Tyler Junior College will observe its 92nd Founders Day on Monday, Sept. 17.
The ceremony begins at 7:30 a.m. Monday at Windsor Plaza, located at the corner of Apache Pass and South Mahon Avenue on the TJC main campus. The public is invited to attend.
The annual event celebrates the day the institution was founded – Sept. 17, 1926 – and serves as a time to remember TJC employees and board members who passed away in the last year.
This year, TJC will honor the memories of: John Burket, Noamie R. Byrum, Gene Carney, Kenneth English, Norman Hoot, Steve Morrow, Tracy Rea, Ann M. Snyder, William L. “Bill” Thomas, and William W. “Bill” Wilmeth.
Plaques bearing their names are added to the Windsor Plaza memorial wall.
TJC Chancellor and CEO Dr. Mike Metke will give remarks.
Invocation will be given by Natalie Smith, a TJC Presidential Honors student and Apache Band member from Marshall.
The TJC Chamber Singers will perform under the direction of Dr. Eric Posada.
Established in 1926, TJC serves more than 12,000 students per semester, and throughout its 92-year history, has embodied the true sense of the term “community.” The College has as a cornerstone the promises of a quality education, a vibrant student life and service to its communities.
TJC offers more than 125 degree and certificate options, plus extensive customized training and adult and continuing education, and offers opportunities for students to transfer to senior universities or to gain the skills needed to go directly into the workforce. The College has received legislative designation, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approval, and accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges, as an institution eligible to award baccalaureate degrees.
TJC features a 137-acre main campus and multiple branch locations, rigorous academics, 60 national athletic championships, stellar fine and performing arts programs, modern residential facilities, and organizations and clubs that promote student diversity. The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named TJC as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation.