Archive for Features

Gaining perspective: Students spend Italian summer learning about art and life

Dec 14, 2012

How does it feel to study art in the cradle of the Renaissance, where Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci lived and created? Or to have lunch where Galileo broke bread and pondered the universe? It feels like the experience of a lifetime, according to some TJC art students who spent the month of July in […]

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Power Up: Luminant invests in its workforce of tomorrow

Dec 14, 2012

Look past the advanced degrees and Dr. Dirk Hughes could be the shop foreman for any industrial business in the country. His gruff demeanor and commanding height appear more physical than intellectual; but inside is a man who knows how important education is to the future of his employer as well as his students. As […]

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Tour for the Cure brings out fitness enthusiasts for breast cancer awareness, health programs

Jul 20, 2012

Before the sun began to creep over the rim of Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium and cascade across colorful petals at the Tyler Rose Garden, dozens of fitness enthusiasts were gathering, stretching and anticipating a special day. Some drove from as far as the San Antonio area to participate in a first for TJC, and […]

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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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Sound Beginnings – Apache Band program creates excellence, memories of a lifetime

Jul 19, 2012

For a tuba player like Clay Garrett, there are very few professional performance jobs available. There are even fewer jobs playing tuba for the president of the United States. The Tyler Junior College graduate spent part of his winter break driving to Washington, D.C., to audition for the United States Marine Band, also known as […]

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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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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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