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Paris Junior College Homecoming Wraps up With Awards, Crowning

Paris Junior College wrapped up Homecoming weekend on Saturday with the Distinguished Alumni Awards presentation and the crowning of a King and Queen.

Honored for their contributions to both the community and to Paris Junior College, Brad Hutchison, Class of 1964 and Lynn Patterson, Class of 1974 received their awards from Dr. Pam Anglin, PJC president.

Saturday evening Nathaniel Windham of Pickton and Baylee Metcalfe of Sand Springs, Okla., were crowned during halftime of the men’s basketball game. Other members of the Homecoming Court included Beau Brewer of McKinney, Rylie Hardison of Mt. Pleasant, Da’May Jones of Houston, and Jessika Roberts of Forney.

Paris Junior College Lynn Patterson (left) and Brad Hutchison (right)

Paris Junior College Lynn Patterson (left) and Brad Hutchison (right)

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After receiving their 2021 PJC Distinguished Alumni Awards, Lynn Patterson (left) and Brad Hutchison, (right)
are shown with PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin.

Paris Junior College Homecoming king queen Nathaniel Windham and Baylee Metcalfe
Paris Junior College Homecoming king queen Nathaniel Windham and Baylee Metcalfe

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Crowned Saturday evening during the Paris Junior College men’s basketball game were King Nathaniel Windham and Baylee Metcalfe.


Paris Junior College — located in Paris, Texas, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas — has been a part of the Lamar County community since 1924.

Paris Junior College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in technical/workforce fields. The college has expanded its academic curriculum through the years to encourage associate degree and university transfer candidates. Since establishing its first vocational program — jewelry and watchmaking in 1942 — the college has been aggressive in adding technical/workforce programs that will benefit students entering the workforce.

The campus of 54 tree-shaded acres includes 20 major buildings and residence halls and provides students a unique and pleasant environment for learning.

Paris Junior College also operates centers in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and in Greenville, Texas.

Vision

To be the educational provider of choice for the region.

Mission

Paris Junior College is a comprehensive community college serving the region’s educational and training needs while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of our diverse community.

Author: Matt Janson

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