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Reception held for TJC retirees

Tyler Junior College recently honored 11 retiring employees, who collectively totaled 294 years of service at TJC.

“We talk a lot about our beautiful campus and buildings, but what really makes this place special is the people who work here,” TJC Chancellor and CEO Dr. Mike Metke said. “They are what make TJC the exceptional place that it is. This is a great place to further your education, and it’s also a great place to work.

“We congratulate these fine individuals for a job very well done, and we sincerely thank them for their years of service to our college.”

Retirees are:
• Catherine Baker, 10 years, medical laboratory technology professor and department chair
• Jan Boyd, 17 years, TSI mathematics professor
• Linda Caldwell, 14 years, associate degree nursing professor
• Shannon Cross, 13 years, history professor
• Candy Dyson, 16 years, outreach services librarian
• Dr. Peter Jones, 43 years, history professor
• Randy Melton, 21 years, director of campus police
• Mike Moseley, 28 years, campus safety corporal
• Dr. Cheryl Rogers, 43 years, executive director of institutional effectiveness, planning and research
• Frank Rucker, 48 years, economics professor
• Dr. George Wilson, 41 years, director of educational technology and media systems

About TJC
Established in 1926, TJC is one of the largest community colleges in Texas, with more than 11,500 students enrolled per semester.
For more than 90 years, TJC has embodied the true sense of the term “community college,” as reflected in its foundational promises to provide students with a quality education, a vibrant student life and opportunities for service to the community.
TJC offers more than 125 degree and certificate programs, plus extensive training and technical programs, and offers opportunities for students to transfer to a four-year institution or gain the skills they need to go directly into the workforce. It is the only Texas community college to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene.
TJC features a 137-acre campus, rigorous academics, 58 national championships in athletics, stellar fine and performing arts programs, modern residential facilities, and organizations and clubs that reflect student diversity. The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named TJC as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation.

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