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August Continuing Education courses at PJC

August Continuing Education courses at PJC

The Paris Junior College Continuing Education Department will hold a free Health Care Information Session from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. The session focuses on the many healthcare courses offered through PJC’s continuing education program, and allows for questions and answers. To...

07/31/2015 by eParisExtra
Register now for childcare workshop at the PJC-Sulphur Springs Center

Register now for childcare workshop at the PJC-Sulphur Springs Center

Paris Junior College will hold a childcare workshop for continuing education credit on Saturday, August 1, at the Hopkins County Civic Center from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Partially funded by Workforce Solutions of Northeast Texas, the workshop includes a certificate for eight hours of continuing...

07/23/2015 by Josh Allen
PJC says farewell to women’s basketball coach Michael Madrid

PJC says farewell to women’s basketball coach Michael Madrid

PJC Coach Michael Madrid Coach Michael Madrid is leaving Paris Junior College after two seasons to take the helm of women’s basketball at San Jacinto College in Houston. PJC provided Madrid’s first chance to take the lead role as a head coach. “Coach Madrid will be missed at Paris Junior...

07/22/2015 by Josh Allen
Six nursing students receive Roan Oak Masonic Lodge scholarships

Six nursing students receive Roan Oak Masonic Lodge scholarships

Six Paris Junior College associate degree-nursing students have received $500 scholarships from the Roan Oak Masonic Lodge #860 of Garrett’s Bluff, Texas. The Lodge’s generosity is an increase of two students over the number receiving assistance last year. “Roan Oak Masonic Lodge is part...

07/20/2015 by eParisExtra
Familiar Face Returns to Lead PJC Men's Basketball Team

Familiar Face Returns to Lead PJC Men's Basketball Team

Bilal Batley, who served as Paris Junior College’s assistant basketball coach in the Dragons’ 2013-2014 season that culminated in a trip to the national tournament, is returning as head coach. That year the team won both regular season and conference tournament championships, finishing...

07/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Partnership offers upper level education courses at PJC this fall

Partnership offers upper level education courses at PJC this fall

Through a new partnership with Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Paris Junior College will have upper-division education courses on the PJC campus, beginning this fall. This is the first time A&M-Texarkana has offered courses on the PJC campus. “Future teachers now have more...

07/11/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC Head Basketball Coach Leaving

PJC Head Basketball Coach Leaving

Paris Junior College announced earlier this week that head Basketball Coach of the PJC Dragons, Chuck Taylor, (pictured) is leaving to join the staff at North Carolina Central University. In a statement PJC president Dr. Pam Anglin stated, “We will miss him but we’re thankful for the time...

07/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Continuing Education in July at PJC includes Important Changes in Medical Coding

Continuing Education in July at PJC includes Important Changes in Medical Coding

Medical coding changes mandated by the federal government will be addressed in a class offered by the Paris Junior College Continuing Education Department in July. Diagnostic coding across all health care will change to ICD-10-CM and to ICD-10-PCS for inpatient procedural reporting for...

07/04/2015 by eParisExtra
Monday Last Day to Register for Kids College at PJC

Monday Last Day to Register for Kids College at PJC

Parents looking for a smart way to keep their children learning this summer have until the end of Monday to register for Kids College at Paris Junior College. Designed for those in grades K-5th, the fun classes are July 13-16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition to the regular classes, the...

07/03/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC Math & Science Building Lecture Halls Renamed

PJC Math & Science Building Lecture Halls Renamed

The Paris Junior College Math and Science Building has newly named lecture halls, thanks to a generous gift from Dr. & Mrs. Ronald F. Dodson. The dedication of the Benjamin F. & Vera I Dodson Lecture Halls was held recently, along with a reception to honor the Dodson’s and their...

06/30/2015 by eParisExtra
Update to Budget Cuts to Texas Community Colleges

Update to Budget Cuts to Texas Community Colleges

In the recent press release on last week’s Paris Junior College Board of Regents meeting an error was made, citing $1.7 billion in community college budget cuts. The total amount appropriated for community colleges was $1.7 billion, with a cut of $24 million. PJC regrets any confusion this...

06/30/2015 by eParisExtra
Carrying Concealed Guns on PJC Campus Discussed by Board of Regents

Carrying Concealed Guns on PJC Campus Discussed by Board of Regents

Monday evening the Paris Junior College Board of Regents discussed carrying concealed guns on campus as the new Texas law just passed applies to all college campuses, though it will not go into effect for the college until the fall of 2017. “The college CEO is allowed to create common sense...

06/23/2015 by eParisExtra
Rotary Club awards 20 students scholarships to PJC

Rotary Club awards 20 students scholarships to PJC

The Rotary Club of Paris United recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to 20 area high school students attending Paris Junior College in the 2015-2016 school year. The scholarships are designed to cover educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and room and board and are split between...

06/08/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC announces 2015 Annual Fund Campaign Co-Chairs

PJC announces 2015 Annual Fund Campaign Co-Chairs

Ruth Ann and Gene “Bebes” Stallings (pictured) are the honorary co-chairs leading the 2015 Paris Junior College Annual Fund Campaign. The fund raising effort, called “A Tradition of Giving,” is scheduled to kick off in the coming weeks. Now in its third year, the 2015 campaign is...

06/04/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC releases spring President's, Dean's lists

PJC releases spring President's, Dean's lists

Paris Junior College is pleased to announce those students making the President’s and Dean’s lists for academic achievement during the spring 2015 semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average, (straight A’s) on a minimum of 15 semester...

06/02/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC offering Junior Law Enforcement Academy, Kids College

PJC offering Junior Law Enforcement Academy, Kids College

Paris Junior College has two offerings on tap this summer to help parents find interesting activities to keep their children busy. PJC will again sponsor the Junior Law Enforcement Academy for students in sixth through ninth grades, June 15-18. The academy will meet from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.,...

05/29/2015 by eParisExtra
Continuing Education in June at PJC

Continuing Education in June at PJC

Classes appealing to a variety of interests are available in June from Paris Junior College Continuing Education. They include basic Driver’s Education or Life Support, training to become a nurse aide or learning conversational Spanish. Classes are offered in the Bobby R. Walters Workforce...

05/28/2015 by eParisExtra
Value of Skills Development Grants Discussed by Regents

Value of Skills Development Grants Discussed by Regents

The May 18, 2015 meeting of the Paris Junior College Board of Regents opened with a presentation from Tom Glascock, Vice President – Plant Manager of Turner Industries. The company is seeking a 100 percent, 10-year tax abatement for two projects estimated to total between $12-13 million....

05/21/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC jewelry program holds awards ceremony

PJC jewelry program holds awards ceremony

An awards and recognition ceremony was held Thursday, May 14 for students attending Paris Junior College’s Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology. Winners of the Stuller Awards for Excellence (pictured right) included, from left, Beverly Gilbert, Lily Marie Kauffeld Ellicott, Chengzhou...

05/20/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC holds GED graduation ceremony

PJC holds GED graduation ceremony

Ceremonies were held for students from the past year who successfully met testing requirements to receive general education development (GED) diplomas Tuesday, May 7, in Paris Junior College’s Hunt Center. PJC Director of Adult Education and Family Literacy Susan Sanchez introduced guest...

05/19/2015 by eParisExtra