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TJC takes reins on The Park of East Texas/East Texas State Fair scholarship

Mar 30, 2015

More than 2,000 organizations, clubs, and associations have channeled millions of dollars through TJC in the form of scholarships. One such organization, The Park of East Texas, began funding the East Texas State Fair Scholarship in 1992 through proceeds from its annual East Texas State Fair. Since then, more than $400,000 has been awarded to […]

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A teacher’s legacy lives on through Mary Helen Gaiser scholarship endowment

Mar 30, 2015

When Don Gaiser sought a way to honor his mother, Mary Helen Gaiser, he could think of nothing more fitting than endowing a scholarship at Tyler Junior College. Mrs. Gaiser finished her final years of more than a half-century of teaching at TJC, retiring at age 78. “She’d be very, very honored by this,” said […]

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Endowed scholarships invest in futures of business, medical students

Mar 30, 2015

James C. Wynne Endowed Scholarship The city of Tyler helped make James (Jimmy) Wynne an outstanding man and citizen, and he spent a great deal of his life trying to repay that debt. Now, through an endowed scholarship in his name, funded through the generosity of Virginia L. Gatewood and the Gatewood-Hawkins Foundation, his efforts […]

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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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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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