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King University News :: King University to Host Open House at Hardin Valley Location in Knoxville April 8

King University photography exhibit displayed as during Open House

King University will host an Open House on Monday, April 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the University’s Knoxville campus located at The Village at Hardin Valley campus at 10950 Spring Bluff Way, Knoxville, Tenn.  

King offers programs specifically designed with the adult learner in mind through the University’s Graduate and Professional Studies Online Programs (GPS), as well as numerous courses for students who wish to transition from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree.

This Open House will provide the opportunity to meet one-on-one with faculty, financial aid counselors, admissions representatives, career center counselors, and tour King’s Knoxville campus. 

“Our GPS program is tailored to reduce the challenges facing the adult learner,” stated Micah Crews, associate vice president of enrollment management.  “Time and access is often a barrier for students to finish their degrees.  By offering classes in convenient locations, one night per week, the working adult may obtain their degree in as little as 16 months and open the door for professional advancement.”

GPS degree offerings for King’s Hardin Valley campus include bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, Information Technology, Communication, Psychology, Allied Health, Criminal Justice, and Nursing, as well as a master’s degree in Business. 

“We are pleased to be able to offer degree programs in more than a dozen locations,” said Mona Salyer, director of recruitment for GPS.  “Whether it is a personal goal or a step toward furthering their career, King is making it easier for working adults throughout the region in their quest to obtain their degree.”

For the 23rd consecutive year, U.S. News World Report has recognized King among the best colleges in the nation as a Best Regional University.  The Princeton Review named King one of the Best Colleges in the Southeast for a ninth consecutive year. 

King also offers opportunities for those who have or are currently serving in the United States Military.  G.I. Jobs, the premier publication for transitioning military personnel, has designated King University as a Military Friendly School for the fourth consecutive year.  King has a VA representative on campus that can assist in making the college dream a reality.  King accepts qualifying credits from the military, “old” credits, as well as credits from nationally and/or regionally accredited schools, and previously accredited closed colleges. 

“Our degree programs are intended to build knowledge and practice in the field, foster professional integrity, and promote personal growth,” stated Crews.  “Ultimately, the outcomes of this program will improve education for students, their families, and communities throughout our region. 

Attendees will also have an opportunity to view the King Photography exhibition on display as part of Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival. 

The exhibition will feature senior English major Mary Mills, junior Photography and Youth Ministry major Mickensie Neely, and junior Photography major Trevor Wentt.  Also exhibiting his work will be King alumnus Michael Thornton.  Thornton received his Bachelor of Arts in Technical and Professional Communication from King in 2011.  He currently works for King as an area coordinator of residence life.

“The artwork will showcase a selection of photographs that show our community projects like Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Rhythm Roots Reunion,” said Assistant Professor of Photography Tammy Mercure.  

Application fees will be waived for all who attend.  For more information, please contact King’s Office of Admissions at or toll free at 800.362.0014.  You may also apply online at


King University is a Presbyterian, master’s-level comprehensive university.  Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors and pre-professional degrees and concentration in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, digital media, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. For more information visit, call 800.362.0014, or email