Posted by : Press release | On : October 8, 2012

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Malakoff High School isn’t the only school planning a homecoming this weekend. Trinity Valley Community College will be remembering the past and celebrating the present next week during the college’s annual homecoming festivities.

Homecoming activities are set to begin Oct. 11 and run through Oct. 13.

This year the college will be recognizing the 65th anniversary of the Cardinal Cheerleading team. The first cheerleading squad began cheering at Henderson County Junior College (now TVCC) in 1947. Since then, the cheerleading team has been an integral part of school spirit at the college.

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Posted by : admin | On : January 26, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan

Enrollment at Trinity Valley Community College this semester is down compared to last spring, according to figures released by the college.

Combined enrollment across all campuses is down 5.5 percent – or a little more than 500 students – from Spring 2011 with the total number of students dipping below 9,000.

“This is in general following the pattern statewide,” said TVCC President Glendon Forgey. “After experiencing tremendous growth in the past few years, community colleges around Texas are beginning to see enrollments level out or decline.”

Forgey said the improving economy

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Posted by : admin | On : November 18, 2011

Kurt Budke

UPDATE: With statement from TVCC

Oklahoma State University officials confirmed this morning that head women’s basketball coach Kurt Budke was killed Thursday night in a plane crash in central Arkansas.

Also killed was assistant coach Miranda Serna and two others not associated with the university.

“The Oklahoma State family is devastated by this tragedy,” said OSU President Burns Hargis. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of Kurt Budke, Miranda Serna and the other victims.”

Budke is best known in Henderson County as the head coach of the Trinity Valley Community College Lady Cardinals from 1993-2000. During that time,

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Posted by : admin | On : November 16, 2011

The Trinity Valley Community College Crimson Players will present their production of “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” Nov. 17-20. The comedy, written by Mitch Albom, is an uproarious story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck, but think they shot an angel during a hunting trip. As they lament their fates in a murky swamp, they are chased by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer, who don’t believe any of it-until feathers, wings, and a tiara are discovered along the way. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the TVCC Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for Students/TVCC Faculty and Staff/Seniors and $10 for the general public.





Posted by : Press release | On : October 27, 2011

Dr. W.P. “Rip” Drumgoole

The flag at Trinity Valley Community College is at half-staff today as the school mourns the passing of Vice President of Student Services Dr. W.P. “Rip” Drumgoole.

Drumgoole served the college and the Athens community for almost four decades. He died Thursday morning at East Texas Medical Center-Athens following a long battle with cancer. He was 61.

A native of Jefferson, he began his career with TVCC in 1973 as a full-time counselor. He served as guidance services coordinator and director of counseling before being named vice president of Student Affairs in 1980. The title later changed to vice president of Student Services. He also served as the college’s director of athletics for the 2009-10 school year.

“To paraphrase the Apostle Paul, Rip fought

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Posted by : Press release | On : October 25, 2011

Local artist Daniela Matchael shows off her painting at the Trinity Valley Community College music department’s fall concert. Matchael was commissioned to create the piece for the Cardinal Friends of Music Organization. (Courtesy Photo)

When Daniela Matchael was commissioned to create a painting for the Trinity Valley Community College Cardinal Friends of Music, it seemed like the ideal project.

“I was extremely honored,” said Matchael. “This was a way to give back to such wonderful faculty, staff and students of the TVCC family.”

Matchael, who was born in Brazil, has been living in the United States since 1997. She moved to Athens a year and

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