Vol. 1, Issue 10
November, 2012
The next Alumni Association meeting is Monday,
January 7, @ 5:30 pm in Sturgill Boardroom.
All alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.
In This Issue
100 Years of Broadway
Alumni Spotlight
Scholar House
Young Professional of the Year
Student Spotlight
Parent Leadership
Innovation Competition
Spiritual Life
Student Art
100 Years of Broadway
Musical Performance - December 2
100 Years of Broadway
"The best tribute to the music of Broadway with first-class performers straight from the Broadway stage. It blew my audience away. They never expected to actually hear the Broadway performers sing the songs they performed on Broadway," Bill Mandicott, executive director, Frostburg State PAC.

Tickets are available at JWTheatre.com.
Jay Shepherd
Jay Shepherd

"Everything that I do with my profession is to impact the community in a positive way. The people I work with and our tourism board members share this vision, and work just as hard as I do to make sure that this comes to pass," said Shepherd.

The Scholar House
of Central Appalachia
Scholar House
The facility will provide safe, affordable housing through the construction of 48 multifamily housing units and an onsite childcare facility. There will be a 15,000-plus square foot Childhood Early Education Center, which will also house the academic center's offices, a computer/media lab, children's library and multipurpose/classroom space.

Hurley named 'Young Professional of the Year'
Young Professionals of East Kentucky (YPEK), a non-profit organization designed to promote networking, leadership and service in 32 east Kentucky counties, has named University of Pikeville Vice President James Hurley "Young Professional of the Year."
Discover London
Travel to England with Alumni & Friends

Sign-up today and reserve your seat on this exciting tour of London. Pricing starts at just $2,299. Register before Oct. 31 to lock in your price! 
Alice in Wonderland
Presented by the School of Dance
Alice in Wonderland

During the past week, the UPIKE School of Dance put on numerous performances in Booth Auditorium of its latest production, Alice in Wonderland. The ballet was a rendition of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
SOAR 2013
SOAR Dates Announced

Know a student that wants to become a UPIKE Bear? Have them contact the Office of Admissions and today at (606) 218-5251. SOAR is Student Orientation and Registration.

2013 SOAR Dates
Session 1
May 28-29
Session 2
May 31-June 1
Session 3
June 4-5
Session 4
June 7-8
Session 5
June 11-12
June 12 PM
Session 6
June 14-15
August 2
Session 7
August 6-7
Session 8
August 9-10

Be a part of AlumNite, 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 Fan, 

Welcome to UPIKENEWS, the official newsletter of the University of Pikeville Alumni Association.


The fall semester has flown by! Students, faculty, and staff are heading full steam toward the end of the semester. This month's edition contains information and stories about the upcoming fundraising concert benefiting our 737 Service, Neil Berg's 100 years of Broadway; our starting point guard on the Men's basketball team; an update from the MBA program; ground breaking for the Scholar House; and an announcement from Governor Steve Beshear about the Institute for Parent Leadership.


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

Student Spotlight
Chris Johnson by Rodney Dantes


Chris JohnsonChris Johnson is a sensational senior transfer point guard eager to leave his print on the UPIKE nation. He believes God makes everything happen for a reason and sent him to Pikeville to leave his mark.  


The 5'10, 177 pound point guard transferred from Saint Francis University and is a business major with an emphasis in accounting. Johnson averaged 10 points per game and led the NEC conference in assists, with nine, last year.  


"We expect to win the national tournament this season. I would consider the season a failure if we do not reach our goal," Johnson said. 


Stay up-to-date on news and information from the university as well as social networking, campus maps, photo streams, university videos and more. You can also opt to receive notifications from the university so that you know the latest campus news as it happens. 

Governor's Commonwealth
Institute for Parent Leadership
Parent Leadership


Gov. Steve Beshear announced an important initiative to engage and educate parents to be strong and effective leaders in Kentucky schools. The Governor's Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, an independent nonprofit organization, will build on the 16-year record of the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership developed by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. The first session will be held in Eastern Kentucky next fall.



Creating Jobs
MBA Students Innovate


Students presented business plans designed to create jobs and/or solve socio-economic problems in Eastern Kentucky. Two of these teams will represent the University of Pikeville on January 19 against the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. The winner will win $20,000 to start working on their project.

Spiritual Life
The "Nones"
Researchers have reported that in America, 1 out of 5 people have no religious connection or self-imposed religious label. These persons are now being called the "nones". 
Student Art On Display
Student Art


A student art exhibit is on display in the Janice Beeler Ford Student Art Gallery, located in Allara Library.



Golf Outing
UPIKE Missions
Golf Outing

There was a great turnout for this year's golf outing. With 22 teams supporting the university, it was our best attended golf outing to date. Thank you to all of our great sponsors, including Gearheart Communications and Bruce Walters Auto Group.

Save the Date
Upcoming Events 
100 Yrs of Broadway - Musical
Dec. 2
Winter Choral Concert Dec. 4
Alumni Association Meeting Jan. 7
Daytona, FL  - Alumni Reception Jan. 18
Alumni Association Meeting
Feb. 11
Alumni Association Meeting March 11
Alumni Association Meeting April 8
Alumni Association Meeting May 13
Alumni Association Meeting June 10
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