Archive for On Campus

Community Spotlight: Margaret Perkins

Nov 07, 2017 by

“Having taken courses at Tyler Junior College myself and through working with the Literacy Council of Tyler, which is located on the TJC West Campus, I have always been impressed with the dedication and professionalism of the administration and the faculty. The benefits of supporting TJC are many. Donors can be confident that their gifts […]

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Molding Students for Success

Nov 07, 2017 by

While David Funk is a potter by avocation, today he is helping mold students to reach their full potential. As administrator of TJC’s Presidential Honors Program, Funk coordinates the activities of 300 freshmen and sophomores who are part of a program for high-achieving students. (See related story, Page 4.) “This is a different learning environment […]

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Metke reflects on 10 years at TJC

Nov 07, 2017 by

Asked about his first impression of Tyler Junior College when he stepped on campus as president in 2007, and Dr. Mike Metke’s eyes twinkle and a smile crosses his face. “My wife Donna and I still remark about how unprepared we were for what a wonderful, special place TJC is,” Metke said. “There’s a good […]

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The way it ‘Ott’ to be

Feb 14, 2017

For TJC biology professor Betsy Ott, nothing is more rewarding than to see the light bulb go off in a student. “When you share a field you love with someone who may or may not share your passion, and you see him or her go, ‘I get it,’ it’s very rewarding,” says Dr. Ott, who […]

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Tyler couple creates opportunities for TJC nursing students to succeed

Feb 07, 2017

The facilities and programs of Tyler Junior College reflect the legacy of the many benefactors who have contributed to the institution since its founding. Inside the new Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center, a skills lab has been named in remembrance of community pillar Michael D. Gollob. The naming plate reads, “Generously gifted […]

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Doubletime: Alba-Golden senior to graduate high school and TJC simultaneously

Feb 29, 2016

There are highly motivated students, and then there’s Jaselyn Riley. The 17-year-old Alba-Golden senior isn’t just graduating from high school in May, she’s also receiving her associate’s degree from Tyler Junior College. What prompted this burst of achievement? Apparently, it runs in the family. “I always knew I wanted to take college courses in high […]

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TJC job-training grant project receives high marks from U.S. Department of Labor

Feb 29, 2016

In October, officials from the U.S. Department of Labor conducted an on-site program and financial review of the ACT-On Retail Management Careers Project at Tyler Junior College, and TJC received high marks. The project is part of a $12 million Department of Labor grant won by TJC and three other community colleges in 2012. TJC […]

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Two TJC students chosen as 2015 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars

Feb 29, 2016

Tyler Junior College students and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members Kaitlin Lenoir and Sabrah Shipman have been chosen as 2015 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars and will each receive $1,000 scholarships to further their education. Lenoir is a sophomore psychology major from Plano. Shipman is a sophomore advertising major from Big Sandy. She is […]

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TJC forms educational collaboration with Korean university

Feb 29, 2016

A four-member delegation from Gyeongju University in South Korea visited Tyler Junior College in January to tour the campus and discuss an educational exchange between the two institutions. Gyeongju President Soonja Lee and professors Larry Chong, Chang su Park and JaiKwan Park toured the new Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center, which features […]

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Ingersoll Rand donates training equipment to TJC Energy Center

Feb 29, 2016

Ingersoll Rand’s residential HVAC business, manufacturers of Trane and American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning equipment, donated 16 residential split systems to TJC’s Energy Center, located on the TJC West Campus. The equipment was added to a new HVAC lab for technical training in TJC’s state-of-the-art facility. The systems are in the 3-ton range and […]

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