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King University News :: King University to Host Graduate and Professional Studies Information Sessions

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 Nursing.

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 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 Also, visit 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 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.