Archive for Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Mejia named TJC provost and vice president for academic and student affairs

Mar 30, 2015

Dr. Juan E. Mejia, who joined Tyler Junior College as vice president for student affairs in October 2013, has been appointed to serve as TJC provost and vice president for academic and student affairs. Mejia served as a founding member for South Texas College in McAllen, where he had served as chief academic officer since […]

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Porsche club event raises funds for Ron Wakefield Scholarship in Automotive Technology

Mar 30, 2015

On Sept. 28, the Dallas-area Porsche Club came to Tyler for one of the most interesting and entertaining automobile events ever in Northeast Texas. The event was held in a French barn known as “Le Auto Grange,” owned by local car enthusiast Billy Hibbs. Hibbs’ garage features a factory Porsche 908 short-tail coupe, all eight […]

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TJC receives educational fundraising national award, district award for annual report

Mar 30, 2015

For the second year in a row, Tyler Junior College has received national recognition for overall performance in educational fundraising. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has named 84 colleges and universities and 20 independent schools as recipients of its 2014 Educational Fundraising Awards, which recognize institutions for overall performance and improvement […]

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TJC takes reins on The Park of East Texas/East Texas State Fair scholarship

Mar 30, 2015

More than 2,000 organizations, clubs, and associations have channeled millions of dollars through TJC in the form of scholarships. One such organization, The Park of East Texas, began funding the East Texas State Fair Scholarship in 1992 through proceeds from its annual East Texas State Fair. Since then, more than $400,000 has been awarded to […]

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A teacher’s legacy lives on through Mary Helen Gaiser scholarship endowment

Mar 30, 2015

When Don Gaiser sought a way to honor his mother, Mary Helen Gaiser, he could think of nothing more fitting than endowing a scholarship at Tyler Junior College. Mrs. Gaiser finished her final years of more than a half-century of teaching at TJC, retiring at age 78. “She’d be very, very honored by this,” said […]

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Endowed scholarships invest in futures of business, medical students

Mar 30, 2015

James C. Wynne Endowed Scholarship The city of Tyler helped make James (Jimmy) Wynne an outstanding man and citizen, and he spent a great deal of his life trying to repay that debt. Now, through an endowed scholarship in his name, funded through the generosity of Virginia L. Gatewood and the Gatewood-Hawkins Foundation, his efforts […]

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Goodbye, Mr. Mensch: After more than a decade, TJC band director passes the baton

Mar 26, 2015

After 11 years at Tyler Junior College, Tom Mensch has relinquished his baton as TJC director of bands. Mensch accepted a new position as minister of instrumental music at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler and began his duties in December. Jeremy Strickland, assistant director of bands at Texas Christian University, will take over as […]

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Miles of Smiles: Dental hygiene students and faculty volunteer in community outreach program

Mar 26, 2015

Making a difference in the community often comes down to small things, like giving someone a healthy smile, which is exactly what Tyler Junior College dental hygiene students did during a five-day medical and dental outreach program at Van High School last summer. From June 2-6, TJC partnered with Texas A&M University Baylor College of […]

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On With the Show: Travel-study tour takes students to Broadway

Mar 26, 2015

All the world might be a stage, but the one that really matters to theater students and fans alike is the Broadway stage. At the close of each spring semester, TJC theater professor and tour guide extraordinaire Dr. David Crawford hosts a travel-study tour to New York and its famed theater district. It’s a jam-packed, […]

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Marked Improvement: Science Resource Center breeds success for TJC biology students

Mar 26, 2015

Planned growth in the TJC’s nursing and health sciences fields will require more qualified students who have successfully completed prerequisite courses, such as Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology. These students will make application to the growing associate-degree nursing program and other new and expanding programs meeting in the new Robert M. Rogers […]

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