Archive for October, 2010

Another TJC Incubator Graduate Wins Award

Oct 24, 2010 by

In September 2000, when Larry Edgerton put $10,000 into a home medical equipment business, he had a desk, a chair and a 136-square-foot office; and he was his only employee. In collaboration with TJC’s Tyler Area Business Incubator and its Small Business Development Center and Service Corps of Retired Executives, the incubator provided Edgerton with […]

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Promise Three is More Than Just Volunteering

Oct 24, 2010 by

Community service means different things to different people. When noted educational writer Arthur Cohen wrote his first edition of one of the premier books about America’s community colleges in 1982, he identified community service as cultural events, workshops and non-credit courses. To many TJC students, however, community service often means participating in a fund-raiser, helping […]

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Forensics team brings home national titles

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The effectiveness of U.N. sanctions on Iran? Debatable. The long-term probability of Sarah Jessica Parker’s influence on fashion and pop culture? Also somewhat debatable. What is not up for debate is that Tyler Junior College’s forensics team had a season for the record books. Not only did the six-member squad interpret, debate and persuade its […]

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Investing in the future – the fun way

Oct 24, 2010

Thirty-three students will receive $1,000 scholarships to Tyler Junior College because of the 22nd Annual TJC Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament, held September 10, 2009, at Eagle’s Bluff Country Club. A record 68 sponsors contributed to the successful event, which also featured lunch with D.D. Lewis, former Dallas Cowboys linebacker. Lewis spoke about his career and […]

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Junior League of Tyler Women’s Scholarship

Oct 24, 2010

We expect gifts on our birthdays. But when the Junior League of Tyler celebrates an anniversary, the giving flows outward. In honor of its 60th anniversary, Junior League of Tyler has given $60,000 to establish a scholarship to benefit Smith County women returning to higher education at Tyler Junior College. “This scholarship is a perfect […]

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Putting their money where their hearts are

Oct 24, 2010

Tyler Junior College scholarships are often the result of passionate community members who want to see students succeed in an area that is meaningful to them. The new Social Science Department Scholarship of Excellence is the result of perhaps those most dedicated to student success at TJC– the faculty. Faculty from the College’s social sciences […]

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Phi Theta Kappa Year Was Like a ‘Championship’

Oct 24, 2010

The biggest headlines associated with colleges and universities these days are usually devoted to sports accomplishments and athletic rivalries. And even though TJC did claim four national athletic titles during the year – that’s right, four in one year – those championships cannot match the feelings the year’s academic achievements brought to TJC, President Dr. […]

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Maintenance funds make Wagstaff additions possible

Oct 24, 2010

The long-anticipated Phase II of the Wagstaff Gym renovation is under way and should be complete by Nov. 1. The gym is being expanded to provide new and additional locker rooms to better accommodate men’s and women’s athletics. “When the work is finished, Wagstaff Gym will be among the finest facilities anywhere in our region,” […]

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Anonymous gift brings turf to Hartley Field

Oct 24, 2010

One of two soccer fields at Pat Hartley Field will sport artificial turf after construction is complete this summer. The field to receive turf is the west field and it will be striped for both soccer and football. The Apache football team will utilize the turf field for practices while men’s and women’s soccer teams […]

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Donation makes Genecov rennovation possible

Oct 24, 2010

Thanks to an anonymous gift of $335,000, the College will begin renovation of biology and chemistry labs in the Aleck Genecov Science Building in Spring 2011. The gift will pay for upgrades to nine labs in the two-and-a-half-story structure, bringing them to state-of-the art capabilities. Maintenance funds will be paired with the donation so that […]

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