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By: Stacey Walters |
January 30, 2020
The University of
Pikeville Alumni Association embarked upon 2020 with a trip to Washington,
D.C., to connect with alumni and friends at the historic venue, The Washington
featured a meet and greet followed by a private dinner with approximately 30
guests. Those attending included former Governor and UPIKE Chancellor Paul E.
Patton, UPIKE President Burton J. Webb, Ph.D., Vice President for Advancement
and Alumni Relations David Hutchens, and Davenport Distinguished Professor of
History and Political Science Sturgill Distinguished Professor Nancy J. Cade,
how UPIKE is a mission-oriented university with many professors who go above
and beyond, recognizing Cade as one of those professors and congratulating her
on her 25th academic seminar at TWC.
TWC serves as a
bridge between higher education and professional careers, preparing its
students for personal and professional success. No one recognizes that more
than Cade, who has impacted generations of students over the course of the
Cade became a
professor at then Pikeville College in 1986. In 2004, she was selected for the
Appalachian College Association (ACA) to work with 15 ACA students, including
two from Pikeville College. The ACA stopped funding scholarships in 2006, which
lead Cade to express her generosity and begin sponsoring as many scholarships
each year as possible.
watching the students become comfortable with a big city, with peers from major
universities, with significant personalities and encourages students to become
“Every year I
hear from students who have attended the seminars, that it was the best thing
they did in college and that it changed their life,” said Cade. “What more can
you ask of a program?”
student Zack Hall believes there are many gains to being involved with TWC.
students from other universities across America and learning from their
perspectives and experiences makes being involved with TWC very beneficial,”
said Hall. “The years I have gone, I have made lifelong friends.”
attending the alumni event and felt honored to get to be a part of the evening.
“The alumni event
was fantastic,” said Hall. “It was great to get the opportunity to connect with
these individuals and it gives me the motivation to excel.”
Tiffany Thacker (’07), attended the event and has been a resident of Washington,
D.C., for more than ten years. She is impressed by the reach UPIKE has in the
“It was a great
experience to build relationships with other alumni,” said Thacker. “The commitment
the university has to engage with other alumni across the country is
significant to ensure current students have access to networks, experiences and
ideas outside of the classroom.”
alumni engagement events highlight the loyalty and support of the university’s
many graduates and friends. For an updated list of 2020 alumni events, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (606) 218-5276.