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Pikeville College Homecoming celebration Oct. 18-23

October 13, 2010 3:00 PM
As Pikeville College marks its 122nd year, students, alumni and friends are invited to join us on the hill for Homecoming Week, Oct. 18-23.

The Lady Bears’ volleyball team takes on U.Va. Wise on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the college gymnasium. Following the volleyball match, the countdown to the Bears’ and Lady Bears’ basketball seasons begins with Basketball Blast-Off at 8 p.m. The events are free.

The fun continues on Thursday, Oct. 21, with the traditional Founders’ Day picnic and games in the Allara Courtyard at 11 a.m. The cost for lunch is $6. An art exhibit and reception, “Where I Come From, Part 2, The Diversity Continues,” will be held from 11 a.m.-noon in the Weber Art Gallery located on level two of the Record Memorial Building. The event is free and the community is cordially invited.

Later Thursday evening, Pikeville College’s best and brightest will take center stage during the annual talent showcase featuring a variety of great music and outstanding performances. The event is free and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Booth Auditorium, located on level five of the Record Memorial Building.

After the performance, the campus will be glowing with hundreds of luminaries for the traditional lighting of the campus, organized by the Student Government Association, followed by a Bears’ pep rally and reception. Sycamore Street will be closed to thru-traffic from 7-11 p.m.

A homecoming parade will be held in downtown Pikeville on Friday, Oct. 22, at 3:30 p.m. Later Friday evening, the Lady Bears’ volleyball team takes on Shawnee State at 7 p.m. at the college gymnasium.

Saturday will be an action-packed day as the Bears take the field against U.Va. Wise at the Hambley Athletic Complex in Pikeville. Admission to the game includes an invitation to the Pikeville College Alumni Association’s spirit rally and tailgate party, beginning at 5 p.m. Homecoming tailgate activities are sponsored by Pikeville College Alumni Association, Food City, Pepsi Bottling Company, Aramark and Utility Management Group. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. Admission to the football game is $8 for adults and $4 for students. Pikeville College students are admitted free with Pikeville College ID. Faculty and staff, and their immediate family (spouse and children), are also admitted free with ID. The Homecoming king and queen will be crowned during halftime of the football game. WYMT-TV, Z-ROCK 107.5, and WPRG-TV 5 will broadcast the football game live. 

Additional student activities throughout the week include a free bowling night, rock band tournament and homecoming dance. For more information about Homecoming Week events, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at Pikeville College at 218-5270 or visit

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