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Jenkins’ legendary reign led to building name, statue

Jan 06, 2014 by

Standing just over 5 feet tall, Dr. Harry E. Jenkins was obviously not a giant of a man. But to Tyler Junior College, he was as big as Texas – a visionary with the ability to make the extraordinary happen to the benefit of the institution. Under his reign, TJC grew from a tiny college […]

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Alumni awards dinner kicks off TJC Homecoming activities

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Four alumni who have contributed to the College and to the Tyler community were honored Friday, Oct. 25, at the annual TJC Alumni Association Awards Dinner, as part of annual homecoming activities. Honored this year were: Mary Payne Lowe ’62, Distinguished Alumna Award (the highest award given to an alumnus); Dr. Paul Powell, Black and […]

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New Apache Band residential floor honors legendary director, Edwin ‘Pinky’ Fowler

Jan 06, 2014

During 2013 TJC Homecoming festivities, Apache Band members were officially welcomed to their new home, the Edwin “Pinky” Fowler Floor in the Louise H. and Joseph Z. Ornelas Residential Complex. Band alumni and friends of Tyler Junior College attended a dedication ceremony for the floor previous to the annual Alumni Awards Homecoming Dinner. Pinky’s son […]

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Energy Center will allow for expansion, new programs on West Campus

Jan 06, 2014

A new, workforce-training center on the Tyler Junior College West Campus will serve the energy sector and address other industry needs. Set to open in Fall 2015, the Energy Center will be a $7.56 million three-story addition to the Skills Training Center on the West Campus. Funded primarily through tax increment financing, the center will […]

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TJC breaks ground on Robert M. Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center

Jan 06, 2014

In Tyler, health care has become a $3 billion industry supporting more than 25,000 area jobs. By late 2013, four major medical facilities in East Texas had invested $190 million in new construction to increase the capacity and quality of patient care, creating the need for more health care personnel. To meet that ever-growing need […]

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Leaving behind a legacy: Scholarship endowments funded through estate giving

Jan 06, 2014

Two Tyler Junior College scholarships have been funded through estate giving — the final act of generous people who desired above all to give others an opportunity to succeed in life. Sarah Lois Moseley Motes Nursing Endowed Scholarship Sarah Motes had a 70-year career in nursing. That alone is notable, but 50 of those years […]

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Tyler Executive Women’s Network establishes annual scholarship for business majors

Jan 06, 2014

The Tyler Executive Women’s Network has established an annual scholarship at Tyler Junior College, to further the organization’s mission of helping East Texas women become successful in business. The Tyler Executive Women’s Network Annual Scholarship supports women living in Smith County who plan to major in business or a business-related field. The 2013-14 recipient is […]

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Tyler Junior College employees increase annual giving for scholarships, United Way

Jan 06, 2014

The Tyler Junior College Foundation launched its annual giving campaign for TJC employees to help support the College and the community based non-profit, United Way of Smith County. The campaign began in early September and final results were announced in mid-October, with a total of $47,669 raised through this year’s campaign – an increase of […]

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Foundation hosts record-breaking scholarship golf tournament

Jan 06, 2014

It was the 26th anniversary of Tyler Junior College Foundation’s annual scholarship golf tournament, and TJC students got the gifts. The event was held Sept. 5 at Hollytree Country Club. Thanks to record-breaking community support of this year’s event, dozens of scholarships will change the lives and careers of dozens of TJC students. Azalea Orthopedics […]

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