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King University News :: King Hosts Open House at Knoxville Campus; Winner of Degree of Success Scholarship Contest to be Announced

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 24, 2014 – King University will host an open house/live remote on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 4-7 p.m. at the University’s Knoxville campus located at The Village at Hardin Valley at 10950 Spring Bluff Way, Knoxville, Tenn. During the event, King, along with WIVK 107.7, will announce the lucky winner of a full scholarship to King University.

WIVK and King University are sponsoring the fifth annual scholarship contest for the greater Knoxville area. Applications for the contest were accepted between Sept. 29 and Oct. 26, at which time five finalists were chosen from the pool of qualified applicants. The finalists have been invited to attend the open house/live remote on Nov. 6 at King’s Knoxville campus where the winner will be announced. 

The Degree of Success Scholarship promotion is geared toward adults who would like to realize their dream of obtaining an undergraduate degree at no cost through King’s Graduate Professional Studies and Online Programs (GPS). 

The winner will receive a full-tuition scholarship, including laptop, books, to one of King’s GPS degree programs including business administration, communication, criminal justice, healthcare administration, or psychology. They will be able to choose a convenient King location to begin their degree program including Hardin Valley, Harriman, Morristown, Sevierville, or Strawberry Plains.

“Our GPS programs are tailored to reduce the challenges facing the adult learner,” said Micah Crews, associate vice president of Enrollment Management for Operations and Analytics at King University. “Time and access are often a barrier for students to finish their degrees. By offering classes in convenient locations, one night per week, the working adult may obtain their degree in as little as 16 months and open the door for professional advancement.”

In addition to the announcement of the contest winner, this open house will provide the opportunity to meet one-on-one with faculty, financial aid counselors, enrollment counselors, career center counselors, and tour King’s Knoxville campus. 

“King’s Knoxville campus provides increased educational opportunities for residents in the Knoxville region, giving them another choice when seeking a quality, accredited program for their return to school,” said Kristi Reynolds, assistant vice president of GPS Enrollment Management for Knoxville at King University. “Whether it is a personal goal or a step toward furthering their career, King is making it easier for working adults throughout the region in their quest to obtain their degree.”

The public is invited to join the celebration, when the winner is announced during an open house/live remote event hosted by WIVK 107.7, and tour King’s Knoxville campus on Friday, Nov. 6 from 4-7 p.m.

For more information, contact King’s Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or


King University is a Presbyterian, 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.