KC hosts grand opening for new learning center

Kilgore College held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening June 26 for a second computer tutoring/learning center on the Kilgore campus.

“The Zone Learning Center,” located in Room 119 of the Student Support Building, was made possible by a $25,000 grant in December from the Crain Foundation of Longview.

With the grant funds, KC remodeled a room for the new lab, once used by KC Media. The lab is furnished with computer desks, chairs, computers and security cameras.

Students now have access to 19 additional computers for tutoring and academic activities with new wiring in the lab for improved data connections and speed.

The Zone tutoring labs on the Kilgore and Longview campuses offer free computer usage to all KC students with peer tutors available for all Core Curriculum courses. Free online tutoring is also available for several courses.

PHOTO ABOVE: Fred Parsons (KC Foundation Board President), B.W. Crain IV (Crain Foundation), Darren Groce (Crain Foundation), Dr. Brenda Kays (KC President) and Neina Kennedy (Crain Foundation) cut the ribbon June 26 to officially open the new learning center at KC.

View more photos of the event by Jamie Maldonado/KC