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KC will hold ribbon cutting, grand re-opening of Stark Hall Aug. 16

Kilgore College will host a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening of Stark Hall on Wednesday – showcasing the modern upgrades recently completed to the high-rise residential hall.

The event is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, in front of Stark Hall, located at 607 Elder Street.

After the ribbon cutting, guests will be invited inside the dormitory to see first-hand the radical transformation of the residential living space.

“This monumental achievement stands as a testament to the remarkable vision and commitment demonstrated by the Kilgore College Board of Trustees, whose commitment of $2.2 million has breathed new life into this residential hall,” said Dr. Brenda Kays, KC president. “Through our board’s visionary support, our students will now live in a revitalized, cutting-edge, and more secure living space that will truly foster growth and academic excellence.”

Renovations to the dormitory by Riley Harris Construction include communal restrooms converted into individual, private bathroom pods; replacement of windows, new paint throughout the entire interior of the facility, refurbished hallways, refinished terrazzo floors throughout, refurbished concrete stair steps, additional lighting in the hallways, installation of ceiling fans in all dorm rooms and renovated lobby bathrooms.

Stark Hall was built in 1970 and is the tallest building in Kilgore. It is primarily used to house student-athletes and comfortably houses 178 students.

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