Tyler Junior College

Alumni Awards

Apache Spirit Award

This award recognizes a person or group who has shown spirit and motivation through the contribution of time and energy to a program or activity which measurably benefited Tyler Junior College.

1996 Candy J. Crocker, (’74)

1997 Willie and Billie Sirman (NA)

1998 David Smoak, (’79)

1999 Linda Cross, (’69)

2000 Maxene Robinson, (’58)

2001 Edwin ‘‘Boss’’ Fowler (NA)

2002 Ruth Elizabeth Flynn (NA)

2003 Cheryl Lynn Rogers, (’69)

2004 Herb Richardson, (`49)

2005 Kenneth Lewis, (`52)

2006 David Crawford (’71)

2008 Nancy Lunceford (`55)

2009 Tom and Heather Mensch (NA)

2010 Phi Theta Kappa Omicrom Chapter, Sponsors: Gigi Delk, Alan Barnes & Shannon Cross

2011 Shirley Mallory ('52)

2012 Dr. Paul and Kay Latta ('86 & '82)

2013 Joey Stanger

Black and Gold Award

The Black and Gold award recognizes outstanding devotion to Tyler Junior College by an individual who is not a former student but volunteers time and effort to promote the mission and goals of the College.

1996 Emma Lou Prater, (’47)

1997 J. W. Johnson

1998 Louise Ornelas

1999 Cecil and Joetta Roach

2000 A. D. Clark, Jr.

2001 Jack White

2002 Judith A. Pilgrim

2004 Pat Thomas

2006 Vernon Faulconer

2010 Virginia Gatewood

2011 Margaret and James I. Perkins (NA)

2013 Dr. Paul Powell

Distinguished Alumni Award

This award recognizes an individual for their distinguished professional achievement and distinguished contributions to society, which have brought honor to the College.

1962 James M. Vaughn, ('32)

1963 Byron Tunnell, ('48)

1963 Fred Head, ('59)

1965 James Granberry, ('79)

1966 Edward Potter, ('32)

1969 Julian MarDock, ('38)

1970 Jack Flock, ('33)

1970 Harry Loftis (`42)

1972 Lottie Ray Caldwell, ('36)

1979 Joseph Prud'homme, ('57)

1980 Billy Reagan, ('55)

1981 John H. Carney, ('50)

1981 Milfred Lewis, ('50)

1982 Bill Hollowell, ('47)

1983 Will Jennings, ('63)

1984 Bobby Inman, ('48)

1985 Bob Bowman, ('56)

1985 Harley Davis, ('60)

1985 John Freeman, ('74)

1985 Carolyn Harvey, ('76)

1985 Asa Lockhart, ('69)

1985 David Lunceford (`54)

1988 Isadore Roosth, ('27)

1991 David Hudson, ('69)

1995 Jack Flock, ('33)

1996 Dorothy Fay White, ('43)

1997 James E. Russell, ('54)

1998 Sarah McClendon, ('28)

1999 Marjorie Ferrell Roper, ('39)

2000 Grady Hallman, ('47)

2001 Marcus Drewa, ('49)

2002 Rayford Scott Jones, ('56)

2003 Jack C. Sweeny, ('67)

2005 Howard Greer (’40)

2006 Jimmy Murphy (`54)

2007 Dave Ward (`60)

2008 Kenneth Ragsdale (`39)

2009 Billie Boyd Hartley (`50)

2010 Dr. Robert “Bob” Peters, III (’61)

2011 June Walling Murphy ('54)

2012 CM Sergeant Pat Snow ('83)

2013 Mary Payne Lowe

Outstanding Public Service Award

1995 Larry Craig, (’59)

1996 Harry Loftis, (’42)

1997 Jack Skeen, (’66)

1998 Robert Talkington, (’49)

1999 Leonard Hoffman, (’38)

2001 Kathryn Turman, (’73)

2004 Harold Bearid (’49)

Special Recognition Award

This award recognizes an individual for outstanding professional achievements, contributions to society and/or service to Tyler Junior College.

1998 C. C. Baker, Jr., (’60)

2001 Bonna Bess Vaughn (’33)

2002 Aaron Bonds, (’70)

2006 Margaret George Loftis (`42)

2007 Helen Waller Appelberg (’49)

2010 Bill Giles (NA)

2011 Mary Jane McNamara ('42)

2012 Emma Lou Prater ('46)

2013 M’liss Hindman

Valuable Young Alumni Award

The Valuable Young Alumni Award is presented to a former student of integrity and stature for distinguished achievement in a business, profession, life work or outstanding service to our College (recipients must be under 45).

1995 Gene Branum, (’80)

1996 Stephen A. Blow, (’72)

1997 J. Scott Ellis, (’74)

1997 Lonny R. Uzzell, (’73)

1998 Andy Navarro, (’82)

1998 Cindy Nick, (’79)

1999 Blair Blackburn , (’89)

2000 Donna Bullock, (’76)

2001 Benard Cummings, (’82)

2002 John Cliff Boucher, (’87)

2003 Billy Hibbs, Jr., (’78)

2005 Luke Stephens (`94)

2006 Chris Tomlin (`94)

2008 Darren Kindred (`92)

2009 Carmin Marie Biggs (`99)

2012 Adam Daley ('98)

If you would like to nominate a former student for consideration for future alumni awards, contact the Alumni Association at alumni@tjc.edu or 903-510-2588.

Alumni

Address: TJC Alumni Association
P.O. Box 9020
Tyler, TX 75711

Email: alumni@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2588