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King University News :: Diana Reuter Wins College Scholarship from King University, 103.3 WKDF

Knoxville, Tenn. – King University and Nashville’s 103.3 WKDF announced Diana Reuter of Old Hickory, Tenn., as the winner of the first annual Degree of Success Scholarship contest promotion.  The contest was open to anyone who sought the chance to realize their dreams of obtaining an undergraduate degree at no cost through King’s Graduate Professional Studies and Online Programs (GPS) in the Nashville area.  King’s GPS programs feature class schedules and learning environments designed for working adults.

“We are thrilled to make Diana’s college dream come true by offering her the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree at no cost,” said Micah Crews, associate vice president of Enrollment Management for Operations and Analytics at King. “She will be able to complete her degree in a workable and convenient environment in as little as 16 months, one day a week.  We know she will serve as an inspiration to other aspiring students that it is never too late to pursue the dream of a college education.” 

When asked how it felt when her name was called as the winner of the scholarship contest, Reuter exclaimed it was great. “A college education has always been my dream. It is late coming, but so worth it - giving me a confidence and more educational skills for a better future. My husband has been a major support.”

At 59 years of age, Reuter has spent many years focusing on her family and taking care of others. She began her journey to obtain her degree, receiving her associate degree in Business Administration cum laude from Kaplan University. Reuter currently works as a skip tracer for Buffaloe Associates, PLC.

In addition to a full-tuition scholarship to King, Reuter will also receive her textbooks and a laptop. 

103.3 WKDF’s listeners were invited to apply for the scholarship from Oct. 1 through Oct. 27.  After the pool of applicants was narrowed to five finalists, the grand prize winner was chosen and revealed at the open house event at King University’s Franklin campus. 

“We are honored to offer this opportunity to make a remarkable difference in someone's life,” stated Crews. “Whether you are searching to make yourself more marketable, further a career change, or serve as an inspiration to your family, it is never too late to pursue the dream of a college education.”

For more information about the Graduate Professional Studies and Online Programs at King University, visit or call the Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014. 

Photo Note:  Shown from left to right – Josie Russell, regional director of recruitment for the Nashville market for King; Diana Reuter, DOSS scholarship winner; Dr. Matt Roberts, dean of Academic Affairs and chief academic officer for King.


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