Archive for Features

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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Universal appeal – Space science education center back in service after major upgrades

Jul 19, 2012

If you attended East Texas schools between 1963 and 2010, your first real exposure to space and science likely came during a field trip to TJC’s Hudnall Planetarium. Upon exiting the school bus with your classmates and walking in an orderly fashion down the sidewalk and into the building, you took a seat inside the […]

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Kenneth Lewis: Remembering a man who inspired so many

Mar 23, 2011

Kenneth Lewis and his wife Patsy had spent most of the evening in the pasture trying to get a new calf to nurse. It was something the couple had done countless times before at their ranch west of Tyler. Helping young calves and young people get what their bodies and minds needed to thrive 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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TJC group visits U.S. troops in Hawaii, rides out tsunami scare

Mar 23, 2011

What happens when 126 Tyler Junior College Apache Belles, Apache Band members, alumni, parents, faculty and staff take a Spring Break trip to Hawaii? Quite a lot, actually. The TJC travelers began their week with a visit to Pearl Harbor, paying their respects at the USS Arizona Memorial, where 1,177 servicemen lost their lives in […]

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Mentoring Minds and making a difference

Mar 23, 2011

When Michael and Lisa Lujan set out to create their educational materials company Mentoring Minds, they sought the wise counsel of some mentoring minds with the know-how to turn their spark of an idea into a successful business. They received critical support from a variety of East Texas groups, including Tyler Junior College’s Small Business […]

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All Access: College strives to keep pathways open during renovations

Mar 23, 2011

Recent visitors to the TJC main campus have undoubtedly noticed some changes taking place. Crucial upgrades to the College’s infrastructure have led to holes and trenches cutting through campus, prompting some classes – if not entire buildings and offices – to be temporarily relocated. Regular routes to and from parking lots, the library and other […]

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Last Dance: Flynn retires as Apache Belles director

Mar 23, 2011

When she interviewed for her job as Apache Belles director in May of 1984, Ruth Flynn said she was asked what she thought she would be able to bring to the precision dance team. “I think I said something funny like, ‘Well, I guess you’ll have to hire me and find out,’ and they laughed,” […]

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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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