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Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Site of King University Graduate, Professional and Online Studies Information Session Oct. 26

BRISTOL, Tenn., October 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 Wednesday, Oct. 26 at SVHEC’s room 103 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 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.

King University degree programs offered at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center for spring 2017 include Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) , Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN), and Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP).

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.

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.