Trinity Valley Community College

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Trinity Valley Community College
Established 1946
Type Community college
President Dr. Glendon Forgey
Admin. staff N/A
Undergraduates 7,743
Location Athens (main campus), Texas, USA
Campus Rural
Endowment N/A
Colors Red and white
Nickname Cardinal

Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) is a community college based in Athens, Texas. It has four campuses serving three counties in the southeast of the state.

TVCC operates four campuses serving the Texas counties of Anderson, Henderson, and Kaufman, southeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex:


TVCC was founded in 1946 as Henderson County Junior College in Athens, the county seat. The current name, adopted in September 1986, was taken from the Trinity River, which bisects the region. By that time it had expanded to serve residents of more than one county.

TVCC began its expansion to a multi-site campus in 1969 when it began to offer courses at a nearby Texas Department of Criminal Justice unit. In 1972 TVCC started offering courses in Palestine (the Anderson County seat), and in 1975 opened a separate campus facility three miles north of town. In 1973 TVCC started offering courses in Terrell (its first expansion into neighboring Kaufman County) and opened a separate campus facility there in 1986. Finally, in 1983 TVCC opened its first specialized campus, the TVCC Health Science Center in Kaufman (the Kaufman County seat).

Notable alumni and students[edit]

  • Matt Bryant, placekicker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League[3]


  1. ^ "Margene Adkins". Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Darren Benson". Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Matt Bryant". Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rock Cartwright". Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Albert Connell". Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Anthony Dickerson". Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Al Harris". Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Robert Jackson". Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Shawn Kemp". Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  10. ^ "John Randle". Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  11. ^ "James Scott". Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  12. ^ "About Stuart Spitzer". Retrieved December 3, 2014. 

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