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BRISTOL, Tenn. Jan. 21, 2015 – King University’s Alumni Relations Office is excited
to announce a series of upcoming alumni events beginning in February. These gatherings
will allow King alumni and friends to visit and reconnect while enjoying a variety
of fun activities.
King kicks off the series of events on Saturday, Feb. 21 at The Old Stone Steakhouse
in Charlotte, N.C., at 11:30 a.m. Alumni will enjoy a delicious meal and informal
gathering to reunite with old friends, and meet new ones. Following the meal, alumni
will head to Belmont Abbey College to cheer on the Tornado men’s and women’s basketball
teams as they take on the Belmont Abbey Crusaders. The cost for this event is only
$5 and includes meal and admission to the basketball games. Children age two and under
Alumni will also have the opportunity to get in touch with their artistic side on
Saturday, March 21 at King’s Hardin Valley location in Knoxville, Tenn., at 12 p.m.
Lunch will be catered by Moe’s Southwest Grill, followed by a fun art project by Painting
with a Twist. Cost for this creative event is $10 per person and includes lunch and
the painting instruction session. Children age 12 and under are free.
“We are looking forward to this unique alumni gathering in Knoxville,” says Michael
Webb, director of Alumni Relations. “It is going to provide an opportunity for our
alumni to showcase their artistic skills as well as visit the King University campus
at Hardin Valley.”
The alumni office also invites alumni and guests to hike with King in 2015. The hikes
are a great opportunity for alumni to connect and create memories in the beautiful
Appalachian Mountains. The events will begin this spring on Feb. 28 with a five-mile
hike at the House Mountain State Natural Area in Knoxville, Tenn. March 28, alumni
and friends can enjoy a four-mile loop hike at the Appalachian and Iron Mountain trails
in Damascus, Va. A final spring hike will take place on April 25 with a seven-mile
hike on the Appalachian Trail, Hwy 91 to Hwy 421, in Bristol, Tenn.
“I am extremely excited for the alumni hiking events throughout 2015,” says Webb.
“These will provide our alumni an opportunity to fully embrace the region in which
we are located. There is no better place for our alumni and other members of the King
community to come together than to hike these trails through the Appalachian Mountains.”
During summer and fall months, alumni will continue hiking the Appalachian Trail with
King. On June 13-14, alumni are invited to enjoy a two-day, 13.5-mile hike from Carvers
Gap to Hwy 19-E, in Roan Mountain, Tenn. Alumni are invited to meet at King, where
transportation will be provided to Roan Mountain on June 13 and back on June 14 after
the overnight hiking and camping adventure. The Alumni Relations Office will provide
dinner on the trail during camping trip. Participants must provide own camping gear
(tents, sleeping bags, etc.).
Later in the fall of 2015, the hiking journeys will continue with a six-mile hike
from Hwy 321 to Watauga in Hampton, Tenn., and a 4.5-mile trek at Sharp Top Mountain
Overlook in Peaks, Va. Dates and additional information for the fall hikes will be
announced at a later time.
Contact Michael Webb at 423.202.0606 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. RSVP is requested by Friday, Feb. 20 to Jenny Brown at
800.621.5464 or email@example.com at least one week prior to all events.
King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctorial-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 www.king.edu. 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.