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BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 2, 2016 – High school students who want to experience what it’s
like to be a King University student can do so on Saturday, Nov. 12 as King hosts
its Open House event. The event gives students and their families the royal treatment
and the chance to talk with various University representatives about the admissions
process, scholarships and grants, student life, degree programs, and much more.
“The open house gives prospective students and their families the opportunity to come
on campus and learn more about King first-hand,” says Tom VerDow, director of undergraduate
recruitment. “We offer campus tours, sessions on admissions and financial aid, as
well as a time for students and their parents to ask questions of the faculty and
staff. I encourage any and all students who plan to attend college to come and experience
Registration/check-in along with an academic and activities showcase begins at 9 a.m.
Students will participate in an academic showcase where they will interact with faculty
and student organizations. Following, students will break into separate student and
parent information groups on a broad array of topics including: academics, student
life, and campus safety, as well as Q & A panels with current King University students.
Participants will also enjoy mock classes taught by King faculty.
Students and parents will have an opportunity to meet with King’s Career Success Center
staff members. “The Career Success Center encourages students to investigate career
paths, volunteer and intern, travel to new places, and build personal and professional
relationships that will connect them to a bright future,” says Donna Felty, regional
director of Career Development at King University. “We begin with freshmen and transfer
students when they enter King and help them build on the strong academic foundation
they receive here to become confident, compassionate adults who will shape our future.”
Representatives from King’s Financial Aid Office will also be on hand to speak with
those in attendance. “A quality education from King University can change a student’s
life, and our comprehensive scholarship and grant program can make it an affordable
option,” says Richard Brand, director of Financial Aid at King.
Brand adds, “At King 95% of our traditional students receive institutional scholarships
or grants to help offset the costs. Visit King today, and see how affordable we really
are. Remember, everything starts with filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for
Federal Student Aid. Make sure to file early to get the best possible financial aid
King University’s Open House also includes lunch in King’s dining hall, as well as
campus tours. Activities will conclude at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Students interested in attending the open house at King University should contact
the admissions office at 800.362.0014 or register online at http://visit.king.edu. Registration not required to attend; walk-in visitors welcome.
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.