Archive for December, 2012

Coach Peterson surprised with tennis endowment established in his name

Dec 14, 2012

After learning about Coach John E. Peterson’s retirement, the TJC tennis teams, his former students, colleagues, friends, family and the Tyler tennis community came together to surprise him with the establishment of an endowed scholarship during a dinner in his honor in September. The tennis coaches and former players set a fundraising goal of $10,000 […]

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Cathryn P. Cates inspires new award of excellence scholarship

Dec 14, 2012

The Tyler Junior College Biological and Physical Sciences department faculty established an award of excellence in honor of Cathryn Patterson Cates, a former biology faculty member. Each year, the TJC Biological Sciences faculty and Cathryn Cates will recognize a student that has excelled in Biological Sciences courses with the Dale and Cathryn Cates Award of […]

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Endowment celebrates J.W. Johnson’s passion for music, life and learning

Dec 14, 2012

Alumni of TJC’s Harmony & Understanding and friends of the College gave generously to establish the Harmony and Understanding Heritage Endowment, which provides ongoing funding for Harmony & Understanding to continue to entertain local, statewide, national and international audiences. When the Harmony alumni group held their 40th anniversary reunion last year, they accepted a challenge […]

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Powells establish new endowment for scholarships

Dec 14, 2012

Dr. Paul W. and Cathy A. Powell, longtime pastor and wife, established a scholarship endowment that benefits deserving Tyler Junior College students for years to come. The Paul W. and Cathy A. Powell Endowed Scholarship will provide one scholarship each year to a full-time student pursing an associate’s degree. The recipient can use the scholarship […]

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Bowers named first recipient of Bullard Rotary Club Annual Scholarship

Dec 14, 2012

Andre Bowers is the first recipient of the Bullard Rotary Club Annual Scholarship, established through the Tyler Junior College Foundation. Bowers, a 2012 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, is a freshman in the TJC Automotive Technology program. As part of the scholarship criteria, the recipient must have participated in their high […]

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Norman named first recipient of Mary Payne Lowe Apache Belle Scholarship

Dec 14, 2012

Mary Payne Lowe adored her years as a Tyler Junior College Apache Belle from 1960 to 1962. This fall, she and her fellow members from those years celebrated their 50th anniversary on the Apache Belle line. To honor her time on TJC’s famed precision dance team, Mrs. Lowe and her husband Dick, who live in […]

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25th TJC Foundation Golf Tournament sets record for scholarship funds

Dec 14, 2012

There are expected terms heard on the golf course, like bogie, hole-in-one, sand trap and mulligan. The 25th anniversary Tyler Junior College Foundation scholarship golf tournament featured others too, such as excellence, ultrasound, sign language, record breaking and building the future. A record 30 teams participated in the Sept. 6 tournament at Hollytree Country Club […]

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Men’s soccer team wins third title in four years

Dec 14, 2012

Men’s Soccer The Apaches won their third NJCAA Division 1 Soccer Championship in the past four seasons by defeating Louisburg College in the national tournament final in Albany, Ga., 1-0. The lone goal came in overtime from sophomore midfielder Joseph Pratt. The Apaches finished their regular season with a 16-3-1 mark and advanced to the […]

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Drain named NACDA Athletic Director of the Year

Dec 14, 2012

In June, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics announced the 29 winners of the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year Award. Of the 29 winners, only four are allocated in the Junior/Community College division with Tyler Junior College Athletic Director Dr. Tim Drain receiving the JC/CC West Region honors. All NACDA-member directors […]

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Creature comforts: Students enthusiastic to volunteer at animal sanctuary

Dec 14, 2012

Cleaning animal habitats and hauling hay might not appear to be the most enticing community service project, but several Tyler Junior College students have done this – and they’ve happily signed up to go back for more. Last spring, TJC students began making periodic visits to Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch and the Doris Day […]

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