Archive for Alumni

Six Apaches inducted into Circle of Honor

Jul 17, 2013

Tyler Junior College recognized a new group of inductees into the TJC Sports Circle of Honor during an awards luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 16. The 2013 inductees were: Ivory Lee Brown, football, 1988-89 Ike Forte, football, 1973-74Mandy Nall, tennis, 1987-89 Scott Stewart, tennis, 1987-89 Terry Stillabower, basketball, 1964-66 Delton Wright, football coach, 1981-95 Donning their […]

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Apache Band and Belles take service trip to Japan

Jul 17, 2013

The Apache Band and Belles spent their spring break on a service trip to Japan, where they performed for U.S. troops stationed at Yokosuka and Atsugi naval bases near Tokyo. About 100 TJC students, alumni, parents and staff went on the 10-day trip, which also included many opportunities to learn about Japanese customs and culture. […]

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Apache Adventurers cruise the Mediterranean aboard the Norwegian Epic

Dec 14, 2012

In May, the TJC Alumni Association’s Apache Adventurers travel group embarked on a Mediterranean cruise. The group flew from Dallas/Fort Worth to Barcelona, where they boarded the Norwegian Cruise Lines’ largest ship, the Epic, and made stops in Naples, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Cannes and Marseille, with guided tours of Sorrento, Pompeii, Rome, Florence, Pisa, Monaco and […]

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Sponsorships sought to help Apache Band and Belles take Japan trip

Dec 14, 2012

The Apache Band and Belles are preparing to spend Spring Break 2013 in Japan, where they will entertain U.S. troops stationed at Yokosuka Naval Base and Yokota Air Force Base, along with a stop at Tyler’s Sister City, Yachiyo. In addition to the long hours of rehearsal that go into their performance, the groups are […]

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TJC Apache Belles have their own specialty license plate

Dec 14, 2012

The Apache Belles are taking their act on the road, literally. Although they might not be dancing, the familiar image of a spirited Tyler Junior College precision dancer will be emblazoned on specialty Texas license plates for all to see. MyPlates.com, the state’s only vendor for specialty plates, released the Apache Belles design in Octrober. […]

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Message from the 2012-13 Alumni President

Dec 14, 2012

I am honored and privileged to serve as the president of your Tyler Junior College Alumni Association. We have an outstanding board of directors who truly love and support Tyler Junior College. The TJC Alumni Association’s mission is to promote our College by supporting its many programs, provide scholarships and assist in the recruitment of […]

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Golden Girl: ‘Queen of Alumni’ Betty Briggs announces spring retirement

Dec 14, 2012

For the past 15 years, Betty Briggs has led one of most active alumni associations among the nation’s two-year colleges. She’s been the face of alumni activities at TJC and has been at the center of the growth of the TJC Alumni Association. So, it seemed only appropriate that when she announced her pending retirement […]

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Norman named first recipient of Mary Payne Lowe Apache Belle Scholarship

Dec 14, 2012

Mary Payne Lowe adored her years as a Tyler Junior College Apache Belle from 1960 to 1962. This fall, she and her fellow members from those years celebrated their 50th anniversary on the Apache Belle line. To honor her time on TJC’s famed precision dance team, Mrs. Lowe and her husband Dick, who live in […]

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25th TJC Foundation Golf Tournament sets record for scholarship funds

Dec 14, 2012

There are expected terms heard on the golf course, like bogie, hole-in-one, sand trap and mulligan. The 25th anniversary Tyler Junior College Foundation scholarship golf tournament featured others too, such as excellence, ultrasound, sign language, record breaking and building the future. A record 30 teams participated in the Sept. 6 tournament at Hollytree Country Club […]

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Former secretary to TJC presidents and trustees dies

Jul 20, 2012

Maxene Robinson, 72, of Quitman, passed away Oct. 12, 2011. A 1959 graduate of Tyler Junior College, she worked for the College in a variety of positions for 38 years. She retired as executive secretary to the president and board of trustees in 1996. To honor her many years of service, the Maxene Robinson Presidential […]

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