PJC-Sulphur Springs Center, Public Information Services
Ronald F. Dodson, Ph.D., F.C.C.P., F.A.H.A. of Tyler, Texas has been selected as the 2017 Paris Junior College Distinguished Alumnus. He will be recognized during the 93rd Homecoming festivities Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4.
“Dr. Ron Dodson is a member of the PJC Class of 1962,” said PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin. “He is a renowned specialist in the field of research and environmental sciences and brings recognition to Paris Junior College and his hometown. We are extremely honored to bestow upon him the College’s highest honor as a Distinguished Alumnus.”
Dodson will have the Distinguished Alumni Award conferred to him during a luncheon, Saturday, November 4, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Love Civic Center.
The son of the late Ben and Vera (Eubank) Dodson, Dr. Dodson has spent a successful career in research and environmental sciences. At PJC he majored in biology and chemistry and credit the quality of his education under the leadership of Dr. J.R. McLemore and Mrs. Dean Fuller for his firm foundation. He also lettered two years as a member of the PJC Golf Team.
Dodson had serve as an administrator for various research and educational programs as well as Professor of Cell Biology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, TX and as a Tenured Professor of Biology at the University of Texas at Tyler prior to his retirement from there in August 2005, a career he began there in 1977. Dr. Dodson continues to share his expertise in public and private entities as President/CEO of Dodson Environmental Consulting, Inc.
“I consider it a privilege to have had the opportunity to attend PJC and always realized that experience provided me with a strong educational foundation for my further academic pursuits,” said Dodson.
After retiring from academia in 2005, he formed the consulting company Dodson Environmental Consulting, Incorporated, in Tyler, Texas. He continues to conduct research and write scientific/biomedical publications and serve as an expert in his field with requests from the private sector, academia, and federal agencies as well as international agencies/scientific organizations.
Dodson and his wife, Sandy, are the proud parents of two daughters, Diana Ditges and husband, Joe, and Debra Hurbough and husband, David. They are blessed with four grandchildren.
Cost for the homecoming luncheon is $20 per person and reservations may be made by mail to: Paris Junior College, Homecoming Luncheon, 2400 Clarksville Street, Paris, TX 75460, or by contacting the Alumni Affairs office at 903-782-0276 or [email protected].