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King University News :: King University Alumnus Michael Webb Named Alumni Relations Director

BRISTOL, Tenn., August 28, 2014 – King University had been a part of Michael Webb’s life since 2004 when he came to King as a freshman. Now, in 2014, Webb has been named the director of alumni relations for the University.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the alumni of King University,” said Webb. “I look forward to meeting and working closely with all of our alumni. I am encouraged by their passion and desire to see our alma mater thrive and grow. I am also excited to work with our alumni on some new initiatives with some other offices on campus including the Office of Admissions and our Career Services Center.”

Originally from Mount Airy, N.C., Webb graduated from King in 2008 with his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History. “I initially found out about King through a college fair and from traveling through Bristol,” said Webb. “My grandfather attended the University of Tennessee; we would travel through Bristol heading to Knoxville for the games. I came to King to visit my junior year in high school and fell in love with the school.”

After graduating from King, Webb spent two years in the management training program with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. In 2010, he came back to King, but this time to work for the University as an enrollment counselor for Virginia. In 2012, he transferred to Atlanta to serve as regional enrollment representative for King.

“When I found out there was an opening for an enrollment counselor at King, I told them I definitely would be interested. I always had an idea I’d like to work for a college. When the opportunity to work for the school I loved came open, I went for it,” said Webb. “While I was at Enterprise, I enjoyed the chance to connect with fellow King alumni. I knew I would love the opportunity to spend my days talking to people about King.”

The transition from enrollment counselor to the director of alumni relations is a natural one says Webb. “It is all about relationship building - getting to know people. It is just a different demographic. Being an alumnus, I have that personal connection with all King alumni. I am excited to serve our alumni and be their liaison to the University.”

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