Instructional Student Support

Services for Special Populations

On July 31, 2018, the U.S. President signed the Texas State Plan for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V or Act) into law, reauthorizing and updating the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. The new law went into effect on July 1, 2019. Perkins V continues the long-time federal commitment to Career Technical Education (CTE) by providing funding for CTE programs and focusing on improving the academic and technical achievement of CTE students, strengthening the connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and improving accountability.

The Perkins V Basic Grants help to advance the four broad goals of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 60x30TX Higher Education Plan:

  1. by 2030, at least 60% of Texans ages 25-34 will have a certificate or degree;
  2. by 2030, at least 550,000 students will complete a certificate, associate, bachelor’s, or master’s from an institution of higher education in Texas per year;
  3. by 2030, all graduates from Texas public institutions of higher education will have completed programs with identified marketable skills
  4. and by 2030, undergraduate student loan debt will not exceed 60% of first-year ways for graduates of Texas public institutions.

Source: Perkins Basic Grant Program

H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), enacted July 2018, reauthorized Perkins, which provides funding for various support services (i.e. childcare assistance, textbook lending, gas assistance, and tutoring).

We serve students that meet one or more of these qualifications:

  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals from economically disadvantaged families (including low-income youth and adults)
  • Individuals preparing for non-traditional occupational career paths
  • Single parents (including single pregnant women)
  • Out-of-workforce individuals
  • English learners
  • Homeless individuals described in section 725 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 11434a)
  • Youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system
  • Youth with a parent who (A) is a member of the armed forces (as such term is defined in section 101(a)(4) of Title 10, United States Code and (B) is on active duty (as such term is defined in section 101(d)(1) of such title).

Call us today to learn how we can serve you!

New Hours of Operation:

Instructional Student Support (includes the Zone Learning Center and the North Zone Tutor & Computer Lab):

  • Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to Noon

KC-Longview Instructional Site (Main Office):

  • Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to Noon

Apply for Special Populations Support Services at Kilgore College

To learn more about the support services please contact one of the specialists listed below—located on both the Kilgore and Longview campuses. 

Office Locations:

  • Longview: Hendrix Building, Office 230 - Suites C & D
  • Kilgore: Student Support Building, Office 111 & 112

Instructional Student Support

Support for Special Populations Students

Kilgore College offers support services to students that are declared career technical majors; additionally, who meet the qualifications of special populations. Special populations are persons with disabilities, single parents (including single pregnant women), individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children; and displaced homemakers, individuals that declare majors that are non-traditional for their gender, and individuals with limited English proficiency.

Qualified students may apply for assistance with childcare, textbook lending and transportation prior to the beginning of each semester. Special Populations students are eligible for walk-in tutoring and other learning support services while they are enrolled in courses at KC. For additional information, contact the Director of Instructional Student Support at (903) 236-2030.

Services Offered and Requirements of the Program

Services Offered:

  • Assistance with child care, textbook, gas assistance
  • Part-time employment
  • Referral to community resources
  • Tutoring and study skills assistance-Partnership with Student Success
  • Advising and personal counseling
  • Aptitude and interest assessments
  • Career planning, job readiness and placement services
  • ADA Services-Test Proctoring
  • Professional Development
  • Equipment for workforce programs
  • Nontraditional student advisement/mentoring

NOTE: Services are limited to Special Population students and Career Technical Students.

The program requirements are:

  • Career/Technical major
  • Full-time student
  • Show financial need
  • 2.0 GPA – progress to completion
Early Alert

Early Alert is an online early intervention system that allows faculty and staff members to refer students for support. An Early Alert is submitted if a KC employee feels that a student would benefit from additional resources leading to overall success. Students will receive an e-mail and/or phone call from a member of Instructional Student Support.

For information about Instructional Student Support:

Ebony Dennis
Instructional Student Support
(903) 236-2030
KC-Longview North Bldg. (LVNTH) 201-A
Mary Stephens
Assistant Coordinator
Instructional Student Support
(903) 236-2031
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LH) 200 Suite B
Sandy Teel
Assistant Coordinator, Special Populations
Kilgore College-Longview
(903) 236-2029
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LH) 200 Suite D
Shelby O'Connor
Learning Specialist
Student Success
(903) 988-7491
Student Support Bldg. (SSUPP), 112