Future Apaches and their families can get a free, firsthand look at Tyler Junior College during its annual spring Apache Preview Day, set from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, on the TJC main campus.
TJC has more than 130 degree and certificate programs, including a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene and a Bachelor of Applied Technology in health technology and medical systems, as well as extensive training and technical programs. In addition to academics, TJC has nationally ranked athletics and performing arts programs, all at about one-third of the cost of a four-year institution.
Participants will be given a tour of TJC’s campus, have the opportunity to meet with faculty, deans and academic advisors, get a look at campus activities and organizations, and participate in an informative session on financial aid, advising, career services and the honors program. They will also receive a TJC T-shirt and information packet.
To register, go to www.tjc.edu/PreviewDay.
TJC Ambassadors serve as Preview Day leaders, tour guides
The TJC Ambassadors welcome thousands of prospective students and their families to campus every year.
Comprised of students specifically chosen for their leadership ability and public speaking skills, the Ambassadors are passionate about TJC. Members participate in special recruiting events, give daily and group tours and correspond with prospective students.
A campus tour was what prompted Emilee Rogers to attend TJC.
“I really was on the fence until I came on the tour,” said Rogers, a sophomore business/real estate major from Canton. “After I visited the campus, I thought this was definitely where I could see myself.”
It also sparked her interest in becoming a TJC Ambassador.
“With my campus tour aiding my decision to come to TJC, I thought it would be great to be an Ambassador so I could give back and do the same for other people,” she said.
Ambassadors and their hometowns include: Clarissa Abella, Tyler; J’Bria Christopher, Dallas; Dornell Crist, Madisonville; Justin Crowe, Jacksonville; Jaylon Crump, Midlothian; Hannah Fauss, Lindale; Maya Gayler, Mesquite; Sophia Hernandez, Canyon; Dajia Horton, Round Rock; Connor McCasland, Tyler; Aimee Munoz, Tyler; Megan Oswald, Longview; Emilee Rogers, Canton; Payton Sadler, Grand Saline; Shelby Smith, Quitman; Callie Tappe, Arlington; Jayla Tillis, Trinity; Gaby Torres, San Angelo; Cody Wallace, Commercie; Colton Waller, New Summerfield; and Jaela Wideman, Tyler.
Established in 1926, Tyler Junior College is one of the largest community colleges in Texas, with more than 12,000 students enrolled per semester.
Notable graduates who got their start at TJC include:
• Jimmy Butler: NBA standout and Olympic gold medalist with the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team
• Bryan Hughes: State Senator
• Will Jennings: Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter
• Sarah McClendon: journalist and longtime White House correspondent
• Chris Tomlin: Christian recording artist and Grammy-winner
TJC is the first Texas community college approved to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene.
TJC features a 145-acre campus, strong academics, 60 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 nation’s top 150 community colleges.