Published:
Tuesday, January 15th 2019

Warren gifts $500,000 to improve KC information technology infrastructure

Noted philanthropist and KC alumnus Kelcy Warren has graciously gifted $500,000 to Kilgore College to improve the college’s information technology infrastructure.

The gift will allow KC to provide state-of-the-art technology services to students and faculty at KC.

More specifically, the funds will be used to upgrade KC’s wireless networking, allowing students to access the latest in education materials and drastically increase wireless speeds across KC campuses.

The gift will also allow students to easily access Open Educational Resources (OER) that will help reduce the cost of textbooks.  KC is leading the way among its peers with deployments such as OER.

“Mr. Warren’s gift is an amazing start to 2019 and will directly improve student success as KC moves forward with its strategic plan to build an unprecedented learning platform,” said Michael Hageloh, chief development officer at KC.  “Through the generosity of alumni such as Kelcy Warren, and others, we anticipate for KC to lead the way in 2019.”

Warren, Chairman and CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, graduated from White Oak High School before attending KC and graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1978.

He and Ray C. Davis cofounded Energy Transfer Partners in 1995, headquartered in Dallas, which is now a U.S. Fortune 500 natural gas and propane pipeline transport company.