UPIKE to honor 2019 Distinguished Educators

Educators inspire, support and exhibit unwavering confidence in their students. To recognize the career commitment made by educators in the region, UPIKE annually recognizes a select group of passionate and service-minded educators in its Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame. 

The prestigious recognition honors those whose contributions to learning have inspired generations of students and made a significant impact in the field of education. Nominated by their peers, former students or community members, the 2019 group of professionals will be inducted on Tuesday, October 22, at 6 p.m. in Booth Auditorium. 

This year’s inductees include Glenda Adkins of Pikeville, Gregory K. Allen of Jamestown, Ruth Gwendolyn Bevins of Bevins, Freddie Bowling of Pikeville, Lille D. Chaffin (posthumously), Sandra P. Clevinger of Elkhorn City, Marcie Ward Hanson of Tomahawk, Mary McCloud of Stanville, Tonya Mullins of Wittensville, Annette Mullins Rouse of Hagerhill, Alan Siegel of Denver and Danny Sturgill of Virgie.

UPIKE encourages the campus and the community to join in celebrating education and the dedication of this year’s inductees.