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PJC Homecoming Events Begin Thursday

Paris Junior College has three days of activities planned for the 2017 Homecoming Thursday through Saturday. The weekend will be highlighted by the awarding of the College’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, and three alumni and one former coach will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Name to be awarded the College’s highest honor, Distinguished Alumni Award, is Ronald F. Dodson, PhD, Class of 1962, from Tyler.

Also announced recently were the selections for the PJC Athletic Hall of Fame. They include baseball player Archie Reynolds, Class of 1966, and Robert “Bob” White, a golfer from the Class of 1955, and two posthumous honorees, baseball and football player Gerald T. Jack, Class of 1958, and former PJC head baseball coach, Larry Click, who coached at the College from 1977-1997.

Festivities kick off on Thursday, November 2, with the Homecoming Parade. Friday, November 3, PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin will host alumni, guests and friends of the College at the annual President’s Reception in the McLemore Student Center Ballroom from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

The weekend is highlighted with the Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon, Saturday, November 4 at Love Civic Center which will begin at 11:30 a.m. Cost for the luncheon is $20 and will be catered by Savory Sisters.

The Athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies take place Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the McLemore Student Center Ballroom and the public is invited to attend. Refreshments will follow.

Nominees for 2017 Paris Junior College Homecoming King and Queen include, from left, Chelsey Walker, Aaron Stanley, Lindsey Cook, Dreikus Green, Ryleigh Davidson, and Connor Anderson. Homecoming activities begin with a parade and pep rally on Thursday and conclude with the crowning at halftime of the 6 p.m. men’s basketball game in the Hunt Center on Saturday.

The PJC women’s and men’s basketball teams host Bacone College Junior Varsity and Jarvis Christian College Junior Varsity. At halftime of the men’s game, the 2017 PJC Homecoming King and Queen will be announced.

Reservations for the luncheon may be made by calling Derald Bulls, Director, Institutional Advancement/Alumni Affairs, (903)782-0276 or email to request a form, [email protected].


Author: Staff Reporter

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