PJC receives Howard memorial gift

Howard Gift 12-9-13Justin Watson, Paris Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic (seated right) signs the paperwork and makes the first deposit on behalf of co-workers and friends of the late paramedic Joey Howard, a 12-year Paris EMS veteran who lost his life in a traffic accident in October. Seated next to him is Howard’s widow, Cathy.

Watson and co-worker Lindsay Goodson, (standing, at right) began the effort to honor the memory of Howard through an endowed scholarship for the paramedic program at PJC. Standing are, from left, PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin, Paris EMS/Paramedic Russell Thrasher, PJC Director of Institutional Advancement Derald Bulls, and Goodson.

Donations to the Howard Paramedic Endowment may be made to the Paris Junior College Endowment Fund, c/o Derald Bulls, 2400 Clarksville Street, Paris, TX 75460. Paris EMS staff members have raised more than $1,300 toward the endowment to date.

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