TVCC Rodeo Team Opens Season in Panola

TVCC rodeoThe rodeo team at Trinity Valley Community College is off and riding and roping. In the first event of the season, sponsored by Panola College, the TVCC cowboys and cowgirls got off to a good start.

Cameron sophomore Keaton DeNio won the tie down calf roping with a time of 8.4.

Arp freshman Clay Sieber also took first place, turning in a 5.5 time in team roping.

Kacey Graham, a sophomore, placed third in breakaway roping with a time of 2.9.

“I am very proud of our team,” TVCC coach Brent Bratton said. “The first rodeo seems to set the pace for the season.

“God has blessed us with a great group of athletes and our expectations are high. We are thankful for the support the school and community. Without it, these students would not have the opportunities they do.”

TVCC Regiment, Cardettes in State Fair of Texas Parade

DSC_2074Trinity Valley Community College’s presence was felt in a grand way when the world-famous Cardettes and Cardinal Regiment band marched in the State Fair of Texas Opening Day Parade Friday in downtown Dallas. Thousands of parade-goers lined the streets as the procession made its way down Main Street, serving as the official open to State Fair of Texas.

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Volleyball Fans Asked to Wear Blue in Support of NCTC

TVCC LogoTo show support for North Central Texas College, which lost four softball players in a horrific accident Friday night, Trinity Valley Community College is asking all fans attending Wednesday night’s volleyball game against Navarro College at Cardinal Gym to wear blue.

Also, the college is planning to sell blue t-shirts with all proceeds go to NCTC to help defray medicals costs of players injured in the accident, which occurred on I-35 in Oklahoma after a Lady Lions’ game.

A moment of silence, which will include the Lady Cardinals’ softball team joining the TVCC and Navarro teams on the floor, is planned before the start of the TVCC-Navarro contest at 7 p.m.

The game will be webcast by the Cardinal Sports Network

TVCC Theatre Department Opens Season With a Tall Tale

 (From left) Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind (played by Shaydi Parramore), Pete (Ashton Milton) and Johnny Appleseed (Eric Nelson) will bring their tall tales and antics to the stage when the TVCC Department of Theatre presents “Johnny and Sally Ann: The True-Life Tall Tales of Johnny Appleseed and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind.” The show begins next week with two days reserved for elementary school students. A public performance is set for Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at the TVCC Auditorium.

(From left) Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind (played by Shaydi Parramore), Pete (Ashton Milton) and Johnny Appleseed (Eric Nelson) will bring their tall tales and antics to the stage when the TVCC Department of Theatre presents “Johnny and Sally Ann: The True-Life Tall Tales of Johnny Appleseed and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind.” The show begins next week with two days reserved for elementary school students. A public performance is set for Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at the TVCC Auditorium.

The Trinity Valley Community College Department of Theatre is preparing to open the season with a family-friendly play that will be as long on smiles as it is title words.

The department will officially kick off the 2014-15 production slate with “Johnny and Sally Ann: The True-Life Tall Tales of Johnny Appleseed and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind.” Two private shows will be held for area elementary school students on Oct. 1-2, and a public performance is set for Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at the TVCC Auditorium. Ticket prices are $2 for children and $5 for adults. TVCC students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a school ID.

TVCC Theatre Director Craig Lee said he’s expecting more than 1,000 students to come to the campus to watch the show over its first two days. That’s more than last year, when the department’s colorful “Pinocchio Commedia” attracted hundreds of students. Continue reading

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