Archive for Spring/Summer 2014

Promise Delivered: New scholarship initiative invests in the futures of Rusk graduates

Jul 23, 2014 by

Rusk High School senior Bre’Ann Higgins almost didn’t come to Tyler Junior College at all. “My mom went to school here, so of course I thought I should go someplace else,” she said, admitting she had all but packed her bags for another college farther from home. Then, along came the Rusk TJC Citizens Promise. […]

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Mission of ‘Mercy’: Professor takes sonography expertise, spirit of service into African Congo

Jul 23, 2014 by

When sonography department chair Pamela Brower traveled to the African Congo with Mercy Ships last year, 15 Congolese physicians were invited to attend her lectures and demonstrations during her weeklong stay. On the first day, 35 doctors showed up. “They couldn’t get enough,” Brower said. “We had to walk away. They just absorbed everything that […]

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Seoul Sisters: Apache Belles perform for U.S. troops, experience culture in South Korea

Jul 23, 2014 by

The Tyler Junior College Apache Belles didn’t spend their spring break on the ski slopes or at the beach. They went to the other side of the planet, where they learned a lot about the world and themselves – and a powerful condition called jet lag. The Belles traveled to Seoul, South Korea, where they […]

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Apache Band Gold event honors Mensches, McGowan for decade of excellence

Jul 23, 2014

Rarely does someone come along who totally transforms a program and leads it to never-before-seen heights. In the case of the TJC Apache Band, that unlikely event happened with not one or two, but three individuals! Call it “the perfect storm” of directors, if you will. Tom Mensch, Heather Mensch and Tom McGowan, music educators […]

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Athletics alumni kick off Letterman Gold chapter with event at Cascades marina

Jul 23, 2014

The first Letterman Gold alumni chapter launched April 10 with a kick-off event at the Marina at The Cascades Country Club in Tyler. Designed for all former athletes from all sports, the chapter will give alumni an opportunity for fellowship and networking, as well as provide a venue to support Apache Athletics. Letterman Gold will […]

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Baylor, TJC join for new ‘Baylor Bound’ transfer program

Jul 23, 2014

Baylor University and Tyler Junior College officials have created a formal Baylor Bound program that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas. TJC President Mike Metke and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr signed the partnership agreement during a ceremony […]

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