Tyler Junior College

TJC joins national ‘Commit to Complete” initiative

Published Tuesday, 25th March 2014

Statistics show the surest way for anyone to land a job in their chosen field is to finish college and earn a degree or certificate.

And that's exactly what students at Tyler Junior College are promising to do – signing a mass pledge to complete a certificate or an associate degree before leaving TJC to transfer to a university or enter the job market. 

On Wednesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 27, students will gather to sign the completion pledge, part of a national community college movement.

Signing ceremonies will take place across the Main campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

On Wednesday, at 11:15 a.m., administrators will join student leaders from every student organization as well as TJC’s national coaches for Achieving the Dream for a signing celebration. The event will take place in the Gatewood Garden, on the north side of Jenkins Hall.

TJC President Dr. Mike Metke will provide opening remarks and encourage students to sign a pledge committing them to completing a TJC degree or certificate. A representative from the national Phi Theta Kappa office will also provide remarks.

During the Fall 2013 semester, administrators, faculty and staff were encouraged to sign the pledge, committing themselves to do whatever they can to facilitate completion of student credentials. The student campaign will continue throughout the remainder of the Spring semester and into the 2014-15 academic year, said Dr. Tam Nannan, TJC assistant provost.

The event is being hosted by the college’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members are serving as the student arm of the Community College Completion Challenge, a national education initiative. Learn more at www.cccompletioncorps.org.

Author: Fred M. Peters

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