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Tennessee Army and Air National Guard can Complete Bachelor’s Degree at King University through Tennessee STRONG Initiative

BRISTOL, Tenn., August 25, 2017 – King University provides opportunities for the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard to complete their bachelor’s degree through the Tennessee STRONG initiative.

Tennessee’s Governor Haslam has challenged the state with a critical mission: the Drive to 55 – the drive to get 55 percent of Tennesseans equipped with a college degree or certificate by the year 2025.

“Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative is an opportunity for Tennesseans to achieve their educational goals. While it is a colossal undertaking, great strides have been made to see this dream become a reality. King is excited to be a part of the Drive to 55 vision,” said Micah Crews, vice president for Enrollment Management. “King is a long-time supporter of the Drive to 55 initiatives. Through the Governor’s initiatives, Tennessee Promise, Tennessee STRONG, and Tennessee Reconnect, King has an opportunity to help fulfill high school seniors, active duty military personnel, and adult learners achieve their dream of a degree.”

The Tennessee STRONG – Support, Training, and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen – Act is a pilot program providing eligible members of the Tennessee National Guard last-dollar tuition reimbursement toward a first time four-year bachelor’s degree program. 

Through this new act, guardsmen will be provided consistent information on guaranteed tuition reimbursement in specific amounts for eligible members. Learn more about TN Strong by clicking here.

Contact King University’s Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or for more information or visit  


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.