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Read The Beginnings of Pikeville College
Read The First Seventy-Five Years of Pikeville College 1889-1964
Read Pikeville College Looks to the Hills 1889-1989

The University of Pikeville has grown greatly from its beginnings. In 1889, the Pikeville Collegiate Institute was opened to provide primary and secondary education to an area that needed it. It served this purpose for two decades before new educational needs grew in the community.

One of the goals of President James Record was to make the institution a four year college. In 1909, Pikeville Collegiate Institute became Pikeville College, a charted college empowered by the Commonwealth of Kentucky through the University of Kentucky to confer baccalaureate degrees. Much of the school’s physical growth developed after the change to college status. By 1926, the college moved to the upper campus. Though we had gained the ability, we did not become a four year institution until 1957. Until that time, the school was known as Pikeville Junior College. Throughout the junior college years, the school still maintained the primary and secondary schools. With the move to a four year institution, the high school ended in 1958. The primary grades, known as the Training School, continued until 1961.

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The school continued to grow, and in 1997, the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (PCSOM) was open, with Dr. John Strosnider serving as the first dean. The school also added Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Sport Management. The growth in offered programs led the school to change its name from Pikeville College to the University of Pikeville in 2011. At the same time, PCSOM was renamed the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM).

As of 2016, the University of Pikeville opened the Kentucky College of Optometry, the first school for optometry in Kentucky.

 

Resources:

Kinder, Alice. (1989). Pikeville College Looks to the Hills, 1889-1989. Pikeville, KY: Pikeville College.

92-00 Pikeville College Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Frank M. Allara Library, University of Pikeville, Pikeville, Kentucky.

Kentucky College of Optometry


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