Communications and Journalism

Associate Degree. Transfer.

About the program:

Kilgore College has one of the most outstanding communications and journalism programs in the nation and offers both general education and an array of communications courses to prepare students for transfer to universities offering Advertising/Public Relations, Journalism/Mass Communication, and Radio & Television Broadcasting/Broadcast Journalism programs.

The Flare:

The Flare is Kilgore College's award-winning student-produced weekly campus newspaper. The Flare consistently wins top honors in competitions, including those of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, the Texas Community College Journalism Association, the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors, and Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Flare students have won more than 1,000 individual awards for their writing, designs and photographs. Its website,, allows students to post stories, photos and video throughout the week and provides students training in digital media. In addition, the The Flare Magazine is produced each spring, containing narrative stories and black-and-white photographs. The Flare and Ranger Yearbook have been stepping stones to success for hundreds of KC alumni who have become outstanding writers, editors and photojournalists.

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The Flare, KC’s student newspaper, has been named a Crown Finalist from Columbia Scholastic Press Association in New York. KC students received 11 Gold Circle Awards from the prestigious... Read Article

The Flare newspaper won sweepstakes for the 30th time in the last 31 years at the Texas Community College Journalism Association’s (TCCJA) annual fall meeting and competition Oct. 6-7 at the... Read Article

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded The Flare and The Flare Magazine as Silver Crown winners at the 2017 College Media Convention. The Flare, Kilgore College’s weekly student... Read Article

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For information about Communications and Journalism:

Rachel Stallard
Instructor, Communications and Journalism
Adviser - The Flare & Ranger Yearbook
(903) 983-8194
Communications & Auto Bldg. (COMMA)
O. Rufus Lovett
Instructor, Photography & Yearbook Adviser
Communications Program
(903) 983-8192
Communications & Auto. Bldg. (COMMA), 114
Jeanine Tagg
Communications Department Chair
Instructor of Speech
(903) 983-8176
Comm. & Automotive Bldg. (COMMA), 106
Emily Hammett
Support Specialist
Arts and Mathematical Sciences
(903) 983-8222
Old Main Building (OMAIN), 102