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

Nov 07, 2017

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 Spirit of Apacheland

Feb 14, 2017

On September 17,1926, TJC officially opened its doors  in Tyler High School, with 93 students and nine faculty members. Nine students were in the first graduating class. TJC gave residents of the Tyler area access to quality higher education, offering limited courses in traditional liberal arts and pragmatic courses in public school music and home […]

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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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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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Living History – Former TJC presidents reflect on their years at the helm

Feb 29, 2016

They each brought different talents to Tyler Junior College and served during very different times. But, the institution’s last three presidents agree on one thing: It is the people that make the difference. Dr. Ray Hawkins and Dr. Bill Crowe returned to TJC to assist current president Dr. Mike Metke in welcoming returning faculty and […]

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