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Vol. 1, Issue 1
February, 2012
In This Issue
Make an Impact
Sign the Petition
Black History Month
The UPIKE Bill
Join the Discussion
Recap from Florida
Student Spotlight
Make an Impact
Support UPIKE 


With all of the excitement surrounding the University of Pikeville there has never been a better time to stand behind and support your Alma Matter. Gifts to the annual scholarship fund are a very important part of giving here at the University.


To make a donation visit: https://onlinegiving.upike.edu.

Sign the Petition
Support HB 260 and UPIKE as the ninth university in the state's system by signing the petition at Change.org.


Black History Month

Blak History
Join us for "Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now," a celebration of Black History Month.
Feb. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Booth Auditorium 
Earn Your MBA

 MBA Group

If you would like to advance your career and your future, start today. Most people aren't successful due to luck or chance. They're successful by choice through proven strategic methodologies.


To learn more visit:



Dr. David A. Smith

MBA Program Director

Associate Professor of Business
Phone: (606) 218-5030 
ail: DavidSmith@upike.edu 

Dear Bear Fan,

Welcome to the inaugural edition of UPIKENEWS! This monthly online newsletter provides a glimpse of life here on campus and features stories about our alumni, students, faculty, and staff.


We want to know what is happening in your life so please send us your story and pictures using the email listed below. As treasured alumni, we want to hear your story and stories of other alumni that you may know.


On behalf of the UPIKE community, special thanks to Jordan Gibson, alumni and special events coordinator, for his work in assembling this first edition of UPIKENEWS, the official newsletter of the University of Pikeville Alumni Association. Go Bears!


E. Becher

The UPIKE Bill
House Bill 260 
Ky Capital


On Tuesday, Jan. 17, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Rep. Leslie Combs filed HB 260, legislation that would bring the University of Pikeville into the state's postsecondary system and make college more accessible and affordable. 


Join the Discussion

Intellectual Property 
Should there be a state supported university in Southeastern Kentucky? Help make the case for raising the college attainment rate in the mountains.

Recap from Florida 
Pikeville College Academy Reunion 
Florida Reception


Thanks to the generosity of Doug and Judith Hinkle, more than 50 alums from the Pikeville College Academy were able to reconnect at the Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach in January.



Student Spotlight

Kayla Morgan




As alumni, you have a pretty good idea of what life is like for the typical UPIKE student. It's a daily routine: waking up, going to class, and heading to the cafe for meals. The day continues with classes, extracurricular activities, and staying up late doing homework, before finally slipping into bed for a few hours.




Reunite: Pikeville Academy & Junior College
June 22-23 in Pikeville, Ky.


This summer there will be a reunion for Pikeville Academy and Junior College graduates. The memorable event will take place on the weekend of Friday, June 22 and Sat. 23, in Pikeville. More details about the event will be announced at a later date.


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