Archive for July, 2013

Scholarship fund created in memory of ‘forever Apache’ Kenneth Prater

Jul 17, 2013

As the husband of former activities director Emma Lou Prater, Kenneth Prater logged countless miles in TJC vans, transporting TJC cheerleading squads to games and competitions. When he wasn’t driving cheerleaders – and even in the years after Emma Lou retired – he was driving the family car so he and Emma Lou could watch […]

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TJC receives national award for educational fundraising

Jul 17, 2013

Tyler Junior College is one of four public, two-year institutions nationwide – and the only two-year institution in Texas – to be recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), for overall performance in educational fundraising. CASE has named 68 colleges and universities and 18 independent schools as recipients of its 2013 […]

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Alumni couple establishes the Rick and Bonnie Rayford Scholarship Endowment

Jul 17, 2013

Giving back to their alma mater, Tyler Junior College alumni Rick and Bonnie Rayford, of Tyler, have established an endowed scholarship to help TJC students follow their dreams and expand their God-given talents. “The reason I wanted to establish a scholarship at TJC was so that I could give back to the institution that influenced […]

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National titles once again for men’s, women’s tennis

Jul 17, 2013

Women’s Tennis The Apache Ladies tennis team claimed its fourth straight NJCAA Division I Women’s Tennis national championship May 9, at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson, Ariz. It was the ladies’ 17th national championship. The Apache Ladies have now won four consecutive titles for the second time in school history after winning five […]

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Six Apaches inducted into Circle of Honor

Jul 17, 2013

Tyler Junior College recognized a new group of inductees into the TJC Sports Circle of Honor during an awards luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 16. The 2013 inductees were: Ivory Lee Brown, football, 1988-89 Ike Forte, football, 1973-74Mandy Nall, tennis, 1987-89 Scott Stewart, tennis, 1987-89 Terry Stillabower, basketball, 1964-66 Delton Wright, football coach, 1981-95 Donning their […]

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Apache Band and Belles take service trip to Japan

Jul 17, 2013

The Apache Band and Belles spent their spring break on a service trip to Japan, where they performed for U.S. troops stationed at Yokosuka and Atsugi naval bases near Tokyo. About 100 TJC students, alumni, parents and staff went on the 10-day trip, which also included many opportunities to learn about Japanese customs and culture. […]

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Broadway Bound: Student nabs summer internship in New York

Jul 17, 2013

Over spring break in March, theater major Sydney Walter began mulling her summer internship options. Through an online search, the Garland sophomore came across a notice for a summer program at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in New York City, one of the oldest playhouses on Broadway. “I had already applied a few other places, […]

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The Voice: Detoured by wheelchair, TJC debater paves new way to success

Jul 17, 2013

Theresa Boyd believes that whoever said silence is golden never had their voice stripped away. That’s one reason she competes so actively on Tyler Junior College’s speech team. The 28-year-old Neches sophomore says she “never shuts up” these days. But that wasn’t always the case. She wasn’t able to speak for many months after being […]

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