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King University News :: King College BBA Student Jeanice Pratt Awarded Student of the Year

Jeanice Pratt, King College BBA student from Knoxville, has been awarded the Student of the Year award from the East Tennessee College Alliance (ETCA).

We are delighted to have Jeanice recognized by the East Tennessee College Alliance for her hard work and dedication as a student of King College, said Mona Salyer, director of recruitment for Graduate Professional Studies for King College. Jeanice, along with all King students are given the tools necessary to build knowledge and practice in the field, foster professional integrity, and promote personal growth. Ultimately, the outcome of this program improves education for students, their families, and communities throughout the region.

Pratt has served as the chief financial officer for Attention IT, Inc., for the past seven years. Attention IT, Inc. is an Information Technology company that developed the software eMWaste®, which tracks hazardous, radioactive, and mixed waste. She manages both the U.S. and U.K. offices, overseeing all finances and marketing, and assisting with sales.

I am truly humbled and honored to receive this award as I feel that there are others just as worthy as myself. I do not consider myself to have achieved anything more than anyone else, because we all have our struggles in life. What may be easy for one person can be a difficult task for another. I believe that God gives us the desires of our hearts and the tools to accomplish them, just when we need them. God put King College in my path--along with the caring staff and instructors--at just the right time in my life. Because of that, I know I am blessed. The Lord has also given me the ability, determination, and the tenacity to accomplish a lifelong dream, which is to earn a college degree. I am grateful for King College and all those along the way for helping me to recognize that dream.

Pratt studies at King's most recent location based in Knoxville at the Village on Hardin Valley Road. Our enrollment in East Tennessee has more than doubled in the last year, said Salyer. King College's focus on business, economic, and workforce development allows us to grow where the interest and the needs are evident. We are significantly impacting the adult population of the region by giving the student access to affordable high quality degree programs that fit into their schedules. These adults are staying in the region, contributing to the economy, and raising the caliber of the workforce.

We offer programs that are located to be convenient to our students. The program formats are designed to meet the needs of working professionals. We work to eliminate any hindrance that a student may see preventing them from achieving their educational goals.

The ETCA is a consortium of 11 colleges and universities throughout the region dedicated to providing educational opportunities for non-traditional working adults. Their mission is to identify work force development needs of the business community and to provide the appropriate educational opportunities to the non-traditional working student.

For information on King's Graduate Professional Studies program, contact the Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or