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Report to the Community 2015

Tyler Junior College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500 or at for questions about the accreditation of Tyler Junior College. General inquiries about Tyler Junior College admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs or other offerings should be directed to the College and not the Commission. Tyler Junior College gives equal consideration to all applicants for admission, employment and participation in its programs and activities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or limited English proficiency (LEP). Tyler Junior College respects the legal rights of each person to work and learn in an environment that is free from unlawful sexual discrimination including sexual harassment and sexual violence. The 2015 Report to the Community reflects activity from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015, which is both the 2014 - 2015 academic year and the 2015 fiscal year. We refer to this as our reporting year. Except where otherwise noted, all references made are in reference to the reporting year.

Vision Statement

Mission Statement

To be the region’s premier comprehensive community college, recognized internationally for its academic and workforce programs, student life and community engagement.

To provide a comprehensive collegiate experience that is anchored in the rich traditions of a quality education, vibrant student life and community service. 1

Joe Prud’homme, MD


Ann Brookshire First Vice President

Mike Coker

Second Vice President

Rohn Boone

Tyler Junior College

board of trustees

John Hills


David Hudson

Clint Roxburgh

Peggy Smith

Lonny Uzzell

president’s MESSAGE The year 2015 was perhaps the College’s most notable since the year of its founding in 1926.

double the size of the only faith-based residence hall operated on a Texas community college campus.

We opened three new buildings: the Robert M. Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center on our Main campus (which is the largest facility in our history); the new Energy Center on our West Campus; and Crossroads, our newest residence hall.

In 2016, we will celebrate our 90th anniversary in style, and we have some exciting things planned. I hope you enjoy reading about the accomplishments of 2015. We look forward to seeing you at one of our anniversary celebration events later this year!

We launched several new programs, including physical therapy assistant, dental assisting, polysomnography, community health worker, healthcare administration, wellness & exercise and multimedia production & marketing. We also received approval from the Texas Legislature to offer our first Bachelor of Science degree, in dental hygiene. TJC was the only community college to gain this approval among the many that sought the opportunity to provide a bachelor’s degree. Many thanks go out to Senator Kevin Eltife and Representative Travis Clardy for introducing the legislation that led to the new degree program. Applications to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board have already been submitted to start the program in the fall of 2016.

Forward together,

Dr. L. Michael Metke President, Tyler Junior College

In 2015, our baseball team won its second consecutive World Series, the College’s 52nd national championship. We hosted a Sister Cities delegation from Yachiyo City, Japan, as well as a delegation of VIPs from Austin who wanted to explore what the finest of community colleges is doing. And, our Board approved expanding our agreement with the Wesley Foundation to



Overview of tjc’s strategic goals In 2015, the college formalized its five-year Strategic Plan, which includes goals through 2019. Building on goals from the previous year and some early successes, the Vision 2020 plan focuses on three key areas: Student Success, Partnerships and Continuous Improvement.

Goals and Outcomes

Goal One

STUDENT SUCCESS Eliminate barriers and create opportunities for success Early outcomes include: • Increased enrollment in School of Nursing and Health Sciences through addition of new programs • Increased use of EARLY ALERT system, faculty tutoring and department retention efforts • More actively encouraged student participation in events and activities • Greatly expanded use of technology: » Learning Resource Center » Nursing and Health Sciences Building » Distance Learning » New products implemented by IT • Technical Pathways designed and distributed posters to area high schools including QR codes so students can access program websites directly with their smartphones


Goal Two

Goal Three

PARTNERSHIPS Expand and strengthen collaborations for the mutual benefit of all stakeholders

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT Improve effectiveness of institutional initiatives, processes, procedures and policies

Early outcomes include: • Initiated Festival for the Arts • Increased number of dual credit students and the number of course offerings • Hired Director of School District Partnerships to increase collaboration • Completed articulation agreements » BAAS – SFA, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas A&M Texarkana, Carroll University and UT Tyler » Business Management – Western Governor’s University » “Patriot Pathways” • Approved by State to offer Baccalaureate degree in Dental Hygiene • Set fundraising record through increased sponsorships and partnerships with the TJC Foundation Golf Tournament

Early outcomes include: • Provide high quality print, web, and other publications, resulting in more than 15 industry marketing awards • Increased annual revenues from licensed product sales 6% over previous year • Initiated Business Process Analysis to assess institutional processes • Streamlined Continuing Education processes and procedures • Implemented electronic forms in financial aid, which streamlined timelines and verification process • Implemented Apache Enrollment Center and One Stop Shop • Implemented first phases of real-time registration solutions with Elevate, cloudbased software solution

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(Based on Fall 2014)

Main Campus

Internet 25%


Degree-seeking, first-time freshman

High Schools (dual credit)




West Campus



Other first-year, degree-seeking



Other* 3%


*Includes Lindale, Rusk and Jacksonville campuses 3,143

All other degree-seeking


Students receiving financial aid and/or scholarships

Grand total all students: 10,887

Non-need-based (includes athletic awards)

Need-based 0









Total FTE enrollment (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)

8,331 12-month unduplicated headcount (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)


Number of degrees awarded (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)

Associate degrees

1,438 Certificates



59% Male


Average age of full-time student

23 Average age of all students (full- and part-time)


All numbers based on Fall 2014 unless otherwise noted.


Student-to-faculty ratio Academic year tuition and required fees for full-time, degree/ certificate seeking undergraduate


21 to 1 Students enrolled in the School of Continuing Studies




THE MISSION OF TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE COMES TO LIFE THROUGH OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR STUDENTS. TJC has been delivering on our mission to students and the Tyler area for nearly 90 years by providing a quality education, a vibrant student life and service to the community. We call these our three promises to students. With more than 45 associate degree options and 35 certificate options, along with superb academic programs, TJC is known for quality instruction, caring faculty and support services designed to help students achieve goals like no other college at the two-year level. Here are just a few examples of how we are keeping these promises.








TJC offers rigorous courses and programs for transferable college credit, classes designed for immediate entry into the workforce, and courses for career preparation, enhancement and personal interest. Satellite locations provide the opportunity to take classes remotely. Courses are offered in traditional and non-traditional settings, including online, hybrid and in some cases, on-site. Our Concurrent Enrollment program allows students in high school to receive college credit that also provides high school credit.

TJC participated in and was recognized for student involvement in the national “My Two Cents Day” event, building awareness of the U.S. national debt and its effect on the future. The student who came the closest to predicting what the national debt would be on the U.S. Debt Clock at exactly 5 p.m. won $100. Students from many sections of U.S. History, Federal Government, and Micro & Macro Economics participated and learned many valuable lessons about the U.S. economy.

TJC’s Art Club participated in canned food drives in the fall and spring, benefiting the local Tyler CARES Food Pantry and collecting over 1,000 food items each semester. The Art Club also hosted a silent art auction during TJC’s Festival of the Arts, raising more than $1,000 for the Art Club, to go toward purchasing materials, supplies and providing scholarships for students.


Signifying a commitment to student success and institutional improvement, Tyler Junior College joined the Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count initiative in 2010. Achieving the Dream identifies strategies to improve student success, close achievement gaps and increase retention, persistence, and completion rates. It is a multiyear, national initiative to help more community college students succeed. The initiative is particularly concerned about student groups that traditionally have faced significant barriers to success, including students of color and low-income students. Too many students leave community colleges without earning a certificate or degree, or without transferring to continue their studies. Consequently, they risk losing the opportunity to earn a livable wage. When students complete courses and earn credentials, however, they can improve their own lives, which ultimately benefits the nation.

