Dr. Mike Metke, Tyler Junior College president, and Dr. Juan E. Mejia, TJC provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, recently were recognized as Distinguished Pioneers of South Texas College during the 20th anniversary of its Valley Scholars Program.
Metke and Mejia served in administrative capacities at the college before they came to TJC.
Since its inception in 1997, the college’s Valley Scholars Program has continued its mission to provide educational opportunities, leadership development and scholarships to academically gifted and highly motivated students.
Over the past 20 years, the Valley Scholars Program has provided scholarships and leadership development to 830 Rio Grande Valley students.
The gala event honored supporters of education and successful alumni of the program.