Vol. 2, Issue 4
April 2013
The next Alumni Association meeting is Monday,
May 13, @ 6:00 pm in the Sturgill Boardroom (Record Memorial 3rd Floor).
All alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.
In This Issue
Bowlers Finish 2nd
John Derossett, '62
Mini Med School
Alumni Mystery Pictures
Women's History Month
World Book Night
First-Team All-American
Zajac Honored
Pitcher of the Week
In Memory of Frank T. Welch
Student Spotlight
Spiritual Life
Academic Team
Betz Honored
Honors Convocation
Linda Kinney, '70
EZ Represents UPIKE
Expressions of Nature
Bowlers Finish 2nd in Nation
Women Fall in ITC Finals 
Womens Bowling
The pins just didn't fall for the Bears the way they had all week in a 2-0 loss to Maryland-Eastern Shore in the finals of the xbowling Intercollegiate Team Championships on Saturday, April 20.

Dear Diary 

John Derossett  

"I was surprised to see that Pikeville College is now a university. Eastern Kentucky needed that.


I graduated from Pikeville in 1962 with a major in history and business. My father also attended Pikeville College. The college was a little smaller then but it had great students. Donnis Butcher (All-American) was our best basketball player at that time.


I would love to hear from some of the people in my class but I have been away so long I wouldn't know where to start. Hopefully there will be another Junior College, Academy and Training School Reunion. I would certainly attend. After graduating from Betsy Layne and attending Pikeville College, I taught for seven years at the same school and then moved to Atlanta, Ga."
Mini Med School 
Examining x-rays isn't something a third-grader typically gets to do during the course of a school day. For 53 students from Betsy Layne Elementary identifying the bones of the human body was one of many activities medical students from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine's (KYCOM) had planned for them during a mini medical school event.

Alumni Mystery Pictures
Who Am I?
Mystery Picture

The Alumni Facebook page will be posting a weekly "Who Am I?" picture. We hope to identify some of the alumni who have made us what we are. For some, we may have dates and locations, but no names. In the case of this first image, we have virtually nothing. Would you guess the date to be 70s, maybe early 80s? We do know that she made a lovely picture, and we'd love to know who she is so we could tell her so!

Visit our Facebook page to comment. 
Women's History Month
Inspiration, Meaningful Innovation
Women's History
The University of Pikeville recently hosted a roundtable discussion, "Women's Inspiration, Meaningful Innovation," in celebration of Women's History Month. Panelists included Former Kentucky First Lady Judi Patton, Judge Sara Combs, Josephine Richardson and UPIKE student Andrea Guzman. The discussion was moderated by Brigitte LaPresto, Ph.D., professor of English and chair of the Division of Humanities.
You can watch the discussion at PikeTV.com.
Celebrate World Book Night
with UPIKE
Book Night

UPIKE students and faculty will be among thousands of volunteers to go out into their communities on April 23 to share their love of reading in celebration of World Book Night.

NAIA First-Team All-American
Christina Halen
Halen is a 5-5 junior from Kennesaw, Ga. In 52 games this season, she carried an average of 194.769. In the other important statistical category, she was 10th in the country in average differential at 25.644.
Zajac Honored with ACOFP
Distinguished Service Award

ZajacThe American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) recently honored Peter Zajac, D.O., FACOFP, with the Distinguished Service Award during the college's 2013 Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars in Las Vegas. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes members who demonstrate outstanding service to the ACOFP.
Gilligan Pitcher of the Week
Mid-South Conference 
On Monday, Pikeville junior Corey Gilligan was named the league's pitcher of the week. He began the week with a save and ended it with wins on consecutive games against Mid-South Conference competition.
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. 

Caribbean Getaway  
Cruise with the Alumni Association 
Caribbean 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, Fla.; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Labadee, Haiti.

