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Nursing scholarship honors Davida M. Edwards

Nov 07, 2017 by

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 by

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

Nov 07, 2017 by

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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TJC Promise: Providing a Path to Higher Education

Feb 14, 2017

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

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

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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