Archive for Academics

Alumni couple establishes the Rick and Bonnie Rayford Scholarship Endowment

Jul 17, 2013

Giving back to their alma mater, Tyler Junior College alumni Rick and Bonnie Rayford, of Tyler, have established an endowed scholarship to help TJC students follow their dreams and expand their God-given talents. “The reason I wanted to establish a scholarship at TJC was so that I could give back to the institution that influenced […]

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The Voice: Detoured by wheelchair, TJC debater paves new way to success

Jul 17, 2013

Theresa Boyd believes that whoever said silence is golden never had their voice stripped away. That’s one reason she competes so actively on Tyler Junior College’s speech team. The 28-year-old Neches sophomore says she “never shuts up” these days. But that wasn’t always the case. She wasn’t able to speak for many months after being […]

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TJC Dental Hygiene Department establishes scholarship in honor of Dr. Glen Dyer

Dec 14, 2012

The Tyler Junior College Department of Dental Hygiene faculty and staff were inspired by Dr. Glen C. Dyer’s passion for teaching students and serving the dental community. Upon hearing about Dr. Dyer’s intentions to retire, the dental hygiene faculty and staff gave to establish the Dr. Glen Dyer Endowed Scholarship for Dental Hygiene in honor […]

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Cathryn P. Cates inspires new award of excellence scholarship

Dec 14, 2012

The Tyler Junior College Biological and Physical Sciences department faculty established an award of excellence in honor of Cathryn Patterson Cates, a former biology faculty member. Each year, the TJC Biological Sciences faculty and Cathryn Cates will recognize a student that has excelled in Biological Sciences courses with the Dale and Cathryn Cates Award of […]

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Endowment celebrates J.W. Johnson’s passion for music, life and learning

Dec 14, 2012

Alumni of TJC’s Harmony & Understanding and friends of the College gave generously to establish the Harmony and Understanding Heritage Endowment, which provides ongoing funding for Harmony & Understanding to continue to entertain local, statewide, national and international audiences. When the Harmony alumni group held their 40th anniversary reunion last year, they accepted a challenge […]

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Powells establish new endowment for scholarships

Dec 14, 2012

Dr. Paul W. and Cathy A. Powell, longtime pastor and wife, established a scholarship endowment that benefits deserving Tyler Junior College students for years to come. The Paul W. and Cathy A. Powell Endowed Scholarship will provide one scholarship each year to a full-time student pursing an associate’s degree. The recipient can use the scholarship […]

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Bowers named first recipient of Bullard Rotary Club Annual Scholarship

Dec 14, 2012

Andre Bowers is the first recipient of the Bullard Rotary Club Annual Scholarship, established through the Tyler Junior College Foundation. Bowers, a 2012 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, is a freshman in the TJC Automotive Technology program. As part of the scholarship criteria, the recipient must have participated in their high […]

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New TJC Fire Academy up and running

Jul 20, 2012

The Tyler Junior College Fire Academy has graduated its first two classes of cadets. Graduation was held Dec. 20, 2011, for the academy’s first class of cadets, which included: Boot Brantley, Eustace; Cody Eastep, Crandall; Ryan Gaar, Canton; Phillip Johnson, Tyler; Nathan Ledkins, Hawkins; Adam Pruitt, Athens; William Reneau, Henderson; and Alex Seeton, Golden. The […]

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Vital Signs – TJC fills critical need for the health care community

Jul 19, 2012

Sixty years ago, Tyler Junior College was just celebrating its sixth year at the campus on East Fifth Street and enjoying tremendous growth, as the wave of post-war veterans continued to take advantage of the GI bill. TJC enrolled more veterans than any other junior college in Texas, and the addition of vocational programs was […]

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2010 golf tournament scores big for scholarships

Mar 23, 2011

For some, the game of golf is one of skill and frequent frustration. Put that game in the hands of the Tyler Junior College Foundation, and it becomes an avenue of hope and success. The TJC Foundation organized its 23rd annual golf tournament, held Sept. 9 at Eagle’s Bluff Country Club. The HGR Scholarship Golf […]

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