Tyler Junior College
Tyler Junior College (TJC) is a public community college in Tyler, Texas. It is one of the largest community colleges in Texas, with an enrollment of more than 12,500 credit students each year with an additional 20,000 continuing education enrollments annually. Its TJC West location 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, two baccalaureate degrees, and certificate programs.
Jenkins Hall located on the main campus.
|Motto||Fulfilling Three Promises: A Quality Education, A Vibrant Student Life, Community Service|
|Type||Public community college|
|President||Dr. Juan E. Mejia|
|Provost||Dr. Deana Sheppard|
|Campus||Urban, 145 acres|
|Colors||Black & Gold|
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.
The school 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). The College has won 62 national junior college championships. Since 2000, championships include: women's basketball in 2000; men's baseball in 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017; 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 and 2019; men's tennis in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2018 and 2019; and women's tennis in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2018.
The independently operated Tyler Museum of Art is located on the school's main campus. The Center for Earth and Space Science Education has a planetarium and exhibit hall offering public shows in its state-of-the-art, 40-foot (12 m)-diameter domed theater every day except Mondays, and sponsors a monthly astronomy lecture series. 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.
- Derick Armstrong, Canadian football wide receiver who plays for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League
- Colton Baum, Professional Drummer for Avid Light
- Jimmy Butler, NBA star for the Miami Heat
- Will Jennings, Songwriter; Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winner
- Dom Dwyer, Soccer Player for Orlando City
- Mike Easterner, General Manager, Fueled By Ramen/Roadrunner Records, Atlantic Recording Corp., New York City, (1986)
- Daniel E. Garcia, Bishop of the Diocese of Monterey
- John Harvey - award-winning Canadian Football League player.
- Bill Herchman, former NFL defensive lineman for the San Francisco 49'ers (1956-1959), Dallas Cowboys (1960-1961), and Houston Oilers (1962).
- Bryan Hughes - Republican member of the Texas State Senate from Wood County since 2017 and was previously a member of the Texas House of Representatives.
- Johnny Knox, former American football wide receiver for Chicago Bears
- Bill C. Malone, American musician, author and historian specializing in country music
- Charles R. Moore (minister) - Methodist minister and civil rights advocate.
- Allen R. Morris - Emmy Award winning producer/director/writer; formerly with KLTV; frequent actor at Tyler Civic Theatre from 1979 to 1990.
- Robert Pack, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets; currently an assistant for the Washington Wizards
- Craig Tiley, CEO of Tennis Australia and Director of the Australian Open
- Byron M. Tunnell, Texas politician.
- Chris Tomlin, Christian Singer, Songwriter, Worship leader, Dove and Grammy Award winner
- Shea Whigham, actor: portrayed Thomas Carrasco in the Amazon Prime series Homecoming and Elias "Eli" Thompson in the HBO drama series Boardwalk Empire.
- Tyler Museum of Art
- Center for Earth and Space Science Education
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- "Football All Americans". apacheathletics.com. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
- Bill Herchman Career NFL Stats
- The Texas State Senate
- A Service of Worship in Memory of the life and ministry of Rev. Charles Robert Moore, June 12, 2014, Faith Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas
- IMDB Allen Morris Biography
- Texas State Historical Association