Vol. 2, Issue 3
March, 2013
The next Alumni Association meeting is Monday,
April 8, @ 6:00 pm in the Meditation Chapel (Record Memorial 6th Floor).
All alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.
In This Issue
Alumni Spotlight
KYCOM Ratings Rise
In Memory of Frank
Academic Team
Women's Inspiration
Senior Art Show
Spiritual Life
National Poetry Month
Ward Serves as Intern
English Students Present
"In my professional life, I get to work with people from diverse backgrounds and have the opportunity to help them achieve their goals. For some clients it may be creating a budget, setting up a college savings program, or helping them explore risk protection products such as life, disability, or long term care," Short explained.
KYCOM Rises in Rankings
#5 in Rural Medicine... in the Nation
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) is among the top five schools in rural medicine, rising significantly in the rankings for all medical schools in the nation, both D.O. and M.D., in the U.S. News & World Report's 2014 edition of Best Graduate Schools.
In Memory of Frank T. Welch
Student Graduation Gift 

Each year, the UPIKE Alumni Association makes a gift to each graduating senior as an acknowledgment of their hard work, and as a welcome into the alumni association. This year, the gift will be given in memory of Mr. Frank T. Welch, a long-time Eastern Kentucky educator and superintendent.


If you would like to contribute to the gifts in Mr. Welch's memory, please contact Brooke Suthers in the Office of Advancement at (606) 218-5949. 

UPIKE Academic Team
Finishes 2nd in Quick Recall  
Academic Team
The UPIKE Academic Team, Division I, recently placed second in a Kentucky Collegiate Quick Recall League tournament held at Eastern Kentucky University.

Service-Learning Builds
on UPIKE classroom experience
Social Work
University of Pikeville social work students understand the importance of taking what they learn in the classroom and applying their knowledge and skills addressing concerns in their communities.

Bear TV
March 2013

The inaugural episode of the new student news show from the University of Pikeville.
Women's Inspiration 
Women's Roundtable Discussion 

Celebrate Women's History Month and the achievements of women with the University of Pikeville. The campus and community are invited to a roundtable discussion, "Women's Inspiration, Meaningful Innovation," on Tuesday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m., in Booth Auditorium. Distinguished panelists include Former Kentucky First Lady Judi Patton, Rep. Leslie Combs, Judge Sara Combs and Josephine Richardson. The discussion will be moderated by Brigitte LaPresto, Ph.D., professor of English and chair of the Division of Humanities.

Palk Featured at UPIKE
Business Lecture Series

Roy M. Palk, Esq., president and CEO of New Horizons Consulting, will be the featured speaker for the University of Pikeville's "Speakers and Leadership Series" hosted by the Division of Business and Economics. Palk will speak on the topic "What's Up With Ethics?" The event is set for Wednesday, March 27, at 10 a.m. in Booth Auditorium, Record Memorial Building.

Caribbean Getaway  
Cruise with the Alumni Association 
Join the UPIKE Alumni Association for a Caribbean Getaway next March 2014. The cruise will be 8 Nights aboard Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas.
Ports of call include: Fort Lauderdale, FL; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Labadee, Haiti.

Senior Art Show
Lauren Ross
"My artwork has a definite feel of 'me' in it," said Ross. "My preferred style of art is realism. Realistic, to me, means it looks as if it could be real life, or photographic. I like things to be technically or anatomically correct."

UPIKE Career Closet
Helping Students Dress for Success   

Career Closet

UPIKE students can benefit from more than monetary support. The Alumni Association sponsors a Career Closet for students in need of professional clothing for interviews and work.

You can also view the Want Ads section of the web site which includes other items like vehicles, science equipment, and medical supplies for mission trips.

Be a part of AlumNites, our newest alumni initiative. Join Dr. Eric Becher as a small group of alumni in your area gather together at your favorite restaurant for dinner. If you're interested in hosting an AlumNite in your town, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at Alumni@upike.edu or (606) 218-5296.
Dear Bear, 

Welcome to UPIKENEWS, the official newsletter of the University of Pikeville Alumni Association. 
What a month for our students in the classroom and on the court! KYCOM received a top five national ranking, the UPIKE Academic Team earned high marks, the Social Work Student team made an impressive assist in the community, and members of our men's and women's basketball teams received academic all-conference honors. Special congratulations to our Cheerleading squad for their Mid-South Conference Championship. Join us as we celebrate our student-athletes during the first Athletics Weekend, April 26-28.
As valued alumni, we want to hear about you and include your stories in upcoming issues of the newsletter. Please send us your stories and pictures and help us celebrate our UPIKE alumni. If you have been away from campus for too long, check out the Save the Date section of the newsletter for upcoming events. 
On behalf of the Alumni Association and the University of Pikeville community, Go Bears! 
E. Becher 
Athletics Weekend 2013
Join us for a Spring Homecoming 

Athletics Weekend
Click here to learn more, or contact Jordan Gibson at JordanGibson@upike.edu / (606) 218-5296.
Golf Outing
StoneCrest Golf Course
April 26
Spring Football Game
Hambley Athletic Complex
April 27

Athletics Banquet
East Ky. Expo Center
April 28

Spiritual Life
Group Makes an Eternal Impact
on the UPIKE Campus

Imagine 100 UPIKE students passionately worshiping God and crying out to the Creator for a permanent transformation in themselves and in their community. Over the past few weeks, the spiritual life student group, the Blessed Unity of God (BUG) has held powerful meetings designed to reach and encourage students.

Bears Win MSC Cheer Title

Congratulations to our UPIKE Cheerleaders!

UPIKE won its first-ever Mid-South Conference cheerleading competition on Feb. 27.

In addition, UPIKE Coach Jeannie Stone was named Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year and Jaimie Ward was named Cheerleader of the Year.

Student Success
In the Classroom and on the Court
Johnson & Whittaker


Two members of the men's basketball team were named to the academic all-conference team. One women's basketball player was honored for her play and eight other basketball players were recognized for excelling in the classroom at the Mid-South Conference basketball tournament.
National Poetry Month
James Riley, Professor of English


April is National Poetry Month, and UPIKE's very own Dr. James Riley has had three poems accepted by the Ky. Arts Council for distribution within the Ky. school system. Follow the link below to read all three of Dr. Riley's outstanding pieces.
Ward Represents UPIKE 
As An Intern in State Government

WardAllie Ward, of Louisville, is one of four students attending Kentucky's 20 independent colleges to participate in the internship program sponsored by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU). She is working in the Cabinet for Tourism, Art and Heritage's travel division.

English Students Present
at Ky. Philological Association Convention 
English students at the University of Pikeville presented original works at the 40th Annual Kentucky Philological Association (KPA) Convention on the campus of Centre College in Danville on March 1-2.
Harlem Shake
Alumni Survey
We Need Your Feedback 
The Alumni Association is still collecting responses from our alumni. We want to know what you think about the services, events, and travel programs we offer.

Help us better serve you by giving us your feedback. This survey should only take 5 minutes.

Click here to begin.
Save the Date
Upcoming Events 
Women's Roundtable Discussion March 26
Alumni Association Meeting April 8
Pancake Day @ Texas Roadhouse April 9
Honors Convocation April 11
Hillbilly Days April 18-20
Athletics Golf Outing April 26
Spring Football Game April 27
Athletics Banquet April 28
UPIKE Band Concert April 30
UPIKE Choir Recital May 6
Alumni Association Meeting May 13
Nurses' Pinning Ceremony May 16
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony May 17
Commencement May 18
Alumni Association Meeting June 10
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