Reunion for the Classes of the 1960s & Before
June 20 at 7 pm in the Hilton Garden Inn of Pikeville. Tickets are $35. Register today for the  upcoming 1960s & B4 decades reunion. Invite your classmates, bring your spouse, and enjoy the company of life-long friends. | | 606.218.5276
Alumni Stay Busy in Retirement
Bob and Therese Manaugh met in college at the University of Pikeville and then went on to work for the Department of Defense. The job led to a lot of traveling and moves. Starting out in Panama... | More
UPIKE's Only Mt. Laurel Queen Passes 
Former Mountain Laurel Queen and UPIKE alumna, Ann Phillips served as a teacher in Richmond, Ky. A scholarship fund for Mt. Laurel Candidates is being established in Phillips' memory. Learn more by contacting us at or 606.218.5276. | More
Vietnam Veteran Recalls 'Hamburger Hill' Battle
George Blankenship, who grew up in the Matewan area (Delorme), had graduated from Pikeville College and had taught school for a year before getting his draft notice from Uncle Sam. He recalls going to the draft board located in the upstairs of what now is the Williamson post office. | More
Wetmore Medical Director of Takoma IP Rehab
Dr. Jeremy Wetmore has been named the new medical director for Takoma Regional Hospital's Center for Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation. | More
Photos from the Alumni Cruise
On May 31, the 2015 Alumni Cruise Crew left from Ft. Lauderdale, FL for a week in the Caribbean. Check out some of the amazing sights. | More
T-Shirts Available for Women's Basketball
Women's Basketball is selling dri-fit t-shirts in support of the Women's Basketball program. The will travel to Puerto Rico this Thanksgiving to play two games. If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, contact Coach Joanna McNamee. | More
  UPIKE Profiles
UPIKE Connect with Ambria Ray '06

Ambria Ray, UPIKE alumna and director of student success discusses the university's efforts on student retention, including the recently established Center for Student Success. | More

A Non-Traditional Classroom: Washington, D.C.

Many students have the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., during their college career but a select few get to call the nation's capital home. Haley Johnson did just that as she spent the spring semester as an intern with The Washington Center (TWC). | More

KYCO Announces First Faculty Appointment

Eilene Eugenio Kinzer will provide ocular pathology lectures, as well as instructing students in the clinical setting. Prior to her appointment, Kinzer was a practicing optometrist in Grundy, Va. Kinzer graduated with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry... | More

Griffin Named President-Elect of AAO

Laura Griffin associate professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practices and chair of the department of OPP at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine was chosen as president-elect of the American Academy of Osteopathy... | More

  UPIKE in the News
Public Safety Groups Establish Scholarship

Pikeville City Police and Pikeville Fire Department have established an annual scholarship at the University of Pikeville. To qualify for the "Pikeville Public Safety Group Scholarship," the recipient must be a graduate of Pikeville High School... | More

Students Reap Rewards of Winter Garden All Year

Cathy Rehmeyer, a gardener, blogger and UPIKE professor whom Tackett calls the "mentor" for the Pikeville Elementary project, said a winter garden is perfect for schools and teachers interested in a gardening project. | More

  Spiritual Life
Spiritual Life | "Radicalized"
...the notion of being radical and being radicalized is one of the main invitations of the gospel message of Jesus of Nazareth. When so many other teachers of the day were providing messages of peace and safety, well-being and accommodation, Jesus was calling his disciples to pick up their crosses and follow him. | More
Ornithology Camping Trip
Fifteen biology students recently participated in a camping trip as a capstone experience to finish their semester of ornithology (the study of birds). The class ended with a two-week camping trip visiting five state parks across South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. | Photos
President's & Dean's Lists Announced
Chancellor and Interim President Paul E. Patton has released the names of the top students for the spring 2015 semester. | President's | Dean's
Honoring Academic Achievement
UPIKE recently held its annual Honors Convocation, a celebration of academic excellence and student achievement. Outstanding students in each academic major, from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Coleman College of Business and the Elizabeth Akers Elliott School of Nursing... | More
KYCOM Honors Graduates and Faculty
KYCOM recently held its annual graduation banquet honoring graduates and faculty members. Katelin Anne Turner, D.O., of Union City, Tenn., received the Dean's Award. The Dean's Award is presented to the student whose leadership... | More
Academic Team Places Second
UPIKE's Division I Academic Team placed second in the Salsarita's Invitational Tournament. The Kentucky College Quick Recall League Tournament was hosted by the University of Louisville and included teams from Louisville, the Cumberlands, Murray State, Eastern, Transylvania... | More
Nurses Honored During Traditional Ceremony
UPIKE's Elliott School of Nursing recently honored 21 new nurses during its annual nursing pinning. Students were pinned by nursing faculty, reciting the Florence Nightingale Pledge against the backdrop of a beautiful candle-lit ceremony. | More
Social Work Students Honored
UPIKE's College of Arts and Sciences honored 13 new professional social workers during an inaugural pinning ceremony. Students were pinned by social work faculty during a special candle-lit ceremony recognizing their commitment to higher education and service... | More
Students Inducted Into National Honor Society
Alpha Mu Gamma, a national foreign language honor society, recently welcomed 10 students during an induction ceremony. In order to be a full member of Alpha Mu Gamma, students have to earn a final grade of "A" in two courses of a college-level foreign language program. | More
Gonzales Named NAIA Scholar-Athlete

Baseball senior Nicolas Gonzales earned his first NAIA Scholar-Athlete honor, officials from the national office announced on Thursday. Gonzales is one of 354 baseball student-athletes to earn the academic honor in the nation. | More
Softball Trio Named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

A trio of softball student-athletes, including Brittany Adams, Sarah Kinney and Sydney Morris, were named NAIA Scholar-Athletes, officials from the national office announced. | More
W Soccer Announces 2015 Recruiting Class

Women's soccer will welcome a large group of 20 new faces to the field for the 2015 season. Included in the group are 16 incoming freshman, of which five are international signees, three junior-college transfers, and one... | More
June 2015
Vol. 4, Issue 6
Upcoming Events
7/03 Reds Baseball Game
6/20 60s & B4 Reunion
7/03 Reds vs Brewers
7/17 Journey to Ireland
7/24 Football Golf Outing

Football Golf Outing
Friday, July 24
8 am Registration
9 am Shotgun Start

Green Meadow County Club
6887 North Mayo Trail
Pikeville, KY 41501

UPIKE History
Laughlin Cottage
In 1921, Henry A. Laughlin of Philadelphia provided Pikeville College with funding to build a model cottage. The purpose of the cottage was to train young women in homemaking. | More

for more history, visit the 
Journey to Ireland 
& Scotland 
July 17, 2015
Time is Running Out!
If you're interested in traveling to Ireland with the Alumni Association time is running out. All seats for the Scotland extension are full but there's still space for Ireland. | More
Mystery Photos
Help identify your classmates. Visit the Alumni Facebook page to see more. | Like & Comment

Edna Fugate, 2002
University Archivist
UPIKE History

Rob Music
University Chaplain
Spiritual Life

Jordan Gibson, 2008
Director, Alumni Relations
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