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King University Alumni Hiking Event to take place in Shady Valley, TN April 25

Alumni HikeBRISTOL, Tenn., April 9, 2015 – King University alumni are invited to join King on their third hike of 2015. The Alumni Office will kick off the hike at Appalachian Mountain trails from Shady Valley, Tenn., to Highway 421. 

The Hike with King in 2015 events are excellent opportunities for alumni to connect with old friends and create memories in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. This Appalachian Mountain Trail is six-mile hike of easy to moderate difficulty and includes amazing terrain and beauty.

“There is no better way to enjoy the spring time, than hiking on the Appalachian Trail,” says Michael Webb, director of Alumni Services at King University. “I am very excited for the upcoming hike from Shady Valley to Hwy 421. It is going to be a fantastic hike through some of the prettiest scenery in the world. It’s a 6 mile hike with wonderful views of Shady Valley. I hope many alumni can join us!”

Cost for the event is free for all involved. Alumni will gather at the parking area on Highway 421 that sits on the county line between Sullivan and Johnson Counties. Participants are asked to gather at the parking area by 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 25. Transportation will then be provided to the beginning of the trail on Highway 91.

Those interested in the hike should RSVP by Friday, April 24 to Jenny Brown via phone at 800.621.5464 or by e-mail at  


King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university.  Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities.  Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing.  A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available.  King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity athletic teams.  For more information about King University, visit  King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability.  King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia.  For more information, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.