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PJC Continuing Education in September

PJC Continuing Education in September

Paris Junior College’s continuing education department is offering many different classes in September, ranging from painting to health care to driver’s education and truck driving. Unless otherwise stated, all courses are in the Bobby R. Walters Workforce Training Center. For...

08/28/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC Board of Regents approves tax rate, adopts budget

PJC Board of Regents approves tax rate, adopts budget

A formal budget and tax hearing at Paris Junior College brought no comments from the public Monday evening. During the regularly scheduled meeting, the Board of Regents then voted to approve the 2015-2016 tax rate of .1875, and adopted an annual operating budget of $35,745,475 for...

08/26/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Junior College readies for fall semester

Paris Junior College readies for fall semester

To prepare for the fall semester, Paris Junior College will be closed on Monday morning, August 24 for a meeting of all staff and faculty. Offices will reopen at 1 p.m. Fall registration is already underway, and special on-campus registration days will be held at the PJC – Greenville...

08/21/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD signs Memorandum of Understanding with Paris Junior College

Paris ISD signs Memorandum of Understanding with Paris Junior College

Texas House Bills 18 and 505 which passed in the last legislative session, removed limitations on the number of total dual credit hours a high school student can earn; the number of dual credit hours a student may enroll in each semester or academic year; and the grade levels at which a high...

08/18/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC Regents vote to propose effective tax rate

PJC Regents vote to propose effective tax rate

A special called meeting was held on Monday, August 10 by the Paris Junior College Board of Regents. After receiving no public comment, the Regents approved a proposed property tax rate of .1875, which is the effective rate generating the same amount of tax revenue as last year. In other...

08/12/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC hires Gonzalo Garza, Jr. as Women’s Basketball Coach

PJC hires Gonzalo Garza, Jr. as Women’s Basketball Coach

Gonzalo “G” Garza, Jr. has been named women’s basketball coach at Paris Junior College. Garza succeeds Michael Madrid, who left to take the helm of San Jacinto College women’s basketball in Houston last month. Previously he was the athletic coordinator/director at the Athlos Leadership...

08/06/2015 by eParisExtra
Individuals, teams rack up academic honors at Paris Junior College

Individuals, teams rack up academic honors at Paris Junior College

Two Paris Junior College baseball players received Academic All American recognition from the National Junior College Athletic Association, which also recognized PJC’s baseball and softball teams as qualifiers for 2014-15 NJCAA Academic Teams. Austin McDaniel, who came to PJC from Flower...

08/03/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC receives large estate gift, sparked by a previous donation

PJC receives large estate gift, sparked by a previous donation

A memorial gift to Paris Junior College in 1995 was the spark leading to a recent estate gift of nearly $1 million to PJC, all to benefit students from Red River County. John Tate and Reva Davis created an endowed scholarship at Paris Junior College in 1995 for students of the Rivercrest...

08/02/2015 by eParisExtra
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