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Nursing scholarship honors Davida M. Edwards

Nov 07, 2017 by

In the 1950s, Davida M. Edwards was asked by legendary TJC President Dr. Harry Jenkins to recruit the first class of nursing students for the Texas Eastern School of Nursing – the forerunner to TJC’s Associate Degree Nursing program. Today, her family has established the Davida M. Edwards Nursing Scholarship Endowment in her honor. The […]

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TJC provost receives statewide recognition

Nov 07, 2017 by

Dr. Juan E. Mejia, Tyler Junior College provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, has been recognized as the recipient of the Texas Association of Community Colleges’ (TACC) Nelson Administrative Leadership Award. TACC includes all 50 public community college districts in Texas and is the backbone organization for advocacy, policy, legislation and collaboration […]

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‘Fore’ the future: TJC Foundation Golf Tournament raises more than $100,000 to support TJC scholarships

Feb 14, 2017 by

Abbi Splawn graduated from Tyler Junior College in 2009, but she remembers with perfect clarity the impact TJC scholarships made on her future. Upon graduating from TJC, Splawn went on to the University of Louisiana Monroe and became a pharmacist. She now owns and operates Overton Pharmacy. Splawn shared her story during the luncheon for […]

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Scholarship golf tournament surpasses $100,000 goal

Feb 29, 2016

When the community advisory committee for the Tyler Junior College Foundation golf tournament began its work in 2005, the members were given the task of making it the area’s premier, annual tournament and to take it from a “friend-raising” or “friend-thanking” event to a fund-raiser. This year’s Azalea Orthopedics Scholarship Golf Tournament Benefitting the TJC […]

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A legacy of beauty: TJC gardens serve as living tributes

Feb 29, 2016

The Tyler Junior College campus is known for its beautiful architecture surrounded by verdant grounds and gardens. The gardens are privately funded and provide a wonderful enhancement to TJC’s campus for students, faculty and community visitors. Two recent estate gifts are providing a legacy of beauty that will bloom in perpetual memory of those who […]

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Five annual scholarships established through TJC Foundation

Feb 29, 2016

Annual scholarships play an important role in closing the financial gap for many students at Tyler Junior College. Sincere thanks to the following individuals and organizations for establishing annual scholarships with the TJC Foundation: • Apache Belle Gold Pow Wow Annual Scholarship established by the Apache Belle Gold, to reward a second year Apache Belle […]

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A gentleman and a scholar: Celebrating the generous spirit of Vernon Faulconer

Feb 29, 2016

Vernon Faulconer helped a generation of minority students access the great equalizer – higher education – and more than 250 of them have graduated with a bachelor’s degree or higher. “Vernon Faulconer was known for taking a long-term view and I think we should do the same,” said Matthew Ramirez, director of the Faulconer Scholarship […]

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Annual employee campaign participation increases by 41 percent

Feb 29, 2016

TJC’s annual employee campaign kicked off at fall convocation in August 2015. Over the next six weeks, 352 employees pledged $70,529 in support of TJC and the United Way of Smith County. Overall participation among full-time TJC employees was 52.07 percent. According to the 2014 CASE Survey of Community College Foundations, the average participation rate […]

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Beaird scholarships keep TJC band program playing on

Feb 29, 2016

Every great tradition starts with key people and a big idea. Tyler Junior College’s Apache Band and the Apache Belles were born in the summer of 1947 as a result of the devoted efforts of legacy leaders of the college including Doc Witt, Mildred Stringer, Al Gilliam and a TJC student, Harold Beaird, among others. […]

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Two scholarships established in honor of Dr. Kimberly A. Russell

Feb 29, 2016

For 16 years, Tyler Junior College benefitted from the leadership of Dr. Kimberly A. Russell. Russell, former TJC vice president for advancement and external affairs and executive director of the TJC Foundation, was named chancellor of Louisiana State University-Eunice last summer and began her duties there in September 2015. In the weeks leading up to […]

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