TVCC Inducts 45 Into National Honors Society

10-19-14 PTK fall inductionPress release

Forty-five Trinity Valley Community College students were inducted Sunday into the Iota Alpha chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at the Student Union Ballroom on the Athens campus.

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa, a national honors society for two-year colleges, requires a student to achieve a 3.5 GPA, complete any required developmental courses and accumulate at least 12 semester hours of college credit. Membership entitles TVCC students to have the honor noted on their official transcripts and affords them the opportunity to wear the Phi Theta Kappa golden stole, tassel and/or medallion at graduation. Continue reading

Local Pastor Kicks Off Read Through The Valley Series With Talk on Social Media

The Rev. Kyle Henderson of First Baptist Church of Athens speaks about social media and ethics Tuesday.

The Rev. Kyle Henderson of First Baptist Church of Athens speaks about social media and ethics Tuesday.

TVCC press release

In a world that is increasingly connected via social media, members of society seem to be drifting further apart. That’s a problem, according to the Rev. Kyle Henderson, pastor of First Baptist Church of Athens.

Henderson was the featured speaker during Tuesday evening’s Read Through The Valley kickoff at Trinity Valley Community College. His topic was, “Do I have ethical thumbs? Social media ethics for today.” An overflow crowd of around 70 students and community members packed a classroom inside the Learning Resource Center on the Athens campus to watch the presentation.

Henderson – who writes a blog and uses Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr – said statistics show social mediums often improve our relationships with friends but hurt our relationships with family. One in seven people in the world use social media, he said, adding that nearly 2.5 million pieces of content are posted on Facebook and 277,000 Tweets are posted on Twitter per minute. Continue reading

It’s Homecoming Week at TVCC

The 2014 TVCC Athens Homecoming king and queen nominees are (from left) David Mena, Megan DaSilva, Tre' Prosper, Kolby Meshack, Willie Hadnot Jr. and Macy Bryce.

The 2014 TVCC Athens Homecoming king and queen nominees are (from left) David Mena, Megan DaSilva, Tre’ Prosper, Kolby Meshack, Willie Hadnot Jr. and Macy Bryce.

By Jayson Larson/TVCC public information

Trinity Valley Community College is welcoming back its alumni with open arms and offering a week packed with activities to celebrate Homecoming 2014.

The week will culminate with the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen on Saturday, Oct. 18, prior to the Cardinals’ football game against Arkansas Baptist at Bruce Field. The coronation ceremony will begin at 2:40 p.m., followed by kickoff at 3 p.m. Continue reading

Who Ranks NJCAA Football?

TVCC footballBy Michael V. Hannigan

The 7-0 Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals are ranked No. 4 in this week’s NJCAA poll.

As someone who has watched the Cardinals steamroll highly ranked teams all season long, I wondered why they weren’t higher than No. 4. So I did some research and I found out … well, I found out that I really can’t find out why they are ranked where they are.

But I did find out how.

The NJCAA rankings are a combination of computer and human vote. Continue reading

TVCC Choir Invites Community to ‘Celebrate Music’

Michael MatchaelBy Jayson Larson/TVCC Public Information

The Trinity Valley Community College Choral Program would like to invite the community to attend its fall concert, “Celebrate Music” at 3:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Athens on Sunday Oct. 19. There is no admission charge and the concert promises to be exciting and full of various styles of music.

The choirs are under the direction of Michael Matchael with accompanists Mark Reeves and Kirk Overmoe. The music is contemplative, full of passion, educational and enjoyable to listen to. Continue reading

TVCC Adult Ed Schedules Additional Fall Orientations

wpid-wpid-city-of-athens-4-color-logo.jpg-150x139.jpegThe Trinity Valley Community College’s Adult Education department is offering additional orientations for October in Athens, Palestine and Wills Point.

Those who are 18 years or older and out of school are eligible to attend.

Students entering the lecture program must complete a 12-hour orientation session. There will be no exceptions to this requirement. Orientation sessions for the lecture program include:

  • Session I (3 hours) – Intake/Baseline Assessment Testing
  • Session II (3 hours) – Program Expectations
  • Session III (3 hours) – Learn to Learn Workshop
  • Session IV (3 hours) – Goal Setting/Advisement

Orientations will be held on TVCC’s Athens campus (100 Cardinal Drive) on Oct. 13-16 and Oct. 20-23. Morning sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and evening sessions will be held from 6-9 p.m. On the TVCC Palestine campus (2970 N. State Highway 19), orientation sessions are scheduled on Oct. 20-23 from 6-9 p.m. Sessions at Wills Point High School (1800 W. South Commerce Street) are scheduled Oct. 13-16 and Oct. 20-23 from 6-9 p.m. Continue reading

TVCC Show Team Carries Home Awards from Tulsa

The TVCC Show Team is seen with TVCC Ms. Madrid, which placed first in her class and was named Senior Champion Female at the Tulsa State Fair on Sept. 27. Team members are (from left) Charolais Association Queen Taylor Husz; Show Team sponsor Marc Robinson; Cally Cox; Jake Boyd; Taylor Davis; Karissa Gant; Lindsey Bever; Jennifer Jones; Kennedy Rogers; and Paige Rushing.

The TVCC Show Team is seen with TVCC Ms. Madrid, which placed first in her class and was named Senior Champion Female at the Tulsa State Fair on Sept. 27. Team members are (from left) Charolais Association Queen Taylor Husz; Show Team sponsor Marc Robinson; Cally Cox; Jake Boyd; Taylor Davis; Karissa Gant; Lindsey Bever; Jennifer Jones; Kennedy Rogers; and Paige Rushing.

Senior Champion Female, Reserve Senior Calf champions included in haul

By Jayson Larson/TVCC Public Information

TULSA, OKLA. – The Trinity Valley Community College Beef Cattle Show Team brought home a number of awards and class placings from its visit to the 2014 Tulsa State Fair Livestock Show on Sept. 27.

TVCC competed in the Open Charolais Cattle Division. Included in the team’s haul was a first-place ribbon in the Senior Yearling Heifers class, shown by Kennedy Rogers of Cross Roads. In that class, TVCC’s Ms. Madrid was named Senior Champion Female. TVCC Impressive Gain, shown by Cally Cox of Baird, was named Reserve Senior Calf Champion Bull in the Senior Bull Calves class.

“The Tulsa State Fair has excellent facilities and a very nice Open Charolais Show each year,” TVCC Show Team sponsor Marc Robinson said. “Our Show Team members proudly represented our college in a very professional way.”
Robinson said the team used its new aluminum trailer on the trip – a much-needed addition for the long trips the team takes throughout the season. Continue reading

Sieber Paces TVCC Rodeo Team in South Texas Event

The 5th annual Trinity Valley Community College National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association-sanctioned rodeo is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Henderson County Fair Park Complex. (COURTESY PHOTO/TVCC)

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By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

Clay Sieber led the way for Trinity Valley Community College in the Southwest Texas Junior College Rodeo this past weekend in Uvalde.

The Arp freshman won the first round of Team Roping with a time of 5.5 seconds. He also placed third in average and is currently the No. 1 Heeler in the Southern Region.

Navasota freshman Desmond Calhoun placed seventh in the first round of Tie Down Calf Roping with a time of 9.8 seconds.

Rigby Baker, a Vidor freshman, made a great run in Tie Down Roping with a time of 2.6 seconds.
Keaton DeNio is currently second in Tie Down Roping in the Southern Region.