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First PJC DragonFest launches Sept. 6

First PJC DragonFest launches Sept. 6

Paris Junior College is hosting the first annual DragonFest to bring the community together for a fun filled day on campus September 6th. A 5K fun run and one-mile walk starting from the PJC campus will kick off events at 8:00 a.m. Other activities include a car and motorcycle show, ice cream...

08/17/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC offering free GED and ESL classes and Tutoring in Clarksville

PJC offering free GED and ESL classes and Tutoring in Clarksville

The Adult Education and Family Literacy Department at Paris Junior College is offering free classes in either General Education Development (GED) or English as a Second Language (ESL) this month. Classes are set to start the last week of August. While the GED and ESL classes are free, students...

08/14/2014 by eParisExtra

Neal Radiology Technology Scholarships Awarded

Neal Radiology Technology Scholarships Awarded

Two PJC radiology students received Wayne Neal Radiology Technology scholarships recently from Paris Regional Medical Center CEO Steve Grubbs. Shown from left are PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin, Ashley Outland, Kelsey Alford, Jessica Neal, daughter of the late Wayne Neal, and Grubbs. Steve...

08/05/2014 by eParisExtra

Four Selected for West Endowed Nursing Scholarships

Four Selected for West Endowed Nursing Scholarships

Four PJC nursing students received scholarships recently from Steve Grubbs, Paris Regional Medical Center CEO. Shown from left are PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin, Danielle Frankland, Clayton Hanley, Hillary Baker, Kristi Baggett and Grubbs. Kristi Baggett, Hillary Baker, Danielle Frankland and...

08/02/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC Starting Jazz Ensemble

PJC Starting Jazz Ensemble

Expanding jazz throughout the community while educating and enriching students by learning jazz music is the goal of a new class starting this fall at Paris Junior College. “Students do not have to be music majors to play,” said PJC music instructor and director of choirs Philip Briggs....

07/30/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC watchmaking student receives scholarship

PJC watchmaking student receives scholarship

Angelica Guevarra of Laredo with PJC horology instructor Frank Poye A charitable trust and foundation combined efforts to award a scholarship in horology to Paris Junior College student Angelica Guevara, of Laredo. Horology is the art of watchmaking, one of several programs taught through...

07/29/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC watchmaking student receives scholarship

PJC watchmaking student receives scholarship

Angelica Guevarra of Laredo, a horology student in Paris Junior College’s Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology, recently received a scholarship from the combined efforts of the Harold J. and Marie Borneman Greenwood Memorial Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the...

07/24/2014 by Josh Allen

PJC students Find Learning Opportunities Outside the Classroom

PJC students Find Learning Opportunities Outside the Classroom

Searching for fossils in the North Sulphur River are PJC student Marc Mercier of Roxton (left) and Forrest Lane of Honey Grove as PJC geology instructor Mike Barnett looks on. Not all lessons for Paris Junior College students are taught in the classrooms, as both jewelry and science course...

07/21/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC nursing students receive scholarships from Roan Oak Masonic Lodge

PJC nursing students receive scholarships from Roan Oak Masonic Lodge

Four Paris Junior College associate degree-nursing students have received $500 scholarships from the Roan Oak Masonic Lodge #860 of Garrett’s Bluff, Texas. Receiving the scholarships are nursing students Danielle Gerhardt of Honey Grove and Kristi Baggett, Clayton Hanley and Sheila...

07/20/2014 by eParisExtra

Deport Masonic Lodge donates PJC jewelry student scholarship

Deport Masonic Lodge donates PJC jewelry student scholarship

The Deport Masonic Lodge recently presented a $500 scholarship to Brittany Bean, a student attending the Paris Junior College Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology. Fred Fangio, a member of the lodge’s scholarship committee, presented the scholarship to Bean. “We are pleased that the...

07/10/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC Board of Regents bids farewell, swears in new member

PJC Board of Regents bids farewell, swears in new member

PJC Board President Curtis Fendley is shown presenting outgoing regent Frankie Norwood a plaque of appreciation for his 23 years service. A plaque of appreciation was presented to outgoing Paris Junior College regent Frankie Norwood at the PJC Board of Regents’ meeting on June 30th by...

07/07/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC has two NJCAA 2013-2014 All-Academic Teams

PJC has two NJCAA 2013-2014 All-Academic Teams

For the second year in a row, scholar-athletes at Paris Junior College have brought home the designation of 2013-2014 All-Academic Teams from the National Junior College Athletic Association. Both the baseball and softball teams were recognized, as well as several individual players. There...

06/28/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC grant to start 3-D printing program in a 1st for Texas community colleges

PJC grant to start 3-D printing program in a 1st for Texas community colleges

PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin The first community college 3-D printing program in Texas will launch at Paris Junior College, thanks to a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant of $349,114.  This joins another recent JET grant of $345,164 to upgrade the PJC welding program. The new 3-D...

06/19/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC Summer Sports Camps

PJC Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps Offered at Paris Junior College   Paris Junior College’s Dragons sports programs will hold camps this summer for youth interested in men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. A softball camp is also planned for sometime in August. “This...

06/14/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC and J. Skinner receive TWC Skills Development Grant

PJC and J. Skinner receive TWC Skills Development Grant

Friday afternoon saw the presentation of a $170,115 Skills Development Fund grant to J. Skinner Baking Co. and Paris Junior College by Hope Andrade, the Commissioner Representing Employers for the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Commissioner Andrade serves as the advocate for more than...

06/09/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC 2014 Annual Fund Campaign Kicks Off

PJC 2014 Annual Fund Campaign Kicks Off

Honorary chair for the 2014 Paris Junior College Annual Fund Campaign is Dottie Thielman. She has been involved with PJC in many roles since she was a student from 1936 to 1938. The 2014 Annual Fund Campaign for Paris Junior College Annual has officially launched, and the honorary chair will...

05/29/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC Releases Certified List of Graduates

PJC Releases Certified List of Graduates

  The final list of graduates receiving degrees or certificates from Paris Junior College in the spring 2014 semesters has been certified and released. Texas students receiving associate degrees: Alba: Ashley C. Wedeking Aledo: Callaway M. Kirkpatrick Arlington: Jeremy D. Salas Arthur...

05/25/2014 by eParisExtra

ESL Appreciation Night at Paris Junior College

ESL Appreciation Night at Paris Junior College

Students from the daytime English as a Second Language class at Paris Junior College included, from left, Juana Salazar, Arely Lopez, Graciela Reyes, Cirila Rivera, Norma Rodriguez, Carmen Cruz, Fernanda Tinoco, Norma Salazar and Jessica Caraveo. Achievements in mastering the English language...

05/24/2014 by eParisExtra

Rotary Gives Scholarships to 15 Incoming PJC Students

Rotary Gives Scholarships to 15 Incoming PJC Students

The Rotary Clubs of Paris and Greater Paris recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to 15 area high school students attending Paris Junior College in the 2014-2015 school year. Shown seated, from left, are Alfredo Gonzalez, Kimberly Miranda, Zakkiyah Threadgill, Tessla Rickman, Kendall Vogt,...

05/23/2014 by eParisExtra

PJC Board of Regents Sets Special Election

PJC Board of Regents Sets Special Election

Jim Bell The Paris Junior College Board of Regents canvassed votes from the May 10, 2014 election for Place 4 and Place 7 on Monday morning. Charles A. Lynch won the election for Place 4. In Place 7, as a result of a tie between Jim Bell and Frankie Norwood, a run-off election will be held on...

05/20/2014 by eParisExtra