Archive for Spring 2011

Kenneth Lewis: Remembering a man who inspired so many

Mar 23, 2011 by

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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TJC earns CASE award as best low-cost alumni program

Mar 23, 2011 by

Tyler Junior College Director of Alumni Affairs Betty Briggs brought home a top award from the annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Southwest District IV conference in New Orleans in February. TJC’s entry, “Large Alumni Program on a Small Budget,” earned first place in the category of Best Low-Cost Alumni Program in […]

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TJC alumni board member Margaret Loftis dies

Mar 23, 2011 by

TJC Alumni Association board member Margaret Loftis passed away May 22. An innovative educator, Mrs. Loftis established the first Learning Resource Center concept for the Tyler public school system at Moore Middle School in 1956. In 1976, she became a full-time volunteer for her community, church and colleges. She served in many key volunteer capacities […]

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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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Luminant offers scholarship for two-year degree

Mar 23, 2011

More than 100 students got a glimpse of the future on Feb. 27, as they toured Luminant Academy at the Tyler Junior College West Campus. The College and the company launched the Power Track program which is designed to promote career development through a scholarship offer. The company will offer 30 scholarships to qualified high […]

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Promises kept – and more

Mar 23, 2011

For more than 80 years, Tyler Junior College has made promises to support its students, give back to the community it serves, and ensure a bright future for generations to come. The faculty, staff and donors are passionate about providing a quality education, vibrant student life and service to the community. When economic challenges arise, […]

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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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