327 students are candidates for fall commencement at Kilgore College
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327 students are candidates for fall commencement

Long time history instructor Stoud will give graduation address

(Above) Graduation speaker David Stroud.

Long time Kilgore College history instructor David Stroud will give the commencement address at fall graduation Dec. 14.

The graduation ceremony is set for 7 p.m. in Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore campus.

Friday night’s procession will include a majority of 327 graduation applicants, and 406 degrees and certificates are expected to be awarded.

Stroud, a native of East Texas, was born in Tyler and graduated from Henderson High School before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps in January of 1964.

He served in Vietnam as an infantryman before becoming a drill instructor in 1966 at Parris Island, South Carolina.

He continued that duty until attending Stephen F. Austin State University in 1968.  At SFASU, he received a bachelor’s degree in history in 1972 and a master’s degree in history.

Stroud then taught four years at West Rusk Independent School District before joining the KC faculty in 1977, where he continues to teach.

In addition to receiving numerous teaching awards, Stroud has written several books and had several articles published in history magazines including Texas Ranger Dispatch, Gun Report and Man at Arms.

Books Stroud has written include Ector’s Texas Brigade & the Army of Tennessee, 1862-1865 (2005), Flames & Vengeance—the Presidential Election of 1860 (1992), Grazing Fire, Sword & Revolver Presentations, 1861-1865 (1985) and Inscribed Union Swords, 1861-1865 (1983).  



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