Kelly King

Posted on January 26th, 2021 by Travis Dix

Kelly King is a junior public relations: communications major from Deltona, Florida. King is a commuter student, and is the chair of programming and pledge mom for Kappa Delta Alpha (KDA), her second year in those positions. Because of her position of KDA programming chair, she participates in leadership council, which consists of representatives from clubs and organizations.

How do you believe Averett will help you with your degree?

Definitely by giving me a hands-on experience. I have already been able to work with Habitat for Humanity with Dr. Billy Wooten and with the UVA Cancer Society to raise awareness for radon gas. I think the real world experience has helped me, especially with such a small communications department. Even though it is a small department, they have definitely had a big impact on my peers and myself.

What do you like best about the University?

The openness to the public. There are many businesses that Averett partners with which are willing, and wanting, to work with students who are looking for experience. You can tell a small business owner you’re an Averett student wanting experience, and they will welcome your help. Averett is seen in such a positive way throughout the entire Danville community.

Why did you choose your path of study?

I knew I wanted to have a professional career that gave me a stable working environment, but also allowed me to participate in the community around me. Dr. Susan Huckstep was a huge help with me deciding my degree. The whole concept of public relations, she explained, is not only doing what is good for the company, but also with the cliental you work with. I like building relationships with people.