Achieving the Dream aims to bring about change within community colleges and in state and federal policy. The initiative also seeks to augment knowledge about strategies that increase student success and to expand public support for raising postsecondary attainment levels. At its core, the initiative seeks to help more students reach their individual goals, which may include earning a community college certificate or degree, attaining a bachelor’s degree, and/or obtaining a better job. Achieving the Dream colleges will maintain a high degree of access for historically underrepresented groups while working to increase the percentage of students who accomplish the following: • successfully complete the courses they take; • advance from remedial to credit-bearing courses; • enroll in and successfully complete gatekeeper courses; • enroll from one semester to the next; • earn degrees and/or certificates.




The art department hosted a spring Art Competition, judged by the University of Texas at Tyler’s Jim Pace. Students with winning pieces included Kailan Counahan, Christopher Garrett, Anne Perry, Lateia Larkin, Sherra Reid, Cole Beckham and Robbie Wallace. The Art Student Showcase in the fall featured Andres Breffitt, Kailan Counahan and Jessica Sanders, who were awarded a 2014 – 2015 art performance grant for their work. Students displayed a professional level and were integral in curating, promoting and installing the exhibition. The Forensics team participated in the Texas Community College Forensic Association’s State Championship tournament. Jacob Savage, Skyler Walker and Tyler

Cole took the tournament by storm, with Jacob and Skyler winning first place in several categories and qualifying for the national tournament competition. The Law Enforcement Academy conducted two classes in this reporting period, with a total of 24 cadets. Each class qualified for their state licensing exam and all cadets passed on their first attempt, earning Basic Peace Officer Certificates. Over the last ten years, the academy has maintained a 100% cadet record for passing on their first attempt. Participating in more than ten community service projects, the Alpha Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was named to the Top Ten chapters in Texas, out of 88 chapters, and was ranked in the top 25 internationally, out of 1,300 chapters. Chapter officers were recognized as one of 30 Distinguished Officer Teams internationally, and Michael Strait, Vice President of Service, was named one of 25 Distinguished Chapter Officers. Student Mikenna Denton was named one of twenty Coca-Cola Gold Scholars nationwide and students Kaitlin Lenoir and Sabrah Shipman were named Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars. Chris Fisher was also named a Terry Foundation Scholar. Communication and Media students swept the competition at their annual state conference, winning 39 awards and taking top honors in their division for the studentled newspaper, The Apache Pow Wow. Students won Best of Show for Division 3, First Place for Overall Excellence for Newspaper Division 4 and Sweepstakes for Newspaper Division 4 during the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) conference in San Antonio. Forty-seven schools and more than 520 delegates attended the conference. Award winners included Haley Huston, Cory McCoy, Favian Quezada, Nathan Wright, Kati Fitzpatrick, Diego Reyes, Brett Burks, Brian Rhoads, Kevin Ramos, Colby Morgan, Bianca DeLeon and Bennet Levine.


RECOGNIZING OUR STUDENT ATHLETES Men’s baseball finished the season with a 41-8 record, winning a national championship. It was the 3rd in TJC baseball history—their 2nd in a row, and the 52nd national championship in school history. Aaron Clemons, Derek Clemons, Alex Masotto and Brandon Webb were named to the World Series All-tournament Team. Cody Brown was named the World Series MVP. Jace Vines won the 2015 Spalding NJCAA D3 Pitcher of the Year. Derek Clemons earned a 2015 ABCA/ Rawlings Gold Glove Award for his defensive efforts at catcher. Men’s basketball finished with a 25-9 record, capturing the Region XIV Basketball Tournament championship and earning a trip to the National Tournament, falling to Connors State 78-62 in the 2nd round. The Apache ladies’ basketball team had a stellar season, finishing with a 29-5 record, qualifying for the national tournament in Salina, Kansas, where they entered as the tenth seed. The football team finished with an 8-3 record, defeating Navarro College in the SWJCFC semifinals before falling to 3rd ranked Trinity Valley Community College in the championship game. They finished the season ranked 12th in the country. In golf, excellent individual accomplishments led to a national runner up finish for the men’s team. They won the Region XIV title, and Calvin Lackey and Charley Cameron were named to the all-region team. The women’s team finished in 7th place nationally and won the Region XIV championship. Sara Ruiz was the Region XIV individual champion, while Holly Standing was the Region runner up. Paige Greenan and Kelly

Allen were named to the all-region team. The men’s soccer team finished with a 21-3 record, and were the region, district, and national champions. In the National Tournament, they defeated Monroe College (NY) 2-1. The women’s soccer team finished with a 16-2-1 record and Coach Corey Rose was elected as President of the NJCAA Women’s Soccer Coaches Association. Women’s softball completed their inaugural season with a record of 39-18, finishing 3rd in Region XIV East. Six athletes were recognized for All-conference and Allregion awards including Halie Vance as first team all-region pitcher and Co-MVP of conference. Two members were recognized for the NFCA All-American Scholar awards—Amber Landry and Haley Mills. The team maintained a 3.31 team GPA collectively for the season. Both the TJC men’s and women’s tennis teams finished the year as National Runnerup. The TJC women’s tennis team was named the NJCAA Women’s Tennis Academic Team of the Year. Their cumulative GPA of 3.72 was the highest in the country. The volleyball team finished with a 36-7 record. While they fell in the Region XIV Tournament final to the eventual national champion Blinn Buccaneers, the squad earned a berth in the National Tournament for the third straight year. Apache Cheer placed 2nd overall in a division of nine teams at the National Cheerleaders Association Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida. They expanded to two teams, bringing in a total of 54 student athletes between the traditional Large Coed team and the newly established All-girl team.



Nine students were named as NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award Recipients:

James Johnson (baseball) John King (tennis) Vanessa Luna (women’s soccer) Abby Mackey (volleyball) Bailey McCawley (women’s golf) Moriah Phillips (women’s soccer) Savannah Radke (women’s soccer) Jace Vines (baseball) Brandon Webb (baseball) TJC is proud of the following students named NJCAA All-Americans:

First Team: Jace Vines & Ljundrim Kaba (baseball) Victoria Kemokai (basketball) Brandon Rougeau (golf) Clayton Keck (golf) Brahan Gamarra and Ricardo Gomez (soccer) Morgan Lewis (volleyball) Ciro Lampasas, Zachary Northey & Kerrington Powell (tennis) Second Team: Moriah Phillips (soccer) Jonah Candelario (tennis - singles) Jonah Candelario & Vaughn Hunter (tennis - doubles) Joanna Nena-Savva, Elizabeth Bagerbaseh, Katie Delgado, Paige Murdock, Adriana Garrett & Autria Compton (tennis) Third Team: Zane Ancell (baseball) Honorable Mention: Chaston Bennet & J.T. Luper (football) Dale Jones (basketball) Brittny Norris (basketball) 10

ACCOMPLISHMENTS FROM AROUND THE CAMPUS The Testing Services department was awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA). Criteria for certification are rigorous and are based on the NCTA Professional Testing Standards and Guidelines. The department is one of the few test centers in the U.S. and Canada to have completed this intensive certification process. This certification indicates that Testing Services adheres to the highest of test administration standards and is committed to providing excellent service to a wide variety of students and community members. TJC’s Emergency Medical Services Professions (EMSP) program partnered with East Texas Medical Center’s (EMTC) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to advance the academic program for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics. Led by the office of Academic Affairs, TJC and the Tyler Independent School District signed a partnership agreement to offer an Early College High School for Tyler ISD students. These students may earn up to two years of college credit while still in high school. Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler announced the creation of a formal Patriot Pathways program to assist students with transfer between the two institutions. TJC and UT Tyler faculty worked collaboratively to establish transfer guides that allow students to complete an associate degree at TJC and a baccalaureate degree at UT Tyler as efficiently as possible. The TJC Alpha Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society was recognized at the International Convention as one of only three Continued Excellence Chapters. This award is presented to chapters that achieve Top 25 ranking, internationally, for three consecutive years. Career Services hosted the first STEAM Career Day, bringing in 17 members of the community to serve as panelists working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. The panelists represented 14 different companies and the panels focused on careers in science and technology, engineering and math, the medical field and the arts. Students had the opportunity to speak with highly respected leaders working in their fields of interest and learn about the importance of these jobs in the future.


