Larson Overall Winner at Lady Cards Run for Funds

10-25-14 Run 4 FundsKennedy Larson, a 12-year-old seventh-grader at Brownsboro Junior High, was the overall winner at the Trinity Valley Community College Run for Funds 5K held Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Cain Center in Athens. Members of the three-time-defending national champion Lady Cardinals basketball team were on hand for the event, as well as other supporters and runners. Sponsors of the event were Athens Screen Printing; Qdoba Mexican Grill; Kevin Lilly’s McDonald’s; Taco Shop; Mark A. Roberts, D.D.S.; Wade’s Place in Chandler; Henderson County Now; Edward Jones Investments – Tony Kalawe; Best Western Plus; Dr. Francine McCain, M.D. (Athens Women’s and Children’s Center); and Max Smith. (Courtesy Photo)

Cardinal Pride Luncheon Scheduled Monday

TVCC LogoThe next Cardinal Pride Luncheon of the 2014 fall semester is scheduled Monday at Ol’ West Steak House.

The event will begin at noon and the cost of the meal is $10.

Featured speakers will be all Trinity Valley Community College coaches. They are: Brad Smiley (football), Kris Baumann (men’s basketball), Gerald Ewing (women’s basketball), Tosha Spain (volleyball), Ashley Johnston (softball) and Khris Franklin (cheerleading).

There will be door prizes.

The purpose of the luncheon is to provide Cardinal boosters and fans an opportunity to hear from the coaches and interact with athletic department staff and athletes.

The public is invited to attend.

TVCC Flag Football Champions

FFCHampsThe Mesquite Skeeters won the TVCC Intramural Flag Football Tournament held on Thursday, Oct. 23, on the Athens campus. Four teams competed for the tournament championship. Skeeters team members are Jordan Davis (team captain); Quincy Jackson; Levi McDonald; Quahary Bobbitt; Dominion Brooks; Charles Simpson; Jamarus Banus; Chris Coleman; Michael Lickett; Thad Smith; Quetus Lee; Darian Sargent; and Vincent Bell.

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