Rev. Orenthia Mason, Texas College alumna, was honored by the North Tyler Developmental Academy (NTDA). Mason received the "Inspiring Our Youth" award at the NTDA 79th Anniversary Luncheon on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The Texas College alumna was selected for the award due to her long and astounding career serving the Tyler community.
Mason has held many positions in the field of education, notably as a principal and school board trustee for Tyler ISD. In addition, she also served as a Vice President and Director of Teacher Education, among many other titles at Texas College and Jarvis Christian College. Mason continues a long legacy of impactful Texas College alumni in the field of education. As can still be observed, many Tyler ISD schools, and beyond the city, are named for educators with a degree from Texas College.