Archive for Community

For Mercy’s sake – Hospital ship brings student out of Africa to TJC

Jul 20, 2012

Until a year ago, Stephen Tetteh had scarcely heard of Tyler Junior College, much less considered going to school here. Tetteh, a 24-year-old native of Asesewa Ghana, West Africa, spent three years on the Mercy Ships vessel Africa Mercy, pitching in wherever he was needed – working in the kitchen, serving as a drummer on […]

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A welcome gift

Jul 20, 2012

First impressions matter. A generous gift to name the LaVerne and Michael Gollob Welcome Center helped fund construction of the new Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College and build an endowment to support programming. The Gollob Welcome Center comprises the science center’s lobby, reception and ticketing area. Their gift comes […]

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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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Another TJC Incubator Graduate Wins Award

Oct 24, 2010

In September 2000, when Larry Edgerton put $10,000 into a home medical equipment business, he had a desk, a chair and a 136-square-foot office; and he was his only employee. In collaboration with TJC’s Tyler Area Business Incubator and its Small Business Development Center and Service Corps of Retired Executives, the incubator provided Edgerton with […]

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Promise Three is More Than Just Volunteering

Oct 24, 2010

Community service means different things to different people. When noted educational writer Arthur Cohen wrote his first edition of one of the premier books about America’s community colleges in 1982, he identified community service as cultural events, workshops and non-credit courses. To many TJC students, however, community service often means participating in a fund-raiser, helping […]

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Investing in the future – the fun way

Oct 24, 2010

Thirty-three students will receive $1,000 scholarships to Tyler Junior College because of the 22nd Annual TJC Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament, held September 10, 2009, at Eagle’s Bluff Country Club. A record 68 sponsors contributed to the successful event, which also featured lunch with D.D. Lewis, former Dallas Cowboys linebacker. Lewis spoke about his career and […]

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TJC recognized for service to the community

Oct 24, 2010

TJC was recently recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The College is among approximately 700 colleges and universities to be recognized for service to its community. “Our nation’s students are a critical […]

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