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Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Site of King University Graduate, Professional and Online Studies Information Session April 25

BRISTOL, Tenn., April 20, 2016 – Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) in Abingdon, Va., will be the site of an upcoming information session on King University’s Graduate, Professional, and Online Studies (GPS) degree options for adult learners. The event will take place on Monday, April 25 at SVHEC’s room 103 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.

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 enrollment counselors, will provide information on how you can complete your major coursework through King’s GPS program in as little as 16 months.

“Extending one’s education to include a bachelor’s or master’s degree provides increased career opportunities, whether a student is seeking to advance his or her 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. “We are excited to offer, for the first time, the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) in a convenient, working adult format for fall 2016. The program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.”

The BSW program provides graduates with a foundation grounded in research, theory, and practice and is enhanced by an in-depth examination and reflection of the complexities of the human condition. Social workers help individuals, families, communities, and organizations. The King BSW program supplies you with the tools and training to help. The program incorporates an extensive supervised professional fieldwork experience in relevant social work settings.

Those attending will have the opportunity to learn about financial aid options and receive a free transcript assessment. They will also be able to meet with King faculty and enrollment counselors. Representatives will also be available to discuss program options available through SVHEC including the Bachelor of Social Work, new for fall 2016, Master of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses.

Contact King University’s Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014,, or online at for additional details on the information session at Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. University application fees will be waived for all who attend.


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 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.