In 2014, a collaboration was born between Tyler Junior College, Rusk Independent School District, Citizens 1st Bank and the James I. Perkins Family Foundation to bring the Rusk TJC Citizens Promise to East Texas. This program is the first of its kind in Texas and funds the first two years at TJC for the top 50 percent of qualifying Rusk High School graduates. Administered by Tyler Junior College, the initiative is off to an incredible start! In an assessment of the overall performance of Rusk Promise students compared to traditional students, Rusk Scholars scored higher across the board. Overall, Rusk Promise Scholars attempted and earned more hours and had higher overall GPAs. In fact, their median cumulative GPA was 3.16 compared to 2.69 for their counterparts and they completed an average of eight more credit hours per year! As the Rusk Promise enters its second full year, another cohort of graduates are primed to jump start their college career at TJC! “ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN, MY EXCITEMENT LEVEL IS AT 110 PERCENT! I WOULD NEVER HAVE GOTTEN TO GO TO COLLEGE IF IT WASN’T FOR THIS PROGRAM.”

–Chad Jeffery


–Jazzmine Crist


faculty and staff


Our faculty and staff really do make the difference. With more than 600 employees, TJC is proud of the commitment and passion that the Apache Nation displays. In fact, with more than 1,000 combined years of service, TJC’s employees stand the test of time.

Demographics of Faculty and Staff


60% Women


Total Instructional Faculty


Percent of Faculty with Advanced Degrees

73% (401)

Amount given by employees to TJC Foundation and United Way

$61,086 12

faculty and staff AWARDS TJC ENDOWED CHAIR FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE Through this unique program, professors nominate and reward their peers for demonstrating excellence as educators. Four TJC professors distinguished themselves as endowed teaching chairs for 2015. Awardees receive cash gifts of $4,000, which includes a professional development stipend. This meaningful award is generously funded by donors, who are recognized in the naming of the Endowed Chair.





Computer Information Systems/ Game and Simulation Development The Mable Williams Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence

Social Work/ Sociology The Thomas H. Shelby Jr. Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence

Criminal Justice The George W. Pirtle and El Freda Taylor Pirtle Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence

Speech, Theater and Dance The Dorothy Fay and Jack White Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence

THE MATTIE ALICE SCROGGIN BAKER EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDS Established by a generous contribution from the estate of Mattie Alice Scroggin Baker, the award recognizes the many contributions our full-time and adjunct faculty provide to student learning. The award is given to one full-time and one adjunct faculty member each year. ROBERT ROOT


Full-time Professor - Chemistry

Adjunct - Learning Framework


faculty and staff AWARDS W. OSCAR AND MARGUERITE HERRIN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE Oscar and Marguerite Herrin always appreciated the hard work and dedication of their employees. Sarah Herrin Harrison established this award to honor her parents and reward at least three classified staff members every year, for their dedicated service to Tyler Junior College. Recipients are nominated by their peers and receive a $500 cash gift. Recipients for 2015 were:

FACULTY AND STAFF ACCOMPLISHMENTS In an effort led by Professor Stephanie Lassanske, the Social Work department crafted an articulation agreement between TJC and Stephen F. Austin State University, allowing students majoring in Social Work to take all but one class for their Bachelors in Social Work at TJC. Art Professor Dave Funk was appointed Honors Program director and Art Professor Philana Pace was appointed Wise Auditorium art gallery director. Lauren Tyler, director of student life at TJC, served on the Texas state executive board as state advisor elect, and then state advisor for TJC student government association. Jan Adams, director of academic advising, was appointed to the 2015-2017, National WEB Advisory Board for NACADA, the Global Community for Academic Advising. The board develops all NACADA webinars to provide professional development to academic advisors at Colleges and Universities worldwide.




Building Maintenance Specialist

Administrative Assistant - Family Learning Center

Lead Call Center Technician


Professor of Nursing Jodi Seal earned the designation of Certified Nurse Educator through a certification process developed and administered by the National League of Nursing. Athletic Director Tim Drain was named as an Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year. He also served as the President for the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA). TJC Baseball Coach Doug Wren was named the ABCA/ Diamond Sports Company NJCAA D3 National Coach of the Year. Laura Jett Krantz, department chair of Communications & Student Media and student newspaper adviser was named president of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association. Creative Writing Professor Traci Borum, a published author, released her most recent novel Painting the Moon and English Professor Tina Bausinger released Cold Coffee and Speed Limits.

alumni president’s MESSAGE Dear Alumni, It’s a privilege to serve as the president of the Tyler Junior College Alumni Association Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is an outstanding group of members who have service hearts and are fully engaged in supporting TJC. Our goals are to encourage participation in the educational, cultural, athletic and social programs of the College; to communicate the qualities of Tyler Junior College to the public; to recruit quality students for Tyler Junior College; and to assist the College in achieving its planned goals and objectives.

As we move into 2016, Tyler Junior College will celebrate its 90th anniversary and our objectives include membership growth, generating scholarship funds and engaging with students, alumni and the community. To give you a peek under the tent, we have a very special Lifetime Membership offering. We will reach out to all TJC alumni to encourage new Lifetime Memberships at only $90 – compared to

The fall semester flew by as our association hosted new events and continued many treasured traditions to reconnect classmates and faculty. Thanks to our members and board for their participation in these great events including Football Tailgates, Homecoming, Alumni Awards Dinner, Fuel for Finals and Graduation.

the standard rate of $200!

The new Fuel for Finals event was a huge success! The Alumni Association connected with current students to provide homemade cookies, coffee and hot chocolate to ensure they had the fuel needed to successfully complete final exams.

to seeing you at our upcoming events!

ARE YOU A TJC ALUM? We want to hear from you and keep you informed. Connect with us: Visit us on Facebook • Attend Alumni Events • Receive Alumni Communication • Nominate Alumni for Awards • Become a member! WWW.TJC.EDU/ALUMNI

You play a crucial role in helping us convey our alumni loyalty. Visit our site at to review our membership benefits, join the association, and see our latest news. We value your input and encourage your participation. I look forward

Feathers Up,

Amy Bland Cunningham, ‘90 President, Alumni Association & Apache Belle Gold 15

Alumni Association Board Leadership Amy Cunningham President Camille Brown Vice President John D. Mogle, Jr. Secretary Wanda Ealey Past President Board Members Stephanie L. Arriola Carol A. Beggs Camille C. Brown Carleta R. Cates Karen D. Cooper Amy S. Cunningham James “Doc� Deason Wanda Bowie Ealey Julie L. Mettlen John D. Mogle, Jr. Don R. Murphy Robert E. Reed, Jr. Mike S. Richardson Gay L. Smith Dr. Justin M. Smith L. Joseph Stanger Gene Staples Director, Alumni Affairs Don Fraser Coordinator, Alumni Affairs Nicole Durham


alumni association tyler junior college Numbers represent activity between September 2014 and August 2015.

