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King University News :: Reece Fleenor Wins College Dream Scholarship from King University, WCQR

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 17, 2014 – King University, 88.3 FM WCQR, and sponsoring partner Eastman Credit Union announced Reece Fleenor of Mendota Va., as the winner of the ninth annual College Dream scholarship promotion. The contest was open to anyone who sought the chance to make their dream of a college education a reality through a full-tuition scholarship to King University.

“We are thrilled to make Reece’s college dream come true by offering him the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree at no cost,” said Mona Salyer, assistant vice president of Enrollment Management Graduate Professional Studies Tri-Cities for King University.  “Reece will be able to complete this degree in a workable and convenient environment in as little as 16 months, one night a week.  We know he will serve as an inspiration to other aspiring students that it is never too late to pursue the dream of a college education.” 

Fleenor will pursue his Bachelor of Information Technology degree offered through King’s School of Graduate Professional Studies and Online Programs (GPS) featuring class schedules and learning environments designed for working adults. 

His initial response to the live on-air announcement that he was indeed the winner of a college scholarship to King University was, “Thank God! I’m speechless. I never expected to get this far. I never even expected to [become a finalist].”

Fleenor was one of five finalists including Monica Smith of Bristol, Tenn., Becky Johnson of Marion, Va., Ashley Wagner of Bristol, Tenn., and Emily Lee of Bristol, Tenn. All finalists were interviewed on-air at 88.3 WCQR the week of March10. After listening online to the interviews, listeners were asked to vote for the individual they believed should win the contest. 

“I want to thank God for everything; I want to thank my family, especially my son Sammy. He was determined I was going to put in [an application] for [the contest],” said Fleenor. As to his future plans, Fleenor added that he felt led to work in God’s ministry, to spread the word of God, and to be there for those who need someone to listen.

In addition to his full-tuition scholarship to King, Fleenor also received a new laptop computer courtesy of Eastman Credit Union, textbooks, and a $50 gift certificate from the King University Tornado Alley Shoppe. 

Fleenor summed it up by saying, “I’m so blown away at what God can do for us.”

For more information about King’s Graduate Professional Studies programs, contact the Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or visit online.


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