PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) -- The University of Pikeville held their Opening Convocation on Thursday.
The ceremony marks the official start of the academic year.
Jim Booth, President and CEO of Booth Energy Group, was the keynote speaker.
Both Mr. Booth and his wife, Linda, received honorary doctorate degrees from the university for their hard work and dedication to the school and also to Eastern Kentucky.
President James Hurley says, "It was a wonderful message by Jim and Linda. They encountered many bumps in along the road as we heard today and they were able to navigate those bumps and become successful. So I think they portray what our students want to become and are striving to become."
This is the 124th year of the school's opening.