Archive for Fall 2013

Energy Center will allow for expansion, new programs on West Campus

Jan 06, 2014

A new, workforce-training center on the Tyler Junior College West Campus will serve the energy sector and address other industry needs. Set to open in Fall 2015, the Energy Center will be a $7.56 million three-story addition to the Skills Training Center on the West Campus. Funded primarily through tax increment financing, the center will […]

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TJC recognized as a 2013 Leader College in national student-completion movement

Jan 06, 2014

Tyler Junior College has been recognized as a leader in the national student completion movement by Achieving the Dream, for showing evidence of measurable improvements in student achievements. TJC, one of eight institutions designated as a 2013 Leader College, is showing promising progress in its student success efforts, proving that a concerted effort on broad […]

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Former U.S. Solicitor General Ken Starr speaks during Constitution Day activities

Jan 06, 2014

As former U.S. solicitor general, U.S. circuit judge and White House independent counsel, it’s fair to say Ken Starr is well versed in the U.S. Constitution. Starr, who is now president of Baylor University, spoke to a crowd of more than 300 on Tuesday, Sept. 17, as part of U.S. Constitution Day activities at TJC. […]

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Mejia named TJC vice president of student affairs

Jan 06, 2014

Dr. Juan E. Mejia has joined Tyler Junior College as vice president of student affairs. He replaces Dr. Charles Florio, who had been at TJC since 2011, first serving as interim dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and finally as vice president of student affairs. Before coming to TJC, Florio was president […]

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TJC breaks ground on Robert M. Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center

Jan 06, 2014

In Tyler, health care has become a $3 billion industry supporting more than 25,000 area jobs. By late 2013, four major medical facilities in East Texas had invested $190 million in new construction to increase the capacity and quality of patient care, creating the need for more health care personnel. To meet that ever-growing need […]

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Students meet their supporters at TJC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon

Jan 06, 2014

The annual TJC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon brings scholarship supporters and recipients together to meet each other and see firsthand how scholarship gifts make a difference in the lives of TJC students. During the 2013 luncheon, the late Jack and Dorothy Faye White were remembered for playing an important role in shaping the culture of philanthropy […]

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Leaving behind a legacy: Scholarship endowments funded through estate giving

Jan 06, 2014

Two Tyler Junior College scholarships have been funded through estate giving — the final act of generous people who desired above all to give others an opportunity to succeed in life. Sarah Lois Moseley Motes Nursing Endowed Scholarship Sarah Motes had a 70-year career in nursing. That alone is notable, but 50 of those years […]

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East Texas Council of Trucking Professionals provides annual scholarship

Jan 06, 2014

The East Texas Council of Trucking Professionals has continued to support deserving automotive technology students through an annual scholarship at Tyler Junior College for almost a decade. The scholarship supports students in pursuit of an associate’s degree in automotive technology who have completed the freshman courses required for the program. This year’s recipient is John […]

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Tyler Executive Women’s Network establishes annual scholarship for business majors

Jan 06, 2014

The Tyler Executive Women’s Network has established an annual scholarship at Tyler Junior College, to further the organization’s mission of helping East Texas women become successful in business. The Tyler Executive Women’s Network Annual Scholarship supports women living in Smith County who plan to major in business or a business-related field. The 2013-14 recipient is […]

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Tyler Junior College employees increase annual giving for scholarships, United Way

Jan 06, 2014

The Tyler Junior College Foundation launched its annual giving campaign for TJC employees to help support the College and the community based non-profit, United Way of Smith County. The campaign began in early September and final results were announced in mid-October, with a total of $47,669 raised through this year’s campaign – an increase of […]

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