Tyler Junior College (TJC) is a public community college in Tyler, Texas. It is one of the largest community colleges in the state, with an enrollment of more than 12,000 credit students and an additional 20,000 continuing education enrollments annually. Its West campus includes continuing education and workforce training programs and TJC North in Lindale, Texas offers general education classes, nursing programs, and the veterinary technician associate of applied science. The college also operates locations in Jacksonville and Rusk. TJC offers Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Arts, specialized baccalaureate degrees, and certificate programs.

Tyler Junior College
Jenkins Hall located on the main campus.
MottoEducating everyone — the path to a better world.
TypePublic community college
Established1926
PresidentJuan E. Mejia
ProvostDeana K. Sheppard
Students12,500+
Location, ,
United States

32°20′07″N 95°17′03″W / 32.3353°N 95.2841°W / 32.3353; -95.2841
CampusUrban, 145 acres
ColorsBlack & Gold
NicknameApaches
MascotHarry the Hawk
Websitewww.tjc.edu

History edit

The college operated as part of the Tyler public school system from its inception in 1926 until 1945, when voters supported the creation of an independent Tyler Junior College District. The junior college district now includes the Tyler, Chapel Hill, Grand Saline, Lindale, Van, and Winona school districts.

Campus edit

 
TJC North in Lindale

The independently operated Tyler Museum of Art is located on the school's main campus.[1] The Earth and Space Science Center has a planetarium and exhibit hall offering public shows in its 40-foot (12 m)-diameter domed theater every day except Mondays, and sponsors a monthly astronomy lecture series.[2] Additionally, Wagstaff Gymnasium is home to the TJC Apache volleyball and basketball teams.

Co-ed residence halls include Louise H. & Joseph Z. Ornelas Residential Complex, Crossroads, and Bateman Hall. Vaughn Hall houses women and Holley Hall is for men. Claridge Hall is co-ed for athletes. Sledge Hall houses members of female athletic teams, and Hudnall Hall houses members of the football team.[3]

Athletics edit

The college competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association's Region XIV with soccer, football, basketball, baseball, tennis, and golf teams (men) and softball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, tennis, and golf teams (women). Tyler Junior College athletes have won 68 national junior college championships. Since 2000, championships include: women's basketball in 2000 and 2022; men's baseball in 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2021; men's golf in 2003 and 2008; men's soccer in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017; women's soccer in 2009, 2011, 2017, 2019 and 2021;[4] men's tennis in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2018, 2019 and 2021; and women's tennis in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2021 and 2022.

 
Harry the Hawk debuts during Homecoming 2022

In October of 2022, TJC debuted its new mascot, Harry the Hawk. He is a Harris's Hawk. [5]

Notable alumni edit

References edit

  1. ^ Tyler Museum of Art
  2. ^ Center for Earth and Space Science Education
  3. ^ Housing Costs Tyler Junior College. Retrieved on Nov 28, 2012.
  4. ^ Caufield, Jim (14 June 2021). Perry graduate Natalie Martinez helps Apaches win consecutive national titles. The Perry News (Perry, Iowa). Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  5. ^ Wiggins, Adam. "Harry the Hawk". www.tjc.edu. Retrieved 2023-09-20.
  6. ^ "Derick Armstrong". database Football.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-06. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  7. ^ "Football All Americans". apacheathletics.com. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  8. ^ Bill Herchman Career NFL Stats
  9. ^ The Texas State Senate
  10. ^ A Service of Worship in Memory of the life and ministry of Rev. Charles Robert Moore, June 12, 2014, Faith Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas
  11. ^ Texas State Historical Association

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