Lifetime members

Events held


14 events


with more than



from 2013-2014

alumni participating

Our alumni gave generously

Individual alumni who made donations this year

$475,568 donated

333 18% above past six-year average

alumni awards

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Elizabeth and Ben Sutton ’48 Distinguished Alumni Award Recognizing an individual who has brought honor to TJC through their distinguished professional achievement and contributions to society. Ben Sutton fondly remembers his years as a Tyler Junior College student from 1946 to ’48. During WWII, Sutton had been stationed in Iceland with the 8th Air Force and had served as an aerial engineer and crew chief on various fighter planes. His grandparents encouraged him to use the GI bill and attend TJC. Sutton said, “Tyler Junior College was the ideal place for me to resume my education. The enrollment was only a few hundred, and the faculty was excellent, patient and understanding.” Sutton went on to finish his education at The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied business and completed a bachelor’s degree. After graduation, and serving two additional years as a second lieutenant, he would continue the family business, as his grandfather had moved to Tyler in the 1920s to work in the East Texas oil fields. For more than five decades, Sutton has worked throughout Texas for various oil companies including Sinclair Oil and Gas Company, Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company and its subsidiary, Anadarko Production Company and finally, Nivla Oil Corporation, where he continues to work as president. He has also volunteered for and led area government and nonprofit groups, including

serving as chairman of Tyler’s Planning and Zoning Commission and as president of both the East Texas Symphony Orchestra and Tyler Civic Theatre. Since he and Elizabeth moved back to Tyler in 1977, they have been involved with many worthy causes in Tyler and generously contributed to various initiatives at TJC, including the new Robert M. Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Center, which opened in 2015. They support TJC because they believe they are investing in an institution that continues to serve the educational needs of the community. As Mrs. Sutton said, “TJC is a driver of our local economy and one of our finest traditions.”

Dick Johns ’48 Special Recognition Award Recognizing an individual for outstanding professional achievements and contributions to society and/ or service to Tyler Junior College. Richard A. (Dick) Johns is an artist and author who has lived in Tyler most of his life. He attended TJC from 1946 to ’48 and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas. Following his military service, he was an engineering illustrations editor with General Dynamics Corporation in Fort Worth, where he was involved in assembly illustration of the B-36 and B-58 “Hustler,” the first supersonic bomber. A prize-winning

author, Johns has three novels available on Amazon: Thirteenth Apostle, Return to Heroism, and Garden of the Okapi. Johns’ mother, Annie Hill, attended TJC in its infancy years and is credited with suggesting the Apache mascot during a student assembly in 1928.

Literacy Council of Tyler (LCOT) Apache Spirit Award Recognizing a person or group who has shown great spirit and motivation towards a program or activity that measurably benefits TJC. The Literacy Council of Tyler has partnered with TJC since 2001, when the LCOT office moved into donated space on the TJC West Campus. The partnership has grown over the past decade to include joint operation of the Family Learning Center of Tyler (FLCOT) and the establishment of the Intensive College Readiness program. The FLCOT combines TJC’s early childhood program with a working childcare center and literacy and English fluency programs. Tyler ISD provides space for the FLCOT, which is located on the campus of Douglas Elementary. The Intensive College Readiness program is a Literacy Council/ TJC initiative that helps GED graduates transition successfully into college courses at TJC.


physical footprint UPDATE


Funded primarily through tax increment financing, the Energy Center expands some existing programs and adds new ones. The 51,000-plus square-foot facility features labs for heating, ventilation and air conditioning training, power plant technology and computers. This state of the art facility is proud to house the first power plant technology program in the state of Texas. The associate’s degrees and certificates that fall under these categories include ammonia certification, biomedical equipment repair, electrical and electronic controls, geothermal, industrial electrical maintenance, instrument and control, solar and wind energy and mechanical, robotic and automated systems. CROSSROADS HALL

TJC WEST CAMPUS ENERGY CENTER In March of 2015, Tyler Junior College and community officials celebrated the grand opening of the Energy Center, a $7.56 million, three-story addition to the Skills Training Center on the TJC West Campus. The Center’s programs will provide training in the latest industry standards for students seeking highly skilled jobs in power plant technology, HVAC and electrical and electronic controls technology. 18

Officials held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony for Crossroads Hall, TJC’s newest on-campus housing. A prime location on the west side of campus, residents will have an easy walk to the new Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center and the rest of the main campus. The 4-floor hall will house 248 students – both freshmen and returning students. The $20 million, 63,000-square-foot residence hall will bring TJC’s on-campus population to about 1,300 students. Responding to feedback from student focus and advisory groups, Crossroads offers wireless Internet throughout the building, plenty of storage space, meeting and gathering spaces for social interaction, a Chick-Fil-A restaurant, outlets to recharge technology and even a mobile app that students can download to determine when washing machines are available in the laundry room.

study). Some of the Center’s many features include the latest

First Year Successes

in simulation laboratories, as well as technology-enhanced

• Physical Therapist Assistant Program earned “Candidate for Accreditation” status from Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

classrooms that allow students to receive training on new, advanced equipment. The Center offers its own dental clinic on the first floor, where anyone can request to be placed on a waiting list for dental cleanings, oral examinations and X-rays. Services are provided by dental hygiene students under the supervision of a general dentist and registered dental hygienists. HGR+Turner Joint Venture served as the construction manager and the lead architectural firm for the project was ROBERT M. ROGERS NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER What was once a dusty, corner lot occupied by a gas station, a pharmacy and a restaurant is now a 155,000-square-foot, stateof-the-art training ground for future nurses, dental hygienists, sonographers, radiologic technologists and a host of other health care professionals.

SmithGroupJJR, who joined with four local firms in the building’s development and design: Eubanks Harris Roberts Craig Architects, Fitzpatrick Architects, Brannon Corporation and David C. Scarbrough Landscape Architecture.

• The inaugural class of the Level 1 College Credit Certificate in Dental Assisting was admitted in the fall. • Through a cooperative partnership agreement with UT Health Northeast, a new Community Health Worker Level 1 Certificate was approved by THECB and SACS-COC. • An Advanced Technical Certificate in Polysomnography enrolled its first class of students in the spring. • Radiologic Technology Program achieved 100% pass rate on the national board examination by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

In April, TJC celebrated the opening of the four-story facility, which triples the previous classroom and laboratory space for TJC nursing and health sciences programs and houses the latest medical technology training equipment. The additional and expanded programs will produce a projected 50 percent more TJC graduates in health care fields – up from 600 in 2013 to 900 by the year 2017. The new space has also allowed the addition of new programs, including occupational therapy assistant, wellness and exercise specialist, physical therapist assistant, dental assisting, community health worker and polysomnography (sleep

• The Occupational Therapist Assistant Program launched in the fall with a class of 23.

