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King University News :: King University Professor Honored by East Tennessee College Alliance

BRISTOL, Tenn., June 19, 2014 – King University Associate Professor of Nursing Amber, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, recently received the 2014 East Tennessee College Alliance Adult Educator Award. The award was presented at the 14th annual ETCA Lifelong Learning Luncheon in April at The Foundry on the Fair Site in Knoxville, Tenn.

“I was honored to have received the ETCA Adult Educator Award,” said Roaché. “It was both humbling and unexpected.”

“King University is fortunate to have Nursing faculty who are committed to the success of our students and programs,” said Kristi R Reynolds, assistant vice president of GPS Enrollment Management Knoxville for King University. “Dr. Roaché works tirelessly to provide support and resources for our Nursing students by engaging each with counseling and mentoring initiatives. She is accessible to our non-traditional Nursing cohorts as often demonstrated with evening and weekend appointments. A real leader in higher education, Dr. Roaché is highly respected among her peers and students.”

Founded in 1992, the East Tennessee College Alliance (ETCA) is a consortium of colleges and universities committed to the presentation and delivery of post-secondary educational programs to employees of area businesses and industries. Defined as non-profit colleges and universities that provide programs specific to adult students, hold regional accreditation, and have main campuses within a thirteen county area proximate to Knox County, the members of ETCA are dedicated to promoting higher education opportunities for adults.

The East Tennessee College Alliance member institutions are Carson-Newman University, Cleveland State Community College, East Tennessee State University, Johnson University, King University, Lincoln Memorial University, Milligan College, Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Tusculum College, and Walters State Community College.


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  sports. 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.