Archive for Spring/Summer 2014

TJC students sign national ‘Commit to Complete’ pledge

Jul 23, 2014

Statistics show the surest way for anyone to land a job in their chosen field is to finish college and earn a degree or certificate. That’s exactly what students at Tyler Junior College promised to do when they signed a mass pledge to complete a certificate or an associate degree before leaving TJC to transfer […]

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Ott named president-elect of national anatomy and physiology organization

Jul 23, 2014

Dr. Betsy Ott, TJC biology professor, has been named president-elect of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, the national society of teaching professionals in human anatomy and physiology. She began her three-year term on July 1. Dr. Ott completed B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology from the University of Alabama, post-master’s degree coursework at Auburn […]

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TJC band director inducted into international fraternity Phi Beta Mu

Jul 23, 2014

Tom Mensch, Tyler Junior College director of bands, has been elected to membership in Phi Beta Mu, an international school bandmaster fraternity. Phi Beta Mu is an honorary, non-political, non-profit fraternity established in 1938. There are about 350 active members in Texas, with additional chapters in most of the 50 states as well as Canada, […]

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TJC, Texas Woman’s University create agreement for simultaneous degrees

Jul 23, 2014

TJC and Texas Woman’s University have created a dual enrollment agreement that will allow students to pursue a bachelor’s degree and an associate’s degree simultaneously, without leaving Tyler. Officials from both institutions signed the agreement during an official ceremony on the TJC campus in February. The agreement allows dental hygiene students to pursue an Associate […]

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TWC grant of more than $270k provides training at TJC for Luminant employees

Jul 23, 2014

A Texas Workforce Commission grant of more than $270,000 will allow Tyler Junior College to train 133 new and existing Luminant employees. Luminant Generation Co. and Luminant Mining Co., parts of the Luminant power generation company, will partner with the college for the training, designed to help transfer knowledge from experienced employees to less-experienced employees. […]

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TJC Distance Education program named 2014 Outstanding eLearning Program

Jul 22, 2014

The Tyler Junior College Distance Education program has been named 2014 Outstanding eLearning Program by the Instructional Technology Council. From the start of its distance learning program in 1969, Tyler Junior College has been an innovator in distance teaching techniques and technology. Today the college has 243 certified online faculty teaching more than 500 sections […]

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Construction begins on Energy Center, residence hall; both opening in 2015

Jul 22, 2014

Energy Center In February, construction began on a new workforce-training center to serve the growing energy sector and address other industry needs. Set to open in Spring 2015, the Energy Center will be a $7.56 million, three-story addition to the Skills Training Center on the TJC West Campus. Funded primarily through tax increment financing, the […]

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Tyler science centers team for summer exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions

Jul 22, 2014

From dinosaurs to da Vinci. From the T-Rex to the Renaissance. Jurassic Summer was a roaring success in 2013, so the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College and Discovery Science Place have teamed once again for a summer education program. “Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion” is an unprecedented, interactive […]

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Groth, Hobbs and Latham named endowed teaching chairs for 2014

Jul 22, 2014

Three Tyler Junior College professors have distinguished themselves as endowed teaching chairs for 2014. The TJC Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence program enables professors to nominate and reward their peers who demonstrate excellence as educators. This year’s endowed chair recipients are: •Jon Groth, health and kinesiology, The Dorothy Fay and Jack White Endowed Chair for […]

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East Texas Center for Independent Living establishes annual scholarship for sign language interpreting majors

Jul 22, 2014

The East Texas Center for Independent Living has established an annual scholarship for students pursuing a degree in sign language interpreting. According to Laura Mattheis, ETCIL’s executive director, there is a nationwide shortage of qualified and certified interpreters for the deaf community. ETCIL’s mission is to help people with disabilities achieve greater independence, self-sufficiency, and […]

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