Archive for Spring 2013

Apache Belle Gold establishes chapters in North Texas, Houston

Jul 17, 2013 by

The Tyler Junior College Alumni Association is almost 2,000 members strong and continues to develop new opportunities to re-connect former students to their favorite college, TJC. Leaders of Apache Belle Gold, the College’s most successful alumni group, are reaching out across Texas to establish new chapters. Building on the momentum of last year’s 65th anniversary […]

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Bartos contribution sets the tone for Apache Band Heritage Endowment

Jul 17, 2013 by

The Tyler Junior College Apache Band has been delighting audiences and representing TJC for 65 years. Wherever the band goes, goodwill for TJC follows. Beginning in the fall of 2013, Apache Band members will be able to come home to a specially designated floor of the Louise H. and Joseph Z. Ornelas Residential Complex. The […]

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Jurassic Summer roars into TJC science center, Discovery Science Place

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Dinosaurs are spending their summer vacation in Tyler. The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC and Discovery Science Place are collaborating for Jurassic Summer, which offers three dinosaur adventures at the two venues for one ticket price. Jurassic Summer runs through Sunday, Sept. 1. Combination tickets, which include entry into Discovery Science […]

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Theater professor’s new play featured in off-Broadway reading

Jul 17, 2013

“Prodigal,” a new play written by Dr. David W. Crawford, TJC theater professor, had its world premiere on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Jean Browne Theatre on the TJC campus. An off-Broadway reading of “Prodigal” was held Friday, May 30, at Theatre East in New York City, with former “Sopranos” actor Dominic Chianese in the leading […]

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ETSO joining TJC for 25th anniversary of ‘The Nutcracker’

Jul 17, 2013

The Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra are collaborating for the 25th anniversary presentation of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, “The Nutcracker.” This year’s guest artists are Adrian Danchig-Waring and Abi Stafford, principal dancers with the world-famous New York City Ballet. “We are absolutely thrilled to bring in Abi and Adrian […]

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Alpha Omicron ranked 5th Phi Theta Kappa chapter at international convention

Jul 17, 2013

Alpha Omicron, the TJC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, received an overall ranking of 5th in the world during the honor society’s recent 95th International Convention in San Jose, Calif. The chapter also received numerous other awards. Alpha Omicron was ranked fifth by virtue of its selection as fourth finalist for 2013 Most Distinguished Chapter. […]

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Business incubator graduate wins international award

Jul 17, 2013

The National Business Incubation Association named Fiber Network Solutions as the 2013 Outstanding Incubator Graduate in the nontechnology category during NBIA’s International Conference on Business Incubation in Boston. A graduate of the Tyler Area Business Incubator located on the TJC West Campus, Fiber Network Solutions provides fiber optic and electrical services in the renewable energy […]

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TJC speech and debate team earns state championship

Jul 17, 2013

The Tyler Junior College speech and debate team is officially the best in Texas. The team was named state champion at the Texas Community College Forensic Championship Tournament held Feb. 8-10 at Central Texas Community College in Killeen. The team earned first place in Overall Sweepstakes, first place in Individual Events Sweepstakes, and third place […]

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Scholarship fund created in memory of ‘forever Apache’ Kenneth Prater

Jul 17, 2013

As the husband of former activities director Emma Lou Prater, Kenneth Prater logged countless miles in TJC vans, transporting TJC cheerleading squads to games and competitions. When he wasn’t driving cheerleaders – and even in the years after Emma Lou retired – he was driving the family car so he and Emma Lou could watch […]

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TJC receives national award for educational fundraising

Jul 17, 2013

Tyler Junior College is one of four public, two-year institutions nationwide – and the only two-year institution in Texas – to be recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), for overall performance in educational fundraising. CASE has named 68 colleges and universities and 18 independent schools as recipients of its 2013 […]

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