TJC announces Rotary, Watson W. Wise award winners

Tyler Junior College has announced sophomore students Justin Crowe and Hannah Lair as the recipients of its annual Rotary Young Citizens and Watson W. Wise Incentive awards.

Recipients are chosen by a vote of TJC faculty and staff.

Rotary Young Citizens Award
Justin Crowe and Hannah Lair

The Rotary Young Citizens Award goes to two TJC sophomores each year, based on qualities including: dependability, service, honesty, courtesy, loyalty, leadership, sportsmanship and scholarship.

Justin Crowe is a chemistry/pre-med major from Jacksonville.

He is a member of the Presidential Honors Program and TJC’s Alpha Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and was named a Phi Theta Kappa internationally distinguished member in 2018. He also serves as a second-year Apache Chief student leader, a Lead Student Ambassador and a resident assistant.

After graduating from TJC, Crowe plans to transfer to The University of Texas at Tyler and then attend medical school.

Hannah Lair is an elementary education major from Carlinville, Illinois.

She is a member of the Presidential Honors Program and TJC’s Alpha Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. She serves as a second-year Apache Chief student leader, executive secretary of the TJC Student Senate and state secretary for the Texas Junior College Student Government Association.

After graduating from TJC in May, Lair will attend Texas Tech University and continue her studies toward a career as an educator.

Crowe and Lair were recently recognized at the Tyler Rotary Young Citizens Banquet earlier this month.
 
Watson W. Wise Incentive Award
Justin Crowe

Crowe was also named the recipient of the Watson W. Wise Incentive Award.

The award goes to a TJC student who has exhibited the best in the virtues of industry, scholarship and student activity, and who plans to attend a senior university or college in the fall.

He will be recognized at the TJC Awards of Excellence Luncheon on Thursday, May 2, and will receive a $905 scholarship for the fall 2019 semester.

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