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TSTC Gears Up to Celebrate Golden Anniversary

The TSTC System, including Marshall, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary next year and all campuses will celebrate the anniversary together in 2015.

A system-wide committee is planning events to commemorate the milestone.

The TSTC System plans to feature the 50 most influential people to the success of the college in a coffee table book and TSTC Marshall will provide 12 individuals. The Marshall committee is searching for nominees for the project.

In addition to the coffee table book, plans are being made to unveil a 1965 Mustang that Automotive students from the Waco, West Texas and Harlingen campuses are restoring, as well as other campus-specific events.

If you would like to nominate a TSTC Marshall alum to be included in our 50-4-50 list, please contact Baily Atchley. The committee is looking for former students who have been profoundly and positively impacted by Texas State Technical College.

TSTC was established in 1965 as the James Connally Technical Institute (JCTI) of Texas A&M University to meet the state’s evolving workforce needs. This college was located in Central Texas at the former James Connally Air Force Base in Waco.

In 1967, the Connally Technical Institute expanded to Harlingen moving into the old Harlingen Air Force Base. In 1969, the colleges separated from Texas A&M and became an independent state system with a new name, Texas State Technical Institute (TSTI), and its own Board of Regents.

Additional campuses were created in Amarillo and Sweetwater in 1970, McAllen in 1983, Abilene in 1985, Breckenridge in 1989 and Brownwood and Marshall in 1991. TSTI was renamed Texas State Technical College in 1991.

Today, the Texas State Technical College System includes four colleges: TSTC Harlingen, TSTC Marshall, TSTC Waco, and TSTC West Texas, which has campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Sweetwater and Brownwood. More than 10,000 students attend TSTC in credit programs alone.











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