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TVCC announces 2016 Cardinal Hall of Fame class

HALL OF FAME LOGOPress release

Five new members have been selected to become the 2016 class for the Cardinal Hall of Fame at Trinity Valley Community College.

“This class is a great representation of the storied tradition of our athletic teams,” said Benny Rogers, sports information officer and chairman of the hall of fame selection committee. “Each of them made significant contributions to the success our athletic program has enjoyed through the years.

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Team Rodriguez to lead TVCC softball program

Rodriguez Headshot

Kathleen Rodriguez

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

Trinity Valley Community College has announced James Rodriguez will join his wife Kathleen as co-head coach of the Lady Cardinal softball program.

Kathleen Rodriguez was named head coach last month. James Rodriguez was later hired as a coaching assistant within the athletic department.

TVCC trustees Monday night approved the co-head coach designation, which is nothing new for the husband-wife combo. They previously served has co-head coaches at Eastern New Mexico University (three years) and University of Texas at El Paso (10 years).

James Headshot

James Rodriguez

Team Rodriguez led Eastern New Mexico to a fifth-place finish at the national tournament in 2001.

“It was a natural decision for us to make and something they wanted to do,” TVCC athletic director Brad Smiley said. “They have a combined 26 years as co-head coaches.

“We feel this gives us the best coaching staff in the region.”

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TVCC introduces Guy Furr as head mens basketball coach

Trinity Valley Community College went live on Facebook to introduce the new head coach of the Cardinal basketball team, Guy Furr.

Guy Furr named head men’s basketball coach at TVCC

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By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

Guy Furr will begin his 15th year at Trinity Valley Community College in a new role. He has been promoted to become the 10th head men’s basketball coach in school history.

Furr replaces Kris Baumann, who resigned earlier this week after a four-year tenure to join the men’s basketball coaching staff at University of Texas at El Paso.

In his 14-year tenure (1987-92, 2007-16), Furr served as assistant coach to the three winningest coaches in school history – Leon Spencer, Pat Smith and Baumann.

“Coach Furr has an excellent basketball and academic background, strong leadership skills, and a commitment to achieve excellence on the court as well as in the classroom,” said interim President Jerry King. “He is well-respected by his former and current basketball players, his basketball peers, and his academic colleagues.”

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TVCC PTK inducts 40 new members


Press release

Trinity Valley Community College’s Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society inducted 40 new members Sunday, July 17, in the Student Union Ballroom of the Athens Campus.

Twenty-two of those new members were inducted in a formal candlelight ceremony featuring a welcome by TVCC President Dr. Jerry King. The ceremony was attended by approximately 100 family and/or friends. Chapter officers explained the symbols and ideals of Phi Theta Kappa before administering the oath of membership to the new inductees. Advisor Dr. Michael Felty, who also leads the TVCC REACH Honors Program, welcomed the new members and reminded them about a new Study Abroad Program for TVCC. Next May a group of students, faculty, staff, and other interested participants will travel to Athens, Greece for eight days, studying the ancient sites and learning about Greece in the modern world. A reception with snacks and punch followed the ceremony.

Inductees pictured, along with officers Niyaz Murtazin, Scott Keon and Stephanie Do and Dr. Felty, are Lani Ford and Nathan Johnson of Athens; Madelyn Ellis of Brownsboro; Jennifer Bennett of Cayuga; Danaleigh Baird and Sarah Hornby of Chandler; Maryland Stannard of Crandall; Hagen Dowell of Cross Roads; Mary Usmiller of Eustace; Brooklyn Smith of Forney; Lauryn Manning of Kaufman; Tracy Johnson of Neches; Lauren Aviles, Opal May, Laura McMillan and Bonnie Nikki Toscano of Palestine; Estephania Aleman, Ellis Bishop, Brooklyn Cobern, Dakota Heathcock and Meghin Webb of Terrell; Kassie Kersh of Waller; Austin Kissinger of Kansas City, MO. and Rebecca Sayward of Virginia Beach, VA.

Eighteen other new members joined Iota Alpha Chapter online and were inducted directly by International Phi Theta Kappa or may postpone their formal Induction to Fall Semester. They are Shelly Weeks of Crandall; Ashley Wall of Forney; Ashley Tarrant of Greenville; Sean Kavanagh of Gun Barrel City; Wensdy Maldanado of Jacksonville; Cortney Frye and Jamin Hall of Kaufman; Shanique Hurd of LaRue; Jose Armando Carrizales, Maye McLeod, James Pike and Allison Sheridan of Palestine; Elissa Gandy of Terrell; Jalen Lane and Kameron McEnturff of Wills Point.

To be eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa a student must be currently enrolled, have completed at least 12 semester hours of college credit at TVCC, have successfully completed any required Developmental courses, and have at least a 3.50 Honors GPA on all college work attempted at TVCC.

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