Alumni Engagement Events

Previous Events

Cincinatti, OH

UPIKE alumni and friends gathered at the Great American Ballpark for fun and fellowship as the Cincinnati Reds took on the Chicago Cubs on June 22. Those in attendance caught a major fireworks display following the game. This year marks the second Cincinnati Reds outing for the UPIKE family.

"It was so much fun. I love that it has become an annual event,” - Sarah Rowe, friend of UPIKE

"Thanks to UPIKE for the hospitality! We had a great time." - UPIKE alumnus>



Pikeville, KY

UPIKE hosted a special event for dozens of local attorneys and friends of the university, many of whom were alumni. The group gathered at The Blue Raven restaurant in downtown Pikeville on April 26.



Knoxville, TN

Terry L. Dotson, UPIKE Board of Trustees chairman, and his wife Judy Dotson hosted more than 55 UPIKE alumni, friends and future student-athletes at a reception held at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Knoxville, Tenn. Bill and Alice Baird, who graduated from the Academy in 1956, brought yearbooks to share with those in attendance.




The UPIKE Alumni Association held an event in Ashland, Ky., on March 20 at Bellefonte Country Club. This was the second event of its kind in the area. More than 40 alumni and friends of the university were in attendance for the meet-and-greet and dinner. UPIKE Chancellor Paul Patton and Judi Patton were also in attendance along with AEP President/COO Matthew Satterwhite and other business and community leaders.




More than 75 alumni, friends, community leaders and foundations as well as new and prospective students gathered at Big Blue Smokehouse in Hazard. This event marked the second of its kind in Hazard, the hometown of UPIKE's head football coach Al Holland, Jr. Guests were welcomed by President Burton Webb and Coach Holland.




UPIKE faculty and staff, along with their families, celebrated the holiday season with Jenny Wiley Theatre’s production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Prior to the show, the young and young-at-heart were greeted by Santa Claus and enjoyed sweet treats, hot cocoa and apple cider. The cast included eight UPIKE Theatre students who portrayed several lead roles including Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Cratchit. 




University of Pikeville hosted a dinner and reception at the Earl Swensson Associates Building at Gulch Crossing in Nashville, Tenn. Alumni, faculty and friends of the university came together to reminisce about their time on campus. President Burton Webb and Dr. Andrew Buzzelli, dean of the Kentucky College of Optometry, shared details about new opportunities on campus.




More than 60 University of Pikeville alumni, friends and trustees from the Louisville area, including President Emeritus Hal Smith and former First Lady Karen Smith and UPIKE Chancellor Paul Patton and Judi Patton, enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant. President Webb welcomed guests and shared insights about campus programs and initiatives. Many former members of the UPIKE men’s and women’s bowling teams also attended.




The University of Pikeville’s Office of Career Development and Office of Alumni hosted a “Career Connectors” roundtable discussion on Thursday, Oct. 12 in the Health Professions Education Building. UPIKE alumni, representing a variety of career fields, and current students came together to discuss career and professional development.







The UPIKE Alumni Association hosted a luncheon at Pine Mountain Grill Restaurant in Whitesburg, Ky., which is owned by UPIKE alumnus Don Childers. More than 50 alumni, parents of current students, distinguished community members and State Representative Angie Hatton were in attendance.




On Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, the University of Pikeville hosted its 29th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at Green Meadow Country Club in Pikeville with all proceeds to benefit student scholarships. This was a very successful year with 24 teams participating in either a morning or an afternoon session. Thank you to our event sponsor, Gearheart Communications, all our participating sponsors and every player for supporting this event.

Congratulations to the tournament winners:
H2O Construction, first place
Ray S. Jones II Team, second place
Appalachian Wireless, third place


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