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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 3, 2017 – King University and Knoxville’s WIVK FM 107.7 announced
Sam Mitchell of Knoxville as the winner of the eighth annual Degree of Success Scholarship
Contest promotion on Nov. 2, 2017.
Upon hearing the reveal that he was the recipient of the free scholarship to King
University, Sam Mitchell exclaimed, “This is awesome. It’s really exciting. I’m very
happy; it’s an awesome opportunity.”
Thanks to winning the Degree of Success Scholarship Contest, Mitchell plans to pursue
his Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree through King University’s Hardin Valley
campus in Knoxville, Tenn. In addition to a full-tuition scholarship to King, he will
also receive his textbooks free of charge.
When asked what his plans are, Mitchell said, “I’m hoping to counsel in the school
system. That’s been my plan. I’m a student pastor at Mount Olive Baptist Church. We
have quite a few kids at our church who come from a home life or something else that
is a pretty bad background. I’ve gotten to walk with them through that. I want to
continue to do that in the school system as well as in the church.”
“We are honored to offer this opportunity to make a remarkable difference in someone's
life,” stated Kristi Reynolds, assistant vice president of GPS Enrollment Management
for Knoxville at King University. “Whether you are searching to make yourself more
marketable, further a career change, or serve as an inspiration to your family, it
is never too late to pursue the dream of a college education.
“Students often have barriers, real and perceived, to completing an undergraduate
degree. Our winner of the 2017 Degree of Success Scholarship, Sam Mitchell, is an
example of how you can set a goal and work hard each day to attain your dreams one
step at a time,” said Reynolds.
“I am so thankful from where God has brought me and cannot wait to see what His plans
[are] for my future,” said Mitchell.
For more information about the Graduate & Professional Studies and Online Programs
at King University, visit http://Knoxville.king.edu or call the Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014.
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.