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PJC employees mark years of service

PJC employees mark years of service

Last week Paris Junior College faculty and staff celebrated their years of service with the presentation of service pins. Two retiring instructors were also honored later in the day. Ten-year employees included: Tony Faulkner, Randy Johnson and Paul Chappell with Maintenance, Testing Center...

6 hours ago by eParisExtra
New Health technologies in Paris to Be Discussed in an Open Forum

New Health technologies in Paris to Be Discussed in an Open Forum

Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration in Medicine is the subject of an open discussion forum on Thursday, Aug. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Held in the PJC Math & Science Building room 101, the event is co-sponsored by PJC’s biomedical sciences program and Phi Theta Kappa, the...

08/27/2014 by eParisExtra
First PJC DragonFest launches Sept. 6

First PJC DragonFest launches Sept. 6

Paris Junior College hosts 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 display, ice cream...

08/26/2014 by eParisExtra
Texas A&M renews biomedical sciences articulation agreement with PJC

Texas A&M renews biomedical sciences articulation agreement with PJC

A great vote of confidence has been received by the Paris Junior College biomedical sciences program through renewal of an articulation agreement with the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station. PJC has been one of only a...

08/25/2014 by eParisExtra
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

Steve Grubbs, Paris Regional Medical Center CEO, and Marcia Putnam, Paris Junior College Director of Health Occupations, recently awarded the Wayne Neal Endowed Radiology Technology Scholarship for 2014-15 to Ashley Outland and Kelsey Alford. The scholarship is named for Wayne Neal,...

08/05/2014 by eParisExtra
Four Selected for West Endowed Nursing Scholarships

Four Selected for West Endowed Nursing Scholarships

Kristi Baggett, Hillary Baker, Danielle Frankland and Clayton Hanley were recently awarded 2014-15 Anthony and Debra West Endowed nursing scholarships. Paris Regional Medical Center CEO Steve Grubbs and Paris Junior College Director of Health Occupations, Marcia Putnam made the...

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

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 PJC’s Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology. “I...

07/29/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC watchmaking student receives scholarship

PJC watchmaking student receives scholarship

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 PJC’s Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology. “I...

07/24/2014 by Josh Allen
PJC students Find Learning Opportunities Outside the Classroom

PJC students Find Learning Opportunities Outside the Classroom

Not all lessons for Paris Junior College students are taught in the classrooms, as both jewelry and science course students found out last semester. For both disciplines, students were able to bring back insights from the field. A treasure hunt of sorts was on tap for PJC biology and...

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

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 PJC Board President Curtis Fendley, who thanked him for 23 years of dedication to the community and the college. “My daddy said,...

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

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 printing technology will...

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

The 2014 Annual Fund Campaign for Paris Junior College Annual has officially launched, and the honorary chair will be very familiar to many PJC alumni: Dottie Thielman. “I’m honored to serve as the Honorary Chair of this year’s Annual Fund,” Mrs. Thielman said. “I believe in the...

05/29/2014 by eParisExtra