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BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 20, 2015 – King University is now offering a select set of collegiate
courses for adults ages 60 and over. The offerings are part of the new Lifelong Learning Studies program at King in which the adult learners would audit the non-credit classes at
King’s main campus in Bristol, Tenn., free of charge.
We are excited to offer this continuing education opportunity for our more seasoned
adult learners in our community,” said Dr. Richard A. Ray, interim president at King
University. “We have received inquiries about offering such a program as this. We
truly do want to give our people something they will enjoy, and that will deepen their
own personal education.
“King University has a great tradition of service to the surrounding community,” Dr.
Ray continued. “It is an important tradition we strive to uphold. Offering thought
provoking and engaging courses provide a new pathway to continue the adventure of
The new program will offer a select set of courses taught by King professors in the
King College of Arts & Sciences and King’s School of Applied Science and Technology.
The courses include:
By auditing the selected courses, the students will be able to attend class, learning
alongside the traditional students in the classroom, without worry of test-taking
“The hallmark of a broadly educated individual is to be a lifelong learner,” said
Matt Roberts, vice president for Academic Affairs at King University. “Part of King's
commitment to education is to develop lifelong learners--learners who develop an intellectual
curiosity for their world that never diminishes as they get older...a program such
as the Lifelong Learning Studies helps define and sustain that commitment for our
students and our community.”
Registration for the courses through the Lifelong Learning Studies program is currently
open for the fall 2015 semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 24. Books for the classes
can be purchased at books.king.edu or most online book retailers.
For information on the Lifelong Learning Studies program, contact the President’s
Office at King University at 800.362.0014. Also visit http://www.king.edu/lifelongstudies for additional details.
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.