Texas College held their Opening School Convocation on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gus F. Taylor Gymnasium. The annual occasion serves to officially recognize and celebrate the beginning of the academic year. The formal academic event also serves to welcome new students to the Texas College Family. Aligning with the College’s mission and faith-based founding, all new students are gifted a bible from Texas College.
Fall 2018’s incoming class is the largest seen in recent years and also averages the highest grade point averages. This sizable class of new students increased enrollment to 1,044 students, the largest experienced under Dr. Fennell’s administration. While the record is exciting for the 124 year old institution, Dr. Fennell raised the bar in his comments, hoping to continue growth to 1,100 students by Spring 2019. The program’s platform included President Dwight J. Fennell, his Executive Cabinet, City of Tyler Councilman Ed Moore, Texas College National Alumni Association President Gwendolyn Collins, SGA President Malcolm Patton, Jr. and Miss Texas College Relicia Morrison. Q’Juan Gray, Senior Buyer for NCH Corporation in Irving, Texas and former TCNAA President, served as the speaker for the occasion.