Potential Apaches and their families can get a free, firsthand look at Tyler Junior College and during its annual Apache Preview Day, set from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, on the TJC main campus.
“TJC has strong academics, nationally ranked athletics and performing arts programs, all at about one-third of the cost of a four-year institution,” said Nidia Arellano Hassan, TJC director of admissions.
“Apache Preview Day is a half-day showcase where future students and their parents can get an up-close look at our vibrant campus life and top-rated academic programs.”
Participants will be given a tour of TJC’s campus and residence halls, 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 and scholarships. They will also receive free lunch and a TJC T-shirt.
To register, go to www.tjc.edu/PreviewDay.
Established in 1926, Tyler Junior College is one of the largest community colleges in Texas, with about 11,500 students enrolled per semester.
TJC offers more than 120 degree and certificate programs, plus extensive training and technical programs, with opportunities for students to transfer to a four-year institution or gain the skills they need to go directly into the workforce.
Notable graduates who got their start at TJC include:
• Jimmy Butler: Chicago Bulls standout and gold medalist with the U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball Team;
• Bryan Hughes: State Senator-elect;
• Will Jennings: Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter;
• Sarah McClendon: journalist and longtime White House correspondent;and
• Chris Tomlin: Christian musician, songwriter and Grammy-winner
In 2015, TJC became the only Texas community college to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene.
TJC features a 137-acre campus, strong academics, 53 national championships in athletics, stellar fine and performing arts programs; modern residential facilities, and organizations and clubs that reflect student diversity.
This year, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named TJC as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges.