Archive for February, 2017

Why I Give

Feb 15, 2017 by

“I grew up in a small, rural town in East Texas; and funding college was not an option for my family. Fortunately, I received a scholarship while attending TJC which put me on the path to realize my educational goals. I believe that the gift from Four Seasons Women’s Health will open that same door […]

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The Spirit of Apacheland

Feb 14, 2017 by

On September 17,1926, TJC officially opened its doors  in Tyler High School, with 93 students and nine faculty members. Nine students were in the first graduating class. TJC gave residents of the Tyler area access to quality higher education, offering limited courses in traditional liberal arts and pragmatic courses in public school music and home […]

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TJC Promise: Providing a Path to Higher Education

Feb 14, 2017 by

A bold, new scholarship initiative has been launched in honor of TJC’s 90th anniversary: The TJC Promise. Recognizing the need to build a college-going culture that will strengthen the workforce of the future, communities nationwide are creating opportunities for students who might not otherwise be able to attend college. The pioneer of the “promise scholarship” […]

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‘Fore’ the future: TJC Foundation Golf Tournament raises more than $100,000 to support TJC scholarships

Feb 14, 2017

Abbi Splawn graduated from Tyler Junior College in 2009, but she remembers with perfect clarity the impact TJC scholarships made on her future. Upon graduating from TJC, Splawn went on to the University of Louisiana Monroe and became a pharmacist. She now owns and operates Overton Pharmacy. Splawn shared her story during the luncheon for […]

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The way it ‘Ott’ to be

Feb 14, 2017

For TJC biology professor Betsy Ott, nothing is more rewarding than to see the light bulb go off in a student. “When you share a field you love with someone who may or may not share your passion, and you see him or her go, ‘I get it,’ it’s very rewarding,” says Dr. Ott, who […]

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Hard work takes Stratton Hibbs from TJC to Oxford University

Feb 14, 2017

Tyler Junior College can help you get where you want to go – even if where you want to go is Oxford University. In addition to his work as a standout student at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Stratton Hibbs took dual-credit classes at TJC, simultaneously earning college credits while in high school. […]

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Third Time’s a Charm for TJC Baseball

Feb 14, 2017

And for TJC Head Baseball Coach Doug Wren, the first and second times were pretty great, too. Wren is the head coach of the TJC Apache baseball team that earlier this year won the national championship for an unprecedented third year in a row – and fourth overall. Apache magazine sat down with Coach Wren […]

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TJC Alumnus Jimmy Butler Wins Gold

Feb 14, 2017

When TJC alumnus Jimmy Butler won gold (a TJC first!) as a member of the U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball Team in Rio last year, it wasn’t a surprise for TJC head basketball coach Mike Marquis. He recognized the young player’s potential for greatness back in 2007 when he invited the overlooked high school recruit to […]

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TJC offers new Bachelor’s Degree

Feb 14, 2017

For the first time in its 90-year history, TJC offers a Bachelor of Science degree that will provide dental hygiene graduates with new opportunities for professional growth, ranging from education and administration to research and public health. In December, TJC advanced from a Level I institution of higher education to Level II. The designation was […]

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