TVCC Wins Reserve Grand Champion

cattleThe Trinity Valley Community College Beef Cattle Show Team participated in the 2014 Four States Fair Livestock Show on September 15 in Texarkana, Ark.

The team took seven head of cattle to the show and participated in the Open Charolais Cattle Division. One of the team’s bulls won Reserve Grand Champion and one of TVCC’s two first-place awards. The other was in the Junior Heifer Calves class. Continue reading

TVCC, Terrell ISD Partnering on Workforce Education Grant

TVCC LogoTVCC press release

Trinity Valley Community College has received notification that it has received a $375,000 Wagner-Peyser Grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The award will facilitate TVCC’s partnership with the Terrell Independent School District to establish college courses and programs designed in the area of manufacturing.

Specifically, the TVCC-Terrell ISD partnership will target high school juniors and seniors (over age 14) and adult populations to acquire various manufacturing technologies. This will be the first time that college Career and Technical Education courses have been available to Terrell High School students from TVCC and the first time that Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) courses have been available to adult populations in Kaufman County.

The grant will mostly aid in the procurement of equipment and software for the program. TVCC will offer college/dual credit classes at the Terrell High School Career and Technology Education (CTE) building. Continue reading

Cardinal Cheerleaders to Hold Recruiting Clinic, Junior Cheer Day Practice

cheerTrinity Valley Community College’s nationally-acclaimed cheerleading squad is hosting two fun and instructional events this Sunday, Sept. 21.

The first event is a Cheerleader Recruiting Clinic for all high-school-aged individuals and older from 4-6 p.m. at the Cain Center. The event is aimed at anyone who might be interested in trying out for any college cheer team in the future.

Cost of the clinic is $25. Participants under 18 years old must complete a release waiver by an appropriate guardian. For more information about the clinic, contact TVCC Cheer Coach Khris Franklin at kfranklin@tvcc.edu. Continue reading

The TVCC Cardinals By The Numbers

smileyThe following statistics come from the TVCC sports Twitter account (@TVCCsports):

– The Cardinals are 3-0 in SWJCFC. Blinn, Navarro and Tyler are all 1-1. Kilgore is 0-0, NEO 0-1 and Cisco 0-2.

– Cardinal football is averaging 67.3 points and 695.7 yards per game in wins against Tyler, Navarro and Cisco.

– Luis Lopez is the Cardinals’ top rusher with 307 yards and 4 TDs. Kyle Postma has 143 yards and 3 TDs and Jeff Harris 129 yards and 3 TDs.

– Jarvis Baxter is the Cardinals’ top receiver with 307 yards and 4 TDs on 11 catches. Alex Pina-Rhoden has 9 catches for 105 yards.

– Kyle Postma has completed 48 of 81 passes for 899 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has not been intercepted.

– Leo Peralta is 2 of 3 on FGs and 28 of 28 on extra points. Kyle Purselley is averaging 39.2 yards on 13 punts.

– Davonte McMillian is the top tackler for the Cardinals with 31 (14 solo, 17 asst). Cortney Finney has 26 and Jomal Wiltz 25.

– Jomal Wiltz is the solo tackler leader with 17.

Full Slate of Events Set For TVCC’s Family Day

TVCC LogoYou’d be hard pressed to find a more fun – or free – event than what Trinity Valley Community College has planned for Saturday, Sept. 20.

That’s the day the college will celebrate its annual Family Day with a host of events culminating in that evening’s football game between the nationally-ranked Cardinals and Kilgore College. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. TVCC will distribute complimentary general admission tickets to the game at a carnival that will be held on the practice field just south of Bruce Field beginning at 4 p.m.

The free carnival will include bounce houses, face painting and a family photo booth. Additionally, the TVCC Bookstore will have Cardinal apparel for sale that fans can purchase and proudly wear at the football game (apparel must be purchased with cash or checks, no credit cards). Continue reading

TVCC Basketball Season Tickets On Sale

(COURTESY PHOTO BENNY ROGERS/TVCC)

(COURTESY PHOTO BENNY ROGERS/TVCC)

Season tickets for the 2014-15 basketball season at Trinity Valley Community College are currently on sale.

Basketball season ticket holders of last season are requested to contact Lucy Strom, at 903-675-6359, to receive their reserved seat numbers. Tickets will be held at the gate or may be picked up at Cardinal Gym.

Season reserved tickets will sell for $40.00 each. These reserved tickets will include all home games.

When purchased for individual games, general admission tickets will be $3 each and are available only at the gate.

Cardettes’ Collegiate Dance Workshop set for Sept. 20

9-11-14 Cardette Dance WorksopThe Trinity Valley Community College Cardettes have an exciting month planned, beginning with a Collegiate Dance Workshop scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20.

The workshop, which coincides with Family Day at the college, will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Building Ballroom. The workshop – which offers instruction and hands-on training from some of the finest and most experienced dancers and performers in the area – is for dancers age 16 and over. Collegiate-aged dancers are also welcome. Continue reading