Holocaust survivor shares story of her childhood spent in a Nazi concentration camp

Mar 30, 2015

Of the 15,000 children imprisoned in Terezin concentration camp between 1941 and 1945, Inge Auerbacher was among the 1 percent who survived. Auerbacher, a Holocaust survivor, research chemist and author, shared her story during a visit to TJC in November. The event was sponsored by TJC’s Alpha Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. […]

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Two TJC students chosen as 2014 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars

Mar 30, 2015

Tyler Junior College students and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members Mikenna Denton and Destiny Eaton have been chosen as 2014 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars. Mikenna Denton is an occupational therapy major from Gilmer. Destiny Eaton is a psychology major from Weatherford. In all, 207 Phi Theta Kappa members have been awarded a total […]

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The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC offers ‘A Year of Destruction’

Mar 30, 2015

It’s been a shaky year at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College. “A Year of Destruction,” a yearlong exhibition featuring earthquakes, volcanoes and other natural disasters, is well under way and will last through September 2015. The program offers a series of disaster-related shows and exhibits, including “When the […]

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TJC marketing staff earns awards for excellence

Mar 30, 2015

The Tyler Junior College marketing staff brought home five Medallion Awards from the annual National Council for Marketing & Public Relations District 4 conference in October in Oklahoma City. In District 4’s annual Medallion Awards competition, TJC earned the following awards: • Gold awards in the college annual report and website categories; and • Silver […]

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Jeremy Strickland named TJC director of bands

Mar 30, 2015

Jeremy Strickland, currently assistant director of bands at Texas Christian University, will be the next director of bands for Tyler Junior College. Strickland will begin his duties at TJC on June 1. He will lead the TJC band program, which consists of: Apache Band (marching band), three concert bands, two jazz ensembles, jazz combo, two […]

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Apache Belles visit State Capitol, perform in inaugural parade of Gov. Greg Abbott

Mar 30, 2015

The Tyler Junior College Apache Belles traveled to Austin on Tuesday, Jan. 20, for the inaugural ceremony and parade for Greg Abbott, the 48th governor of Texas. “This was a momentous day in the history of Texas,” Apache Belles Director Jasilyn Schaefer said, “and the Apache Belles were honored to take part.” Following the inauguration […]

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TJC, ETMC collaborate on emergency medical services professions program

Mar 30, 2015

In August, TJC and East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System announced a partnership agreement designed to strengthen the TJC’s emergency medical services professions (EMSP) program, which provides certificates and associate’s degrees to graduates. The program also provides improved professional development opportunities for ETMC. “We are very excited to partner with a respected East Texas […]

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Drain, Johnson appointed to assistant vice president positions

Mar 30, 2015

Dr. Tom Johnson and Dr. Tim Drain have assumed new responsibilities at Tyler Junior College. Johnson has been named assistant vice president for student services. Drain has been named assistant vice president for student engagement. In this new role, Johnson will work with key leaders from the institution, including the dean for enrollment management and […]

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Mejia named TJC provost and vice president for academic and student affairs

Mar 30, 2015

Dr. Juan E. Mejia, who joined Tyler Junior College as vice president for student affairs in October 2013, has been appointed to serve as TJC provost and vice president for academic and student affairs. Mejia served as a founding member for South Texas College in McAllen, where he had served as chief academic officer since […]

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Azalea Orthopedics Scholarship Golf Tournament scores another hole-in-one

Mar 30, 2015

The 27th annual Tyler Junior College Foundation scholarship golf tournament shattered previous fund-raising records for the event. Held Sept. 4, 2014 at Hollytree Country Club in Tyler, the event raised $75,000 in scholarships as a result of the generosity of 69 sponsors and 28 teams. Golf tournaments are a popular choice for fund-raising, and the […]

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