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King College, 88.3 FM WCQR, and sponsoring partners Eastman Credit Union and eCampus
Virtual Bookstore, announced Emily Parton of Fall Branch, Tenn., as the winner of
the seventh annual College Dream promotion. The contest was open to anyone who sought
the chance to make their dream of a college education a reality through a full-tuition
scholarship to King College.
We are thrilled to make Emily's college dream come true by offering her the opportunity
to pursue a bachelor's degree at no cost, said Mona Salyer, director of recruitment
for Graduate Professional Studies at King College. Emily will be able to complete
this degree in a workable and convenient environment in as little as 16 months, one
night 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.
Parton will pursue her Bachelor of Business Administration, a degree offered through
King's Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) program featuring class schedules and
learning environments designed for working adults.
I am so excited to be given this opportunity to go back to school and obtain my bachelor's
degree from King College, said Parton. I have instilled in my four children the importance
of getting an education, most significantly, that they should go to college and get
their degree. Although I have my associate degree, I felt strongly it was important
to be a positive role model for my children by practicing what I preach and going
back to school to further my education.
Parton was one of five finalists including Tonya Percell of Chuckey, Tenn., Carrie
Bullock of Elizabethton, Tenn., Christy Folsom of Bluff City, Tenn., and Joy Emerine
of Bristol, Tenn. All finalists were interviewed on-air at 88.3 WCQR. Then after
listening online to the interviews, listeners were asked to vote for the individual
they believed should win the contest.
In addition to her full-tuition scholarship to King, Parton also received a new laptop
computer courtesy of Eastman Credit Union, textbooks courtesy of eCampus Virtual Bookstore,
and a $50 gift certificate from the King College Tornado Alley Shoppe.
I was blessed to have recently received a promotion as a human relations coordinator
with Food City. Studying for my bachelor's in business administration will definitely
have a positive impact on my career, Parton exclaimed. I am so thankful to King College
and WCQR for making this opportunity available. I want to show my kids they can achieve
their dreams no matter how big they are. By me receiving this honor, I will be achieving
my goals and dreams!
For more information about King's Graduate Professional Studies programs, contact
the Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or visit gps.king.edu online.