UPIKE alumni celebrate at annual Cincinnati Reds event 

University of Pikeville alumni and friends recently kicked off Independence Day celebrations by traveling to Cincinnati to attend a major league baseball game at the Great American Ballpark on July 1. With a sold-out crowd in the Triple Play Suites, guests enjoyed great food and fellowship while watching the Reds take on the World Series champion, the Atlanta Braves.

UPIKE President Burton J. Webb, First Lady Kay Webb, along with family and friends experienced a special visit from the Reds’ female mascot ‘Rosy Red’ and admired a beautiful firework display at the end of the game. 

UPIKE alumna and long-time attendee Brandi Hermoine ‘16 believes it is important to attend the alumni events to network while also having fun.

“I enjoyed the company and the food during the Reds game. It was a lovely escape from a difficult week the community was having at the time,” said Hermonine. “I truly appreciate the UPIKE alumni events where you can gather with those you attended college with and those who were before your time.”

Board of Trustees’ member M. Lynn Parrish was in attendance with his wife, Jessica. 

“Thanks to UPIKE for the invitation to the Reds game,” said Parrish. “Jessica and I really enjoyed the food, watching the game and most of all the fellowship with our UPIKE family.”

The university’s alumni network includes more than 12,000 active members who continue to show their Bear pride and commitment to supporting the UPIKE community at memorable alumni events and activities hosted throughout the United States. For a list of future UPIKE Alumni Association events, email alumni@upike.edu or call (606) 218-5276.