Archive for November, 2017

Community Spotlight: Margaret Perkins

Nov 07, 2017 by

“Having taken courses at Tyler Junior College myself and through working with the Literacy Council of Tyler, which is located on the TJC West Campus, I have always been impressed with the dedication and professionalism of the administration and the faculty. The benefits of supporting TJC are many. Donors can be confident that their gifts […]

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Molding Students for Success

Nov 07, 2017 by

While David Funk is a potter by avocation, today he is helping mold students to reach their full potential. As administrator of TJC’s Presidential Honors Program, Funk coordinates the activities of 300 freshmen and sophomores who are part of a program for high-achieving students. (See related story, Page 4.) “This is a different learning environment […]

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Nursing scholarship honors Davida M. Edwards

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In the 1950s, Davida M. Edwards was asked by legendary TJC President Dr. Harry Jenkins to recruit the first class of nursing students for the Texas Eastern School of Nursing – the forerunner to TJC’s Associate Degree Nursing program. Today, her family has established the Davida M. Edwards Nursing Scholarship Endowment in her honor. The […]

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A New Vision for Performing Arts at TJC

Nov 07, 2017

With the Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center firmly establishing its western frontier in recent years, Tyler Junior College is now looking to conquer its territory to the east. Several projects are in the works on the eastern boundary of the main campus, including an expansion and renovation of Wise Auditorium and a joint facility […]

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TJC’s 90th Anniversary gala raises $445,000 for new scholarship program

Nov 07, 2017

In honor of its 90th anniversary, Tyler Junior College hosted the most ambitious fundraising event in its history – raising more than $445,000 for the new TJC Promise. The TJC Promise is a bold, new initiative that will provide an earned scholarship to eligible high school students within the College’s tax district, including Chapel Hill, […]

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TJC provost receives statewide recognition

Nov 07, 2017

Dr. Juan E. Mejia, Tyler Junior College provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, has been recognized as the recipient of the Texas Association of Community Colleges’ (TACC) Nelson Administrative Leadership Award. TACC includes all 50 public community college districts in Texas and is the backbone organization for advocacy, policy, legislation and collaboration […]

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There’s no place like home – TJC alumni who learned, trained and stayed in East Texas

Nov 07, 2017

After they cross the stage and pick up their diplomas, college graduates often leave town for parts unknown, only to return for homecoming weekends and reunions. However, many Tyler Junior College alumni say they found their life’s work here while they were students. They trained and held internships at area businesses or in the growing […]

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LEGENDARY: Inman, Tomlin named first ‘Legends of TJC’ honorees

Nov 07, 2017

During its 90th anniversary year, Tyler Junior College created the Legends of TJC, a new program honoring its most notable living alumni. “We have such a rich history of tradition,” TJC President Dr. Mike Metke said. “What better way to celebrate our 90th anniversary than by creating a new tradition recognizing our successful alumni? “TJC […]

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Metke reflects on 10 years at TJC

Nov 07, 2017

Asked about his first impression of Tyler Junior College when he stepped on campus as president in 2007, and Dr. Mike Metke’s eyes twinkle and a smile crosses his face. “My wife Donna and I still remark about how unprepared we were for what a wonderful, special place TJC is,” Metke said. “There’s a good […]

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Unlimited Opportunities – TJC Presidential Honors Program helps top students reach even higher

Nov 07, 2017

Lucas Sartain was drawn to the medical field as a child. Today, the Van High School graduate is taking pre-nursing courses as one of 300 students participating in the TJC Presidential Honors Program. “I want to be in a position to help people and make a difference. I want to help change the perception among […]

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