• After a site visit in the spring, the Surgical Technology Program received full affirmation of accreditation for ten years, with no reporting requirements. • TJC was granted approval by the State Legislature to initiate a proposed Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.

For more information on the Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center, go to

• The Wellness and Exercise Program launched, along with a formal employee wellness program for faculty and staff. 19


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Operating Expenses by Function (In thousands) OPERATING EXPENSES BY FUNCTION Fiscal year ending 2015 (in thousands) Fiscal year ending 2015

Depreciation $7,543 • 9% Auxiliary Enterprises $8,084 • 9%

Instruction $31,823 • 37%

Scholarships $3,719 • 4%

Plant Maintenance $7,695 • 9%

Institutional Support $13,396 • 15%

Public Service $2,564 • 3% Student Service $8,369 • 10%

Assets Current assets Capital assets, net Other assets Total assets




$ 34,314 212,562 6,991 253,867

$ 30,608 169,995 49,582 250,185

$ 29,191 135,767 33,398 198,356

Liabilities Current liabilities Noncurrent liabilities Total liabilities

35,420 128,971 164,391

36,993 117,842 154,835

32,636 72,650 105,286

Net assets Invested in capital assets, net of debt Restricted - expendable Unrestricted Total net assets

85,846 81,013 79,833 721 598 511 1,739 13,741 12,728 $ 88,306 $ 95,352 $ 93,072

Academic Support $3,241 • 4%




Foundation Board Officers Lee. R. Gibson, Chairman David McCullough, Vice Chairman/Chair Elect Billy E. Hibbs, Jr., Treasurer Eleanor A. Stringer, Secretary Foundation Board Members Harold C. Beaird Loren D. Bennett Mike Breedlove, Sr. Nelson Clyde, IV Charles E. (Sam) Dawson Dr. J. Scott Ellis Senator Kevin P. Eltife Vernon E. Faulconer* Annette Findley Martha I. (Rusty) Fletcher John D. Glass, Jr.* M. LaVerne Gollob Verna K. Hall Billie B. Hartley Mayor Martin Heines Dr. Samuel D. Houston Eddie L. Howard Laura M. Hyde Paul N. Latta D.D.S. Melvin B. Lovelady Nancy Lunceford John H. Minton, Jr. Joseph Z. Ornelas Louise H. Ornelas L. Paul Owen James I. Perkins Dr. G. William Pirtle, Jr.* Sam Roosth Alfred T. (Freddie) Sanchez J. Mark Strawn Dr. Patrick R. Thomas Jerry D. Woolverton Ex-Officio Members Dr. Kimberly A. Russell Dr. L. Michael Metke Sarah Van Cleef Carol Hutson Nancy Davis, CPA Dr. Joseph Prud’homme James (Doc) Deason 22 *Deceased

Tyler Junior College foundation Chairman’s message For nearly ninety years, Tyler Junior College has been the choice for thousands of students pursuing an affordable, quality and stimulating two-year college experience. The same can be said today. I know I speak for my fellow board members when I tell you how much keeping that tradition alive means to all of us. Because of the great financial support we receive from the community, and generous supporters, we are able to continue to build best-in-class higher education opportunities for students who choose TJC. Providing a comprehensive, affordable college experience is our primary goal, and guides our promises to students. Through helping the College award more than $3.6 million in scholarships during 2014-15, to funding teaching chairs and providing academic and student life program support; the Tyler Junior College Foundation is at the heart of these promises. The Foundation staff, along with the board, are committed to helping TJC meet the needs of our student population. We take our role as stewards seriously. We know that without our supporters, none of this would be possible. This year alone, we received more than $3.4 million in gifts from more than 650 individuals, foundations and corporations.

• Establish eleven new endowed scholarships to provide more than $50,000 in funding to students • Increase the number of scholarships offered through record support of the Foundation’s annual Golf Tournament What an incredible testament to the strength and legacy of Tyler Junior College -- and that’s just the beginning! Thank you for your continued investment and faithful support – without you we could not have achieved so much. Here’s to another great year of accomplishments, recognition and tradition! Forward together,

Your investment helped us: • Open a world class facility – the Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center, which included expanding our dental clinic and increasing services to the East Texas community

Lee R. Gibson, Chairman, TJC Foundation Board of Directors

foundation financials (Audit, Aug. 31, 2015 and 2014)

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION Assets 2015 2014 Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,099,602 $ 1,592,943 Investments 40,116,674 42,107,067 Funds held in trust 444,532 290,805 Charitable Gift Annuities 291,234 280,708 Other assets 54,570 55,173 Total invested funds 43,006,612 44,326,696 Contributions receivable 928,872 1,107,222 Real estate 811,607 1,008,445 Deferred expense 764,518 670,973 Total assets $ 45,511,609 $ 47,113,336 Liabilities Accounts payable-Tyler Junior College Deferred revenue Total liabilities

735,045 87,714 822,759

764,173 85,830 850,003

Net assets Unrestricted 7,486,918 8,821,890 Temporarily restricted 5,710,547 8,435,954 Permanently restricted 31,491,385 29,005,489 Total net assets 44,688,850 46,263,333 Total liabilities and net assets

$ 45,511,609

$ 47,113,336


Billy Hibbs, Jr. Chair Billy Hibbs, Jr. is one of the longest continuously serving members of the investment committee. Billy is Chairman and CEO of Heartland Security Insurance Group, and he is also a TJC alumnus. Lee Gibson Lee Gibson is a certified public accountant and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President for Southside Bank. He also served as Chairman of Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2012. David McCullough David McCullough previously worked with Gilead Science, Inc., one of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies. As a private investor, he joined the Investment Committee and the TJC Foundation board in 2012. Jim Perkins Jim Perkins is the President of Citizens 1st Bank with locations in Tyler, Jacksonville, Rusk and Nacogdoches. Citizens 1st Bank is one of the highest rated banks in the nation by Ratings, Bauer Financial Reports and Veribank Bank Rating Company. Eleanor Stringer

$40,000,000 $30,000,000 $20,000,000 $10,000,000 $0

Foundation Investment Committee















Eleanor Stringer is a community volunteer dedicating countless hours through her service on various boards and charities through the years. She also volunteered her time to visit places like Belize to help with medical and dental care.


foundation REPORT WHAT WE SUPPORT The Tyler Junior College Foundation is an independent 501(c) 3 nonprofit that exists to support Tyler Junior College. Our mission is to enhance the overall reputation of the College, to provide resources to fund college priorities and create opportunities for the College to build partnerships with alumni, friends, donors, corporations and foundations. Our staff is committed to helping the college fulfill our three promises to students and we do this through fundraising initiatives that support scholarships, programs and activities.

In the 2014 – 2015 fiscal year, more than 1,800 gifts, totaling nearly $3.5 million, were contributed to the TJC Foundation. The average gift was a generous $1,986. Giving highlights included: Largest single gift from an individual:


Largest single gift from an organization:

Over 90% of Foundation dollars support scholarships for students. It is our primary focus and allows us to respond to the needs of many worthy students each year. In fact, in this reporting period alone, the Foundation awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships to eligible students enrolled at Tyler Junior College. This funding, along with support from the College and state, provides more than $3.6 million in financial aid to students who attend TJC.

