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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
PJC graduates, family and friends fill Paris High School Gymnasium Friday evening

PJC graduates, family and friends fill Paris High School Gymnasium Friday evening

A record number of Paris Junior College students participated in Friday evening’s commencement ceremony. With more than 300 students wanting to walk across the stage to receive their diploma, the ceremony was moved to the Paris High School Gymnasium to accommodate overflow crowds. Dr. Pamela...

05/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Several PJC retirees honored at reception

Several PJC retirees honored at reception

Retiring PJC employees were honored at a recent reception and received recognition plaques from Vice President of Workforce Education John Spradling and Vice President of Academic Instruction Ed McCraw. From left are McCraw, Psychology Instructor Doris Helm, Journalism Instructor Sharon...

05/17/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC students attend training to become alcohol awareness mentors

PJC students attend training to become alcohol awareness mentors

Helping fellow students next year recently sent several Paris Junior College students to the U in the Driver Seat Peer-to-Peer Impaired Driving Prevention Symposium at the University of Texas at Arlington. Attending were Micah Heatwole, Rayvn Bossett, Juanita Martin, Kadija Pannell and Plensir...

05/16/2015 by eParisExtra
Friday’s PJC graduation ceremony moved to Paris High School

Friday’s PJC graduation ceremony moved to Paris High School

A record number of prospective graduates at Paris Junior College and the likelihood of inclement weather have led to the relocation of the PJC spring commencement ceremony. It will now be held at the Paris High School gymnasium on Friday, May 15, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Students and faculty will...

05/13/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC graduation week activities, nominees in for student award

PJC graduation week activities, nominees in for student award

Nominees for the highest student award at Paris Junior College have been selected, just ahead of one of PJC’s busiest weeks in the year. The winner will be announced during commencement ceremonies at Noyes Stadium at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 15. The 2015 Master Teacher will also be announced...

05/10/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC to hold open house for new 3D printing lab

PJC to hold open house for new 3D printing lab

PJC will hold an Open House to demonstrate the new 3D Printing Lab, part of the Computer Aided Design Department at the college on Tuesday, May 12th from  5:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. The community is invited to attend this free demonstration which will be held at the Bobby Walters Workforce Training...

05/10/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC honors student artists at reception

PJC honors student artists at reception

The Third Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit was held by the Paris Junior College Art Department on Tuesday, May 5. Awards were presented during the opening reception, and the show will remain open until May 12 at the Foyer Gallery. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winners by category...

05/09/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC students get active with Texas student government

PJC students get active with Texas student government

Several members of the Paris Junior College Student Government Association travelled to Dallas recently for the Texas Junior College SGA annual convention. “The students enjoyed it,” said Kenneth Webb, PJC Director of Student Life. “They represented PJC well, and they had a wonderful...

05/06/2015 by eParisExtra
Continuing Education in May at PJC

Continuing Education in May at PJC

There are a wide variety of continuing education classes offered this month by the Paris Junior College Continuing Education Department. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are offered in the Bobby R. Walters Workforce Training Center. Information is available by calling 903-782-0447, or go...

05/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Free Art & Music Showcase Tuesday Night at PJC

Free Art & Music Showcase Tuesday Night at PJC

Both the Art and Music Department of Paris Junior College are holding end-of-semester events on Tuesday, May 5, to showcase talented students and their mastery of their subjects. The Third Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit opens with an awards ceremony and reception from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in...

05/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Lamar-Delta Retired Teachers Award PJC Scholarships

Lamar-Delta Retired Teachers Award PJC Scholarships

Three area high school students received Lamar-Delta Retired Teachers and School Employees Association scholarships at the organization’s spring luncheon held in the Paris Junior College Ballroom. The $1,000 scholarships are awarded to seniors in public school in Lamar or Delta counties who...

05/04/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC Dragons tops NTCC in back-and-forth affair, 7-6

PJC Dragons tops NTCC in back-and-forth affair, 7-6

PJC Dragons and NTCC passed the lead back and forth eight times on Thursday at Paris, but in the end Paris Dragons pulled out a 7-6 win over NTCC. PJC Dragons pulled out the win thanks to a strong eighth inning. A wild pitch scored Rueben Rodriguez to give Paris Dragons the lead for...

05/01/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC Board of Regents Modifies Curriculum

PJC Board of Regents Modifies Curriculum

A requirement by the State of Texas to offer 60-hour degrees led to curriculum changes approved by the Paris Junior College Board of Regents on Monday evening. Adopted were changes to certificates in Business, Cosmetology, Jewelry, Computer Science, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Radiology,...

04/30/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC celebrates GenTX College Decision Day this week

PJC celebrates GenTX College Decision Day this week

Friday, May 1, marks a statewide, daylong celebration to inspire students to pursue and achieve a higher education. To help celebrate the 2015 GenTX College Decision Day, the Paris Junior College Admissions Office will provide students planning on attending PJC a free t-shirt to wear on Friday....

04/28/2015 by eParisExtra
Audience can help with play development at PJC’s New Works Festival

Audience can help with play development at PJC’s New Works Festival

Drama students at Paris Junior College will not only be honing their thespian skills with the First Annual New Works Festival, they – and the audience – will help in development of five one-act plays. For some of the works this is a debut performance. The festival began on Thursday with...

04/24/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Junior College celebrates creative writers with awards ceremony

Paris Junior College celebrates creative writers with awards ceremony

Talented writers were honored Wednesday at Paris Junior College with an awards ceremony.  Prior to the presentations, several instructors read their favorite poems to mark April as National Poetry Month. Ceremony organizer and PJC English instructor Marsha Dennis thanked the presenters and...

04/22/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC students named to the PTK All-Texas Academic Team

PJC students named to the PTK All-Texas Academic Team

Paris Junior College students Jeramy Howell of Wolfe City and Nathan Slinkard of Greenville have been named to the 2015 All-Texas Academic Team of Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college honor society. The two were recognized as outstanding two-year college students based on nominations from...

04/15/2015 by eParisExtra