University of Pikeville http://wuky.org en Appalachian College Students Look for Job Opportunities Beyond Coal http://wuky.org/post/appalachian-college-students-look-job-opportunities-beyond-coal <p>PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Colleges and universities in central Appalachia are struggling to retain students. Roughly half the freshmen at the University of Pikeville don’t come back the following year. For the students who stay, many wonder if there will be jobs available in a region that for decades relied on coal mining as its primary industry.</p><p>“We feel like if you can teach them in the mountains, train them in the mountains, they’ll stay in the mountains,” says James Hurley, President-elect of the University of Pikeville.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 11:31:16 +0000 Brenna Angel 31658 at http://wuky.org Appalachian College Students Look for Job Opportunities Beyond Coal Appalachian Colleges Struggling to Keep Students http://wuky.org/post/appalachian-colleges-struggling-keep-students <p>PIKEVILLE, Ky. - For a lot of college students, summer is a chance to kick back and relax-- maybe do an internship -- before resuming classes in the fall. But some students in Appalachia won’t be returning to campus next August, at least not at the school where they originally enrolled.</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:03:19 +0000 Brenna Angel 31553 at http://wuky.org Appalachian Colleges Struggling to Keep Students Stumbo Pegs Higher Ed Funding To UPike Status http://wuky.org/post/stumbo-pegs-higher-ed-funding-upike-status <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he won't support an increase in higher education funding until the University of Pikeville is a state school.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The Lexington Herald-Leader says the Prestonsburg Democrat believes making the school a four-year state institution is the best way to improve access to higher education for students in Appalachia.</span></p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:26:13 +0000 Associated Press 23960 at http://wuky.org Stumbo Pegs Higher Ed Funding To UPike Status