department of family medicine at UPIKE's Ky. College of Osteopathic Medicine. Betz has served on the AOF Board of Directors since 2010. | More

Dr. Egan Publishes in International Journal

The academic work of Donald J. Egan, O.D., FAAO, associate dean of Academic Affairs for the Ky. College of Optometry, was recently published in the Feb. issue of the international journal "Optometry in Practice Continuing Professional Development Journal." | More

UPIKE Captures First at Alltech Competition
UPIKE's team of two graduate and two undergraduate students won the graduate competition with Rhizofeed, their herbal extraction company based in Pikeville. Using bloodroot harvested in Eastern Ky, Rhizofeed extracts whole rhizome for use in poultry feed to improve gut health. | More
Hemp Helping Define Ky's Economic Landscape
With industrial hemp helping define the future economic landscape of Kentucky, Freedom Seed and Feed, LLC has partnered with the University of Pikeville to develop a research institute designed to facilitate the development of this new industry within the coalfield region of Eastern Kentucky. | More | More 2
Collaborative Practice Enriches Health Care
More than 300 students from health and social care fields came together on the University of Pikeville campus with a common goal: to increase communication among health care professionals. | More
UPIKE Receives Mellon Global Citizenship Grant
UPIKE recently received a grant from the Mellon Global Citizenship Program of the Salzburg Global Seminar to support global citizenship education. Grants are awarded to members of the Appalachian College Association (ACA) and select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). | More
  Spiritual Life

Religious Freedom & The Power of Truth  

The power of truth telling was pivotal in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, and today it has power to set people free. As a few states such as Indiana wrestle with "religious freedoms" the topic of truth and telling the truth has become a hot button issue. | More

God Won't Break Even When We Lament   

Psalm 88 expresses the words of a tortured soul, one who feels that God is cruel and non-responsive, one who expects death but sees no possibility of God's grace in it, one who is totally isolated both from God and from people. This is raw pain! How can we understand this Psalm? | More
Women Reach Third Straight ITC Quarterfinal

For the third straight season, the UPIKE women's bowling team is heading to the ITC Quarterfinals without a loss after topping Bowling Green (Ohio) 4-1 in the first round and Grand View (Iowa) 4-3 in the second on Thursday at Northrock Lanes. | More
Men Qualify 13th, Women 4th | ITC Championships

The first-round matchups in the double-elimination Intercollegiate Team Championships have been set for the University of Pikeville men's and women's bowling teams after 24 games of qualifying at Northrock Lanes on Thursday morning. | More
Boyd Named MSC Men's Golfer of the Week

The University of Pikeville's Will Boyd is the Mid-South Conference Men's Golfer of the Week, conference officials announced on Wednesday. The weekly honor is Boyd's first of the season. | More
Football Releases 2015 Schedule

The football team will be opening the 2015 season under the lights as it hosts Bluefield at 7 p.m. ET on Aug. 27 at the Hambley Athletic Complex. It's one of five home dates on the schedule released by second-year UPIKE head coach Allan Holland Jr. | More

Starting Pitching Helps Baseball Sweep Berea

An 11-game losing streak came to an end for the University of Pikeville baseball team and starting pitchers Bryce Carden and Dalton Dahley had a lot to do with it in a pair of 11-4 and 4-1 wins at Johnnie LeMaster Field. | More

Men's Tennis Cruises Past Cumberland 7-2

The men's tennis team lost one singles match and one doubles decision, but the rest of the trip to Cumberland was smooth sailing as it won 7-2 over the Bulldogs. | More

  Other News
$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
April 2015
Vol. 4, Issue 4
Alumni Spotlight
Marcia Thompson '81
The University of Pikeville has produced many civil servants and outstanding members of communities that give back in any way they find possible. Many of these people just happen to be educators, judges or the friendly neighborhood politician. With the recent announcement of the Patton College of Education... | More
Upcoming Events
4/30 Archaeologist Visit
4/30 Archaeologist Visit

Athletics Weekend
5/1 Athletics Golf Outing
5/2 Alumni Volleyball Game
5/3 Athletics Banquet & HOF

Commencement Week
5/14 Nurses Pinning
5/15 ROTC Commissioning
5/16 Commencement
5/31 Caribbean Cruise

UPIKE History
Poetry Among Friends
For anyone who does not know, April is National Poetry Month. This seemed like an excellent time to write an article on William McKinley Justice, a poet and former teacher at Pikeville College. Alice Kinder, his daughter, was kind enough to donate material to our archives related to both her writing career and that of her father. | More

for more history, visit the 
Ireland & Scotland
July 17, 2015
Day 11 | Rock of Cashel, a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale including the 12th century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century castle and the restored Hall of the Vicars Choral. | More
Mystery Photos
Help identify your classmates. Visit the Alumni Facebook page to see more. | Like & Comment
Cody Davis, 2017
Alumni Spotlight

Edna Fugate, 2002
University Archivist
UPIKE History
Rob Musick
University Chaplain
Spiritual Life

Jordan Gibson, 2008
Director, Alumni Relations
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