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King University News :: King Invites Alumni & Friends to Celebrate 87th Annual Dogwood Weekend April 19-21

During April 19-21, King University will celebrate the School’s 87th Annual Dogwood Weekend.  Alumni and friends of King University are invited to join in the upcoming celebration which offers classmates and friends of the University opportunities to gather, reminisce, and reconnect.

“Dogwood Weekend is the highlight of the year for so many, an event the King students and alumni both look forward to each year,” said Finley Green, director of alumni and career services for King.  “We have wonderful, diverse and accomplished alumni; welcoming many of them home to share in this weekend is a cherished experience.” 

Events for the weekend include such favorites as the King University Annual Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament, Alumni Luncheon, picnic on the Oval, cornhole tournament, alumni soccer games, alumni volleyball game, catch and release fishing tourney, production from King’s Performing Visual Arts (PVA) department, Dogwood Ball, Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet, reunion gatherings, and much more. 

Join the King School of Education, King College of Arts Sciences, King School of Nursing, and King School of Business Economics Dogwood Weekend for KU Connect to meet with faculty and students to learn about the exciting work of the schools, share your own updates, and reconnect with others.

The King University Annual Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, April 19 at The Club (Country Club of Bristol).  Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and an awards reception at 3 p.m.  Each player will receive giveaways and a boxed lunch.  In addition to the tournament, there will also be a putting contest with the members of the winning team each receiving a $100 Visa gift card.  Members of the winning team for the tournament will win gift certificates to The Club Pro Shop.  Other prizes include $10,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one on a designated hole, plus three additional prize holes!

“We are delighted with the level of participation in this year’s Golf Classic,” said Chief Development Officer John King.  “In addition to a day filled with great camaraderie, tournament funds are designated towards scholarships for students.”

King Theatre closes out its season with its annual Dogwood Playhouse production, the family-friendly musical, “How I Became A Pirate.” 

“With last spring’s Dogwood production of ‘Frog Toad’ receiving such rave reviews, we wanted to bring back another theatre-for-youth musical,” said Elizabeth Lee Dollar, chair of the Performing Visual Arts department and director of the Theatre program for King University.  “‘How I became a Pirate’ is a story of adventure and finding one’s own heart – a path that can’t be found on any treasure map.”

The show will be sailing into the historic Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown Bristol, Tenn.  Dates and times are Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 senior citizens, $5 for students, and free with King University ID.  Tickets are available at the Paramount Box Office by calling 423.274.8920, or by visiting  For more information, contact Elizabeth Dollar at 423.652.4839.

The full schedule of events for King University’s Dogwood Weekend is available online at  For registration information for the King University Annual Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament, visit  Additional information is also available from the King University Alumni Office at 1.800.KINGALM or via e-mail at


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