Griffin Ranch awards $57,500 to 23 at Kilgore College

Twenty-three Kilgore College students from the college’s service area were awarded a total of $57,500 in scholarships this year by the Griffin Ranch Scholarship.

Established in 2008 by Carlos “Scooter” Griffin and his wife, Debbie McGill Griffin, the scholarship is the first to implement the college’s “Two-Year Promise.”

The “Two-Year Promise” ensures recipients of the scholarship who complete their first year and follow the criteria will be first in line to receive the scholarship proceeds their sophomore year.

The goal of the selection committee is to ensure that students take advantage of two-year programs at KC and to have graduates of the college stay in the area to work in the East Texas workforce.

To provide a gift to scholarship funds at Kilgore College, contact Amber Kinsey, Scholarships and Alumni Relations Specialist, at (903) 988-7523 or .

Five KC instructors honored with NISOD award of excellence

Five Kilgore College instructors were awarded the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award. Instructors honored with the award were Angela Aulds (dance), Dewey Greer (process technology), Larry Kitchen (visual arts), Julian Redfearn (business and management) and Debbie Williams (biology).

Kitchen is Kilgore College’s 2019 Minnie Stevens Piper Professor nominee and recipient of the Hamilton F. and Kathryn G. Beeson Teaching Award.

NISOD’s Excellence Award recognizes faculty, staff and administrators each year who “demonstrate an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues.”

Recipients of the award will be honored May 25 through 28 in Austin during NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence held in conjunction with the group’s annual conference.

Each recipient received a medallion.

“Recognizing those individuals who have contributed to student success and their colleges’ mission is something we look forward to doing each year,” NISOD Executive Director Edward J. Leach said. “The extraordinary work of these instructors includes not only what they do for their students and colleagues, but what they do for the communities in which they live and work. We’re honored to be able to play a part in celebrating their achievements.”

from staff reports