university of pikeville


Mon April 6, 2015


Fri January 30, 2015

UPIKE Opening New School for Teachers This Fall


This fall, the University of Pikeville is opening a new college for teachers. The Patton College of Education is named after former governor and current UPIKE chancellor, Paul Patton, who is from Appalachia. 

Dean David Barnett says, upon graduation, many education students are opting to stay in the region to teach.  "The desire to want to return home is already there and so we want to make sure that those people, aspiring educators, have the skills needed to meet those unique needs," said Barnett.

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Thu September 25, 2014

University of Pikeville and Aspiring Entrepreneurs to Benefit from Federal Funding


Would-be entrepreneurs in rural Kentucky may soon receive federal start-up funds. Acting Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Doug O'Brien, made the announcement Wednesday in eastern Kentucky.

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Mon May 9, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Name Change at Pikeville College

Pikeville College has changed its name. It will soon be the University of Pikeville. University President Paul Patton says it’s a name the eastern Kentucky school earned many years ago.

“Well, the definition of a university is a college that also offers graduate programs, which we do and have for many years.  And, the name should try to indicate to people the kind of institution that you are,” said Patton.

Besides hosting a school of osteopathic medicine, Patton says the university will soon offer a master of business administration.

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