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Friday, May 13, 2016 - The News - Page 3A By Glendon Forgey, President Trinity Valley Community College Special to The News ATHENS-Trinity Val- ley Community College (TVCC) is nearing the end of one of the most success- ful years in the history of the college, if not the most successfid. The amazing achieve- again named to the Aspen Institute list of top 10 per- cent colleges in the nation. The College has been on the list every time the list has ,been announced - four consecutive times ! • TVCC was ranked the 16th best college in the nation in the SmartAsset study. ments of the college are true Phi Theta Kappa won four indications of the excellent major awards and ranked quality of faculty, staff and third (Second Finalist to the munityCollegeJournalism ment Council. • the football team won their division at the Uni- Association. * the Beef Cattle Show its third consecutive confer- versal Dance Association • the Kaufmanvocation- Team brought home eight ence regular season football Regional contest. al nursing programhad a 90 top-three awards, including championship. A big problem with writ- percent pass rate for 2015. four blue ribbons for first • the men.'s basketball ing about the achievements Programs with 90 percent place in the Open Charolais team won the conference of the college, its groups, or above receive a com- Cattle division of the 2015 and regional championship faculty, staff and students mendation from the Board Four States Fair Livestock with a perfect, unbeaten is something or someone of Nursing during the next Show in Texarkana, Ark.. " record and advanced to the is always left out because approvalperiod. • the Student Govern: elite eight in the NJCAA space is limited. • the College partnered ment Association was national championship The college has done so students at TVCC. Here are highlights of some of the outstanding things the college has done this year: • after thousands of. hours of Work by numer- ous TVCC thculty and staff, the college submitted its compliance report for ac- creditation to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. • the college was once • thelotaAlphachapterof with the Texas Depart- named regional chapter of tournament. ment of Criminal Justice the year. • the women's basketball Most Distinguished Chap- ter) in the world. • numerous faculty and staff have been recognized statewide and nationally. Brandon Barnes, Kirk Over- moe, HelenReid, andNancy Long, are just a few of the award winners. • for the second con- secutive year, the TVCC News-Journal online news- paper won first place for its website among Division II schools in the Texas Coin- (TDCJ) to provide training to approximately 4,000 employees at the Palestine Workforce Center on an annual basis. • the college partnered with the Terrell Economic Development Corporation, Terrell ISD, and the Terrell Education Foundation to create a Career and Tech- nical Education Program. The program received st itewide recognition and was given the Workforce Excellence Award by the Texas Economic Develop- • the cheer team won the national cheer champion- ship for the 10th time in the history of the program and won the Grand Cham- pionship among all colleges and universities for the first time in the history of,the program. • the TVCC partner stunt team of T. J Ollison and Sabrina Garcia, competing against all colleges and uni- versities, won the national championship, also for the first time in the history of the program. team won its 14th straight conference championship and finished runner up in the NJCAA national cham- pionship tournament. • the college dedicated the TVCC softball field after former Vice President of Student Services, Dr. W. P. "Rip" Drumgoole. • a record $12,000 was raised for the Play 4 Kay Yow Cancer Fund; the most of any community college in the nation. • the Cardette sopho- mores won first place in many great and wonderful things this year that it would take much more space to list all of the accomplish- ments. And we still have a couple of months left, with rodeo team members com- peting at the National Col- lege Rodeo Finals in June. Yes, it has been a very historic year. The com- munities we serve can take great pride in their college. It is an honor to lead this great instiiution. TVCC is one of the best community colleges in the nation and the future re- mains bright! Special. to The News IRVING-Past Major champions and fan favor- ites dominate the AT&T Byron Nelson field in- cluding 2015 Masters, U.S. Open Champion and No. 2 player in the world Jordan Spieth. The tournament will be held Monday-Sunday, May 16- 22 at TPC Four Seasons Resort and. Club Dallas at Las Colinas. The newest commit- ments include Ernie Els (2002 & 2012 British Open, 1994 and 1997 U.S. Open, and 1995 AT&T Byron Nelson Champ), Vijay Singh (1998 and 2004 PGA Championship, 2000-Masters winner, and 2003 AT&T Byron Nel- son champ), Stewart Cink (2009 British Open cham- pion) and Angel Cabrera (2009 Masters and 2007 See top men golfers compete U.S. Open champion). Nelson champions are also In addition, 2004 AT&T Byron Nelson champion Sergio Garcia (world- ranked No. 15) and Louis Oosthuizen (2010 Brit- ish Open Champion and world-ranked No. 13) have committed to this year's tournament for a combined seven players currently ranked in the top 20 World Golf Rankings. Former AT&T Byron lined up to play. Bren- don Todd, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Rory Sabbatini and defend- ing champion Steven Bowditch will reunite at this year's tournament. Other notable names in- clude world-ranked No. 8 Dustin Johnson, 2016 AT&T Pebble Peach cham- pion Brandt Snedeker and 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel. Several up-and-cOming golfers were awarded sponsor exemptions and will join this year's elite lineup. Alex Moon, a Piano West High School graduate and current PGA .TOUR Latinoam6rica player, has joined Bryson DeChambeau and Will Zalatoris. The 2016 AT&T Byron Nelson will be Moon's first PGA 'FOUR event. 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