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

Nov 07, 2017 by

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

Nov 07, 2017 by

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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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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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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