Tyler Junior College recently held a Hispanic Community Picnic, to give prospective students and their families an opportunity to learn more about TJC and its enrollment process.
About 130 people attended the event, which was conducted mostly by TJC’s bilingual staff members and student assistants.
Welcome remarks were given by Dr. Juan E. Mejia, TJC provost and vice president for academic and student affairs.
“Today is a special day,” Mejia told the crowd gathered in front of TJC’s Jenkins Hall. “We see at the state and national levels, and in the city of Tyler, that the Hispanic population continues to grow. You represent an opportunity for a better future for our region. I want to challenge you to make plans so that all of your children will go to college.”
Participants were introduced to TJC staff members, who provided information on admissions, financial aid, academic advising, residential life, and the TJC Hispanic Student Organization.
“Parents enjoyed visiting with TJC staff to discuss the enrollment process, and they were excited to have so many Spanish-speaking representatives from the college,” said TJC Director of Admissions Nidia Hassan.
“It’s definitely an event we feel would be beneficial to offer again in the future.”
For TJC enrollment or financial aid information in Spanish, visit http://tjc.edu/spanishresources or call TJC’s Hispanic phone line at 903-510-3247.