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UPike dedicates new Health Professions Building, home of Kentucky’s only college of optometry

The University of Pikeville’s Health Professions Building is home to the Kentucky College of Optometry, the only college of optometry in the Commonwealth and the 22nd in the nation (Photo from UPike) More than 650 people gathered on the University of Pikeville campus last week for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the institution’s newest facility, the Health Professions Education Building...

University of Pikeville receives $7.5 million in federal grants for new College of Optometry

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) has received nearly $7.5 million in federal grants for its Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday. The competitive grants are being funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) in the amount of $2.5 million and the Commerce Department’s U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) in the amount...

UPike names Burton J. Webb as school’s 21st president; was Board of Trustee’s unanimous choice

Burton J. Webb has been named University of Pikeville’s next president. The Board of Trustee’s decision was unanimous, according to Chairman Terry Dotson, who characterized Webb as the “21st president for the 21st century.” “Burton has the vision and leadership skills to lead us into the next decade. He understands the role the university will play, not only in the future development...