Published:
Thursday, April 21st 2022

KC student Chandra Forman wins new Chevy Trailblazer

Kilgore College awarded a brand-new Chevrolet Trailblazer to one lucky student at the third annual Cruise for Success car giveaway April 21.

KC sophomore Chandra Forman, of Longview, was the lucky winner of the car giveaway, driving away in the new car – courtesy of Patterson Chevrolet of Kilgore.

The event not only featured the car giveaway, but also included a community-wide crawfish boil in the Lee Mall/Mike Miller Plaza.

The ceremony began with the introduction of the 10 finalists.

The first eight student names drawn won $500.  With two students left, two car fobs were drawn, with only one starting the new car.

The student with the lucky car fob will drive away in the new car – courtesy of Patterson Chevrolet of Kilgore – and the runner-up will win $1,000.

The Cruise for Success program allows qualifying KC students to earn entries throughout the fall and spring semesters for a chance to win a new car, sponsored by Patterson Chevrolet Kilgore.

KC graduate and NHRA top fuel dragster Steve Torrence, who serves as the official spokesperson for Cruise for Success, spoke at the event as well as Rickey Clark, managing partner for Patterson Chevrolet and Patterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Kilgore.

“We are so thankful for Patterson Chevrolet of Kilgore and all of our other wonderful sponsors for their commitment to this program and the success of our students,” said Dr. Brenda Kays, KC President. “None of this would have been possible without our partnership with Patterson Chevrolet in Kilgore – a true community partner dedicated to the success of our students.”


Cruise for Success winners:

  • Chandra Forman – Longview, TX (New Chevy Trailblazer winner)
  • Kayla Robinson – Ore City, TX ($1,000 winner)
  • Graciela Rodriguez – Kilgore, TX ($500 winner)
  • Tara Green – West Helena, AR ($500 winner)
  • Rahmena Henderson – Neptune, NJ ($500 winner)
  • Drew Jones – Henderson, TX ($500 winner)
  • Bailee Boyd – Tyler, TX ($500 winner)
  • Michael Wheeler – Gilmer, TX ($500 winner)
  • Katie Stansberry – Kilgore, TX ($500 winner)
  • Diego Carreon Gonzalez – Silsbee, TX ($500 winner)

Sponsors for Cruise for Success:

  • Patterson Chevrolet of Kilgore
  • Torrence Racing
  • CAPCO Contractors, Inc.
  • Marco Inspection Services, LLC
  • Republic Services
  • FASTSIGNS

Monthly Sponsors:

  • Aramark
  • East Texas Preferred Properties
  • Insight Eyecare
  • Kilgore College Bookstore
  • Kilgore Eye Care Center
  • Marvin Hall

PHOTO ABOVE by Courtlyn Brown, KC Marketing