Counseling and Academic Advising

Assistance and services so students can reach their goals.

Get help with academic advising and counseling:

Professional advisors provide a variety of services to students such as educational, career and short-term mental health counseling. Consultation is available on a walk-in basis most of the year; however, appointments are suggested. The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of the Devall Student Center in Kilgore and in the Hendrix building at KC-Longview.

Students with disabilities: Students who have disabilities, are academically or economically disadvantaged, are majoring in nontraditional programs for their gender, or have English as a second language are considered Special Populations.

They should see Hollyann Davis, the Special Populations Counselor, for more information. Her office is on the second floor of the Devall Student Center.  Call her administrative assistant at (903) 983-8206 or e-mail her for more information.  Visit the Special Populations webpage.


Counseling and Academic Advising

The 42-Hour Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum is defined by the state of Texas as “curriculum in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, political, social, and cultural history, that all graduates of an institution of higher education are required to complete before receiving a baccalaureate degree." KC's Core Curriculum consists of 42 semester credit hours that will transfer as the core to any state college or university. After completing the core, a student may need only 18 additional semester credit hours to receive the associate of arts or the associate of science degree.

Core Objectives to be achieved in the Core Curriculum:

  • Critical Thinking Skills - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
  • Communication Skills - to include effective development, interpretation and ideas through written, oral and visual communication expression of
  • Empirical and Quantitative Skills - to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions
  • Teamwork - to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal
  • Personal Responsibility - to include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making
  • Social Responsibility: to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
Career Resources and Career Exploration Tips

Career Resources Links:

Additional Career Exploration Tips:

  • We encourage students to explore various career options by taking introductory courses in fields such as business, engineering, psychology or other programs to learn more about these fields.
  • Another helpful course is College Success Strategies (COLS 0100, 0110, and 0120).
  • Finally, our faculty and staff have strong interest in helping students who want to know more about a particular field. Just ask!

Also, visit the KC Career Resources website for additional help.

Disability Services for KC Students

The college provides services to students with documented disabilities. For information, visit the Disability Disability Services webpage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Important Files:

For information about Counseling and Academic Advising:

Deborah Metcalf
Administrative Assistant
Counseling and Advising
(903) 983-8206
Devall Student Center (DEVAL), 2nd Floor
Pam Gatton
Counseling and Testing
(903) 983-8208
Devall Student Center (DEVAL), 246
Hollyann Davis
Coord. of Disability Services
Special Populations
(903) 983-8682
Devall Student Center (DEVAL), 2nd Floor
Melissa Dobbs
Academic Counselor
(903) 236-2033
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX)
Will Massey
Enrollment Advisor
(903) 236-2032
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 100
Jeanette Miller
Academic Advisor
Public Services & Industrial Technologies
(903) 983-8284
Whitten Applied Technology (ATC), 109-A
Laura Mulanax
Health Science Academic Advisor
Math - Science and Health Sciences
(903) 983-8184
Canterbury Engineering Science (CANT), 208
Jennifer Quine
General Academic Counselor
Mental Health Counselor
(903) 983-8285
Devall Student Center (DEVAL), 244
Alex Knox
Academic Advisor
Arts and Mathematical Sciences
(903) 983-8185
Old Main Building, 148