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.
It's springtime on campus as we celebrate the accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff. Join us as we recognize Dr. Betz and Dr. Zajac for their awards presented by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the Honors Convocation award recipients, and the accomplishments of the UPIKE Academic Team. You can also catch excerpts from a campus panel discussion during Women's History Month and the April edition of BearTV. This month we begin a series entitled Alumni Mystery Pictures as we search for the identities of many of our alumni.
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. Do you have a scissor lift sitting in your garage collecting dust or an extra pair of binoculars? Then click on the Want Ads section of the website. If you have been away from campus for too long, check out the Save the Date section for upcoming events.
On behalf of the Alumni Association and the University of Pikeville community, Go Bears! 

Eric Becher
Become an Active Member
Alumni Board & Officer Nominations
Alumni Board  
At the May 13 board meeting, the Alumni Association Board of Directors will hold nominations for new board members and nominations for officers of the board. All alumni are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors and encouraged to attend the monthly board meetings. For more information contact the Office of Alumni Relations.

Student Spotlight
Molly Hatfield
Molly Hatfield


She is the kind of student that is always asking questions, engaging in classroom discussions, and eager to learn. Everyone she encounters knows that she is an intelligent, friendly, and genuinely good person. She doesn't hesitate to help anyone, whether it is with homework, advice on what classes to take, or if someone just needs a friend to sit with them in the cafeteria.
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
Exciting Opportunity
Travel, Learning, and Spiritual Growth

At the end of May, a group of students, staff, and alumni will venture on an exciting travel opportunity. This time we will travel to Pine Ridge, South Dakota to serve and learn more about the Lakota peoples of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

BearTV - April 2013
BearTV is filmed and produced by UPIKE class FMA 430, Advanced Broadcasting, and made possible by the University of Pikeville and PikeTV.
UPIKE Academic Team
Finishes Successful Season
Academic Team


Bringing home eight trophies, some of the University of Pikeville's best and brightest recently completed a successful season of academic competition in the Kentucky Collegiate Quick Recall League (KCQRL).


Betz Honored with ACOFP
Distinguished Fellow Award
BetzThe American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) recently honored William T. Betz, D.O., FACOFP, dist., with the Distinguished Fellows Award during the college's 2013 Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars in Las Vegas.

Honors Convocation
Recognizes Student Achievement 
Honors Convocation


Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m., in Booth Auditorium, UPIKE held its annual Honors Convocation to individually recognize students in their academic majors. Booth Auditorium was filled with eager minded students and faculty anxiously waiting to see whom the top students are in the academic majors here at UPIKE.



Linda Cardinal
Linda traveled to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, twice in 2011 and again in February 2013. While in Haiti, she stayed at Grace Orphanage for Girls and offered a helping hand. She retired from Kentucky state government after 36 years and currently lives in Lexington, Ky., with her husband of 32 years. They have two children, Michael and Audrey, both of whom work in the field of education.
Students Represent UPIKE
At National Convention
Sigma Zeta


Richard Dempsey, Chad Potter, professor Bernadine Cochran (Beta Xi faculty advisor), Christian Marcum, and Verlon Eric Taylor represented UPIKE's chapter of Sigma Zeta, Beta Xi, at the Sigma Zeta National Convention at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. on March 21-23. During the conference, Cochran was elected to serve as historian of the national chapter.


Sigma Zeta is a national honor society founded in 1925 to recognize undergraduate excellence in the natural sciences and mathematics. The society's main purpose is to encourage and recognize attainment in the pursuit of knowledge in the sciences and mathematics.

Expressions of Nature
In the Weber Art Gallery - April 15 - May 10  
Expressions of Nature
The Weber Art Gallery is currently displaying "Expressions of Nature," an exhibit open to the community and university dealing with artists' interpretations of the title. A reception will be held Friday, May 3, at 6 p.m. in the gallery, which is located on level 2 of Record Memorial.

Exhibitors Include:

William Corey Adams - foil, mixed media

Brittney Branham - wire

Jeff Chapman-Crane - egg tempera, watercolor

Robin Zoe Christy - mixed media

Brian Dunn - wire

Jordan Gibson - digital photography

Karri Gibson - digital painting

Allyson Gibson - paper mache and wood, mixed media

Emma Jones - organic collage

Allisa Moe - clay, paint

Lauren C. Ross - acrylic paint

Teresa C. Shepherd - photography

Shannon Shepherd - acrylic paint

Save the Date
Upcoming Events 
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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