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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
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