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BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 22, 2016 – King University will celebrate Fall 2016 Commencement
exercises on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. at Viking Hall in Bristol, Tenn. The scheduled
keynote speaker is King alumnus David A. Flanigan, Jr. J.D., (’85), corporate department
administrator for Barnes & Thornburg LLP.
King will award diplomas to more than 500 students who have completed undergraduate
and graduate degrees.
Commencement speaker David A. Flanigan, Jr. is a capital partner at Barnes & Thornburg
LLP, where he is the Administrator of the Corporate Department for the firm’s Atlanta
office. Barnes & Thornburg is a national full-service law firm with over 550 lawyers
practicing in 12 offices.
Flanigan concentrates his practice on representing middle market public and private
entities in connection with mergers, acquisitions, leveraged recapitalizations, and
other sales transactions; venture capital and private equity financings, private placements,
and other capital raising transactions; syndicated financings; and other related matters.
Mr. Flanigan received his Bachelors of Arts degree in History and Political Science
from King College in 1985, where he graduated summa cum laude. While at King, Mr.
Flanigan was a captain of the varsity soccer team, was active in student government,
was the Head Resident Assistant in Liston Hall, and in 1984 was selected as a finalist
from the State of Tennessee for the Rhodes Scholarships.
After King, Mr. Flanigan earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1988 from the University
of Virginia School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.
Since 2004, Mr. Flanigan has been a member of the King University Board of Trustees,
where he has served on various committees.
Visit http://graduation.king.edu for information on parking for the Commencement ceremony. The ceremony will be streamed
live on http://webcast.king.edu.
King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, 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 on SCHEV
certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community
College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.