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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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Hard work takes Stratton Hibbs from TJC to Oxford University

Feb 14, 2017 by

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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TJC offers new Bachelor’s Degree

Feb 14, 2017 by

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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Doubletime: Alba-Golden senior to graduate high school and TJC simultaneously

Feb 29, 2016

There are highly motivated students, and then there’s Jaselyn Riley. The 17-year-old Alba-Golden senior isn’t just graduating from high school in May, she’s also receiving her associate’s degree from Tyler Junior College. What prompted this burst of achievement? Apparently, it runs in the family. “I always knew I wanted to take college courses in high […]

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Leading the Charge: State Sen. Kevin Eltife recognized for crucial role in bringing bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene to TJC

Feb 29, 2016

Last summer, Tyler Junior College was approved by the Texas Legislature to begin offering a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene, beginning in Fall 2016. State Sen. Kevin P. Eltife was instrumental in making that long-held dream a reality. During their July meeting, the TJC Board of Trustees honored Eltife not only for his years of […]

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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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Goodbye, Mr. Mensch: After more than a decade, TJC band director passes the baton

Mar 26, 2015

After 11 years at Tyler Junior College, Tom Mensch has relinquished his baton as TJC director of bands. Mensch accepted a new position as minister of instrumental music at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler and began his duties in December. Jeremy Strickland, assistant director of bands at Texas Christian University, will take over as […]

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On With the Show: Travel-study tour takes students to Broadway

Mar 26, 2015

All the world might be a stage, but the one that really matters to theater students and fans alike is the Broadway stage. At the close of each spring semester, TJC theater professor and tour guide extraordinaire Dr. David Crawford hosts a travel-study tour to New York and its famed theater district. It’s a jam-packed, […]

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Promise Delivered: New scholarship initiative invests in the futures of Rusk graduates

Jul 23, 2014

Rusk High School senior Bre’Ann Higgins almost didn’t come to Tyler Junior College at all. “My mom went to school here, so of course I thought I should go someplace else,” she said, admitting she had all but packed her bags for another college farther from home. Then, along came the Rusk TJC Citizens Promise. […]

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