Larry Pilgrim has been an instructor at Tyler Junior College for over 36 years. He received his Master's in Agriculture Science in 1974 from East Texas State University and has 25 undergraduate hours in Biology as well as 18 graduate hours in Biology with an emphasis in cell biology and ecology. Since graduating he has accrued a total of 58 post masters hours of graduate study from Texas A&M University in Commerce, University of Texas at Tyler and Portland State University. Together Mr. Pilgrim and his wife Judith Pilgrim wrote the Science Majors Biology laboratory manual used by a number of schools, including Tyler Junior College.
Over the years Mr. Pilgrim has taught a wide variety of courses in both Agriculture and Biology. More recently he centers his attention on the Biology for Science Majors I & II courses (BIOL 1406 & BIOL 1407). Starting in the fall semester of 2013, Mr. Pilgrim's Biology for Science Majors courses will be offered through TJC's Honors Program.
In 2013, Mr. Pilgrim was the recipient of the TriO program's Teamwork award, an award voted on by students.