Archive for March, 2015

Apache Belles visit State Capitol, perform in inaugural parade of Gov. Greg Abbott

Mar 30, 2015

The Tyler Junior College Apache Belles traveled to Austin on Tuesday, Jan. 20, for the inaugural ceremony and parade for Greg Abbott, the 48th governor of Texas. “This was a momentous day in the history of Texas,” Apache Belles Director Jasilyn Schaefer said, “and the Apache Belles were honored to take part.” Following the inauguration […]

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TJC, ETMC collaborate on emergency medical services professions program

Mar 30, 2015

In August, TJC and East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System announced a partnership agreement designed to strengthen the TJC’s emergency medical services professions (EMSP) program, which provides certificates and associate’s degrees to graduates. The program also provides improved professional development opportunities for ETMC. “We are very excited to partner with a respected East Texas […]

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Drain, Johnson appointed to assistant vice president positions

Mar 30, 2015

Dr. Tom Johnson and Dr. Tim Drain have assumed new responsibilities at Tyler Junior College. Johnson has been named assistant vice president for student services. Drain has been named assistant vice president for student engagement. In this new role, Johnson will work with key leaders from the institution, including the dean for enrollment management and […]

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Mejia named TJC provost and vice president for academic and student affairs

Mar 30, 2015

Dr. Juan E. Mejia, who joined Tyler Junior College as vice president for student affairs in October 2013, has been appointed to serve as TJC provost and vice president for academic and student affairs. Mejia served as a founding member for South Texas College in McAllen, where he had served as chief academic officer since […]

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Azalea Orthopedics Scholarship Golf Tournament scores another hole-in-one

Mar 30, 2015

The 27th annual Tyler Junior College Foundation scholarship golf tournament shattered previous fund-raising records for the event. Held Sept. 4, 2014 at Hollytree Country Club in Tyler, the event raised $75,000 in scholarships as a result of the generosity of 69 sponsors and 28 teams. Golf tournaments are a popular choice for fund-raising, and the […]

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Porsche club event raises funds for Ron Wakefield Scholarship in Automotive Technology

Mar 30, 2015

On Sept. 28, the Dallas-area Porsche Club came to Tyler for one of the most interesting and entertaining automobile events ever in Northeast Texas. The event was held in a French barn known as “Le Auto Grange,” owned by local car enthusiast Billy Hibbs. Hibbs’ garage features a factory Porsche 908 short-tail coupe, all eight […]

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TJC receives educational fundraising national award, district award for annual report

Mar 30, 2015

For the second year in a row, Tyler Junior College has received national recognition for overall performance in educational fundraising. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has named 84 colleges and universities and 20 independent schools as recipients of its 2014 Educational Fundraising Awards, which recognize institutions for overall performance and improvement […]

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TJC takes reins on The Park of East Texas/East Texas State Fair scholarship

Mar 30, 2015

More than 2,000 organizations, clubs, and associations have channeled millions of dollars through TJC in the form of scholarships. One such organization, The Park of East Texas, began funding the East Texas State Fair Scholarship in 1992 through proceeds from its annual East Texas State Fair. Since then, more than $400,000 has been awarded to […]

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A teacher’s legacy lives on through Mary Helen Gaiser scholarship endowment

Mar 30, 2015

When Don Gaiser sought a way to honor his mother, Mary Helen Gaiser, he could think of nothing more fitting than endowing a scholarship at Tyler Junior College. Mrs. Gaiser finished her final years of more than a half-century of teaching at TJC, retiring at age 78. “She’d be very, very honored by this,” said […]

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Endowed scholarships invest in futures of business, medical students

Mar 30, 2015

James C. Wynne Endowed Scholarship The city of Tyler helped make James (Jimmy) Wynne an outstanding man and citizen, and he spent a great deal of his life trying to repay that debt. Now, through an endowed scholarship in his name, funded through the generosity of Virginia L. Gatewood and the Gatewood-Hawkins Foundation, his efforts […]

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