Scholarship Funding by Source


Foundation $1,424,220

Largest single bequest from an estate:

College $1,922,451


State $278,200 Total $3,624,871




At the center of this foundational support are endowments. Like many other colleges, endowment resources help us retain the best faculty, attract the best and brightest students and provide the most responsive programming to meet the needs of our students. There are a number of ways to establish an endowment through the Tyler Junior College Foundation. Scholarship Endowments are the most common and focus on providing scholarship funding in perpetuity.

The following endowed scholarships were established in 2015. We proudly recognize all of these honorees and benefactors:

The TJC Foundation currently administers more than 360 endowments that focus on a variety of purposes, including scholarships, programs, garden preservation, athletics, or faculty/staff Awards. As of this reporting period, 93% of them focus on scholarships. Here’s how those endowments break down:

Endowed Scholarships by Type


Established by an anonymous contributor in honor of Sutton being named as the TJC distinguished alumnus in 2014. Ben Sutton attended TJC from 1946-48 and he and his wife, Elizabeth, are very supportive of TJC and the community. DAVIDA M. EDWARDS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

Established by Davida’s son, D. M. Edwards. Mrs. Edwards was a native Texan, a devoted wife and mother, and a long-time church leader. She lived in Tyler for 48 years and recruited the first class of students for TJC’s nursing program. CAROLE V. AND JACK M. KINNEBREW PRESIDENTIAL HONORS SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT IN NURSING

Established by the Kinnebrews, this scholarship is the first in a new endowment program at TJC. The Presidential Honors Scholarships are established with a minimum gift of $50k and fund tuition and fees for an outstanding freshman student. DR. BEN AND MAYTEE FISCH NURSING SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

Established by Virginia Gatewood and the Gatewood-Hawkins Foundation to honor Dr. Ben Fisch and Maytee Fisch, who were members of many civic organizations and worked diligently to improve the lives of others. Dr. Fisch and Maytee founded a family foundation, which supports worthy causes throughout East Texas. 25


Established by C. L. and Peggy Nix. C. L., a member of the TJC Sports Circle of Honor, attended and played basketball at Tyler Junior College under Coach Floyd Wagstaff. Peggy, a Tyler High School graduate also took classes at TJC. DR. KIMBERLY A. RUSSELL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

Established by family and friends to honor the accomplishments of Dr. Russell during her 16 years with Tyler Junior College and the TJC Foundation. Under her leadership, the Foundation grew to more than $47 million in assets. TICKIE WEST BRAND SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

Established by Brand’s estate. Thelma Bordelon West Brand, known to family and friends as Tickie, resided in Tyler since 1957. She supported many charitable organizations and considered her philanthropic contributions a joy in her life. PAUL W. AND CATHY A. POWELL BAYLOR BOUND SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

Established by the Powells, who both graduated from Baylor University in 1956. They moved to Tyler in 1972 when Dr. Powell was called to lead Green Acres Baptist Church, which he did for over 17 years. The Powells continue to be devoted servants of the community. DR. SHERILYN AND PATRICK WILLIS SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FOR NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Established by Barbara Shtofman in loving memory of her late husband, Norman. Sherilyn and Patrick were very special to Norman and Mrs. Shtofman knew it would thrill him to have the scholarship named in their honor. The Willis’ both attended TJC. Dr. Willis is a well-respected obstetrician and gynecologist in Tyler and Patrick serves as president and CEO of Abegg Willis & Associates, also in Tyler.


newly established SCHOLARSHIPS Annual Scholarships are another great way to support students. They help fill the gaps in a student’s financial aid package and are often vital in ensuring their success. Newly Established Annual Scholarships • Apache Belle Gold East Texas Chapter Annual Scholarship • Apache Belle Gold Pow Wow Annual Scholarship • Barbara McGraw Annual Scholarship • Hunt and Dawson Family Baylor Bound Annual Scholarship • JV Fagg, Jr. Annual Scholarship • Megan Corinne Parrish Annual Scholarship • Motosports Training Center Annual Scholarship • TJC Student Nurses’ Association Annual Scholarship

INTERESTED IN ESTABLISHING A TJC SCHOLARSHIP? TJC Foundation staff are happy to meet with donors considering establishing annual or endowed scholarships. To learn more, call 903-510-3158. Give to TJC online at WWW.TJC.EDU/GIVING


capital campaign SUPPORTERS ROBERT M. ROGERS NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER In 2015, our generous supporters went above and beyond for TJC. We want to thank the following individuals, organizations and companies who invested so much to make sure TJC’s big dreams became a reality. Your investment made all the difference and we sincerely thank you! ROBERT M. ROGERS NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER CAPITAL CAMPAIGN To meet the ever-growing need for health care professionals, Tyler Junior College launched its most ambitious capital project ever — the Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center. The $50 million center was funded with a $25 million bond issue approved by voters in May 2012, plus student fees and private contributions expected to raise $25 million. At the grand opening ceremony, Dr. Metke recognized Dr. Paul Powell of the Robert M. Rogers Foundation, which provided the lead, naming gift for the project and Dr. Pat Thomas and Harold Beaird, who led the way in generating private support, along with the members of the TJC Board of Trustees for their visionary leadership. “We are most grateful for the leadership of Dr. Paul Powell and the generosity of the Rogers


Foundation in establishing the Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center,” TJC President Dr. Mike Metke said. “This generous gift is an investment in the future of East Texas health care and in TJC’s mission to become a health care training destination. “When a gift of this magnitude comes along, it reminds us of the awesome responsibility we have to live up to that gift by keeping our promises to help our students reach their fullest potential.” Thank you to all of our supporters for helping make the vision of the Nursing and Health Sciences Center a reality for East Texas!

Tyler Junior College is truly grateful to the Robert M. Rogers Foundation and the many contributors for their generous support. • This list recognizes leadership gifts to the Center. Special thanks to all of our donors for their generosity.

In memory of Michael D. Gollob* A. W. Riter Jr. Family Foundation Southside Bank

Mike & Jane Coker Dr. Bill Crowe & Debbie Crowe Mr. D. M. & Dr. Welby C. Edwards* R. W. Fair Foundation HGR+Turner Joint Venture Hibbs Family Foundation John & Janet Hills Nancy Lunceford Paul & Teresa Owen In memory of Dr. Bill Pirtle* Anita Ardinger Ray Foundation The Rotary Club of Tyler Norman* & Barbara Shtofman Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics In memory of Clorinda “Petey” Wisenbaker



In memory of Dr. Eugene Allen* & Dr. Don Allen* Austin Bank Jeff Buie

A-dec, Inc. Anonymous Barbara & Billy Bass Dr. Royal & Reneé Becker


Robert M. Rogers Foundation HHHHHH

Vernon* & Amy Faulconer Julietta Jarvis Foundation Ben & Elizabeth Sutton HHHHH

Anonymous Azalea Orthopedics and Texas Spine & Joint Hospital Citizens 1st Bank and James I. Perkins Family Foundation HHHH

* Deceased

Brad & Ann Brookshire


Sam & Kay Dawson

Anonymous Hon. Leo Berman* & Dr. Lou Ann Berman The Boerstler Foundation Inc. Mike & Kay Breedlove Boone & Boone Construction Dr. Glen Dyer & Sue Dyer Fitzpatrick Architects Dr. David Fletcher & Rusty Fletcher Dr. Jon Ledlie & Andi Ledlie Herman & Ailene Parsons Education Fund Dr. Merwyn Pickle & Polly Pickle Ann Primer & Family Dr. Joseph Prud’homme Dr. Brady Swinney & Judyth Swinney Dr. Radford & Debbie Tarry Texas Bank and Trust Lonny & Kelley Uzzell Dr. David Nichols DDS Eleanor Stringer John & Martha Minton

