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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 to open nation’s largest optometric college soon

The University of Pikeville is about to open the nation’s largest optometric college in terms of floor space, the Kentucky College of Optometry. “Dr. Andrew Buzzelli, vice president for optometric education and the college’s founding dean, said that, at 130,000 square feet, KYCO is the largest optometry college in the country,” Josh Little reports for the Appalachian News-Express...

UPike’s Kentucky College of Optometry, the first such school in the state, set to recruit inaugural class

The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry – the 22nd such school in the nation and the first in Kentucky – has entered a new phase and will begin recruiting its inaugural class for the fall of 2016. The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education voted to grant the Kentucky College of Optometry the pre-accreditation classification of “Preliminary Approval.” The notification...