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King University News :: King University Gearing Up For Spring Phon-A-Thon March 4-14

Each year, hundreds of King University students receive scholarships through various means. One scholarship that has always made the difference in students’ lives is the Alumni and Friends gift. The scholarship is awarded to students through funds raised by King alumni and friends of the school. 

For over twenty years, King University has held the Phon-A-Thon during fall and spring semesters. Beginning March 4 and continuing through March 14th, King will hold the Spring 2013 Phon-A-Thon. Students will call alumni to share campus updates and, in turn, learn about the alumni.  “Staying connected to your alma mater is extremely important and the Phon-A-thon plays an important role in making that happen,” said Denise Asbury, director of annual giving.  “Having students share current events on campus with alumni and vice versa is always special and unique.”

Students will also be asking for support for the Annual Fund for Scholarships Programs.  The gifts received from alumni and friends during the Phon-A-Thon are vital to the university in order to ensure the needs of the students and campus are met.

“The monetary donations alumni provide benefit students in numerous ways, including King’s rankings from various publications, including U.S. News and World Report, but most importantly by providing financial resources to assist students in acquiring a quality education.”

The donations collected make a big difference in the lives of current students, through scholarship gifts, and more - students like A.J. Bohnet.  At the age of 11, I visited King and knew that this was for me and would be my school, my home, and my future, said sophomore A.J. Bohnet. King was my goal and the light at the end of the tunnel.  Thank you for being part of my story by making a gift to the Annual Fund for Scholarships Programs.  You’ll never know how much you mean to me and to my family.  I thank my lucky stars for the assistance I receive. Dreams really do come true; I am living every day here at King to the fullest.

If you prefer to make a gift online today, you may do so at: King University thanks you for your leadership and support in giving back! Visit to read about the “many face of King.”

If you would like additional information on the Spring 2013 Phon-A-Thon, contact Denise Asbury at 423.652.4895 or


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