Dr. & Mrs. Scott Ellis Lee & Susan Gibson Family Marilyn & John D. Glass Jr.* & Family George & Verna Hall Martin & Michelle Heines In memory of Katherine Deer Hudson H. T. & Laura Hyde Janis King RN & David King Dr. Paul Latta & Kay Latta Dr. Mike Metke & Donna Metke Clint & Carole Roxburgh Smith County Medical Society Smith County Medical Society Alliance Peggy & Preston Smith Joey & Marcia Stanger Dr. Chip Swinney & Kimberly Swinney Texas Oncology - Tyler Dr. Pat Thomas & Mary Dale Thomas

Permanent donor recognition displayed in lobby of Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center.

special thanks to our DONORS


$500,000 and above

Aramark Billy and Barbara Bass • Dr. Lou Ann Berman The Boerstler Foundation Inc Louis* and Betty Bower • Mike and Kay Breedlove Brookshire Grocery Company Daren Carpenter Citizens National Bank Fitzpatrick Architects Norman and Christine Gamel Lee and Susan Gibson Joe and Ann Glover Greater Texas Capital Corp David Hudson • Carolyn F. Hyman* Donor Advised Fund at East Texas Communites Foundation Dr. Paul Latta and Kay Latta • Dr. Mike Metke and Donna Metke • Niblack Charitable Fund at East Texas Communities Foundation Dr. Joseph Prud’homme • Rebecca Roosth Stanger Surveying Co (Joey and Marcia Stanger) • Texas Spine and Joint Hospital University of Texas at Tyler (Dr. Rod Mabry and Merle Mabry) • Raima Wilson* Wilson Robertson & Cornelius PC

$5,000 - $9,999

$2,500 - $4,999

$1,000 - $2,499

Anonymous Allen Samuels East Texas

Anonymous American State Bank

Anonymous Ables Land Inc

Southside Bank Ben and Elizabeth Sutton •

$100,000 - $499,999

$10,000 - $24,999

Anonymous • Estate of Ina Brundrett* Estate of Tickie West Brand Faulconer Scholarship Program Julietta Jarvis Foundation Estate of J E Watkins

$50,000 - $99,999 Carla Beck Citizens 1st Bank Jim and Margaret Perkins • James I. Perkins Family Foundation LaVerne Gollob • Jack and Carole Kinnebrew

$25,000 - $49,999 Harold and Rosemary Beaird • D. M. Edwards Investments • Bob and Beth Faulkner Eddie and Terry Fowler Gatewood-Hawkins Foundation HGR General Contractors (Randy and and Denise Reynolds) • C.L. and Peggy Nix Anita Ray Rotary Club of Tyler Cliff and Maryann Samples Barbara J. Shtofman •


Anonymous A S Genecov Foundation Azalea Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic Mike and Jane Coker • East Texas State Fair Association Greg and Margaret Hendrickson Hibbs-Hallmark & Company (Billy and Tisa Hibbs) • Judy Newton Holt David and Janis King Kinzie Foundation (Dr. Bill Kinzie and Mary Ann Kinzie) • Dick and Mary Lowe Luminant Academy M.C. Batey Trust Curtis and Joanne Mewbourne Dr. Paul Powell and Cathy Powell • Saleh Foundation Smith County Medical Society Smith County Medical Society Alliance Jack and An Sweeny Texas Bank and Trust Texas Oncology-Tyler Cheryl Threlkeld Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics

Austin Bank Boone and Boone Construction LTD (Rohn and Shirley Boone) Bruce McMillan Jr Foundation Inc Jeff Buie Used Cars (Jeff Buie) Canyon Creek Travel Sam and Kay Dawson • Delek Refining Eastman Chemical Company Express Personnel Services Barbara Fagg FC Dallas - East Texas John Goodlett Dr. Thomas Hayes and Judith Hayes John and Janet Hills Bruce and Robin Insalaco • Louis and Peaches Owen Family Foundation Nancy Lunceford David and Amy McCullough • Dr. David Nichols DDS Presidio Networked Solutions LLC Mark Russell R W Fair Foundation • Brad and Bonnie Shaw Kathy Story Dr. Chip Swinney and Kimberly Swinney Dr. Pat Thomas and Mary Dale Thomas Ted and Chesley Walters •

Robert M. Rogers Foundation

President’s Circle Member

* Deceased

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Apache Belle East Texas Chapter Jim and Bess Arnold • J.P. Arnold Kenneth and Gwynda Bahnsen Lin and Sandra Barker • Glenda Barrett • Tab and Bonnie Beall • Dr. Royal Becker and Renee Becker • B G Byars Foundation Mary Blitch BlackRock Lindsey and Vicki Bradley • Gaylan Braselton • Brad and Ann Brookshire • Herb and Melvina Buie • John* and Barbara Carney Central Title Company Randy and Darla Childress • College Books Inc Bobby and Kris Curtis • Dennis and Terry Darryl • Jim and Cherry Day • David and Virginia Demic Joe Denson • Don’s TV & Appliance (Don and Pam Thedford) • John and Linda Duke Bob and Louise Dyer • East Texas Medical Center (Elmer and Betsy Ellis) • John and Sharon Eiche Eiche Mapes and Company Inc ELS Surveying and Mapping Inc Estes McClure and Associates John Evans • Dr. Charles Florio and Sue Florio • Ric Freeman • Gaylen and Ellen Gage • Dr. Paul Gainer and Lindsey Gainer GCA Services Group Tim and Jesse Gill Marilyn Glass • Gollob Charitable Trust Gollob Morgan Peddy PC G-Square Production Inc Gary and Toni Halbrooks • George and Verna Hall •

President’s Circle Member

* Deceased

Dr. Richard Harrison and Sarah Harrison • Bill and Billie Hartley Henry & Peters P C Eric and Karen Horton Dr. Samuel Houston and Dr. Edna Houston • Mary Hudson • James and Margaret Hutton • H.T. and Laura Hyde • Admiral Bobby Inman and Nancy Inman • Jack and Pat Johns • Dr. Scott Jones and Christine Stacy • John and Martha Minton • Motorsports Training Center John and Joan Muller • Jimmy Murphy • Joe and Jan Norton • Robbie Ott Sheryl Palmer • Larry and Karlista Patterson • Jan Godfrey Payne Petty’s Irrigation and Landscape William and Linda Pope • Emma Lou Prater • Gary and Sherri Priest • Prosperity Bank Rick and Bonnie Rayford • Whit and Cynthia Riter • Robert Rice and Robyn Rogers • RPR Construction (Patricia Pinkerton) • Clint and Carole Roxburgh • Jana Russell Score Chapter 280 East Texas Dr. Aubrey Sharpe and Linda Sharpe Smith County SWCD SouthSide Furniture Rae Stone Shannon Strickland Eleanor Stringer • Suddenlink (Skip Ogle) • Dr. Brady Swinney and Judyth Swinney Dr. Radford Tarry and Debbie Tarry Texas Alliance Group Inc Richard and Carrie Tucker • Turman Family Reunion Fund Steve Turman

