From staff reports

Cosmetology student wins scholarship

A Kilgore College cosmetology student was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society.

Denis Garcia of Tatum was one of 250 outstanding NTHS members to receive the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship. She is the third Kilgore College student in the past six years to receive this scholarship.

Lillian Jackson, cosmetology instructor at KC, nominated Garcia.

According to Kilgore College, NTHS works in partnership with national student leadership organizations to promote educational excellence and award scholarships to career and technical education students.

Find more information about the cosmetology program at Kilgore College at www.kilgore.edu/cosmetology .

LETU aviation student awarded scholarship

LeTourneau University sophomore aviation major Jacob Hansen from Hamilton, Missouri, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Capt. Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund.

The fund is named after Dahl who, on Sept. 11, 2001, piloted the hijacked Boeing 757 United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in the Pennsylvania field near Shanksville, killing all on board.

141 scholarships have been awarded since 2002, according to LeTourneau University.

Originally, the fund provided scholarships only for his alma mater San Jose State University and Metro State University in Denver, where Dahl lived, but it expanded to other schools in the nation in 2011. Since then, out of seven applications from LeTourneau University students, four have been winners of the scholarship, according to fund secretary Kevin Larson.

“This rate ranks Le Tourneau as one of the most successful schools in the Capt. Jason Dahl Family,” Larson said. “It is a testament to the quality of your program and students.”

LeTourneau Dean of the College of Aviation and Aeronautical Science Fred Ritchey said he was pleased to hear of the student’s success.

“We are proud of Jacob and appreciate the kind words from Mr. Larson,” he said.

“We also appreciate the dedication and generosity of the Capt. Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund Board in setting up this scholarship.”

Barber program begins at KC-Longview

Kilgore College will start a program next week for students interested in becoming a licensed barber.

Classes will be held at the Longview campus, meeting Mondays through Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m., and every other Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Graduates of the program will complete the 1,500 hours required to take the state licensure examination to earn certification as a Class A Barber.

Total cost for the program per current tuition and fee schedules is $3,643 for in-district residents and $6,645 for out-of-district. Textbooks, uniforms, barber tools and supplies will cost about $855. The classes are credit classes and qualify for financial aid.

In addition, barber classes will be offered for individuals with a cosmetology operator license who wish to earn a barber license. Three courses offered as continuing education will give students the 300 hours required for the crossover. These classes do not qualify for financial aid.

Tuition for the crossover classes will be about $387 each for a total of $1,161.

Crossover cosmetology-to-barber students will also need to purchase textbooks and supplies.

In late July, the barber program will open its doors to the public for reduced-price haircuts and shaves.

In addition, first-responders and veterans will be given appreciation cards for $3 haircuts/shaves.

For more information, visit www.kilgore.edu/barber .