Tyler Junior College Distance Education Director Ken Craver has received the Excellence and Innovation in Distance Learning Award from the Texas Distance Learning Association.
According to information from the Association, Craver won the award in the two-year Higher Education category, “for the person, institution, or corporation who has done the most to benefit and advance the applied practice of distance learning, in the opinion of our members, during the past year.”
One of the best online community colleges in Texas, TJC offers more than 30 online and hybrid degree options in a variety of fields, including business, criminal justice, economics, English, general studies, healthcare administration, history, medical office management, social work, sociology and more.
Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Workforce Programs Dr. Terry Peterman said, “Ken Craver has done an outstanding job with distance education, especially as the College added many online classes during the pandemic. We are happy to see Ken receive this recognition from the Texas Distance Learning Association, and congratulate him on the award.”
Craver joined TJC in 1989 as a computer science professor and was named director of distance education in 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in computer science from Stephen F. Austin State University.