Texas College celebrates 123 years

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The oldest institution in Tyler is celebrating 123 years. Texas College is growing every year and continues to work to prepare the students for the future.

“As we entered this school year we had a 13% increase in our enrollment which is a very good thing, which suggests that our students in this region and beyond are looking at our academic programs,” Texas College President Dwight Fennell said.

The programs are largely based around a liberal arts education and faith.

“The heart of the mission states that we are to ensure that we provide a balanced intellectual, psychological, social and spiritual dimension for our students,” Fennell said.

He said students are responding well to this approach.

“The people around don’t mind helping you and they like to see you push yourself and they like to push you so you can be better,” Student Government Association President Terence Washington said.

The school has had major renovations and construction projects continue to update the historic buildings. The president says most importantly… the emphasis on faith is what sets texas college apart.

“When you see some of the serious ills taking place, we find many people wanting to come back to that faith-based foundation and I daresay it’s working well for us we believe,” Fennell said.

“I think we’ll have another 123 years!” Washington said.

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