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Carnegie gives TJC teacher big honor

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education have named TJC’s Dr. Manoucher Khosrowshahi the 2008 Texas Professor of the Year.

Dr. Khosrowshahi was selected from nearly 300 top professors in the United States.

The U.S. Professors of the Year program salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country – those who excel in teaching and positively influence the lives and careers of students.

Portfolio contest winners announced

The juniors and seniors from John Tyler, Mineola, Robert E. Lee, Troup and Van High schools recently participated in the third annual Portfolio Contest, sponsored by the Tyler Junior College graphic arts and photography department.

There were 126 total entries in the areas of photography, illustration and print design.

Contest attendees were invited to see TJC graphic arts students at work while touring the computer and photography labs.

Winners included Libby Bush, Michael Casterlin, Ayesha Erkin and other students that finished in runner-up positions.

Police give holiday safety tips

This holiday season, auto burglars will shop the easy way – by stealing your gifts, purses wallets packages or other valuables you leave in plain sight inside your vehicle.

About every two minutes, a vehicle is burglarized in Texas with its contents stolen.

Obviously, these crimes escalate during this time of year when people increase shopping and don’t take the necessary precautions to protect personal items left in a vehicle.

Auto burglars scout mall and other large parking lots, waiting for the opportunity to break into a vehicle.

Within seconds, they take your items, your identity, and sometimes, your car.

Drivers need to understand careless actions with vehicles and items left inside actually help auto burglars and thieves.

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