Community Spotlight: Margaret Perkins

Nov 07, 2017 by

“Having taken courses at Tyler Junior College myself and through working with the Literacy Council of Tyler, which is located on the TJC West Campus, I have always been impressed with the dedication and professionalism of the administration and the faculty. The benefits of supporting TJC are many. Donors can be confident that their gifts […]

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Molding Students for Success

Nov 07, 2017 by

While David Funk is a potter by avocation, today he is helping mold students to reach their full potential. As administrator of TJC’s Presidential Honors Program, Funk coordinates the activities of 300 freshmen and sophomores who are part of a program for high-achieving students. (See related story, Page 4.) “This is a different learning environment […]

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Metke reflects on 10 years at TJC

Nov 07, 2017 by

Asked about his first impression of Tyler Junior College when he stepped on campus as president in 2007, and Dr. Mike Metke’s eyes twinkle and a smile crosses his face. “My wife Donna and I still remark about how unprepared we were for what a wonderful, special place TJC is,” Metke said. “There’s a good […]

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Why I Give

Feb 15, 2017

“I grew up in a small, rural town in East Texas; and funding college was not an option for my family. Fortunately, I received a scholarship while attending TJC which put me on the path to realize my educational goals. I believe that the gift from Four Seasons Women’s Health will open that same door […]

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TJC Promise: Providing a Path to Higher Education

Feb 14, 2017

A bold, new scholarship initiative has been launched in honor of TJC’s 90th anniversary: The TJC Promise. Recognizing the need to build a college-going culture that will strengthen the workforce of the future, communities nationwide are creating opportunities for students who might not otherwise be able to attend college. The pioneer of the “promise scholarship” […]

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The way it ‘Ott’ to be

Feb 14, 2017

For TJC biology professor Betsy Ott, nothing is more rewarding than to see the light bulb go off in a student. “When you share a field you love with someone who may or may not share your passion, and you see him or her go, ‘I get it,’ it’s very rewarding,” says Dr. Ott, who […]

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Hard work takes Stratton Hibbs from TJC to Oxford University

Feb 14, 2017

Tyler Junior College can help you get where you want to go – even if where you want to go is Oxford University. In addition to his work as a standout student at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Stratton Hibbs took dual-credit classes at TJC, simultaneously earning college credits while in high school. […]

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Apache Magazine Winter 2017

Feb 14, 2017
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Tyler couple creates opportunities for TJC nursing students to succeed

Feb 07, 2017

The facilities and programs of Tyler Junior College reflect the legacy of the many benefactors who have contributed to the institution since its founding. Inside the new Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center, a skills lab has been named in remembrance of community pillar Michael D. Gollob. The naming plate reads, “Generously gifted […]

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Doubletime: Alba-Golden senior to graduate high school and TJC simultaneously

Feb 29, 2016

There are highly motivated students, and then there’s Jaselyn Riley. The 17-year-old Alba-Golden senior isn’t just graduating from high school in May, she’s also receiving her associate’s degree from Tyler Junior College. What prompted this burst of achievement? Apparently, it runs in the family. “I always knew I wanted to take college courses in high […]

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