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Kilgore College is committed to helping students succeed! We offer a wide variety of programs to prepare and equip you for a successful college experience.

Our Mission and Purpose: We believe that students who succeed in their academic and co-curricular experiences will sustain that success here and in future transitions into upper level college classes and/or their careers. Our purpose is to provide and coordinate academic and support services for all Kilgore College students as they make the transition from their previous environment and move forward into the future.

Student Success services include:


New Student Orientation to Kilgore College is required for all first time college students. There are several options available and some form of Orientation is offered prior or during each long semester and on both the Kilgore and Longview campuses. The purpose is to aid new students in their transition to Kilgore College, expose them to the broad educational opportunities at Kilgore College, and integrate them into the life of Kilgore College.

College Success Classes (Institutional credit only)

These courses are designed to further assist students in having a successful college experience. Students become part of a group and make connections with other students during the course. Study skills, Time management, goal setting and planning, learning styles, and career investigation are important components of the courses. Currently these courses are not required but are strongly suggested, especially for students with developmental requirements.

Student Success Guide/Planner

During Welcome Week we distribute this little book free to our full-time students.  This guide includes a fifty-two week daily planner, marked with important Kilgore College events and deadlines; also included are valuable tools for success; such as, college success tips. 

Study skills counseling, study skills tapes, and viewing facilities.

The Student Success staff is willing and ready to help!  We provide a variety of information to assist every student in his or her collegiate career.  We have VHS tapes and DVDS on various “success” issues; such as test-taking, note-taking and study skills.   

The Zone Tutoring Lab

The Zone Tutoring and Computer Lab is located in the Student Support Building, Room 119.  FREE tutoring is available in Mathematics, Science, Reading, English, Social Studies, Speech and most Core Curriculum courses  to all Kilgore College students, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.—6 p.m.and Friday from 8 a.m. to Noon. (Hours are subject to change due to holiday/school closings). For online help, you may also reach us at

Red Alert

Red Alert is an online early intervention system that allows faculty members to refer students for academic support. If you are referred for Red Alert, your instructor feels that you would benefit from additional resources which will lead to your academic success. This might include tutoring assistance or counseling support. You will receive an e-mail and/or phone call from a member of the Student Success staff.  This staff member will assist you by directing you to resources which will support your academic success. Red Alert is not designed to be punitive or judgmental. It is designed to help you succeed by getting better grades and graduating!

» Contact Information

Jimmy Rieves
Director - Student Success Programs and Student Development
Phone: (903) 988-7536
Location: Student Success Building (SS)

Gail Jackson
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (903) 988-7537

Nisbett, Kasey
Student Success Learning Specialist
(903) 988-7491


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