Newspaper article endorses Junior College for Tyler, asks for $5,000 in donations.
Tyler Junior College opens at Tyler High School
TJC opens in Tyler High School with 93 students and 9 faculty members.
"Fair city of the hour, To put thy faith in Youth."
First graduating class announced
The original graduating class of 1927. Charles Brogan, Mattie Brown Hargrove, Mamye Kennedy, Elizabeth Laughlin, Lena Palmore, Ina Roberts, Lee Smith, Lena Solomon, Joe Ella Butler (not pictured).
Harold Beaird speaks about starting the TJC band
In 1947, 16-year-old Harold Beaird was asked to help start up a brand new marching band at Tyler Junior College. Mr. Beaird spoke with us about his experience and the legacy of the TJC band.
Tyler District College (for black TJC students) discontinued by vote of Board in June; Black students began attending main campus in fall of 1966.
Jesse Marshall was the first African-American athlete recruited to play for TJC by coach Floyd Wagstaff
Long hair goes to court
Three male students denied admission because of hair length. Joe Richard Landsdale, et al v. Tyler Junior College comes to trial.
"In the absence of a showing that unusual conditions exist, the regulation of the length or style of a college student's hair is irrelevant to any legitimate college administrative interests and any such regulation creates an arbitrary classification of college students."
Harmony & Understanding
TJC's performance choral group, Harmony and Understanding, performed more than 35 times during the year, including their 5th appearance at the Cotton Bowl July 4th celebration, and at the Dallas Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Steelers game during halftime.
Harry Jenkins died. He served as president of TJC for 47 years before retiring in 1981.
Major construction takes place. Rogers Student Center, Windsor Plaza, Health and Physical Education Center, White Administrative Services Center constructed
Regional Training and Development Center opens
Texas Governor Ann Richards attends the opening of the TJC west campus RTDC building in the fall of 1989.
Bronze statue of Dr. Harry Jenkins stolen.
How Berny Trevino found the Dr. Harry Jenkins Statue
Before he was "George the statue," he was Dr. Harry Jenkins. Hear Bernardo "Berny" Trevino tell the story of how he found the Jenkins statue at an Austin apartment complex.
TJC opens Energy Center, Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center, and Crossroads Hall.
TJC creates first 4-year baccalaureate program in dental hygiene.
TJC wins 53rd national championship
This is the 4th championship for the baseball team, and third in a row.
Baseball: 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016
Women's Tennis: 1983,84,87,89,93,94,95,98,99,00,01,02,05,10,11,12,13
Men's Tennis: 1980, 84,85,90,91,94,95,96,97,98,02,03,04,10,13
Men's Golf: 1994,95,96,97,98,03,08
Men's Basketball: 1949, 1951
Women's Basketball: 2000
Men’s Soccer: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
Women’s Soccer: 2009, 2011