Old Main at Kilgore College
Kilgore College ( KC) is a community college located in Kilgore in Gregg County in east Texas. It has an annual enrollment in excess of 5,000 students.
The school was established in 1935 at the height of the
East Texas oil boom. As such, it is home to the which houses a large collection of memorabilia documenting this period of East Texas Oil Museum Texas history.
It is noted for the
Kilgore College Rangerettes, the first precision dance team in the world, created in 1940 by Gussie Nell Davis. The Rangerettes have performed internationally, including annually at the pregame and half-time of the Cotton Bowl Classic, several Dallas Cowboys games, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and more than a few U.S. Presidential inaugurations.
Kilgore College has one of the lowest costs per credit hour of any college or university in Texas.
[2 ] In addition to academics, Kilgore College programs include various musical ensembles, [3 ] The Flare newspaper, and athletic programs. Kilgore College is also known for their athletic programs. The football team has more wins than any other NJCAA team in Texas.
The college has an exceptional band, the Kilgore College Ranger Band, which numbers between 100 and 125 members each year.
College service area [edit ]
As defined by the
Texas Legislature, the official service area of KC includes territory within the following school districts: [4 ] Notable alumni [edit ] Lyle Alzado, professional football player [6 ] Erwin Cain, Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Sulphur Springs [7 ] Rodney Carrington, comedian [8 ] Van Cliburn, pianist. Van Cliburn Auditorium in the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Center is named for him. [9 ] Ricardo Colclough, professional football player Francisco Elson, professional basketball player Kevin Everett, professional football player John Hill, former Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court of Texas Lane Johnson; professional football player; Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL Derrick Lewis (fighter), football player; professional mixed martial artist, currently competing in the UFC [10 ] Dwayne Stovall, Cleveland, Texas business man and school board member; a Republican primary candidate against John Cornyn for the United States Senate in the primary election on March 4, 2014 [11 ] Marvin White, professional football player Demorrio Williams, professional football player Darren Woodard, professional football player Marcus Thornton, professional basketball player, Boston Celtics of the NBA Kai Zeiglar an American Football player of the Arena Football League. Kilgore College gallery [edit ]
East Texas Oil Museum (established 1979) is located on the Kilgore College campus.
Baptist Student Center at Kilgore College
Randolph C. Watson Library
Kilgore College operates a branch campus in
Longview.` References [edit ] ^ As of June 30, 2009. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers . Retrieved February 2, 2010. ^ KC: An Exceptional Value, Kilgore College, 24 July 2009. ^ Community College Costs, 2008-2009, CollegeForTexans.com (archived at waybackmachine.org), Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. accessed 19 December 2009. ^ Texas Education Code, Section 130.184, "Kilgore Junior College District Service Area". ^ Excluding that portion of the district included in Panola County ^ http://espn.go.com/classic/biography/s/Alzado_Lyle.html ^ "About Erwin". erwincain.com . Retrieved September 28, 2011. ^ http://www.kilgore.edu/theflare/archives/flare_oct282005.pdf ^ Texas Shakespeare Festival performance locations ^ "Derrick Lewis UFC Bio" . Retrieved 2014. ^ "Proud to Be Texan". texansforstovall.com . Retrieved February 16, 2014. External links [edit ]