Tyler Junior College has been named the recipient of the 2021 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Award for Excellence in the large business category.
The awards were televised on KLTV in a production that aired Sunday, May 2.
The BBB Award for Excellence recognizes East Texas businesses and charities that go above and beyond for their employees, their customers and the community at large, and who demonstrate the highest standards of ethical practices.
“BBB’s Awards for Excellence winners have shown that ethics and integrity are core values of their organization,” stated Mechele Agbayani Mills, president, and chief executive officer of BBB Serving Central East Texas. “This year’s winners join an elite group of organizations who realize that dealing fairly and honestly with employees, customers and partners are central to profitability and growth. They serve as role models for all businesses in East Texas, and the Better Business Bureau is pleased to honor them with this prestigious award.”
“It is indeed an honor to have Tyler Junior College win the BBB’s coveted Award for Excellence,” said TJC President and CEO Dr. Juan E. Mejia. We congratulate all of the deserving nominees in this category, and we are humbled by the recognition from the BBB and the wonderful members of the community we serve. TJC is proud to have had a role in educating and preparing so many of the professionals who live and work in our local communities and businesses. Our core values of unity, caring, integrity, empowering, and excellence will continue to guide the direction of the College, and we are humbled and grateful for this esteemed award.”
Tyler Junior College was established on September 17, 1926, with nine faculty members and 93 students. The College District has continued to grow and includes a large geographic service area throughout East Texas and enrolls students from throughout the nation and several foreign countries.
Each year, the College enrolls approximately 13,000 students and offers a comprehensive community college experience that includes rigorous academic and workforce programs with more than 115 degree and certificate options, 62 national championships in athletics, stellar fine and performing arts programs, modern residential facilities, and organizations and clubs that promote student engagement and diversity.
TJC champions student and community success by providing a caring, comprehensive experience through educational excellence, stellar service, innovative programming and authentic partnerships.