Archive for Fall 2012

Campus Police, FBI train for active shooter scenario

Dec 14, 2012 by

FBI Supervisory Special Agent Brent Chambers (left) and TJC Campus Police Chief Randy Melton (right, in uniform) speak with local media following an “active shooter” training exercise inside the Ornelas Residential Complex. The four-hour training session consisted of realistic scenarios involving an officer assuming the role of a gunman and the use of simulated ammunition. […]

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TJC awarded $12 million grant to lead project from U.S. Department of Labor

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Tyler Junior College is among 27 recipients who will share $500 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of innovative training programs. Announced in September by the U.S. Department of Labor, the grants are part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative […]

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School of Liberal Arts and Sciences reorganized and split into two schools; new deans appointed

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Over the summer, the TJC School of Liberal Arts and Sciences was reorganized and divided into two schools: the School of Humanities, Communication and Fine Arts and the School of Engineering, Math and Science. The newly established School of Humanities, Communication and Fine Arts is comprised of English, humanities, philosophy, art, dance, drama, music, foreign […]

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Students excel at state journalism conference

Dec 14, 2012

Communications students and staff members of The Apache Pow Wow, the award-winning student newspaper of Tyler Junior College, walked away with 16 awards during the annual Texas Community College Journalism Association conference Friday, Oct. 12, in Dallas. “I am proud of my students who showed that TJC is preparing them with the tools to succeed […]

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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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TJC Dental Hygiene Department establishes scholarship in honor of Dr. Glen Dyer

Dec 14, 2012

The Tyler Junior College Department of Dental Hygiene faculty and staff were inspired by Dr. Glen C. Dyer’s passion for teaching students and serving the dental community. Upon hearing about Dr. Dyer’s intentions to retire, the dental hygiene faculty and staff gave to establish the Dr. Glen Dyer Endowed Scholarship for Dental Hygiene in honor […]

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