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A legacy of beauty: TJC gardens serve as living tributes

Feb 29, 2016 by

The Tyler Junior College campus is known for its beautiful architecture surrounded by verdant grounds and gardens. The gardens are privately funded and provide a wonderful enhancement to TJC’s campus for students, faculty and community visitors. Two recent estate gifts are providing a legacy of beauty that will bloom in perpetual memory of those who […]

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Beaird scholarships keep TJC band program playing on

Feb 29, 2016 by

Every great tradition starts with key people and a big idea. Tyler Junior College’s Apache Band and the Apache Belles were born in the summer of 1947 as a result of the devoted efforts of legacy leaders of the college including Doc Witt, Mildred Stringer, Al Gilliam and a TJC student, Harold Beaird, among others. […]

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Investing in people, investing in the future

Feb 29, 2016 by

In 2016, a permanent Endowment Wall of Honor will be installed in the lobby of the Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center at TJC. Over time, it is hoped the entire wall will be filled with names of those honored with endowments supporting students and health care programs at the college. Names are […]

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Community medical groups support Rogers center fundraising efforts

Aug 06, 2015

One of the goals of the Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center project is to meet community healthcare needs by producing highly qualified and properly trained graduates to support Tyler’s growing medical industry. Community medical groups were quick to put their support behind the fundraising efforts, especially since the new facility will allow […]

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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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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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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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