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King University to Host Open House for High School Juniors and Seniors Jan. 18

BRISTOL, Tenn., Jan. 5, 2016 – High school juniors and seniors who want to experience what it’s like to be a King student can do so on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, as King University hosts an 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 University 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 King University!”

Scheduled activities begin with registration and an activities fair open from 8-8:45 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), and it will be available January 1, 2016, for the 2016-2017 school year. Make sure to file early to get the best possible financial aid award.”

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


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.