Archive for July, 2014

East Texas Center for Independent Living establishes annual scholarship for sign language interpreting majors

Jul 22, 2014

The East Texas Center for Independent Living has established an annual scholarship for students pursuing a degree in sign language interpreting. According to Laura Mattheis, ETCIL’s executive director, there is a nationwide shortage of qualified and certified interpreters for the deaf community. ETCIL’s mission is to help people with disabilities achieve greater independence, self-sufficiency, and […]

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Awards of Excellence Luncheon recognizes talented award recipients

Jul 22, 2014
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Mary and Ted Walters Endowed Scholarship is ‘a family affair’

Jul 22, 2014

Ted Welborn Walters never forgot the discipline he learned in the U.S. Army in World War II, and it helped him instill similar work ethic and values in the three children he and his wife, Mary, raised. He always regretted not taking advantage of the educational opportunities of the G.I. Bill and made sure his […]

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‘Casting seeds on a fertile field’: Friends, family celebrate Story’s spirit of generosity

Jul 22, 2014

Funding a scholarship endowment is a lot like “casting seeds on a fertile field—you won’t necessarily see every seed come up, but you’re giving them a chance.” That’s the opinion of Sam Dawson, president and CEO of Southside Bank, when he thinks about the scholarship endowment that the bank set up in the name of […]

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Pico Technology donates equipment to new TJC electrical/electronic controls program

Jul 22, 2014

Students in Tyler Junior College’s new electrical/electronic controls technology program will be able to train on the latest in the field of electronics, thanks to a donation of equipment by Pico Technology. Pico Technology, a world leader in PC-based test and data acquisition equipment, donated 12 oscilloscopes to TJC’s new technology program. The scopes and […]

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The best medicine: Dental hygiene, nursing students benefit from Wade and Cameron scholarships

Jul 22, 2014

Two scholarship endowments will help fill the halls of TJC’s new Robert M. Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center with excellent, motivated students. Pamela Waites Wade Dental Hygiene Endowed Scholarship Pam Wade joined TJC in 1971 as a dental hygiene instructor. Over the next 42 years, she demonstrated commitment, excellence and determination to generations of […]

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Buies establish scholarship endowment for nursing students

Jul 22, 2014

“Life is an interesting journey,” Herbert Buie said. “Instead of seeing how high we can stack the resources we’ve been blessed with, we want to scatter them as much as possible in all directions to people who need a little help in life.” With that philosophy in mind, the Buies have established several scholarships at […]

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Sponsors help make summer 2013 program a success of Jurassic proportions

Jul 22, 2014

Last summer’s partnership between The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College and Discovery Science Place brought the thunder of prehistoric feet to East Texas. Their Jurassic Summer collaboration brought more than 30,000 visitors to enjoy educational exhibits and shows, hands-on learning opportunities and lifelike, animatronic displays. Yearlong, dinosaur-based programming continued […]

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TJC introduces first softball signing class, sets sights on Fall 2014 season

Jul 22, 2014

The era of Tyler Junior College softball officially began on Jan. 15. In front of their families and TJC faculty and staff, 17 student-athletes signed NJCAA National Letters of Intent in Wagstaff Gymnasium. “We are so excited that these ladies have chosen to begin their collegiate career at Tyler Junior College,” TJC Women’s Softball Head […]

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Apaches strike gold with 50th national title

Jul 22, 2014

Shortly after the Spring 2014 semester ended, the TJC athletics program was still in pursuit of its 50th national athletic championship in College history. The TJC men’s tennis and women’s tennis teams both came close, losing both of their national championship tournaments to ASA College of Brooklyn, N.Y. Then, sometime after midnight Thursday, May 29, […]

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