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BRISTOL, Tenn., March 7, 2014 – King University will host four information sessions
for Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) degree options for adult learners. The information
sessions will take place beginning March 19 at Mountain Empire Community College (MECC),
and continue on March 25 at Southwest Virginia Community College (SVCC), April 3 at
the Kingsport Center for Higher Education (KCHE), and April 8 at Virginia Highlands
Community College (VHCC). Sessions will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 – 7 p.m.
at all four locations.
King is making it easier for working adults throughout East Tennessee and Southwest
Virginia in their quest to obtain a college degree. The sessions, conducted by King
University Admissions representatives, will provide information on how you can obtain
your degree through King’s GPS program in as little as 16 months.
“Extending one’s education to include a bachelor’s degree provides increased career
opportunities, whether a student is seeking to advance their career or they are transitioning
from their current area of expertise into a new one,” said Mona Salyer, assistant
vice president for Enrollment Management Graduate and Professional Studies Tri-Cities.
Those attending will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from Financial
Aid, Admissions, and Career Services, as well as King faculty.
The March 19 information session at MECC will be held in the Cyber Café from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. and in Phillips-Taylor room 127 from 5 -7 p.m. Available through MECC are
degree programs in both Business and Nursing.
SVCC’s information session on March 25 will be held in Buchanan Hall room 130 from
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and in Russell Hall lobby from 5-7 p.m. King degree programs available
through SVCC include Business and Nursing.
The April 3rd session at KCHE will be held in room 224 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 5
– 7 p.m. Degree options available at KCHE include Business, Criminal Justice, Healthcare
Administration, and Nursing.
The Virginia Highlands session on April 8 will take place the Wolves Den in the ICS
building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 5 – 7 p.m. While classes are not offered
on the VHCC campus, there are numerous degree programs offered nearby in Abingdon
and Bristol for both graduate, professional, and traditional students. Degree options
available include Business Administration, Education, Information Technology, and
For additional details on information sessions at either Mountain Empire Community
College or the Kingsport Center for Higher Education, contact Dana McMurray at 423.652.4861,
800.362.0014, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information related to the session at Southwest Virginia Community College or
Virginia Highlands Community College, contact Ashley Hartless at 423.652.4861, 800.362.0014,
or email@example.com. Also, visit http://gps.king.edu. University application fees will be waived for all who attend.
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 25 varsity sports. 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.