TJC honors fourth group of Rusk TJC Citizens Promise Scholars

Tyler Junior College recently recognized its fourth class of Rusk High School graduates to attend TJC on the Rusk TJC Citizens Promise Scholarship.

In February 2014, the James I. Perkins Family Foundation – along with Citizens 1st Bank, Rusk ISD, TJC and the TJC Foundation – established the Rusk TJC Citizens Promise.

The first program of its kind in Texas, the Rusk Promise covers up to two years at TJC for Rusk students who graduate in the top half of their class with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Qualifying students must also reside in Rusk ISD and must have attended Rusk High School for grades 11 and 12.

In a special ceremony, the Perkins family and TJC honored the fourth class of Rusk Promise scholars for their hard work over the past two years.

Graduating scholars received cords to wear at TJC commencement. The cord colors represented their status as alumni of both Rusk High School (red and black) and TJC (gold and black).

The 2019 Rusk Promise scholars honored at the event were:
• Noah Acker, pursuing a criminal justice degree
• Patrick Ball, graduating with a general studies degree
• Morgan Beene, pursuing a pre-dental hygiene degree
• Briana Brown, pursuing a degree in social work
• Sydney Clark, pursuing a general studies degree
• Tynisha Colston, graduating with a pre-nursing degree
• Calleshia Dearman, pursuing a pre-nursing degree
• Trace Dominy, graduating with a biology degree
• Emily Duke, pursuing a public administration degree
• Leah Foster, graduating with a pre-nursing degree
• Brittany Glaze, pursuing a general studies degree
• Caleb Guess, pursuing a systems administration degree
• Jalin Henderson, graduating with a general studies degree
• Trevor Lee, graduating with a general studies degree
• Kaylyn Lewis, graduating with a criminal justice degree
• Jacob Liles, graduating with a business degree
• Briana Molina, graduating with a social work degree
• Caleigh Reese, graduating with a pre-nursing degree
• Austin Sizemore, pursuing a general studies degree
• Jordan Skinner, pursuing a pre-nursing degree
• Danielle Strain, graduating with a biology degree
• Jocelyn Swindell, pursuing a general studies degree
• Samantha Vargas, graduating with an education degree
• Jacie Walley, graduating with a pre-nursing degree

For more on the Rusk TJC Citizens Promise, go to TJC.edu/RuskPromise.

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