Celebrating Theatre Tradition
Las Mascaras Speech & Drama Club is the oldest active social organization on campus. Born more than 80 years ago, "Las Mas" was created to support the dramatic activities on campus. Named by former Vice President Edwin Potter, who was a charter member, Las Mascaras translates into "the Maskers."
The Las Mascaras constitution states, "The purpose of Las Mascaras Speech and Drama Club shall be to further the skills and interests of students of Tyler Junior College in the fields of Speech and Dramatic Arts by continuous and active participation in all such areas.
It shall also be the purpose of the Las Mascaras Speech and Drama Club to further the interests and advance the knowledge of the people of this and surrounding areas by public performance of material of the highest caliber.
2013-14 Las Mas Officers
Pictured from Left to Right as follows:
Deshawn Weston (Phi Rho Pi Vice President), Kimberly Powers (Delta Psi President), Daniel Hinkle (Delta Psi Vice President, Mae Rose Hill (Phi Rho Pi Presidnet), Ivory Smith (Historian), Emily Grissett (Secretary), Hanro Janse van Rensburg (Treasurer), Sarah Westbrook (Student Senate Representative), Jacob Charlebois (Sergeant at Arms)
Today any TJC student interested in Speech or Theatre activities can join the club. Members work on production crews for membership points. After earning 75 points and paying dues of $10, new members are initiated. Las Mascaras is not just a group of students, but alumni as well.
Once a member, you're always a member. Membership mailings span the globe.
Las Mascaras Alumni membership is open to any Tyler Junior College alumni who participated in any Speech or Theatre during their tenure on campus. There is no cost, only that you send us your present mailing address. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of those who attended our 77th Reunion asked how they can support Las Mascaras today. Your alumni dues can be designated to the Speech and Theatre Program for scholarships.