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147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
The University of Pikeville Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made a lifelong commitment to education and have dedicated themselves to educating the youth of Central Appalachia.
The University of Pikeville recognizes that front-line educators make a direct and life-changing impact on the lives of their students. In this rewarding profession, classroom teachers have the power to inspire students and cultivate the development of lifelong learning as a lifestyle.
While the Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame recognizes individual educators, we also honor the profession and all who pursue a career in this effort to pass along the accumulated body of knowledge to the next generation. Few occupations could be as important in our effort to build a better society.
Gregory K. Allen
Ruth Gwendolyn Bevins
Lillie D. Chaffin
Sandra P. Clevinger
Marcie Ward Hanson
Tonya G. Mullins
Annette Mullins Rouse
Teddie Renee’ Buchanan
Tammie Hobbs Hensley
Deborah Lemaster – Johnson County
Stephen A. Trimble
Derena Coleman Tammie CombsShella DamronCheryl FainJanice HallBrenda MaynardLisa TackettRicky Thacker Leah Turner
Carol Grizzard BrowningVivian CarterChristina CraseLesley CunninghamNikki GearheartChristine HigginsSusan HuffmanRetha HuntTammy MillsNell Ruth Spears
Danny C. AdamsAnita BoltJacqulin DamronDr. Jeff HawkinsDelphia Ann LockhartDr. William J. LoftusGene LovelBetsy Davis ThompsonLois Combs WeinbergRosa W. Wolfe
Carol Hogsed BakerLeslie CombsDr. Susan Elaine Compton Dr. William C. Condit Dr. James P. HendrickJackson O. HallBill G. McCloudT.W. OliverPaul R. SetserKathy SpearsRoger Wagner
Cleo Sanders BaileyRev. David BlytheHendrick HallTivis BranhamHelen Baars ColleyAnna C. CraftCharlie FrancisFrank and Mattie JusticeBetty PorterJohnny Ray TurnerGeraldine Welch
Audrey Davis BarkmanJim Andy CaudillPerry A. ClineDawahare FamilyOlive DotsonJanice Beeler FordWanda Robinson-HouserGertrude IsonVirgil OsborneJerry Waddell
Blanche BranhamPaul ButcherJames ClayJewell ClineFranklin DayClaude Herman (C.H.) FarleyColleen FletcherDr. Auguston Alvin Page Mary SpilmanLon Rogers & Mary Evelyn RogersGeorgia StapletonFrank WelchZella Wells
Chester BaileyKaye BairdGlenn BrownJean ColemanAlcie CombsAlma CultonRediford DamronJames T. Dotson Sr.Lois EshamDixie GibsonDoug HinkleJudith HinkleQuentin HowardWilliam McKinley JusticeAlice J. KinderJohn Waddell
Nominations for Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame are open at the beginning of each academic year.
Qualifications:We are looking for educators from Appalachia who positively change the lives of the students with whom they interact by inspiring them and triggering in them a desire to continue the process of learning throughout their lives.Years of Service: 10 or moreCounty of Service: Must be from a county in the Appalachian region
Assistant to the Provost(606) 218-5831CathyThornsbury@upike.edu