Summer Sports Camps Offered at PJC
May21

Summer Sports Camps Offered at PJC

Paris Junior College’s Dragons sports programs will hold camps this summer for youth interested in men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. “We know parents are looking for activities for their children over the summer, and this allows young people to take advantage of our college’s coaching expertise and interact with our athletes,” said PJC President Dr. Pamela Anglin. “They will have a great time...

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Sixty-three Pinned in PJC Ceremonies
May20

Sixty-three Pinned in PJC Ceremonies

Paris Junior College’s Heath Occupations Department held award and pinning ceremonies and handed out certificates to sixty-three students in vocational nursing May 14 in the Hunt Center. The Hopkins-Nicholas Award for outstanding performance in both classroom and clinical training went to Christin Walsh of Greenville. The award for highest grade point average was shared by Jacqueline Davis of Paris and Nizzia Tubb of Sulphur...

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PJC Retirees
May19

PJC Retirees

Seven faculty and staff of Paris Junior College were honored at a reception recently in the PJC Student Center ballroom. Retiring PJC employees who received recognition plaques are (from left), Psychology Instructor Doris Helm, Journalism Instructor Sharon Dennehy, History Instructor Allen Williams, Office Technology Instructor Anita Ferguson, and Health Occupations secretary Judy Frazier. Not pictured are Peggy Frierson, who retired...

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PJC GED Diplomas Awarded
May18

PJC GED Diplomas Awarded

Ceremonies were recently held in the Paris Junior College Hunt Center for students who successfully met testing requirements to receive general education development (GED) diplomas. PJC Director of Adult Education and Family Literacy Susan Sanchez introduced guest speaker Jimmie Avinger. To inspire the other graduates, Avinger related her story of the struggles she overcame to get her education. A young teenage mother, Avinger...

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Record Number Participate in PJC Commencement Ceremony
May18

Record Number Participate in PJC Commencement Ceremony

A record number of Paris Junior College participated in Friday evening’s commencement ceremony. With more than 300 students wanting to walk across the stage to receive their diploma, the ceremony was moved to the Paris High School Gymnasium to accommodate overflow crowds.  Dr. Pamela Anglin, Paris Junior College President, led the Board of Regents, faculty and graduates in procession. Sophomore Lauren Jeans of Paris, Student...

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Friday’s PJC Graduation Ceremony Moved to Paris High School
May13

Friday’s PJC Graduation Ceremony Moved to Paris High School

A record number of prospective graduates at Paris Junior College and the likelihood of inclement weather have led to the relocation of the PJC spring commencement ceremony. It will now be held at the Paris High School gymnasium on Friday, May 15, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Students and faculty will need to report to the auxiliary gym located adjacent to the main gymnasium at 6:00 p.m. Students should park in the parking lot north of the...

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Curriculum Changes Approved by PJC Regents
May04

Curriculum Changes Approved by PJC Regents

A requirement by the State of Texas to offer 60-hour degrees led to curriculum changes approved by the Paris Junior College Board of Regents on Monday evening. Adopted were changes to certificates in Business, Cosmetology, Jewelry, Computer Science, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Radiology, HVAC, Drafting/CAD, Mechatronics, Plumbing, and Welding after a presentation by PJC Dean of Workforce Education John Spradling. “We took the...

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Free Summer Class Tuition to Graduating Seniors
Apr27

Free Summer Class Tuition to Graduating Seniors

While most high school seniors are thinking about their graduation, Paris Junior College is working to assist them in taking summer and fall classes. PJC is again offering a scholarship covering tuition for one summer class to all high school seniors graduating this year. The summer tuition offer is available to those graduating from high schools in the PJC service area in Delta, Fannin, Lamar, Hunt, Hopkins and Red River counties....

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Paris Junior College celebrates creative writers with awards ceremony
Apr24

Paris Junior College celebrates creative writers with awards ceremony

Talented writers were honored Wednesday at Paris Junior College with an awards ceremony.  Prior to the presentations, several instructors read their favorite poems to mark April as National Poetry Month. Ceremony organizer and PJC English instructor Marsha Dennis thanked the presenters and welcomed everyone to the ceremony, commenting that it is a great pleasure to reward so many good writers. The William A. Owens Scholarship Award...

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PJC Sulphur Springs Director Confident in Future of Junior Colleges
Apr21

PJC Sulphur Springs Director Confident in Future of Junior Colleges

Dr. Phil Williams, who has lived in Hopkins County for some time, is still pretty new on the job as Director of the Paris Junior College Sulphur Springs Center. He became director February 9th after serving 12 years as Chair of the Department of Kenisiology at Dallas Baptist University. Prior to his time at DBU, he was Head Coach for Track and Field at East Texas State, now Texas A & M University-Commerce for 16 years. He...

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