Archive for August, 2015

Dental hygiene graduates honor former professor, issue $10,000 challenge for others to contribute

Aug 06, 2015

Students know the challenges of paying for schooling, and graduates of the dental hygiene class of 2015 are giving back to help future students. They contributed $1,000 toward the establishment of an endowed scholarship in honor of retiring professor Nancy Stewart and have challenged others to help raise the rest of the required $10,000 for […]

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Dentists raise more than $300,000 in support of new dental clinic

Aug 06, 2015

When the TJC dental hygiene program began in 1969, it was state of the art. While teeth haven’t changed in the last 46 years, the technology and techniques used in the modern dental office have seen radical changes. A few years ago, TJC leadership was advised during a review that the program was in danger […]

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A Truly Community Project: Contributors give generously to new Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center

Aug 06, 2015

Tyler Junior College’s new Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center isn’t just an enormous, new, state-of-the-art healthcare training facility. It’s a tribute to what happens when a community truly believes in and throws its considerable support behind the college’s mission. The center is the most ambitious capital project in TJC’s 88-year history, and […]

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Four TJC professors named 2015 endowed teaching chairs

Aug 06, 2015

Four Tyler Junior College professors have distinguished themselves as endowed teaching chairs for 2015. The TJC Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence program enables professors to nominate and reward their peers who demonstrate excellence as educators. This year’s endowed chair recipients are: • Gigi Delk, computer information systems/game and simulation development professor, The Mable Williams Endowed […]

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TJC communications students win 39 awards, sweep top honors at state conference

Aug 06, 2015

Tyler Junior College communications and media students swept the competition at their annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association conference held this spring in San Antonio. TJC brought home 39 awards in all and took top honors in their division for the student newspaper, The Apache Pow Wow. The students won Best of Show for Division 3, […]

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Form & Function: New Energy Center was built with learning and innovation in mind

Aug 06, 2015

In the lobby of the new TJC Energy Center is an abstract sculpture made with 48 two-by-four wood planks mounted to the wall in a seemingly bizarre, unwieldy pattern. The discussion piece is striking and looks out of place when you first see it. “That’s everybody’s first question: What is it?” Brandy Ziegler, project architect […]

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Mixing it Up: Visual, performance programs combine for first-ever TJC Festival of the Arts

Aug 06, 2015

Anyone who has attended a concert, show or exhibit on campus knows Tyler Junior College consistently produces some of the best performing and visual arts East Texas has to offer; but never had there been one, big, overarching event celebrating that fact. All that changed in April with TJC’s inaugural Festival of the Arts. The […]

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The Student Becomes the Teacher: TJC speech alumnus inspires a student of his own and wins Sondheim award

Aug 06, 2015

Tyler Junior College has two connections to this year’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards: A winning teacher and the student who nominated him. JP Fugler, a former TJC student and current speech teacher at Van High School, is one of 13 educators nationwide – and the only winner […]

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Back-to-back champs! Apaches capture 2nd consecutive World Series title

Aug 06, 2015

Apaches take 2nd consecutive NJCAA Division III World Series title The Apaches baseball team (41-8) defeated Joliet Junior College, 10-9, May 27 in Kinston, N.C., to become the 2015 NJCAA Division III National Champions, defending their 2014 title won in Tyler. The back-to-back national title run brought to 52 the number of athletic championships in […]

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