Bob and Benita Turner • Calvin and Helen Turner Tyler Bicycle Club Tyler Steel Company and East Texas Steel Services (Sam Roosth) • Lonny and Kelley Uzzell • Mary Waldrop • Watson W Wise Foundation Dr. Sherilyn Willis and Patrick Willis • Jim and Lynnetta Wright Tommy and Ruth Ann Young •

$500 - $999 Anonymous (2) Abegg Willis & Associates Altra Federal Credit Union Mitch and Joan Andrews Craig and Wendy Arthus Athletic Supply Inc BanCorp South Dr. Blair Blackburn and Michelle Blackburn Bosworth & Associates Harry and Jo Bostic The Brannon Corporation Gene and Marion Branum Chick-Fil-A Steven Clements The Criterion Literary Club of Tyler Dr. Bill Crowe and Debbie Crowe Jimmy and Amy Cunningham Document Solutions Xerox East Texas Copy Systems Inc Eubanks Harris Roberts Craig Architects Inc Follett Higher Educational Group Fourth Partner Foundation The Genesis Group Randy and JoAnn Grooms Group M7 Design Happy Feet Boots Eddy and Carrie Hobbs Marian Jackson Jadu Incorporated Dr. Deb Kelley and Rodney Kelley Gary and Belinda Landers Sam and Charlotte Latham Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP

L & L Asphalt Corporation Leroy and Shirley Mallory • Phil and Ellen Matthews Dr. William Smialek and Dr. Molly McCoy Dr. Paul McGaha and Zelia McGaha • Nancy McKean Dr. Lonny McKinzie and Rhonda McKinzie Dr. Christine Melius and Scott Melius Carrol and Julie Mettlen Carolyn Novick Ray Bockover and Elizabeth Olivier Oncor (Charles and Judy Hill) • Joseph Z. and Louise H. Ornelas • Dr. Betsy Ott and Richard Ott Overhead Door Company of Tyler Rebecca Owens Scott and Monica Pierce Potter Minton R. L. Ray LTD Dr. Cheryl Rogers and Michael Rogers Rob and Robin Root Dr. Kim Russell Sempco Surveying Inc. SERVPRO of Tyler Sister2Sister Cookies South Tyler Rotary Specialized Public Finance Inc Thomas and Pam Smith Glynn and Fran Starnes Richard and Nancy Stewart Sunrise Rotary Club TDR Contractors Inc TJC Alumni Association Tyler Executive Women’s Network Inc Tyerific LLC VIP Technologies Inc Robert and Debbie Waldrop Jason Waller Brett and Audrea Weimer

$150 - $499 Anonymous (8) Anthony and Mary Adams Advanced Remedy Center LLC Vance and Billie Anderson


Allen and Kalynne Arrick Lance and Tracy Bailey Eddie and Lisa Baker Dr. Alan Barnes and Nan Barnes Jimmy and Wendy Beckham John and Linda Bellington Benchmark Industrial Services Inc Rick Besch Dr. Gordon Betts and Janelle Betts Gary and Kathy Blair John and Jaquitta Bol Vincent and Jane Brach Breedlove Landscape Company Robert and Gloria Brooks Dudley and Jeanie Brookshire Tracy and Kim Brown Mark and Bonnie Bruce Phyllis Brunner BTH Bank Trey Carlile Centric Dental Laboratory Chris and Julie Chappa The Children Learning Center Chet and Sherida Collins Complete Communications Kyle Cook Core 1 Safety Kim and Ginger Christiansen Ken and Pamela Craver Kristi Cuellar Megan Cumbee Blake Daniels Frank and Nancy Davis Sam Duty Tom Elder Embroid Art ETMC - Henderson Bill Evers Fred and Robyn Files First Presbyterian Church - Tyler Don and Donna Fraser Jeffrey and Cindy Gaddis Jeffrey and Molly Garrett Dr. Linda Gary and David Gary Dr. Virgilio Gonzalez and Mary Gonzalez


President’s Circle Member

* Deceased

Keith and Shelby Gould Dr. Jonathon Groth and Kitty Groth Katie Hall Marc and Georgia Hamilton Dr. Malcolm Hammett and Carolyn Hammett Lisa Harper Charles Hassell Jan and Renee Hawkins Billy and Elizabeth Hays Claude and Julie Henry Ron and Jane Hightower HLA Women’s Service Guild Candace Montgomery Robert and M’Liss Hindman Dwight and Jeri Holcomb Van and Gay Howard Dr. Byron Howell and Jacque Howell Interstate All Battery Center - Tyler Eddie and Jeanne Ivy Duane Jeffers Judy Jernigan John and Susie Johnston Lori Joiner Jonathan and Diane Kavanaugh Denning and Jan Key David and Nina Kindred James and Paula Kitchens Bob and Cheryl Landers Landmark Title Inc Tim and Stephanie Lassanske James Ledet Jeremy and Patti Light Karl and Glenda Lindekugel Mel and Bobbie Lovelady Ken and Susan Luke Kim Luna Dr. Michael Mast and Sandra Mast Stephanie Mayo Brian and Kathy McCabe Brent and Jan McCauley David and Laura McClendon James McConnell Nan McConnell Merrill Lynch Jacque’ Messinger

Military Officers Association of America Gary and Dorota Miller Charlene Mizener Danny and Melanie Mogle Rick and Diane* Morris Galen and Tina Morrison Dr. Kenneth Murphy and Nancy Murphy Cody and Kathrine Murray Murphy & Son Timber LLC Paper Sack Promotions LLC J. Chad Parker Paige Parrish Kathy Patterson Fred and Heather Peters Jeremy Medders and Casey Phillips Pizza Pro Lake Palestine Portofinos Italian Restaurant Potpourri House Prothro Wilhelmi & Company PLLC Tom and Sondra Ramsour Jim and Margaret Rapp Razoos Cajun Cafe RBC Wealth Management Regions Bank Linda Reeves Rick’s on the Square Bob and Judy Rogers Dr. Madeleine Ross and John Ross Dr. James Rozell and Vickie Rozell Maggie Ruelle Jeff and Connie Russell Jordan Rutenbar Brittney Sabota Scott Sawyer Mary Scarborough Ricky Sewell Thomas and Christine Shelby Carl and Holly Shotts Karen Smith CMsgt John Snow and Kay Snow Brad and Debbie Spradlin John and Linda Stephenson • Storehouse Investments LLC Loretta Swan Sword Company

Scott and Terry Terry Texas Garden Clubs Inc Texas National Bank Thompson and Associates Inc Dr. Idalia Trent Dr. Rita Turner Shay and Lauren Tyler Tyler Tents and Events UT Health Northeast Deborah VanDevelde Vernon and Pam Wade Rex and Sandra Wallis James and Leah Wansley Tim and Deborah Welch Shelley Welch Rodney Whetzel Mark and Suzette Whinnery Devon Wiggins Geoffrey and Patricia Willbanks Kristin Williams Patti Williams Kathy Willingham Kyle and Kathy Wilson Jerry and Kelley Woolverton Denny Yarbrough Andy and Carol Young

Many individuals choose to magnify their giving to the Tyler Junior College Foundation through Matching Gift programs through their employer. We are grateful to the following companies who matched these contributions in 2015. Matching Gifts American Endowment Foundation AT&T Foundation Bank of America Foundation Matching Gifts Program Gap Inc Greater Texas Foundation IBM International Foundation Nationwide Foundation Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gift Program State Farm Companies Foundation T.L.L. Temple Foundation USAA Education Contribution Matching Program

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2015 Annual Report