Butterflies and excitement are in every high school graduate’s thoughts as they wonder what to do about college. Where to go? Will I like my dorm and/or roommate? Is the food going to be better than high school food? All very possible and sensible questions. The goal of the third annual Preview Day at KC is to help answer as many questions as possible to all potential students. Student’s as far as Roswell, New Mexico will be in attendance; however, students coming are mainly from Dallas and Houston.
“It’s been great since I’ve started with Kilgore College to see the growth of this event and the increased exposure,” said Alex Knox, Admissions Counselor.
In 2015 attendance was at 103, 2016 at 142, as of January 8, 2017 attendance is at 170. The event kicks off at 8a.m. and ends at noon. Students will need to check in at the Dodson Auditorium. The welcome speech will be given by the President of KC, Dr. Brenda Kays. Discussions with the Director of Financial Aid, Mr. Reggie Brazzle will help ease the minds of parents alike wondering about scholarships, tuition and financial aid.
After an introduction of the Ranger Ambassadors with an overview, three teams ending in different buildings are scheduled to escort the students and parents around the campus to avoid confusion. At 9:30a.m. information on admissions and testing with Chris Gore, Director of Admissions and Registrar will be running in concurrent sessions with the Academic/Organizations fair. This is where the students can familiarize themselves with the major programs, clubs and organizations around campus. Campus life will be led by Dr. Mike Jenkins, Vice President of Student Development and a Student Panel of Ambassadors. Finalizing at noon with the option to view the dorms concludes the third annual Preview Day. Perks of this day include a performance by the Rangerettes and the KC Band. A few local restaurants usually offer discounts for the lunch hour to students and family. A confirmed list will be given. Last year a few participants included: Chili’s, The Back Porch, Subway, and Whataburger.
The Oil Museum and the bookstore are scheduled to be open to enjoy the history they bring to the campus. Knox said, “The deadline for groups that are interested in advertising for their clubs, organizations etc. during this time will have until February 17, to contact me at (903)-983-8216 or email email@example.com.” Preview Day is a special day for all those involved in setting up a great experience for upcoming and transferring students in hopes they will consider this famous yet small town Junior College, Emphasizing Excellence since 1935.
Organization attending Preview Day
Admissions & Registrar
Advertising/Graphic Design & KC Visual Art Club
Auto Body/Collision Repair
Baptist Student Ministries
Corrosion Technology/Corrosion Club
Counseling (next to KC-Longview if possible)
Drafting Design Technology
East Texas Police Academy*
Gamma Omicron Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
KC – Longview
KC Game Club (KCGC)
Latino en Accion
New Student Orientation/Zone Tutoring Lab
Occupational Safety and Health Tech
Process Technology/Process Tech. Club
Workforce Development/Continuing Education
Young Conservatives of Kilgore College